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On April 12, 2021
in Weekly Update
[Revised 04.13.21 to add Budget Retreat agenda.]
[Revised 04.13.21 to add Budget Retreat packet.]
The following meetings will meet in person with all COVID-19 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.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.
Public Safety Committee
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 9 a.m.
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Infrastructure & Regulation Committee
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2 p.m.
County Council Spring Budget Retreat
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 8 a.m.
Museum Board of Directors
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 5 p.m.
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Friday, April 16, 2021, 8 a.m.
This 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).
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 9 a.m.
International Drive to Close for Race
The International Drive Road Race will take place Sunday, April 18, 2021. On the day of the event, International Drive will be closed between the International Drive Ballfields and Highway 90 beginning at 5 a.m. through the duration of the event (approximately 12 p.m.).
Traffic will NOT be able to travel between Highway 90 and Carolina Forest on International Drive. Access will be provided to Lewis Ocean Bays Heritage Preserve and Horry County Solid Waste Authority from Highway 90 ONLY. Motorists should use caution and utilize alternate routes.
The Wheatfield Drive entrance to The Farm subdivision located at International Drive will also be closed beginning at 5 a.m. for the duration of the event.
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.
Horry County Government COVID19 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:
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 SCDHEC safety guidelines.
On April 1, 2021
in Weekly Update
[Revised 04.05.21-Added agenda and packet for I&R Committee on the Rural Civic Center and public comment wording for the Council meeting.]
[Revised 04.08.21-Canceled I&R Subcommittee meeting.]
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.
Parks & Open Space Board
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6 p.m.
The April 6th 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 before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6th, by contacting Pat Hartley at (843) 915-5120, or by email email@example.com. Written comments submitted to the same email address will be accepted and provided to council members.
Public Hearings that are scheduled for April 6th include the following:
Ord 25-2021 G3 Engineering, agent for Bear Paw LLC
Ord 26-2021 Daniel Stacey, agent for SC Conference of International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Ord 27-2021 G3 Engineering, agent for Roy Todd
Ord 28-2021 Juli Cochran, agent for Anthony Cochran
Ord 29-2021 Lennar Carolinas LLC, agent for Dr. Hal Holmes, Jr.
Ord 30-2021 Chris Barnhill, agent for Lloyd Blease Jordan
Resolution R-31-2021 to approve the permit to locate a telecommunications tower on a parcel off Rhoda Loop.
Infrastructure & Regulation Committee on the Rural Civic Center-MEETING CANCELED
Friday, April 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
Horry County Seeking Public Input on Sandridge Community Park
Horry County, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), is seeking public input to help reduce impacts to the Sandridge Community Park from the RIDE III -- Conway Perimeter Road Phase II (El Bethel Road Extension) project and inform future potential amenities.
The Conway Perimeter Road Phase II project, part of the Ride III Program, will impact the Sandridge Community Park by traversing the southern-most portion of the park. Impacts from the proposed road extension include the basketball courts, playground, and one picnic shelter. Community input is needed to help mitigate these impacts and plan for their replacement with desired amenities. Horry County invites you to participate in the following survey, which will take less than 10-minutes to complete. The survey will be available through April 16, 2021. Paper copies of the survey are available for pick up at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department in the Horry County Government & Justice Center at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.
Horry County is continuing to plan for our future. Your participation in this survey is a great way to provide your input and ensure that the Sandridge Community Park improvements reflect the desires of the community.
Any questions about the survey or future potential park improvements can be directed to Horry County Planning & Zoning Senior Planner, Ashley Cowen, at (843) 915-7894 or by email.
If you wish to receive updates on the progress of park improvements, please complete the survey and include your email address at the end.
Questions regarding the Ride III program can be directed to the Horry County Ride Program Manager Jason Thompson, PE, at (843) 915-5160 or by email.
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.
On March 26, 2021
in Weekly Update
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Good Friday Holiday
Friday, April 2, 2021
All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed in observance of Good Friday.
Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening Project: Lane Shift
Southern Asphalt will install a lane shift on Carolina Forest Boulevard at the River Oaks Drive intersection March 26, 2021, through Thursday, April 1, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (excluding weekends). Motorists traveling eastward on Carolina Forest should use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.
Lewis Ocean Bay Controlled Burn Planned
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) intends to perform controlled burns in the vicinity of International Drive on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Prescribed burns are set intentionally for purposes of forest management and to prevent uncontrolled forest fires. The controlled burn will reduce the accumulation of flammable fuels on the forest floor in accordance with SCDNR’s planned land management objectives.
This controlled burn will require a temporary road closure of International Drive, from SC Highway 90 to Ocean Bay Elementary School, for all traffic. Road closures are expected to begin Tuesday, March 30th at 9:30 am. and reopen Wednesday, March 31st as conditions allow. Law Enforcement will enforce the road closure. Access to the Horry County Solid Waste Recycling Facility will remain open but only from SC Highway 90.
This schedule is subject to change and is based upon the most current weather forecast. Please plan your travel accordingly. Alternate routes include US Highway 501 and SC Highway 22.
Horry County Discovery Trail Installation and Keep Horry County Beautiful Recognition Event
The Horry County Parks & Open Space Board, Horry County Parks & Recreation, Horry County Planning & Zoning, and Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a Discovery Trail Installation and Keep Horry County Beautiful Recognition Event at the South Strand Recreation Center located at 9650 Scipio Lane, in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 10 a.m.
Horry County is seeking volunteers to assist with planting gardens and trees, spread mulch, paint sidewalk murals, and install signage along the trail. All materials and supplies will be provided. This is also a recognition event to celebrate the Keep Horry County Beautiful volunteers, adoption groups, and partners who graciously assist with reducing litter in our County.
The Discovery Trail installation is partially made possible through a South Carolina Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant that contributed $85,000 towards trail improvements at the South Strand Recreation Center. Additional landscaping items (plants, mulch, etc…) will be added thanks to funding from Keep Horry County Beautiful and the Parks and Open Space Board. The event is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance by visiting our website. Questions about this event or the progress of trail installation at the South Strand Recreation Center can be directed to Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-7894 or by email.
On March 19, 2021
in Weekly Update
Keep Horry County Beautiful
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Library Board of Trustees
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
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).
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 9 a.m.
View meeting on our website here.
Planning Commission Workshop
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 3 p.m.
Virtual Update: Buyout Program in Horry County
Horry County will be hosting a virtual update on March 23, 2021, at 3 p.m. to provide a buyout program overview to affected residents.
At this time, Horry County has not received the official award letter from SCDRO or entered into the necessary agreements to begin the buyout program. Horry County has received a number of phone calls from residents requesting information on the buyout program so they can make decisions whether or not they are interested in making an application, as well as which Federal program they should apply for. This update is designed to provide residents in the affected areas general information related to these questions as well as general buyout information.
Participation in this seminar is not required for interested homeowners but may help answer some initial questions, including the anticipated timelines.
The seminar will be 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. The format will include a brief presentation followed by an opportunity for virtual attendees to submit questions. The question and answer session will be moderated.
Participants can submit their questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
On March 12, 2021
in Weekly Update
[3.16.21-FLC meeting agenda revised, I&R Subcommittee agenda & packet added and release regarding bridge reopening added]
Historic Preservation Committee
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6 p.m.
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).
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 email@example.com. 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.
Forfeited Land Commission--Revised Agenda
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10 a.m.
Board of Fee Appeals
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3 p.m.
Infrastructure & Regulation Subcommittee on Flooding
Friday, March 19, 2021, 10 a.m.
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.
Horry County Government COVID 19 Operations Update
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