Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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1.   Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.

2.   Beginning February 10, some 425 Myrtle Beach customers will switch their solid waste and recycling collection day from Monday (Zone 1) to Tuesday (Zone 2).  All customers affected will be notified via hang tags on pelican containers in the coming weeks.  To view a map, see the Solid Waste & Recycling Division webpage.

3.   The week of January 17-24, 2020, features a full slate of activities and events in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  View the full schedule on the Events webpage.  Or, visit

4.   On Monday, January 20, anticipate temporary road closures for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade along Ocean Boulevard.  At 10:00 a.m., the 24th Avenue North road closure, from Kings Highway to Ocean Boulevard, begins.  At 11:45 a.m., the parade route road closure (along Ocean Boulevard, from 26th to Ninth Avenues North) begins.  All closures end around the parade’s conclusion at 2:00 p.m.  Police and volunteers will be on hand to help assist local traffic around the road closures.  The parade steps off at 12:00 p.m. and everyone’s invited to attend!

5.   City offices and facilities will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Residential solid waste and recycling will be collected on the following schedule….

No collections on Monday, January 20.
Zone 1 – Tuesday, January 21
Zone 2 – Wednesday, January 22
Zone 3 – Thursday, January 23
Zone 4 – Friday, January 24 

6.   Consider giving the gift of life alongside city employees at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, set for 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21.  
The event takes place at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, 2115 Sports Center Way.  For more information, call 843-918-1114.

7.   During Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, the Small Business Workshop is set for 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street.  Small business owners, operators and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the free, educational workshop designed to connect small businesses with city procurement officials.  Local government representatives will be on hand to share useful tools, opportunities and available resources to help local businesses compete for government contracts.  Have questions about becoming a City of Myrtle Beach vendor?  Contact the city’s Purchasing Division at 843-918-2170.  Or, visit the
 Purchasing Division webpage on the city’s website.

8.   The Technology Advisory Group hosts the eMYRge Social from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 23.  The event takes place at Bumstead’s Pub (Dagwood’s Deli), 400 Mr. Joe White Avenue, #3604.  Attendees have an opportunity to share ideas and network with the local innovation community.  To RSVP, see

9.   Applications are now available for the Fire Department’s third session of the Citizens Fire Academy.  The 10-week program gives participants a behind the scenes look at the city’s outstanding fire and rescue team.  The program is set for 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 25-May 12.  The application period opens at 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, and closes at 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 31.  For more information and to download the application, see the Citizens Fire Academy webpage.

10.   Looking ahead, everyone’s invited to attend the Downtown Development Office’s Improvement Districts Public Forum at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 29.  The event takes place at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street.  The educational forum includes a Downtown Master Plan presentation, brainstorming session, panel discussion and  question-and-answer session.  For more, call 843-918-2355.

11.   Want to serve on a volunteer board, commission or committee for the city?  To be considered, submit a letter of interest and a brief biography or resume to the City Clerk, P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.  Or, send an email to  To learn more and read brief descriptions about each board, visit the Boards, Commissions & Committees webpage.  The following boards have vacancies….

  • Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (2 seats)
  • Beach Advisory Committee (2 seats)
  • Board of Zoning Appeals (2 seats)
  • Cemetery Committee (4 seats)
  • Chapin Memorial Library Advisory Board (2 seats)
  • Employee Recognition Committee (1 seat)
  • Human Rights Commission (2 seats)
  • Recreation Advisory Committee (3 seats)
  • Tourism Committee (5 seats)

12.   Looking for something to do in Myrtle Beach?  Visit our Events webpage for a comprehensive list of activities.  This file of city-related festivals, concerts, programs and more is updated weekly.

13.   Two of three recently-elected Myrtle Beach City Council members took their oaths of office during the first meeting of the new year, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  Returning Councilman Phil Render and newcomer John Krajc took their oaths before Chief Municipal Judge Jennifer Wilson in Council Chamber at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center.  Returning Councilman Mike Chestnut was on vacation, but will take his oath of office at the January 28 meeting.

14.   Did you know...  That the City of Myrtle Beach issued 7,159 building permits (all kinds) with a total construction value of 311,394,704 during the 2019 calendar year?  The total includes $185,066,010 for residential construction and $126,328,694 for commercial construction.  The numbers include 499 single family residences and nine new commercial buildings.


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