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Upcoming Meetings February 8-12, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

The following meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, February 8, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on the items having public hearing. You must sign up in advance to speak on public hearing by noon on the day of the meeting. You can sign up by calling Nancy Tindall in the Planning & Zoning Office at (843) 915-7893, or by emailing tindalln@horrycounty.org

Public Safety Committee-Canceled

Tuesday, February 9, 2020, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Tuesday, February 9, 2020, 2 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

 

Deadline to Apply for Upcoming Community Development Block Grant Application Cycle on February 24, 2021

Community Development Office to Host Training Workshops for Applicants ahead of the Deadline

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. Federal law requires that community development grant funds primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons. Funds may also be used for activities that help prevent or eliminate slum or blight, or for projects that meet urgent community needs. 

The 2021–2022 funding round will focus on Public Services and Public Facilities. Provision of public services (including labor, supplies, and materials) including but not limited to those concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, homebuyer down payment assistance, or recreational needs will be considered for funding. Public facilities include all facilities that are publicly-owned, or that are owned by a non-profit organization and are open to the public. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, the rehabilitation of public facilities.

You are invited to submit an application to Horry County Community Development, located at 128-B Professional Park Drive, Conway, SC 29526. Applications are due no later than February 24, 2021 at 5 PM to be eligible for funding consideration.  

A virtual workshop will be held February 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. for applicants in the regular cycle. A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, prior to the workshop. It will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government Facebook Page and Government Access television channel.

An additional virtual workshop will be held February 18, 2021 at 1 p.m. for applicants considering an application specifically related to COVID-19 relief. A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, prior to the workshop. It will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government Facebook Page and Government Access television channel.

Lane Closures on the US 17 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

Motorists may expect lane closures (north and southbound) on the US 17 bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. Crews will be working on both sides of the waterway. Depending on the weather, lane closures will continue Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.

Horry County Government COVID-19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Circuit Court and Family Court cases will not be heard in person until further notice, with the exception of emergency situations. 

All Summary Court (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrate's, Domestic Violence Court, and Preliminary Hearings) proceedings have been suspended until further notice.

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



Horry County Budget Retreat Postponed

In light of today’s filings by the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Horry County Government budget retreat scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020 has been postponed to Friday, January 15, 2021. This will give staff time to evaluate what, if any, impacts this decision will have on our FY21 and FY22 budgets. 

As a matter of course, we will not offer any further commentary on substantive matters related to pending litigation.



Upcoming Meetings September 21-25, 2020

Upcoming Meetings September 21-25, 2020

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Administration Committee

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Stormwater Advisory Committee

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

Library Board of Trustees

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

The following meeting will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.



Special Meeting of Horry County Council Wednesday, August 12 at 2 p.m.

Horry County Council will be meeting for the purpose of discussing the hospitality fee case and recent settlement discussions.

Click here to review and download the agenda.



Horry County Council Declares Local State of Emergency; County Moves to OPCON 2 Ahead of Hurricane Isaias

Horry County Council has declared a localized state of emergency to adopt emergency ordinances to meet public emergencies affecting life, health, safety or the property of the people in our area. The declaration will remain in effect for sixty (60) days unless sooner terminated by resolution by County Council. 

Click here to review the ordinance.

In conjunction, the Horry County Emergency Management Department has moved to OPCON 2 (Level 2 Operation Condition) meaning the county is now operating in a heightened state of awareness with emergency plans beginning to be implemented. County officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, coastal communities including local municipalities, and will continue to monitor the situation closely. 

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is not currently activated, however, Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary. Should the Emergency Operations Center activate, the Emergency Phone Bank will also activate at that time.

In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from the tropical system, Horry Emergency Management wants to remind all citizens that waiting for a watch or warning is waiting too long! Begin preparation now by:

  • Surveying your property to mitigate potential flooding, such as making sure storm drains and gutters are clear of debris. 
  • Having family hurricane plans in place.
  • Ensuring family emergency/hurricane kits are ready; including items like water, batteries, flashlights, etc. 
  • Continually monitoring reputable weather information sources such as local media or the National Hurricane Center for the most up to date hurricane information.
  • Keeping vehicles fueled up and serviced. 
  • Being sure that you Know Your Zone! Go to Horry County’s website at http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/EmergencyManagement/Hurricanes/KnowYourZone to find your zone.
  • Knowing where you will evacuate if asked to.
  • Making plans for pets.

Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org.

Horry County Emergency Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrycountyemergencymanagementdepartment

Horry County Emergency Management Twitter: https://twitter.com/HorryEMD

 



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