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On January 22, 2021
in Weekly Update
The following meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcasted on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
Keep Horry County Beautiful
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
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Zoning Ordinance Subcommittee
Thursday, January 28, 2020, 1 p.m.
Planning Commission Workshop
Thursday, January 28, 2020, 3 p.m.
Library Board of Directors
Thursday, January 28, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Lane Closures on the US 17 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge
Motorists may expect lane closures (north and southbound) on the US 17 bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. Crews will be working on both sides of the waterway. Depending on the weather, lane closures will continue Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.
If you have a pending case with the 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office, please read:
If you were summonsed for Horry County General Sessions Court for roll call, bond returnable, or initial appearance at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021, please pay close attention to the following.
If you have an attorney representing you on your criminal charges, please contact your attorney regarding your appearance on Jan. 29.
If you do not have an attorney to represent you in your General Sessions criminal case, you must go to the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 Second Ave., in Conway on Jan. 29.
Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update
Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will 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 S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.
Circuit Court and Family Court cases will not be heard in person until further notice, with the exception of emergency situations.
All Summary Court (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrate's, Domestic Violence Court, and Preliminary Hearings) proceedings have been suspended until further notice.
On January 15, 2021
in Weekly Update
[01.15.21-Revised to include Hwy 17 bridge lane closures.]
Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (Holiday)
Monday, January 18, 2021
All Horry County offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Board of Fee Appeals
Thursday, January 21, 2020, 3 p.m.
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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).
Tuesday, January 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
The January 19th Council 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).
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING PUBLIC COMMENT FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment via telephone on the items having public hearing. You must sign up in advance to speak on public hearing by noon on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. You can sign up by calling Pat Hartley in the Council Office at (843) 915-5120, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit written comments to be provided to each Council member at the same email, email@example.com.
Public Hearings that are scheduled for January 19th Virtual Meeting include the following rezoning requests:
Ord 02-2021 Earthworks Group, agent for Timothy Savage
Ord 03-2021 Irish Farmer et al
Ord 04-2021 DRG, LLC, agent for John E. Taylor III
Ord 05-2021 Venture Engineering, agent for KTAD Holdings LLC
Ord 06-2021 Jean M. Davis et al
Ord 07-2021 G3 Engineering, agent for Leo Wallace
Ord 08-2021 Brian Johnson, agent for Martha Johnson et al Trustee
Ord 09-2021 Venture Engineering, agent for Black Bear Land Holding/Village at Black Bear
Ord 10-2021 Earthworks Group, agent for Lydia Edge Heirs et al
Ord 11-2021 Barry Colescott
Board of Assessment Appeals
Thursday, January 21, 2020, 4 p.m.
Motorists may expect lane closures on the US 17 bridge that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway. Crews will be working on both sides of the waterway. On the coast side of the waterway, the second span from the water will be closed. On the inland side of the water, the span closest to the water will be also be closed. Depending on the weather, lane closures will continue Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for work over the water. There is the possibility of crews working on Saturdays as well. Motorists are urged to use extra caution and obey all traffic control devices.
Horry County Parks & Open Space Plan: Public Comment Period and Public Hearing Announcement
The Horry County Parks and Open Space Board, Planning & Zoning staff, and Parks & Recreation staff have been working since March to update the 2017 DRAFT Parks and Open Space Plan. The Plan was developed to serve as a comprehensive guide to acquire, develop, and expand areas of open space, significant environmental and natural resources, and recreational sites, as required by the Board in Horry County Ordinance Chapter 15, Article VII, Section 15-125.
The public review and adoption process for the Parks and Open Space Plan has commenced. The 15-day public comment period for the Parks and Open Space Plan will be open from January 15, 2020, through February 3, 2021. Horry County staff will present the Parks and Open Space Plan to the Planning Commission at their regularly scheduled workshop on January 28, 2021, at 3 p.m. The public is encouraged to virtually attend this workshop and provide comments on the plan at the Planning Commission Public Hearing on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in multipurpose room B in the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. After review and approval by the Planning Commission, the Plan will also be reviewed and considered for adoption by Horry County Council.
The Parks and Open Space Plan can be reviewed at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 1301 Second Avenue, Suite 1D09, Conway, SC 29526. It is also available for review online.
Public comments may be mailed to the same address as stated above, by email, or by calling (843)915-7894.
On January 13, 2021
in County News
The Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad bridge, at mile 44.4 in Conway, South Carolina will be closed to marine traffic in anticipation of high water. Return to normal operations is to be determined at a later date based on weather and rainfall.
For questions please contact Horry County’s Department of Public Works at (843) 915-541
On January 8, 2021
in County News
From the Horry County Treasurer's Office:
Conway National Bank will be accepting tax payments at their drive-thrus through January 15, 2021.
CNB can only accept payments by check, for the exact amount due, and accompanied by the payment stub from the Treasurer’s invoice. Payments by cash or credit card will need to be transacted at the Treasurer’s Offices. Payments submitted to CNB will be on a drop off basis. Receipts will be mailed from the Treasurer’s office once payments are processed. The receipt will reflect the date the payment was dropped off.
We ask citizens to use these locations in order to allow Treasurer locations to focus on the issuance of decals for vehicle payments. We are extremely grateful to Conway National Bank for assisting our citizens during this time.
On January 8, 2021
in Weekly Update
1/11/21-Please note that the County Council Fall Budget Retreat is now a virtual meeting.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Monday, January 11, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
The following 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).
County Council Fall Budget Retreat
Friday, January 15, 2020, 8 a.m.
Myrtle Beach International Airport To Host Online Public Meeting
The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has been working on a Master Plan Update that will guide development over the next 20 years. Please access the Online Public Meeting via the Airport’s website and provide your input or questions by January 15, 2021.
[01.08.21-Please note the below changes to court operations]
All Summary Court (Central Traffic, Central Jury, Magistrate's, and Preliminary Hearings) proceedings have been suspended beginning January 11, 2021, until further notice.
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