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The Friday Fax Weekly Memo


Posted Friday, November 17, 2017


A printable .pdf of the Friday Fax is available.


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


2.   City offices and facilities will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.  Here’s the collection schedule for solid waste and recycling next week.  (Note that both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes will be collected on Wednesday.)

  • Zone 1 on Monday, November 20

  • Zone 2 on Tuesday, November 21

  • Zones 3 and 4 both on Wednesday, November 22

  • No Collections on Thursday or Friday


3.   The transformation of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base into the Market Common district is the subject of a new blog post at Myrtle Beach Point of View.  The financing of public improvements has been in the news recently, although some of the details were missing or incorrect.  This brief history explains how the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority worked together to accomplish what we all enjoy today.  See 


4.   Myrtle Beach voters return to the polls Tuesday, November 21, to decide a runoff for the mayor’s post.  All registered city voters are welcome to vote, regardless of whether they voted November 7.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Coastal Lane 1 Horry County Complex, 21st Avenue North

  • Coastal Lane 2 Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street

  • Dunes 1 Fire Station No. 5, 804 79th Avenue North

  • Jetport I – Fire Station No. 3, 2108 South Kings Highway

  • Jetport II Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane

  • Myrtlewood 1 Myrtle Beach Intermediate School, 3301 Oak Street

  • Myrtlewood 2 Fire Station No. 6, 970 38th Avenue North

  • Myrtlewood 3 Myrtle Beach Church of Christ, 4500 Wild Iris Drive

  • Ocean Forest 1 – Ocean View Baptist Church Student Center, 7202 North Kings Hwy

  • Ocean Forest 2 – Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive

  • Ocean Forest 3 – First Freewill Baptist Church, 900A 67th Avenue North

  • Sea Oats 1 – Gymnasium, First Baptist Church, Fourth Avenue North

  • Sea Oats 2 – Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 1110 Highway 15


Votes will be tallied in Council Chamber at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center once polls close at 7:00 p.m.  Doors to the Law Enforcement Center will open at 6:30 p.m.  Extra parking is available at Myrtle’s Market and City Hall.


5.   The hardwood basketball and racquetball courts at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium will be closed much of next week for their annual resurfacing.  Both will be closed beginning Tuesday evening, November 21, and will reopen Monday morning, November 27. 


6.   Would you like to volunteer?  City Council has vacancies to fill on the Convention Center Hotel Board, the Community Appearance Board, the Seniors Advisory Committee and the Recreation Advisory Committee.  Interested city residents can submit a cover letter and biography (résumé) to the City Clerk.  Bring materials to City Hall at 937 Broadway Street or mail them to City Clerk, P. O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC  29578. 


7.   The Myrtle Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the 35th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy, where participants get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.  Topics include crime scene investigation, K-9 units, emergency vehicle operations and simulated firearms training.  Class members also ride along with Myrtle Beach police officers.  The class meets at 7:00 p.m. every Monday for 10 weeks.  Applicants must be residents of Horry County and at least 21 years old.  A valid driver’s license is required, along with criminal history check and driver’s license background check.  Once accepted, class members must attend at least eight of the 10 sessions to graduate.  Citizens Police Academy applications are available at  Applications are also available in-person at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center on Oak Street or the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 11.  Contact Sergeant MacPherson at 843-918-1803 for more information.


8.   The City of Myrtle Beach is again participating in Coast RTA’s “Coats for Kids” Campaign, with five drop-off locations at city buildings for your convenience.  Collection boxes are available now at City Hall, Chapin Memorial Library, the City Services Building, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Building, the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center and the Law Enforcement Center Annex.  Donations of new and gently worn coats, jackets, sweaters, gloves, hats and blankets are accepted through Tuesday, November 29.


9.   Veterans Day ceremonies were held Saturday, November 11, on the plaza at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  The event was sponsored by the Military Appreciation Committee and the City of Myrtle Beach.  Thanks to all who participated and attended.  Veterans Day began as Armistice Day in 1919 to recognize veterans of World War I.  It became Veterans Day in 1954, to recognize all American veterans from all wars. 


10.  Did you know…  That Myrtle Beach business license revenues are up 13.5 percent this year, compared with last year?  That’s the highest year-to-year growth rate in at least the last 10 years.  Business license revenues totaled $25,121,701 in 2017, compared with $22,133,249 in 2016.  The healthy growth indicates that the local economy is thriving and that City of Myrtle Beach is a good place to do business. 


Previous Did You Knows are available.


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