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Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

To download a printable .pdf of the Friday Fax, click here.  To receive this weekly listing of meeting schedules and agendas via email, send your email address to info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019

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

2.  City offices will be closed Monday, January 21, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The schedule for solid waste and recycling collections will shift.  No service will be provided on Monday, January 21.  Monday’s route will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday’s route will be collected on Wednesday; and both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes will be collected on Thursday.  Call the Solid Waste Division at 843-918-2160 for more information. 

3.  With coyote sightings on the increase lately, the City of Myrtle Beach is hosting a public meeting on the subject at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, in Council Chamber at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center.  A wildlife biologist from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be on hand, along with local nuisance wildlife professionals and law enforcement representatives.  The public is encouraged to attend. 

4.  The Train Depot was the place to be this week if you wanted a sneak peek into Myrtle Beach’s possible future.  If you couldn’t attend either of the Benchmark consultants’ presentations on ideas for revitalizing the central business district, you’ll find the materials online at https://www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/masterplan. 

5.  In addition to the parade and other activities surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s a busy weekend for sports tourism in Myrtle Beach.  More than 8,000 people are expected at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and Sports Center for the Winter Bump Volleyball Tournament.  In all, 285 girls’ volleyball teams will bump, set and spike Saturday through Monday.   And at the Grand Park Athletic Complex, 53 adult softball teams are playing the first of four consecutive weekends. 

6.  Online registration continues for City of Myrtle Beach residential parking decals.  See http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/i_want_to/apply_for/resident_parking_decal.php and follow the directions.  The parking decals, valid through December 2020, are tied to where the car “lives” and pays taxes.  Personal use vehicles which are registered inside the city limits and on which city property taxes have been paid are eligible for the decals.  The paid parking season begins March 1 and runs through October 31. 

7.  Want to know what events and activities are coming up in Myrtle Beach?  See http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf.  It’s a comprehensive list of city-related activities, festivals, concerts, programs and more, updated weekly with new information.

8.  Revitalizing downtown Myrtle Beach was the topic at two Train Depot meetings this week, and it’s also the subject of our Photos of the Week.  More than 200 people turned out Wednesday to view preliminary plans and provide feedback and input about ideas for redeveloping the central business district.  City Council will receive the final proposal from Benchmark Planning at the end of February.      

9.  Did you know…  That the City of Myrtle Beach received 11,104 job applications during calendar year 2018, up from 6,722 in 2017?  The city hired 116 regular full-time staff members in 2018 and 283 part-time employees in a variety of roles. 

To see previous Friday Fax Memos, visit the Friday Fax Memo Library webpage.