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On October 15, 2021
in County News
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6 p.m.
County Council Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 3 p.m.
Board of Fee Appeals
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
On July 17, 2020
in Weekly Update
Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2 p.m.
Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
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).
Board of Assessment Appeals
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 4 p.m.
Click here to view and download the agenda.
Horry County Flood Resiliency Virtual Seminar Series Reminder
Horry County Government is hosting a seven-week virtual seminar series on flood mitigation and resiliency as a component of the flood resiliency plan. The virtual seminars take place each Wednesday at 4 p.m. from July 1st to August 12th, 2020. A schedule of topics for discussion is available here and below.
The purpose of the seminars is to provide resources and a venue for community members to ask questions about relevant programs and topics. The series will culminate with an update on the Horry County Resiliency Plan. A variety of County department leaders, as well as State and Federal agency representatives, plan to participate in the series.
The seminars are broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14), and on the County website at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject. The format for each session includes one or two presentations followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to submit questions. The question and answer session will be moderated. Each session is planned to last about an hour.
Participants can submit questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or by emailing email@example.com. Users watching the seminar on the Horry County Government Facebook page can submit their questions in the comments section of the live video feed.
Information and updates will be available at horrycounty.org/resiliencyproject.
Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update
Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:
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.
Jurors called by the Horry County Clerk of Court are excused through the end of July.
All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.
Central Traffic Court in Conway is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.
Preliminary hearings have been canceled until further notice.
On July 10, 2020
in Weekly Update
Zoning Board of Appeals
Monday, July 13, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6 p.m.
The July 14th Council Meeting will take place in-person in Council Chambers. Social separation protocols will be enforced and seating will be very limited. Overflow space will be available to accommodate public viewing. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and in Council Chambers. The meeting will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14.
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comment will be taken ONLY on items scheduled for a public hearing. See list below.
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 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. You will receive a call during the meeting and patched into the meeting when the item on which you wish to speak comes up on the agenda. You can sign up by calling Pat Hartley in the Council Office at (843) 915-5120, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also provide written comments to be provided to each Council member at the same email, email@example.com. The Public Input segment that is held at the beginning of each meeting remains suspended until further notice.
Public Hearings that are scheduled for July 14th include the following rezoning requests:
Ord 28-2020 G3 Engineering, agent for Aldi NC, LLC
Ord 56-2020 Robert Guyton, agent for International Drive Development Co., LLC
Ord 57-2020 Beach Flowers Inc
Ord 58-2020 Darrell & Sandra Avery
Ord 59-2020 DDC Engineers, agent for D.J. Caravan
Ord 60-2020 Colby Jenerette, agent for Beth Clarke
Stormwater Advisory Board
Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 5 p.m.
Museum Board-Canceled as of 7/14/20
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4 p.m.
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