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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

 



Horry County Council Passes Emergency Ordinance

Tonight, County Council met for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.

They voted to approve an emergency ordinance declaring that a localized state of emergency exists within Horry County, authorizing the appropriate action to be taken in connection therewith, and requiring the wearing of appropriate face coverings by the public under certain circumstances.

Review the ordinance here.



Tonight: Emergency Meeting of County Council

Emergency Meeting of County Council

Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. 

County Council will be meeting for the purpose of discussing the County's ongoing response to COVID-19.

The  meeting will be conducted telephonically 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).



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