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Horry County Weekly Update for June 20-24, 2016

On June 17, 2016 in Weekly Update


JUNE 20 – JUNE 24, 2016



6 p.m.-Horry County Council, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway.



Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees, Horry County Memorial Library Administration Building, 1008 5th Avenue, Conway.




Regular Council Meeting

June 21, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, 1301 Second Ave., Conway, SC


Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Public Input (30-Minute Time Limit)

Approval of Agenda Contents

Approval of Minutes:Regular Meeting,June 7, 2016



1. Third Reading of Ordinances approving the request to amend the official zoning maps:

            Ord 32-16  DDC Engineers, agent for Bear Lakes Estates PDD (Mr. Howard)

            Ord 33-16  Debi & Buddy Mew, agents for Maude Adams (Mr. Crawford)

            Ord 34-16  Jeffrey Solon, agent for Condor Group LLC (Mr. Crawford)

            Ord 35-16  Latrevia Richard, agent for Frankie Vereen (Mr. P. Prince)

            Ord 36-16  Randy Beverly, agent for Castlewood Development Co., (Mr. Vaught)


2. First Reading of Ordinances approving the request to amend the official zoning maps:

            Ord 46-16  G3 Engineering, agent for Palmetto Green Driving Range, Colonial Charters PDD (Mr. Worley)

            Ord 47-16  DDC Engineering, agent for Industrial Management Services (Mr. Vaught)

            Ord 48-16  Robert Reier (Mr. P. Prince)

            Ord 49-16  G3 Engineering, agent for Coastal Palms Dev. LLC (Mr. P. Prince)


3. First Reading – Ordinance 50-16 to amend the 2016 budget so as to recognize various revenue and expenditure in the tourism and promotion fund, and adjust revenue in the beach renourishment fund. (Favorable, Administration Comm)


4. Resolution R-54-16 to approve the write-off of certain unpaid airport account balances.  (Favorable, Transportation Comm)


5. Resolution R-55-16 approving a funding agreement for Coast RTA for FY 2017. (Favorable, Administration Comm)


6. Resolution R-56-16 authorizing and directing the transfer of funds to increase the budget for the University Fire Station. (Favorable, Administration Comm)


7. Resolution R-57-16 declaring the intention of Horry County to reimburse itself for certain expenditures with the proceeds of debt to be issued by the County. (Favorable, Administration Comm)


8. Resolution R-58-16 approving the County’s Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2017-2021. (Favorable, Administration Comm)


9. Recreation Resolution R-05-16 approving allocations of council recreation funds to the following entities: Phoenix Renaissance, Town of Aynor, Aynor High School, Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, & Grand Strand Miracle League. (Favorable, Administration Comm)





10. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 38-16 authorizing the administrator to execute a quitclaim deed to Beazer Homes for a portion of the Salerno Circle right-of-way. (Favorable, I&R Comm)


11. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 39-16 establishing guidelines to determine if a road within the County’s maintenance system provides sufficient public benefit to warrant the continued expenditure of public funds for maintenance. (Favorable, I&R Comm)


12. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 40-16 to adopt procedures for the issuance of an agritourism permit pertaining to temporary uses on a farm.  (Favorable, I&R Comm)


13. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 41-16 to amend the zoning ordinance. Article V, Section 527, to add additional roads in Table 1. (Favorable, I&R Comm)


14. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 42-16 to amend the zoning ordinance pertaining to tiny home developments. (Favorable, I&R Comm)


15. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 43-16 approving & authorizing the administrator to execute modification #1 to car rental concession agreement with Enterprise Leasing Co. to provide rental car and crew services at the FBO facilities at Myrtle Beach International Airport and Grand Strand Airport. (Favorable, Transportation Comm)


16. Second Reading and Public Hearing – Ordinance 44-16 approving & authorizing the administrator to execute a concession agreement with Republic Parking System for operation of current & future parking facilities at MYR.  (Favorable, Transportation Comm)


17. Second Reading – Ordinance 45-16 to amend Ord 170-99 pertaining to a development agreement between Myrtle Beach Farms Company, Burroughs & Chapin Company, and Horry County, so as to remove certain facilities which the developer agreed to make available for public use.






18. Memorial Dedications: 


19. Upcoming Meetings – Dates/times of committee meetings in July & August subject to change:


Regular Council Meetings          Public Safety Committee           I & R Committee                       

July 12 & August 16, 6:00 p.m.  July 18, 10:00 a.m.                    July 19, 9:00 a.m.         


Transportation Committee          Administration Committee

July 25, 10:00 a.m.                    July 19, 4:00 p.m.


L.  EXECUTIVE SESSION:  (if necessary)





Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees


June 23, 2016

4:30 pm

Library Administration Building

1008 5th Avenue

Conway, SC 29526


Call to order – Pledge of Allegiance

April 28, 2016 Meeting Minutes Approval

Public Comment

Director’s Evaluation (Executive Session) – T.Moise

Library Inventory Closings

Public Internet Computer Usage Policy

Director’s Report




Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Gay Dolphin and the Bowery on June 24, 2016, with ribbon cutting ceremonies.  A ceremony will be held at the Gay Dolphin at 10:30 am, and another held at the Bowery at 11:30 am.  The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

The family-owned and operated Gay Dolphin Gift Cove was opened in 1946 by Justin Whitaker Plyler, Sr. and Eloise Plyler.  In 1954, Hurricane Hazel destroyed the original store, but it was rebuilt on the same site.  The current owner, Justin “Buz” Plyer, Jr., started working for his parents at the Gay Dolphin at the age of 8.   

Since 1944, the Bowery has been a Myrtle Beach landmark.  The house band from 1973-1980 was famous country group “ALABAMA”, who still make appearances.  Victor Shamah has owned the Bowery for more than 30 years. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.

The Gay Dolphin is located at 916 N Ocean Blvd, and The Bowery is located at 110 9th Ave. N (both in Myrtle Beach).   For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.




Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of Independence Day.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.



Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on June 21, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.  The Clinic will offer the following services:

Distemper/Parvo                  $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)

Bordatella                              $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)

Rabies                                   $10--must be at least 4-months old (canine & feline)

Microchip                               $15--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine & feline)

Rhinotracheitis/Calici         $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (feline)

Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier. The Animal Care Center holds these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  All of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping.  Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses. 

To view the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website at




SC 707 Widening Project

There will be intermittent lane closures on Highway 707 on Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. The closures will take place from Bay Road south to Salem Road and near the intersection of Highway 17 in Georgetown County.



Traffic impacts are as follows:

There will be a lane closure on US 17 Bypass, from the intersection at Glenn’s Bay Rd to St. James Rd, in the South Bound Lanes for a paving operation.  This lane closure will start in the outside south bound lane but will be switched to the inside lane once paving is complete in the outside lane.  This work will take place at NIGHT Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd between the hours of 8 pm – 6 am.

There will be a lane closure on Glenn’s Bay Road, from Evergreen Circle to US 17 Business, in the eastbound lane for storm drain installation.  This work will take place at NIGHT Sunday, June 19th through Thursday, June 23rd between the hours of 7pm-6am.

There will be a lane closure on Holmestown Road, from US 17 Bypass to Blue Jay Drive, in the outside westbound lane for equipment access.  This work will take place Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd between the hours of 7am-5pm.

There will be a shoulder closure on Glenn’s Bay Road east and west bound from US 17 Bypass to Ashton Glenn for utility relocation work and storm drain installation.  Due to the tight right-of-way and the amount of equipment, this shoulder closure will need to stay in place around the clock, 24 hours a day.  This will be in place starting, Friday, June 17th through Friday, June 24th when the next update is sent.  The shoulder closure is staying in place around the clock for the safety of the public and no traffic will be inconvenienced, only the shoulder will not be accessible.


To get updates on all SCDOT projects in Horry County, visit SCDOT’s website at choose Quick Links.  From the drop down menu select SC Road Conditions. Just click on Horry County on the map for the current listing.


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