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Weekly Meetings September 16-20, 2019

Upcoming Meetings September 16-20, 2019

Horry County Board of Architectural Review

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Room B

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Horry County Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

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

 

Horry County Board of Fee Appeals

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Room C/E

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Ghost of the Coast Fun Run & Trunk or Treat

The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Fun Run and Trunk or Treat at the Carolina Forest Recreation center on October 26th, 2019. This event will be the grand opening of a newly created 5K run and walk trail behind the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.

Costumes are encouraged for the Fun Run and awards will be given for best female adult costume, best male adult costume, best female child costume, best male child costume, best couple costume and best family costume. Fun Runners will be rewarded with a themed medal at the finish line and all paid registrants will receive a Halloween themed race t-shirt.

Immediately after the Fun Run, Horry County Parks and Recreation will host a free Trunk or Treat for all children of Horry County. The Trunk or Treat will feature games, face painting, and inflatables while numerous businesses and Horry County departments will be handing out candy to the children. Please join us for this great event!

Everyone is welcome to participate in both events, or just bring your family out for some trick or treating fun at trunk or treat!

Register for the race in advance here: https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/MyrtleBeach/GhostoftheCoast.



Horry County Planning & Zoning Launches Citizen Planning Academy

Horry County Planning & Zoning is pleased to announce its first annual Citizen Planning Academy. This program is designed to create citizen planners that will be engaged in shaping the future of unincorporated Horry County. This four session program will be held at the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. It begins on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, followed by sessions on November 14th, December 12th, and January 9th. The Academy will cover a variety of topics, including but not limited to, the history of planning in Horry County, planning authorities granted by the State, the rezoning process, land development, capital improvements planning and funding, and ways to guide quality growth. The program will also convey how to provide public input and get involved in the planning process.

Applications for this program can be submitted electronically through September 23rd at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlanningAcademy.

Seating is limited to 30 people and applications will be reviewed to ensure that the Academy has representation from throughout unincorporated areas of the County. Applicants will be notified by email by September 25th if they have been accepted into the program. For more information on this program, please contact Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 843-915-5340. 



U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Warns Users About Potential Malicious Cyber Activity Following Hurricane Dorian

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors. Phishing emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites.

Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a hurricane-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. In addition, users should be wary of social media pleas, texts, or door-to-door solicitations relating to severe weather events.

To avoid becoming victims of malicious activity, review the following FTC and CISA resources and take preventative measures:

And remember, always think before you click!



Horry County Emergency Operations Center Closes, County Returns to OPCON 3

HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE

As of 6:00 p.m. on September 6, 2019, the Horry County Emergency Operations Center will close following Hurricane Dorian and the county will return to OPCON 3, normal daily operations. The phone bank will close at 6:00 p.m. today as well.

Other items of interest:

  • The Governor’s evacuation order for Zone A has been lifted and reentry is underway.
  • Shelters will close at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
  • Horry County Government will resume normal operations on Saturday, September 7, 2019.
  • Coast RTA will resume normal operations beginning Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Horry County operates on new OPCON levels

OPCON THREE - Normal Daily Operations

Agencies plan, train, coordinate and exercise as needed. Incidents are monitored by the county warning point and county emergency management.

OPCON TWO - Enhanced Awareness

A disaster or emergency is likely to affect the county. Emergency operations plans are implemented. The County Emergency Operations Center is partially activated if necessary.

OPCON ONE - Full Alert

A disaster or emergency is imminent or occurring. The County Emergency Operations Center is fully activated. Emergency response personnel are activated



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