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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.



Revised Weekly Update: Additional Meetings Canceled or Postponed

Upcoming Meetings

Due to cases of COVID-19 and potential exposures, the following meetings have been canceled or postponed.  

Keep Horry County Beautiful

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

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

 

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 3 p.m.

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

 

Library Board of Directors

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

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



Revised Weekly Update: Keep Horry County Beautiful Meeting Canceled

Revision to Upcoming Meetings

The Keep Horry County Beautiful meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, has been canceled.

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

Keep Horry County Beautiful

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

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

 

Zoning Ordinance Subcommittee

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 1 p.m.

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

 

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 3 p.m.

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

 

Library Board of Directors

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

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



Community Planning Month Education & Events

Horry County Council has declared October as Community Planning Month! Horry County would like to take this month to highlight the importance that planning and public participation have on our communities, environment, and lives. To celebrate, Horry County is hosting a number of community education and engagement opportunities, which are listed below. The County would also like to take this time to recognize the participation and dedication of the members of the Horry County Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission, the Parks and Open Space Board, and Keep Horry County Beautiful. These members have contributed their time and expertise to improve and protect the quality of life in Horry County.

Horry County Planning & Zoning Annual Report – Available Now – This report details the activities of the Planning & Zoning staff, boards, and commissions for fiscal year 2020 (July 1,2019-June 30, 2020). Click here to view and download the report, or visit us on Facebook.

Citizen Planning Academy Registration – Horry County Planning & Zoning is pleased to announce its second annual Citizen Planning Academy, which is designed to create citizen planners that will be engaged in shaping the future of unincorporated Horry County. This year's program will be held virtually through a series of 1.5 hour web-based sessions that will cover a variety of planning and development topics. Sessions are scheduled from the end of October through January. Applications may be submitted here by October 19th. Spaces are limited to ensure that participants have a quality experience. Selected applicants will be notified by October 23, 2020, if they have been accepted into this year’s program. All education sessions will be recorded and made available to the public on the Planning & Zoning website afterward.

Historic Preservation Plan Public Comment Period and November 5, 2020, Public Hearing – The Horry County Preservation Plan is currently available for public review and comment on the Historic Preservation Commission’s webpage. The plan is also available in the Planning & Zoning Department at 1301 Second Ave, Suite 1D09 in Conway, SC 29526. Comments may be mailed to this address or emailed. The Horry County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the same building on November 5, 2020, at 5:30 pm. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend and provide comments.

Legacy Business Recognition for Goldfinch Funeral Home, October 20, 2020, at 10 a.m.- The Horry County Historic Preservation Commission will recognize Goldfinch Funeral Home, which was established and has remained under the same family ownership since 1905. This event will be held virtually to ensure social distancing. It can be live-streamed from the Horry County Historic Preservation Commission’s Facebook page on the day of the event.

Horry County Beach Management Plan Survey- Horry County Planning & Zoning has begun updating the County’s Beach Management Plan, which is a guiding document for the public access and management of the beach in unincorporated Horry County. Stay tuned to future press releases and social media outlets for the release of a community input survey!

Community Tree Planting Event at Michael Morris Graham Park- Friday, November 6, 2020, at 9 am (tentative)- A community tree planting event is being planned for Michael Morris Graham Park at 1253 Vereen Rd, Aynor, SC 29511. This event is being organized in cooperation with Horry County Council, the Parks & Recreation Department, the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, and PalmettoPride. Details to be announced.

Parks and Open Space Plan Presentation – November 10, 2020, at Noon – Staff will present a draft of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Plan to the Parks and Open Space Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 10, 2020, at 12 p.m. in Multi-Purpose Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 Second Ave in Conway, SC 29526. The Board will be reviewing the plan and considering it for review by the Horry County Planning Commission and Horry County Council. The public is invited to attend and provide comments. Comments may also be sent in advance of the meeting by email.

For questions about any of the above community education and engagement opportunities, please contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340. 

 



Horry County Planning: Winter 2020 Horry Planner Now Available

Horry County Planning and Zoning is pleased to announce the release of its Winter 2020 E-Newsletter. Within it, you will learn about our recent Planning Academy graduates, efforts to implement the County’s newly adopted comprehensive plan, the status of the County’s impact fee study, and the exciting activities of the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, and the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation. You can access the e-newsletter by clicking HERE.  



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