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Horry County Seeking Public Input

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County is seeking public input to formulate a plan that will guide future growth and public services decades into the future. This is part of the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan that is being developed to ensure unincorporated Horry County grows in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. The development of Horry County’s comprehensive plan is anticipated to occur over the course of the year. An ad hoc committee of the Horry County Planning Commission has been established to steer the development of the plan. The Committee has begun the visioning process for the future and is seeking initial public input during the months of January and February in the form of a community survey and open houses.

The community survey is available on the Horry County website through mid-February for residents to express the aspects of Horry County that they love and what they desire to see improved into the future. Paper copies can be picked up at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department in the Horry County Government and Justice Center at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. The survey will also be available at upcoming community open houses that will be held in January and February. These public meetings are designed to allow people to drop-in at their convenience to learn about the planning process and to take the survey. Numerous County departments will be available at these meetings to answer questions and to learn about your concerns. These open houses will be held on:

  • Thursday, January 25 from 5 – 6:30 pm at Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway
  • Monday, January 29 from 5 – 6:30 pm at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach
  • Wednesday, January 31 from 3 – 4:30 pm at North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57, Little River
  • Monday, February 5 from 5 – 6:30 pm at Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach

Throughout 2018, residents are encouraged to visit the IMAGINE 2040 webpage to follow the plan’s progress and to get involved in its development.  Residents can also contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340 for more information.

 



Horry County Parks & Open Space Plan Public Meetings

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Planning & Zoning, Parks & Recreation, and the Parks & Open Space Board will be hosting public meetings to present a draft of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Plan. The plan provides recommendations for recreation facilities and open space preservation in the unincorporated areas of Horry County.  Many people and organizations have been involved in the development of this plan, and the County is seeking additional public input prior to finalizing the plan. Public meetings will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on:

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 – South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – North Strand Recreation Center, 120 Hwy 57 South, Little River, SC 29566
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017, Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526

A draft of the plan can be found on the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board webpage. Printed copies of the plan are also available at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Office, CB Berry Community Center, North Strand Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, and James Frazier Community Center. Citizens are also invited to send comments directly to Leigh Kane.  

After comments are received, the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board will incorporate them into a revision and make a recommendation to the Horry County Planning Commission and the Horry County Council to consider adoption of the plan. 



April is Fair Housing Month

Conway, South Carolina – To honor April as Fair Housing Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning, Horry County Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), along with partner agencies, will hold five free workshops: 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

Location: New Simpson Creek Holiness Church, 971 Bennett Loop, Loris

Topic: “Heirs Property & Housing Legal Issues & Housing Rental Assistance and Rehab Programs”

Speakers: Jon Ozolins, South Carolina Legal Services; Joey Smoak, ECHO; John Danford, Horry County Planning & Zoning; Chris Sullivan, Horry County Community Development Block Grant

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Racepath Community Center, 1688 Racepath Street, Myrtle Beach

Topic: Community Town Hall Meeting by Horry County Councilman Jimmy Washington and Rev. Gause, Phoenix Renaissance.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.

Location: Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “HOAs and Fair Housing”

Speakers: Pat O’Dea, McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O’Dea & Geddie, PA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, 605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing-Housing Laws and You”

Speakers: Carol McCall, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: City of Aynor Town Hall, 600 South Main Street, Aynor

Event: Housing Rehab “Drop In”

Staff: Horry County Community Development’s Housing Inspector & Specialist, His Hands of Horry County Housing Rehab Team

For more information, contact Horry County Community Development Block Grants at 843-915-7033.

 



Horry County Awarded PalmettoPride Grants

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Planning and Zoning received a PalmettoPride “Community Pride” grant for $4,000 that will purchase and install interpretive signage at five area boat landings and parks.  The signs will be installed next to already existing environmental sculptures and will explain how litter affects fish and other wildlife.  Other area groups who also received the “Community Pride” grant include the Carolina Forest Beautification Group, the City of Myrtle Beach, and Girl Scout Troup 955. 

In addition, the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee (KHCB) received a PalmettoPride “Keep South Carolina Beautiful” grant for $8,000 which will provide funds for the purchase of supplies that volunteers use at cleanup events held countywide.  Last year, KHCB volunteers gave 1,389 hours of their time to clean 166 miles of road, two miles of river and 35 acres of parks and public lands.  These citizens collected 22,833 pounds of litter and debris.

PalmettoPride awarded “Education and Enforcement” grants to North Myrtle Beach Middle School, Whittemore Park Middle School and the Atlantic Beach Police Department.  Through all of the grants, over $32,000 in PalmettoPride funds were awarded to help beautify Horry County! 

Keep Horry County Beautiful is a sub-committee of the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July, October, and December).  If you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, or to organize a cleanup event, contact the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee at tindalln@horrycounty.org or 843-915-5340.



Horry County Planning & Zoning Seeking HOA Contact Information

Conway, SC – The Horry County Planning & Zoning Department is seeking contact information for all HOAs, POAs and property managers in the county. This will enable the department to keep them informed about planning matters that may be of interest to them and their members. 

Please email the contact information to Nancy Tindall at tindalln@horrycounty.org or call the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at (843) 915-5340.



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