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Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 18, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 3 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Click here for the agenda.

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).

Horry County Planning & Zoning Announcements

Applications are Open for the Third Annual Citizens Planning Academy

Registration is now open for the popular Citizen Planning Academy Program.

The Academy covers topics like development trends, capital improvements planning, and how to be an engaged and informed participant in the County’s planning processes. 

This year, the Academy will be a virtual program with a series of interactive virtual sessions beginning in November 2021 and concluding in February 2022. Everyone that completes the program receives a certificate.

Use the link below to learn more and apply online today. Applications are open through October 24, 2021.

Apply for Planning Academy

Community Drop In: Proposed Rezoning Request at Wizard Golf Course

A community drop in is scheduled on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 regarding a proposed rezoning request to redevelop The Wizard Golf Course. The drop in style meeting will be held at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center from 4-6 p.m. Interested members of the public will be able to discuss the redevelopment plan with the project agent, Felix Pitts of G3 Engineering.

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Carolina Forest Recreation Center

Project Agent: Felix Pitts of G3 Engineering

Community Drop In: Proposed Little River Historic District

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

Registration Open for Ghost of the Coast 5K and Trunk or Treat

Join us Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Carolina Forest Recreation Center for the Ghost of the Coast 5K and Trunk or Treat. Costumes are encouraged and you can bring the whole family, including your pets! 

Trunk or Treat will be held at the soccer fields behind the recreation center from 2-4 p.m. and the Ghost of the Coast race will begin at 4 p.m. To register for the race, visit Ghost of the Coast Fun Run (runsignup.com). (You do not need to be signed up for the race in order to attend the Trunk or Treat).

Feedback: Horry County Flood Resilience Plan

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as the Flooding Subcommittee and County Council prepare to review the Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan, Horry County is accepting comments on the plan via email at resiliencyproject@horrycounty.org

Feedback will be accepted through October 22, 2021. After that time, the feedback will be collected and presented for review by the Flooding Subcommittee. 

Public feedback has been a critical component of the development of this plan and we want to make sure our community continues to be engaged and informed throughout the remainder of the process.

Community members can review the proposed Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan in its current form on the Horry County website.

Review the Draft Plan

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.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of October 4, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4 p.m.

Horry County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee meeting may submit comments in writing to countycouncil@horrycounty.org. Further information can be obtained from the Clerk to Council at (843) 915-5120.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Friday, October 8, 2021, 10 a.m.

I&R Subcommittee on Flooding

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).

Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway Dedication

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11 a.m.

This Sunday, October 3, 2021 beginning at 11 a.m., Horry County officials will hold a ceremony to dedicate a portion of River Oaks Drive in honor of Officer Jacob Hancher, an officer with Myrtle Beach Police Department that was killed in the line of duty on October 3, 2020. Hancher also served as a volunteer member of Horry County Fire Rescue.

At their meeting on September 21, 2021, County Council passed Resolution R-113-2021 recognizing Officer Hancher for his dedication and commitment to public service within the community and for making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Horry County. Further, the Resolution designated that a portion of River Oaks Drive be renamed as the Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway in memory of his commitment, dedication, service, and devotion to others. 

Sunday's Ceremony will be held at the entrance to Waterway Palms Plantation, located at the intersection of River Oaks Drive and Waterway Palms Boulevard.

Feedback: Horry County Flood Resilience Plan

In an effort to gauge the needs and desires of the community as the Flooding Subcommittee and County Council prepare to review the Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan, Horry County is accepting comments on the plan via email at resiliencyplan@horrycounty.org

Feedback will be accepted through October 22, 2021. After that time, the feedback will be collected and presented for review by the Flooding Subcommittee. 

Public feedback has been a critical component of the development of this plan and we want to make sure our community continues to be engaged and informed throughout the remainder of the process.

Community members can review the proposed Horry County Flood Resiliency Plan in its current form on the Horry County website.

Review the Draft Plan

 

Reminder: Impact Fees in Effect beginning Monday, October 11, 2021

Horry County Council enacted Ordinance 35-2020 regarding the implementation of an Impact Fee in Horry County. Horry County will begin collecting these fees effective Monday, October 11, 2021.

Anyone with an approved building permit must pick it up the week of October 4, 2021 in order to avoid the impact fee. Beginning October 11, anyone that picks up a building permit will be assessed the appropriate impact fee. These impact fees apply to building permits in the unincorporated areas of the County.

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.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of September 27, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee Training (Virtual)

Click here for the agenda.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2 p.m.

Administration Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 3 p.m.

Planning Commission Workshop (Virtual)

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).

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition: Horry Electric Cooperative

The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize Horry Electric Cooperative with a ceremony on October 1, 2021 at 10 a.m.

On April 25, 1940, 627 charter members met with the goal of bringing electricity to rural communities. The electrical system was energized on January 7, 1941. Today, Horry Electric Cooperative, a non-profit member-owned organization, has become the second largest electric cooperative in South Carolina in terms of meters. The co-op serves 71,553 members with 86,365 meters in their system and has 5,543 miles of line across Horry County.

A nine-member board of trustees, elected from and by their fellow members, governs the activities of the co-op. The Board of Trustees appoints the CEO. Daniel B. Shelley, III was named Executive Vice President and CEO in 2019. Shelley’s grandfather, W. Hal King, was one of the co-op’s founding 627 charter members. King also served on the first board of trustees.

The Cooperative engages with the members and communities it serves. An example of these efforts is the co-op’s Member Economic Participation principle. Horry Electric members have received more than $71 million in capital credit distributions since the cooperative was organized. Members of Horry Electric have a share in the earnings of the cooperative. The rates paid for electricity are set to bring in enough money to pay operating costs, make payments on loans and provide required equity. Revenues in excess of the cost of doing business are returned to members as patronage capital in the form of an electric bill credit or check.

The 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 ceremony will take place at Horry Electric Cooperative located at 2774 Cultra Road in Conway.

For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

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.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of September 20, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6 p.m.

County Council Meeting

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Committee

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10 a.m.

Forfeited Land Commission

Click here for the agenda.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

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).

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee Seeking Board Members

Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is seeking two dedicated citizens of Horry County to serve as members of its Board of Directors. KHCB assists community groups with litter cleanup events and provides recommendations for beautification projects throughout the County. Keep Horry County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep South Carolina Beautiful. The committee was established through a resolution of Horry County Council to become an official committee of the Parks & Open Space Board. Board meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM at the Horry County Government & Justice Building. 

This month, in lieu of their regular monthly meeting, Board members will meet virtually with a member of Keep South Carolina Beautiful to receive training on the duties and responsibilities of a Board member. This virtual workshop is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of this Board, please register with Nancy Tindall at 843-915-7893 or by emailing tindalln@horrycounty.org no later than 5 PM on Monday, September 27.

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.

County Operations Update

County Offices Implement COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of September 13, 2021

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, September 13, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9 a.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2 p.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

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).

Parks and Recreation Announces Loris Bog-Off 5K

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the addition of a brand-new event to the Race Series—the Loris Bog-Off 5K, happening on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8 a.m. This event is presented in partnership with the Loris Chamber of Commerce.

This 5K race course will take place around Loris High School and will be one of the events happening during the Loris Bog-Off Festival. This event is designed for the whole family to participate, even pets!

Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Loris/LorisBogOff5k.

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.

County Operations Update

Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:

  • Anyone entering Horry County Government buildings is strongly encouraged 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 may be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Some departments may require appointments to be scheduled in order to serve you best. It is recommended you call the department you are looking to do business with before coming to visit in person.

Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.



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