Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020

1.   Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.  Note that the meetings listed will be conducted by conference call.  Please check the agenda pages next week for additional information about listening to and participating in these meetings.  Teleconferencing is allowed for public meetings, but it’s not used frequently.  We have chosen this method to abide by the social distancing guidelines in place for everyone during the coronavirus health emergency. 

2.   Thursday’s temporary emergency orders were amended Friday evening by City Manager John Pedersen.  You’ll find the
full amended order on the city’s website.  Here is a brief summary of the updates.

Exempted from the accommodations registration restrictions through April 30 are:
    • Travelling medical staff.
    • First responders and other government employees who are engaged in official business.
    • Persons making deliveries of food, medical supplies, medicines, gasoline and other critical supplies.
    • Myrtle Beach residents displaced by a fire, as placed by the American Red Cross or Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
    • Myrtle Beach residents displaced by act or threat of domestic violence, as referred or placed by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
    • Persons having a valid reservation prior to the effective date of this Order who would otherwise be rendered homeless.
Changes to the Amusements and Related Services section are:

  • Golf courses may allow local play.
  • Jet Ski rentals, beach umbrella and chair rentals, banana boat rentals and other forms of commercial activity on the beach are prohibited.
Businesses are encouraged to establish special hours for senior citizens when possible. 

Finally, the Myrtle Beach Police Department is authorized to enforce these Executive Orders during a declared emergency.  In most cases, the Police are directed to seek voluntary compliance, although failure to comply is a violation of city code and a misdemeanor, with a fine of up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail, upon conviction.

3.   Need more information about city’s services or the coronavirus during this period?  You’ll find FAQs and general information on our Coronavirus webpage.  We also offer an information line for city-related questions.  Please call 843-918-INFO from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily, until further notice. 

4.   A new online
E-Resources webpage is available on the city’s website.  City buildings are closed to the public, but we are working to provide online content for all ages to enjoy.  Check out the new E-Resources page at’ll find creative options for you and your family, courtesy of our staff at the City of Myrtle Beach. 

5.   Most activities for the next few weeks have been rescheduled, but we still maintain a comprehensive list on our
Events webpage.   This file of city-related festivals, concerts, programs and more is updated weekly.

6.   Municipal Court is suspended through the month of April.  At this time, we anticipate that court will resume on Monday, May 4.  In the meanwhile, once-a-day bond hearings are being held at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center. 

7.   The Holmes B. Springs Park on Ocean Boulevard at 48th Avenue North is one of Myrtle Beach’s most beautiful spaces and the subject of our Photos of the WeekThe park offers a quiet place to sit and contemplate nature or stroll under a majestic canopy of live oak trees.  In the spring, azaleas and other flowers provide beautiful blooms for the eye to enjoy.   

8.   Did you know...  That That Myrtle Beach could have been named Edgewater instead?  Edgewater was the second-place suggestion in the 1900 contest to give “New Town” a new name.  Conway was “old town,” and New Town became Myrtle Beach.


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