Special City Council Meeting
SPECIAL MYRTLE BEACH CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021
9:30 A.M. – CONFERENCE CALL
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CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF 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.
Resolution R2021-004 to approve a settlement agreement in the Hospitality Fee litigation and to authorize execution of said agreement.
NOTE: The actual settlement agreement won’t be public until all of the parties (the city, the other municipalities and the county) have signed it.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Council may take action on matters discussed in Executive Session which are deemed to be “emergency” concerns.
- Legal briefing on the pending lawsuit with Horry County involving the Hospitality Fee and possible settlement.
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.