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Myrtle Beach City Council

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MYRTLE BEACH CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021
9:00 A.M. – WORKSHOP – COUNCIL CHAMBER
10:00 A.M. –  MEETING – COUNCIL CHAMBER
COUNCIL CHAMBER, TED C. COLLINS LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER
1101 NORTH OAK STREET, MYRTLE BEACH, SC  29577

NOTE:  CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETINGS.  CITIZENS WHO WISH TO ADDRESS COUNCIL ON NON-AGENDA ISSUES ARE ASKED TO SIGN IN PRIOR TO THE START OF THE MEETING AND STATE THEIR NAMES PRIOR TO SPEAKING.  A TOTAL OF 30 MINUTES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE END OF THE MEETING.
ANYONE WHO REQUIRES AN AUXILIARY AID OR SERVICE FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OR PARTICIPATION SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT (843) 918-1004 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED EVENT.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES…  September 28, 2021

PUBLIC REQUESTS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, MEMORIALS:

  1. Proclamation to declare the month of October as, “Fire Safety Month.” (Meeting)
  2. Proclamation to declare the month of October as, “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” (Meeting)
  3. Public Information Update – PIO Staff (Meeting)

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC (30 MINUTE TIME LIMIT)

CONSENT AGENDA
– The Consent Agenda covers items anticipated to be routine in nature.  Any Council member may ask that an item be moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda for lengthier discussion, or a member of the public may request that such an item be moved.  Items remaining on the Consent Agenda will be briefly described by staff and may be passed as a group with the approval of the agenda.

Note:  City laws are known as ordinances.  Before a city ordinance can be enacted, it must be introduced (1st Reading) and then approved (2nd Reading).  Resolutions are actions through which City Council reinforces or makes policy not rising to the level of law.  Motions are related to direction from City Council to city staff to take certain actions. 

Motion M2021-146 authorizing the City Manager or his designee to accept a donation in the amount of $200 from Maria T. Bonus Smith for the purpose of the Mary C Canty Impacted Teen Program Scholarship Fund and to record the appropriation of such donation in the amount approved.

The Mary C. Canty Impacted Teen Scholarship Fund, with donations from the community, provides assistance for teens to participate in tutoring, test prep, college planning, college tours, scholarships, job readiness, leadership skills, life skills, financial literacy, resume writing, critical thinking, transportation, health/wellness, public speaking, civic engagement, networking, field trips and school functions that the teens may not otherwise be able to attend.  Results from participating in this program have shown changes in the teens’ mindset of stereotypes regarding law enforcement, positive decision-making, enhanced accountability, personal responsibility, awareness of their actions and being more receptive to constructive criticism while remaining professional and respectful.

REGULAR AGENDA

2nd Reading Ordinance 2021-037 to amend Ordinance 2021-028, the 2021-2022 Budget Ordinance, and Ordinance 2021-035, in order to correct a scrivener’s error in the Exhibit J thereof.

Exhibit J of the 2021-22 Budget Ordinance, Ordinance 2021-028, was amended by ordinance 2021-035.  Section (ii) of Exhibit J “Schedule of Building Permit Charges” indicates that Permit Fees are $0.3075 per square foot.  Permit Fees should instead be listed as $0.375 per square foot.  The amendment is recommended to correct the scrivener’s error and allow the amended rate schedule to remain revenue neutral.

Motion M2021-147 to approve a Special Event Permit to Scott Payseur/Ground Zero for “2022 Dragon Boat Festival.”  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Event is scheduled for April 30, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Practice dates and times will be from April 25-29, 2022, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The festival centers around the boat races, with more than 50 teams consisting of 21 paddlers per boat.  The event includes live entertainment in the park, a family fun zone, inflatables, food vendors, and tent space for festival sponsors.  A temporary closure is planned for one lane of Farrow Parkway, as indicated on site plan.

Motion M2021-148 to declare certain vehicles abandoned or derelict pursuant to the authority of Article 41 of Title 56 South Carolina Code of Laws 2001.

This declaration is an effort to improve the appearance of both commercial and residential neighborhoods.  The report includes vehicles that staff tagged as abandoned or derelict.  Council’s approval allows these vehicles to be towed from their private property locations to a tow yard where they may be reclaimed by the current owner upon payment of the applicable towing and storage fees.  If the vehicles are not claimed by the owner within 30 days of the required notice, then the tow company may sell the vehicle and keep the proceeds as compensation.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC (30 MINUTE TIME LIMIT)

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY BOARDS/COMMISSION MEMBERS

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER

  1. Council Communications
  2. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Update
  3. City Manager/Assistant City Manager (CM/ACM) Update

REPORTS AND INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS FROM CITY STAFF

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Upon returning to Public Session, Council may take action on matters discussed in Executive Session which are deemed to be “emergency” concerns.

NOTE:  South Carolina law requires that Council’s business is conducted in public with limited exceptions, known as “Executive Sessions.”  Subjects eligible for Executive Session include:  

  • Personnel matters.
  • Negotiations concerning proposed contractual arrangements and proposed sale or purchase of property.
  • The receipt of legal advice relating to:  

--  A pending, threatened or potential claim. 
--  Other matters covered by the attorney-client privilege.  Settlement of legal claims, or the position of the city in other adversary situations.  

  • Discussions regarding development of security personnel or devices.
  • Investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct.
  • Matters relating to the proposed location, expansion or provision of services encouraging location or expansion of industries or other businesses.   

Motions to go into Executive Session must be made in public and specify one or more reason above.  Council can take no vote or action in Executive Session.  

ADJOURNMENT