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Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

1.   Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.

2.   
Myrtle Beach’s Downtown Historic District application is under consideration for the National Register of Historic Places!  The meeting takes place at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 26, in the Wachovia Room at the South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, in Columbia.  The Historic District nomination includes portions of Main Street, Oak Street, Broadway Street, North Kings Highway and Eighth and Ninth Avenues North.  In total, 18 contributing buildings and eight non-contributing buildings are under review.  If approved, the Myrtle Beach Downtown Historic District will continue the process to achieve designation on the National Register of Historic Places.  This allows contributing buildings to utilize State and Federal Tax Credits.  Questions?  Contact Lauren Clever at lclever@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

3.   Pedestrian improvements are set to begin at Meyers Avenue and Yorkshire Parkway intersection next week.  A contractor will create ADA-accessible sidewalk connections at the intersection of Meyers Avenue and Yorkshire Parkway.  Then, in early August, work will begin on decorative brick red crosswalks.  The stamped asphalt crosswalks will improve pedestrian safety in two ways.  First, they will be more visible to motorists.  Second, the stamped brick texture will provide an audible reminder to drivers about the pedestrian crossings.  Signage and pavement markings will complete the improvements.  Residents of nearby neighborhoods requested extra pedestrian safety alerts at this location.

4.   Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium hosts a special Customer Appreciation Carnival from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 1004 Crabtree Lane.  The family-friendly event features games, fun prizes, a bakeoff contest and much more!  If you would like participate in activities but need disability-related accommodations, contact Rob Cardella at 843-918-2359.

5.   Consider giving the gift of life alongside City of Myrtle Beach employees at the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30.  The event takes place at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, 2115 Sports Center Way.  For more information and to sign up, contact Carolyn Wheaton at 843-918-1114 or cwheaton@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

6.   The application deadline for the Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25.  The 38th Session begins September 9 and the program gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.  Topics include crime scene investigation, emergency vehicle operations and simulated firearms training.  For more, see https://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/i_want_to/apply_for/citizens_police_academy.php.

7.   Looking for something to do in Myrtle Beach?  Visit our Events webpage for a comprehensive list of activities.  See https://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf.  This file of city-related festivals, concerts, programs and more is updated two times each week.

8.   Youngsters practiced their reading skills with two therapy dogs last week at Chapin Memorial Library, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  Shane and Elvis, a Samoyed and an Irish Setter, were furry good listeners as the children read aloud.  The dogs seemed to enjoy the experience as much as the kids did!  This has become an annual program in the summertime at Chapin Library.  This year, the Paws for Reading program was held on various Thursdays in June and July.

9.   Did you know...  That the little beachfront lots in the Cabana Section on North Ocean Boulevard were platted in the mid-1920s, before Myrtle Beach was even a town?  The cabana lots come with restrictions.  You cannot live in a cabana.  Even parking a vehicle on a cabana lot is prohibited, unless there’s an existing curb cut.   

To see previous Friday Fax Memos, visit the Friday Fax Memo Library webpage.