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The Friday Fax Weekly Memo

   
 

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018


   

A printable .pdf of the Friday Fax is available.

 

1.   Next week’s meeting schedule and agendas are attached. 

 

2.   City offices will be closed Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.  Solid waste and recycling services will occur one day later than usual.  Here’s the collection schedule for the week of January 15-18: 

 

Monday, January 15… No service provided

Tuesday, January 16…  Service provided in Zone 1 (Monday’s zone)

Wednesday, January 17… Service provided in Zone 2 (Tuesday’s zone)

Thursday, January 18…  Service provided in Zones 3 and 4 (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s zones)

 

3.   Fifth Avenue South, between Boundary Street and Kings Highway, will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, January 15.  The city is renovating a sewer pump station there.  The closure is expected to last two weeks, with detour signs to direct traffic. 

 

4.   The Myrtle Beach Police Department will present four “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event” workshops at various locations next week, and the public is invited to attend.  The class is designed to prepare civilians with strategies, guidance and survival plans should an “active shooter” event unfold.  Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options in such situations and the role of law enforcement.  Contact Crime Prevention Officer Stephani James at 843-918-1806 with questions.  Here are the dates and locations.

 

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 16...  Conference Center, Ocean Dunes Resort, 201 75th Avenue North

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17…  Ballroom, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

·    6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18…  Banquet Hall, Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

·    12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 19…  Meeting Room 106 and 107, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

 

5.   Looking ahead, the City of Myrtle Beach will thank its many volunteers during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, in the ballroom of the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.  The city has more than 500 volunteers who serve on boards and committees or donate their time and talent in recreation programs, at Chapin Memorial Library, through the Police and Fire Departments and in many other ways.  One person will be recognized as Myrtle Beach’s 2017 “Volunteer of the Year.”  The lunch is by invitation only.  The news media are welcome to attend. 

 

6.   Applications are available now for businesses seeking a franchise to rent conveyances (mopeds, golf carts or scooters) which will be operated within the City of Myrtle Beach.  Contact David Giosa in the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1804.  Completed applications will be accepted beginning January 29, 2018. 

 

7.   Applications are being accepted until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, for the third session of MyBeach 101, an eight week citizens’ academy offered by the Neighborhood Services Department.  It’s similar to the Citizens Police Academy, but instead of focusing solely on police services, participants learn about all of the city’s operations.  The class is limited to 25, and all must be city residents.  Applications are available at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/mybeach101.pdf. 

 

8.   Oath of office ceremonies were held Tuesday for Myrtle Beach’s new mayor and three recently elected City Council members, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  Brenda Bethune took the oath of office as the city’s first female mayor, while returning Council member Mike Lowder was joined by newcomers Gregg Smith and Jackie Vereen.  Outgoing mayor John Rhodes and Council members Wayne Gray and Randal Wallace will be recognized for their years of service during the January 23 Council meeting.  Rhodes was mayor for 12 years, while Gray and Wallace each served a total of 16 years.   

 

9.   Did you know…  That the Myrtle Beach Fire Department answered 14,889 calls for service during 2017, a new record?  Of those, 9,683 were for EMS and Rescue needs, the most common reason.  Of the remaining calls, 1,772 were false alarms (down from last year!), 1,487 were “good intent” calls, 221 were for actual fires, 173 were for hazardous conditions, 13 were for “explosions” and three were for severe weather. 

 

 

Previous Did You Knows are available.

   
         
             
 

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