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Meeting Cancellations for September 10-14, 2018

PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

3 p.m.-Horry County Transportation Committee, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Conference Room, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway.Cancelled

5:30 p.m.-Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway.

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

12 p.m.-Horry County Parks & Open Space Board, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Room B, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Cancelled

2 p.m.-Horry County Administration Committee, Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Conference Room, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Cancelled



Poll Workers Needed for November Election

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Registration & Elections Office is looking for poll workers for the November 6, 2018, General Election.  Poll workers must be 16-years of age or older and registered voters if over the age of 18.  Paid training must be completed online or in the office and workers must work the polls the day of the election from 6:15 a.m. until the polls close at 7 p.m.  Workers will receive $60 for training and $100 for working Election Day.

If interested, please take your driver’s license and social security card to the Horry County Human Resources Office, located on the second floor of the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, South Carolina. Upon completion of the required paperwork, training information will be forwarded to you.

For more information, contact Angela Westmoreland, Training Coordinator, Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.



Horry County Posts Signs for RIDE III Projects

Horry County Government recently posted signs around the county to designate the sites of future RIDE III infrastructure construction projects. The one-cent Capital Project Sales Tax, voted on by Horry County voters by a 69.1 to 30.9 percent margin, will be used to fund these projects. This tax went into effect on May 1, 2017, and Horry County will receive approximately $592 million over the eight-year life of the tax.


Most of the RIDE III projects are in the design phase. While each of these designated areas may not see immediate construction work, motorists may notice early site work as engineers survey the corridors and finalize design plans. Horry County Public Works is already performing on-site work along Carolina Forest Boulevard, clearing areas to make way for utility relocation. Currently, nine projects managed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation are under contract with preliminary engineering work beginning.  Construction contracts have been signed for three dirt road paving projects and two municipalities have commenced resurfacing work.


“These critical projects, supported by the voters in Horry County, are going to deliver major improvements to the infrastructure in our area, providing better access around the county for residents and visitors,” said Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. “We appreciate our partners including our local municipalities and the South Carolina Department of Transportation for their help in moving these projects forward.”

      
Horry County Councilman Harold Worley said, “I’m pleased to see these road improvement projects get underway, especially the Highway 31 extension to the state line. I would like to thank the voters of Horry County for helping us make this happen and we hope when folks see these road signs, they know that we are all working together to enhance our community.”

   
Horry County encourages people to visit horrycounty.org/ride3 for more information about all of the RIDE III projects, including a dashboard with updated information about the timeline for each project. Or, check out the latest update here



Horry County Board of Architectural Review Releases Historic Preservation Survey

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation has developed a survey for public input for the Horry County Historic Preservation Plan. The short survey will be open through the month of September and can be found here.

In addition to the online survey, citizens can complete paper copies at the Planning and Zoning Office located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway. Copies will also be available at the Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the Government and Justice Center.

For more information or to request a copy of the survey, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning by email or 843-915-7892.

 




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