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Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020

1.   Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.

2.   The city’s three recreation centers now offer extended hours.  Access is limited to members only, and pools and showers remain closed.  Here are the updated hours….

Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane
Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street
Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 North Oak Street
Monday through Friday – 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

3.   The City of Myrtle Beach will accept and dedicate a new park property at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 14.  The Robert Shelley Family is donating property at 405 Balsam Street for use as a city park and as part of the city’s stormwater management system.  The Myrtle Beach City Council will be on hand Tuesday morning to gratefully accept this land from the Shelley Family.  Our plans call for green space and public park improvements, as well as a stormwater detention pond.  A small playground already on the property will be improved in time.  The land will be known as “Shelley Park,” in honor and remembrance of the family and its contributions to the city throughout the years.  Council members will unveil the park sign during Tuesday’s event, with additional improvements to follow at a later date.  Note Tuesday’s Council Workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Council Meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. to allow Council members to attend the dedication ceremony.

4.   Would you like to serve on a volunteer board, commission or committee for the City of Myrtle Beach?  To be considered for one of these volunteer positions, submit a letter of interest and a brief biography or résumé to City Clerk Jennifer Adkins, P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.  Or, send an email to The following boards, commissions and committees have vacancies....

  • Cemetery Committee (4 seats)
  • Cultural Resources Committee (1 seat)
  • Employee Recognition Committee (1 seat)
  • Recreation Advisory Committee (7 seats)
  • Standard Code Board of Adjustments and Appeals (5 seats)
  • Tourism Committee (5 seats)

5.   Need information about the coronavirus emergency?  You’ll find timely updates and general information on our Coronavirus Advisory webpage. 

6.   The 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.  On the webpage, you’ll find creative and educational options for you and your family to enjoy!

7.   A comprehensive list of activities and city events is available on our Events webpage.   This file of city-related festivals, programs and more is updated weekly.

8.   This year’s Leadership Grand Strand Class recently completed a makeover of the public restrooms on Ocean Boulevard, and that's the subject of our Photos of the Week.  LGS Class 40 came up with the colorful design and did the painting themselves as a teambuilding and community project.  All 26 members of Class XL took part in the painting, and we send a big “thank you” for their effort.  We think you’ll agree that the results are lively and welcoming.  The Withers Alley Public Restrooms are directly across Ocean Boulevard from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.   

9.   Did you know...  That the crepe myrtle is the official flower of the City of Myrtle Beach?  The colorful plant was so honored by City Council on October 30, 1956.


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