Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo
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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
1. Next week’s meeting schedule and agendas are attached.
2. The City of Myrtle Beach will conduct a check presentation and ceremonial “sod laying” event at Myrtle’s Market at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 24. The event will acknowledge a $20,000 TD Green Streets grant to enhance the farmers’ market at the corner of Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Oak Street. Representatives from TD Bank will be on hand, as will the mayor and City Council. New sod is arriving at the market that day, hence the ceremonial event. Work funded by the grant includes additional landscaping, sidewalks, irrigation and grass. Myrtle’s Market is set to open for the season on Wednesday, May
3. The section of Ocean Boulevard from 14th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North will be transformed from four lanes to three lanes next week. The work begins Monday, April 23, as the contractor grinds off the existing lane markers and paints new ones. The result will be two travel lanes, a center turn lane and bicycle lanes on the outside. Weather permitting, the work should be complete in three to four days. The schedule calls for closing Ocean Boulevard where the contractor will be working one day at a time, while routing traffic around the closure.
- Monday – Ocean Boulevard, from Ninth Avenue North to Mr. Joe White Avenue.
- Tuesday – Ocean Boulevard, from Mr. Joe White Avenue to 12th Avenue North.
- Wednesday and Thursday – Ocean Boulevard, from 12th to 14th Avenue North
4. The Myrtle Beach Police Department offers two Active Shooter Training Sessions for the community on Tuesday, April 24. The meetings are set for 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street. Each training session lasts about an hour. These educational programs are free and open to the public.
5. Attention, businesses: Myrtle Beach’s Purchasing Division hosts a free “How to Win a Government Contract” workshop at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Presenters include city staff and representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA); Vendor Registry, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC); and Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). The event is free, although space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-win-a-government-contract-tickets-44196403633.
6. Everyone’s invited to the “Protect Our Hawks” basketball game between Myrtle Beach High School students and members of the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. The event in the high school gym gets underway with pre-game festivities at 5:30 p.m. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m. The goal is to foster positive relationships among students and police officers, as well as to spotlight public school safety. Proceeds and donations will support Myrtle Beach High School’s Student Leadership Group working to improve school safety.
7. The date for the “Walk with the Mayor and Council” event has changed to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 6. The walk is in collaboration with the American Heart Association’s “Move More, Live More” campaign. Mayor Brenda Bethune and others will walk the boardwalk from Second Avenue Pier to the SkyWheel and back. The mayor challenges all walkers to donate $5 to the American Heart Association. Call 843-918-1069 for more information.
8. Does your business offer a military discount? New decals tell customers that you are military-friendly. The Military Appreciation Days Committee and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce have created free static cling decals which businesses can post to show that they offer a military discount. Decals are available at several locations, including the Chamber’s offices at 1200 North Oak Street, City Hall at 937 Broadway Street and the city’s business license office in the City Services Building at 921 North Oak Street. See www.militaryappreciationdays.com for more information about May activities.
9. See the Events list at http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf for more activities.
10. Last weekend’s Blue Lights and Red Stripes Flag Football match at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium is the subject of our Photos of the Week. Police and fire personnel from the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County teamed up with youngsters from the Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand for some serious flag football fun. A good time was had by all, as shown in this week’s photos.
11. Did you know… that Myrtle Beach’s zoning code allows no more than five unrelated persons to occupy a single dwelling unit inside the city?
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