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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, NOVEMBER 16, 2018

1.  Next week’s meeting schedule and agendas are attached.  Look for next week’s memo on Wednesday.

2.  City offices and facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, for Thanksgiving.  Here’s the schedule for solid waste and recycling during the Thanksgiving week:  Regular service will occur on Monday and Tuesday in Zones 1 and 2.  Then both Zones 3 and 4 will be serviced on Wednesday.  If your regular pickup day is Thursday, place your material by the curb on Wednesday morning for pickup that day.  We will not provide any service Thursday or Friday. 

3.  The 36th Citizens Police Academy class graduates Monday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street.  Meanwhile, applications are accepted now for the 37th session, to begin in January 2019.  The 10-week program provides a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.  The class meets at 7:00 p.m. each Monday, in addition to ride-along opportunities with Myrtle Beach police officers.  Applicants must be 21 or older and residents of Horry County.  Applications are available online at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/i_want_to/apply_for/citizens_police_academy.php or in person at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.  A valid driver’s license is required, along with a criminal history and driver’s license background check.  Contact Sgt. Vincent Dorio at vdorio@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or 843-918-1803 with questions.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 17. 

4.  Applications are available now for the next MyBeach 101 Citizens Academy, which begins January 25.  The eight-week course offers residents a thorough look at Myrtle Beach city government, with presentations from various city departments.  Applications are available at http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/i_want_to/apply_for/mybeach101.php.  Classes meet Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., and space is limited to 25 participants who must be residents of the City of Myrtle Beach.  For more information, contact Neighborhood Services at 843-918-1062.

5.  New rules for mopeds and golf carts take effect on Monday, November 19, across South Carolina.  Moped riders, renters and sellers must comply with new state registration and safety requirements, while illegal golf cart driving once again carries a state penalty.  The changes are the subject of a blog post at Myrtle Beach Point of View.  For more information about the new rules, visit https://myrtlebeachpointofview.wordpress.com/. 

6.  Myrtle’s Market will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, for your holiday shopping.  The market features local produce, homemade desserts, handmade crafts and more.  Get your pumpkins, holiday vegetables, cakes and gifts at the corner of North Oak Street and Mr. Joe White Avenue.  Call Troy Marron at 843-918-4906. 

7.  Want to know what other events are scheduled and upcoming 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.  The annual Veterans Day ceremony this past Monday, November 12, is the subject of our Photos of the Week.  The Military Appreciation Committee organizes the event with assistance from the City of Myrtle Beach.  This year marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended World War I.  Many thanks to participants in the ceremony, including the Aynor High School Junior ROTC, Rolling Thunder, the South Carolina State Guard and others.  Retired Air Force Colonel Thomas “Buddy” Styers, executive director of the Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority, delivered the keynote address.  Music was provided by Festive Brass. 

9.  Did you know…  That the City of Myrtle Beach provides a handy Guide to Starting or Relocating a Business on our website?  It answers such questions as, “Will I need a building permit?” and “How do I get a business license?”  The guide also addresses zoning and land use regulations, outdoor sale of merchandise, signage regulations and building inspections, along with tree protection, landscaping and stormwater requirements.  Visit the guide at http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/careers/business/starting_or_relocating_a_business.php.  The city also offers a Business FAQ page about business licenses, hospitality fees and accommodations taxes. 

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