Just a reminder that it’s illegal for individuals to shoot fireworks in the City of Myrtle Beach. City code prohibits the sale, possession or use of fireworks inside the city, with the exception of approved, professional fireworks shows. A violation is a misdemeanor, subject to a fine and/or jail time.
The City of Myrtle Beach will celebrate Juneteenth with history and music beginning at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at Charlie’s Place on Carver Street. Everyone’s invited! City Council issued a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth and the history it represents.
If you’ve ever wondered how a new street name is chosen, here’s some background on the process, provided by the Myrtle Beach Planning Department. Under state law, the Planning Commission is the public body which decides and approves names for roads and streets in a jurisdiction. In order to name a street, we have to have a street to name. And only two circumstances provide such an opportunity.
The Myrtle Beach City Council gave first reading this week to a $292 million budget for next fiscal year. The spending plan does not call for a property tax hike. Also, owner-occupied homes will receive a Tourism Development Fee credit of 76 percent on city property taxes.
May is Military Appreciation Month, both nationally and here in the City of Myrtle Beach. Please join us for one or more of this weekend’s activities to honor Memorial Day and Myrtle Beach’s long military history.
With public safety in mind, the Myrtle Beach City Council has updated several beach rules about surf fishing, hole digging and children’s tents. The beach is a great recreational asset used by millions of people each year. These additional rules are intended to make it safer for beachgoers, swimmers and animals, including sea turtles.
Myrtle Beach city facilities will increase occupancy to 75-percent of capacity, effective Thursday, April 1. Many city buildings have been operating at reduced capacity or were closed to the public due to COVID-19 for most of the past year.
Myrtle Beach officially became a town on March 12, 1938, when the State of South Carolina issued the official charter. Voters went to the polls in 1937 to answer the ballot question about incorporation of Myrtle Beach. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor: 133 to eight.
We all were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of former Mayor John Rhodes on January 17. He served three terms as mayor of Myrtle Beach, having first been elected in November 2005 and serving through December 2017. But, he was a Myrtle Beach booster and supporter long before that.
Myrtle Beach City Council met this afternoon and selected Jonathan Fox Simons, Jr., to succeed John Pedersen as city manager. Simons joined the city nearly six years ago and is the current deputy city manager. He was one of three finalists for the manager’s position. If Simons and Council agree on a contract, he will become manager on January 7, 2021.