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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of July 4, 2022

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, are closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. 

 

All Horry County Recycling & Convenience Centers will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All facilities will return to their normal operating schedule on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

RIDE III Project Update: U.S. Highway 701 Widening North of Loris

This week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation SCDOT provided an update on the status of this RIDE III Program project. Property owners along the U.S. Hwy. 701 corridor above Loris may receive a postcard (pictured below) in their mailboxes this week. At this point, the design and permitting phases are complete. All individuals with property impacts have been contacted by a Right of Way Agent. The project is on schedule and construction is expected to begin this summer. 

The scope of this project includes widening U.S. Hwy. 701 North of Loris, from the end of the existing 3-lane section (Dogwood Street) to the SC Hwy. 9 interchange. The improved road will feature 5-lanes, including a center turn-lane and installation of bike/pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks and wider travel lanes. These improvements are expected to improve capacity while decreasing traffic congestion along the corridor. 

For more information about the project, visit the project website at https://arcg.is/14W05X



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of April 11, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, April 11, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Mosquito Spraying Begins Next Week

Horry County Stormwater will begin spraying for mosquitoes by truck beginning next week, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. weather permitting. In addition, fogging trucks are anticipated to run between 4 and 6:30 a.m., especially around our parks, boat landings and athletic fields. Spraying will continue each week through the summer months, dependent on the weather.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers should contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website. In addition, horse owners are reminded to consult with their veterinarian about getting their horses properly immunized against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which is carried by mosquitoes and can be transmitted to humans.

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of April 4, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 9 a.m.

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, April 7, 2022, 9 a.m.

County Council Spring Budget Retreat

Click here for the agenda.

The agenda packet will be published next week ahead of the retreat.


Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

April Showers: Flood Protection Assistance

To protect your property from flood damage:

 Demolish the building or relocate it out of harm’s way.  

  • Elevate the building above the flood level. 
  • Elevate damage– prone components, such as the furnace or air conditioning unit.  
  • Dry floodproof the building so water cannot get into it.  
  • Wet floodproof portions of the building so water won’t cause damage.  
  • Construct a berm or redirect drainage away from the building.  
  • Maintain nearby streams, ditches, and storm drains so debris does not obstruct them.  
  • Correct sewer backup problems.  

For information on protection measures view the Flood News newsletter or contact: 

Horry County Code Enforcement  

Horry County Flood Hazard Reduction Control Officer  

1301 2nd Ave Suite 1D09 

Conway, SC, 29526 

(843) 915-5090 

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Road Closure: International Drive Road Race

Sunday, April 3, 2022, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5 a.m. through the duration of the event, approximately 12 noon. 

Traffic will not be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 only. Anyone traveling in the area should use caution and take alternate routes.

The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm Subdivision located on International Drive will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. for the duration of the event. 

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of February 14, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

 

Monday, February 14, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Rural Civic Center

Multi-Use Sports & Recreation Complex

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Monday, February 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission Workshop

Click here for the agenda.

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6 p.m.

Horry County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Please note, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Horry County, attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and social distancing protocols will be in place.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

File Your Business License Renewal Online

Business owners can now file and pay online for business license renewals. Penalties apply for filing after April 30, 2022.

The online system automatically calculates the amount due for each business type eliminating the opportunity for error. Businesses that file online will receive an immediate payment confirmation. Businesses should receive their license by May 1, 2022.

Business owners who have questions about filing for business license renewals and the online filing system can visit horrycounty.org/Online-Services/BusinessLicenseOnlineFiling or call the Business License office at (843) 915-5620.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Horry County Board of Social Services 
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission  
  • Horry County Transportation Committee
  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County 
  • One Percent Rural Fire Local Board 
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission – Horry County Board 
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15B 
  • South Carolina Foster Care Review Board-15C
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board 
  • Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email at Novotny.Danielle@horrycounty.org. The deadline for receiving applications is February 25, 2022.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

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.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 25, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Update: The Administration Committee meeting scheduled for October 26, 2021 has been canceled.

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful (Virtual)

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.



Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Workshop (Virtual)

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Reminder: Community Drop in on Wednesday

A community drop in is scheduled on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 regarding the proposed creation of a historic district in Little River. Community members are encouraged to stop by to learn more about the district as well as the benefits of preserving properties that are 50 years old or older.

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: C.B. Berry Community Center

Community Meeting in Bucksport: Monday, October 25, 2021

A community meeting is scheduled on Monday, October 25, 2021 for members of the Bucksport community to receive updates on County initiatives and receive information from other participating entities. Community members are encouraged to attend. 

When: Monday, October 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Where: James Frazier Community Center

Horry County Voter's Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test for November Election

The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the scanner which will be used to count Surfside absentee ballots on Election Day, November 2, 2021. The test will be held Friday, October 29, 2021, at 8 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



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