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Upcoming Meetings for May 3-7, 2021

On April 30, 2021 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings-Revised

[Revised 05.05.21-Planning Commission agenda was revised.]


Parks & Open Space Board

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12 p.m.

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County Council

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6 p.m.

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The May 4th Council Meeting will take place in person. It will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, the Horry County Government Facebook page, as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14). 



The Public Input portion of the council agenda has been re-established. This is the time reserved at the start of the meeting that the public can present concerns or issues that are not covered by items on the agenda. Speakers must sign up before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4th, by contacting Pat Hartley at (843) 915-5120 and providing the name of the speaker, telephone number, and the topic on which he/she wishes to speak.



As Horry County Government continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19, social separation protocols are in place in Council Chambers. There is very limited seating. In the event that seating is closed due to reaching maximum capacity, members of the public can view the meeting via live stream television from adjacent rooms.


Planning Commission

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

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Horry County Government now has a dedicated Roku and Apple TV channel, in addition to our Local Government Access Channel and social media platforms. These channels will feature content ranging from interviews with county leaders, updates on county projects, and behind-the-scenes tours of our various facilities. We will also stream meetings, including Horry County Council meetings to this platform. 

Beginning May 4, 2021, we will also be live streaming all of our Horry County Council and Horry County Council Committee meetings on Facebook. 

Be sure to tune in and stay up-to-date on our Roku App, Apple Smart TV Channel, Government Access Channel, social media platforms, or on the web at


Horry County Receives Budget Award 

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award has been bestowed on Horry County by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its FY2021 (June 30, 2020, through July 1, 2021). The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental budgeting, and the attainment of the award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Horry County’s budget documents were rated proficient in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories. This is the 32nd consecutive year that Horry County has received this award.

When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual responsible for having achieved the award. This has been presented to Melanie Freeman-Gruber, Budget Manager. 

Horry County’s Financial Year 2021 budget can be view here.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 20,500 government finance professionals.


There will be a Community Meeting to discuss the proposed Development Agreement, Ordinance 17-2021 (also referred to as Rezoning Request #2020-10-003), and Ordinance 16-2021 ( also referred to as Future Land Use Amendment PC 2020-5) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreational Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd in Myrtle Beach. For more information, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (843) 915-5340.

The request is to approve the rezoning, future land use amendment, and Development Agreement for PIN# 396-00-00-0001 approximately 353.62 acres from General Residential (GR) to Inpatient Medical Services (ME1) to create a medical campus.



Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road 

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.