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Upcoming Meetings for March 15-19, 2021

Upcoming Meetings-Revised

[3.16.21-FLC meeting agenda revised, I&R Subcommittee agenda & packet added and release regarding bridge reopening added]

 

The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID19 precautions in place. Citizens who wish to attend meetings in person will be encouraged to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be made available to you.

 

Historic Preservation Committee

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

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

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County Council

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6 p.m.

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

The March 16th Council Meeting will take place in-person 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). 

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT:

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments via telephone on items that are scheduled for a public hearing. Speakers must sign up prior to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, by contacting Pat Hartley at (843) 915-5120, or by email hartleyp@horrycounty.org. Written comments submitted to the same email address will be accepted and provided to council members.

Public Hearings that are scheduled for March 16th include the following:

Ordinance 22-2021 to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Imagine 2040 Comprehensive Plan for PINS 29716040004 and 29716040003 from Rural to Rural Communities.

Ordinance 23-2021 to amend the FY2021 Budget Ordinance so as to recognize various revenue and expenditures in the Debt Service and Capital Improvement Projects funds.

Ordinance 24-2021 authorizing the issuance and sale of not exceeding $3.5 million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021A, or such other appropriate series designation, of Horry County; fixing the form and details of the bonds; authorizing the county administrator or his lawfully-authorized designee to determine certain matters relating to the bonds; providing for the payment of the bonds and the disposition of the proceeds thereof; and other matters relating thereto.

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Forfeited Land Commission--Revised Agenda

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10 a.m.

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Board of Fee Appeals

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3 p.m.

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Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Flooding

Friday, March 19, 2021, 10 a.m.

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

 

Railroad Bridge Reopens

The Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad bridge, at mile 44.4 in Conway, SC that was closed due to high water has been reopened. For questions please contact Horry County’s Department of Public Works at (843) 915-5410.

 

Myrtle Ridge Drive to Close for Sewer Repair

Myrtle Ridge Drive will be closed to thru traffic between Highway 544 and Highway 501 Wednesday, March 17, 2021, for sewer repair. Traffic will be detoured via Singleton Ridge Road. Drivers are urged to use caution and obey all traffic control devices.

 

United Way of Horry County Needs Assessment Survey

United Way of Horry County is leading a Community Needs Assessment Survey so we, and other agencies, can better address the ever-changing issues in our area. Your response will help UWHC and others form impactful decisions and fund programs that will create lasting change here in our community. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YB2FZ7Q 

Visit the website above and complete the survey by Friday, April 30, 2021. 

The survey does not ask your name, address or phone number. All of your answers are confidential. If you have any questions, contact Katie Dwulet, Community Impact Coordinator by email Katie@unitedwayhorry.org or by phone at 843-347-5195 ext. 5.

 

Horry County Government COVID 19 Operations Update

Following the guidance of state and federal agencies, Horry County continues to 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 Henry McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Circuit, Family, Probate, and Master-in-Equity Court will begin holding in-person proceedings, other than jury trials, Monday, March 15, 2021, (including in-person Grand Jury proceedings). Circuit Court will resume holding jury trials on Monday, April 5, 2021.

All Summary Courts (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrates', Domestic Violence Court, and Preliminary Hearings) may begin holding in-person proceedings starting March 15, 2021. Central Traffic Court will begin holding in-person hearings on April 5, 2021.

 



Residents Are Encouraged to Call 2-1-1 For Help with Hurricane Matthew Recovery

United Way of Horry County in conjunction with other United Ways across South Carolina is encouraging residents who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew to call the free 2-1-1 helpline. South Carolina 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for finding assistance in your local community. We keep a database of a wide variety of service providers including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and many more agencies in South Carolina. 

Call 2-1-1 anytime, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to link to vital services. You can also call 2-1-1 toll free at 1-866-892-9211. This free service is available in multiple languages. 

If you are an agency who can help those affected by Hurricane Matthew, be sure to register with South Carolina 2-1-1 by visiting www.SC211.org. You may also reach out to United Way of Horry County for assistance with this registration.

If you are interested in volunteering to aid in Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit getconnected uwasc.org to register yourself or your group and to get the most up-to-date information on where your help is most needed. If you would like to give specifically for Hurricane Matthew recovery, please visit www.uwasc.org and designate that you would like your gift to go directly to Horry County victims’ needs. As always, you can give to United Way of Horry County directly by visiting www.UnitedWayHorry.org/give and your donation will go to long term, ongoing programs and projects that will help those affected both now and in the future. Either way, 100% of all donations will go to Horry County needs. 
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United Way of Horry County improves lives by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: Health, Education & Financial Stability. Through partners and programs, we work to find solutions that create lasting change within the community.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Meredith Millen at 843-347-5195 or email



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