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Waccamaw River FCSA Signing Begins Flood Risk Study

Horry County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District will sign a Feasibility Cost Share Agreement to study flood risk management of the Waccamaw River tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Horry County Government and Justice Center. The purpose of the study is to determine if there are feasible and cost-effective measures to reduce the risk of flooding impacts to communities in the watershed, with a focus on Horry County where significant flooding has occurred in recent years.  This cost share agreement allows the Federal government and the County to invest equally in this $3M study to find ways to address a complex flooding problem that will benefit South Carolinians locally and regionally.



Weekly Update August 15-19, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

County Council

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Canceled



The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also 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 Parks & Recreation to Host Back-to-School Bashes at Three Locations

Free school supplies will be distributed to Horry County families this Saturday, August 13, as Horry County Parks and Recreation hosts its Back-to-School Bash at three locations!

The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Strand Recreation Center and the South Strand Recreation Center, and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center.

Hundreds of new backpacks and school supplies will be distributed, while supplies last. The events are free, and no pre-registration is required.

Food and other activities will be provided.

The Horry County Police Department, Horry County Fire Rescue, and the Horry County Sheriff’s Office will be there to celebrate as well.

The center locations are:

  • North Strand Recreation Center – 120 State Highway 57 South, Little River, SC, 29566
  • South Strand Recreation Center – 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29588
  • James R. Frazier Community Center – 1370 Bucksport Rd, Bucksport, SC 29527

 

                                                                           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.

Upcoming Road Closures & Detours: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent road closures and detours are expected to continue at the intersection of Renee Drive and Carolina Commercial Drive. These closures will allow crews to install the required drainage structures and realign the intersection. We urge drivers in the area to slow down, pay attention to all road signs, and drive cautiously to keep our crews safe.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way easterly to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.



Weekly Update August 8-12, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, August 8, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Monday, August 8, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Parks & Open Space Board

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

 

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Software Upgrades for the Assessor's Office 

The Horry County IT/GIS Department, in partnership with our outside provider, will be making upgrades to the County's computer assisted mass appraisal software. Among other functions, this program is the County's automated system for maintaining property data.

 

The upgrades began on August 1, 2022 and for the next 30 to 45 business days, users could experience delays on our GIS and Land Records applications, particularly with regard to ownership information. The Assessor's Office will have access to the updated information, but there could be a lag in the information syncing with the public facing programs. 

 

The majority of our community will not notice any difference while these updates are being made. Our offices are working closely with customers that frequently access this information, such as real estate appraisers and closing attorneys, to provide them with assistance while these upgrades are underway. 

 

As with any such process, we are prepared for the possibility for additional testing and system adjustments and ask for your patience. If you have questions about a property in our system, email landrecords@horrycounty.org.

 

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

 

  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County 
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board 

 

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email at Minko.Danielle@horrycountysc.gov.

 

The deadline for receiving applications is August 12, 2022.

 

Any applicants that have applied in 2022 for the above boards/commissions will still be considered and do not need to re-apply.

 

                                                                                   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.

Upcoming Road Closures & Detours: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent road closures and detours are expected to continue at the intersection of Renee Drive and Carolina Commercial Drive. These closures will allow crews to install the required drainage structures and realign the intersection. We urge drivers in the area to slow down, pay attention to all road signs, and drive cautiously to keep our crews safe.

 

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way easterly to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of August 1, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Thursday, August 4, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Upcoming Software Upgrades for the Assessor's Office 

The Horry County IT/GIS Department, in partnership with our outside provider, will be making upgrades to the County's computer assisted mass appraisal software. Among other functions, this program is the County's automated system for maintaining property data.

The upgrades will begin on August 1, 2022 and for the next 30 to 45 business days, users could experience delays on our GIS and Land Records applications, particularly with regard to ownership information. The Assessor's Office will have access to the updated information, but there could be a lag in the information syncing with the public facing programs. 

The majority of our community will not notice any difference while these updates are being made. Our offices are working closely with customers that frequently access this information, such as real estate appraisers and closing attorneys, to provide them with assistance while these upgrades are underway. 

As with any such process, we are prepared for the possibility for additional testing and system adjustments and ask for your patience. If you have questions about a property in our system, email landrecords@horrycounty.org.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that has vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Horry County 
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board 

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email at Minko.Danielle@horrycountysc.gov.

The deadline for receiving applications is August 5, 2022.

Any applicants that have applied in 2022 for the above boards/commissions will still be considered and do not need to re-apply.

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.

Upcoming Road Closures & Detours: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent road closures and detours are expected to continue at the intersection of Renee Drive and Carolina Commercial Drive. These closures will allow crews to install the required drainage structures and realign the intersection. We urge drivers in the area to slow down, pay attention to all road signs, and drive cautiously to keep our crews safe.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way easterly to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

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.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Mosquito Spraying July 28th through the 29th

Horry County will conduct truck-mounted mosquito spraying in the Little River area along Highway 90 between SC-31 and SC-9 starting July 28th through the 29th from 4 to 6 A.M.

The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.

To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies. You can submit the location of your hive online here.

In addition, citizens who need to request spraying in the unincorporated areas of Horry County (outside city limits) can contact the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at 843-381-8000 or by the online form found on our website.



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