The Myrtle Beach City Council approved a new “Quality of Life” Court during Tuesday’s meeting, October 8. The goal is to hold such a court twice a month to address property maintenance, code enforcement and other nuisance issues which affect the quality of life for residents of the city.
South Carolina law mandates that counties conduct a reassessment of all real properties every five years, and 2019 is a reassessment year for Horry County. If your property value has increased by $1,000 or more since the last reassessment, you will receive a notice from the Horry County Assessor. That notice will tell you three things: the previous taxable value, the new taxable value and the estimated market value of your property.
In 2019, the Myrtle Beach Police Department will present the first session of “Guardian Academy,” a new program for parents, guardians and various other caregivers to provide assistance and access to education and resources. The program’s purpose is to promote, reinforce and strengthen relationships within families, benefiting the young people in our Myrtle Beach community.
For more than 100 years, beach lovers have flocked to the Grand Strand to enjoy the beautiful coastline and warm temperatures. Tourism is, without a doubt, Myrtle Beach’s top industry. However, in recent decades, a specific category of tourism has emerged: sports tourism.
Ever wonder what the namesake is for a Myrtle Beach road, building or park? The city’s collection of namesakes tells the story of our people, growth and progression.
Myrtle Beach residents recently have noticed coyotes roaming in their neighborhoods, with reports of pets being injured or killed. The City of Myrtle Beach is aware of these heartbreaking incidents. With an increase in coyote sightings, the city has scheduled a public meeting on January 30 to provide more information and seek additional help.
With help from hundreds of property owners, business owners and folks who just love Myrtle Beach, the city’s vision for the downtown area is coming together. The city asks you, “What is your vision for downtown Myrtle Beach?”
Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s recently reviewed the outstanding Series 2016 Air Force Base Refunding TIF Bonds and the currently proposed Series 2018 AFB TIF Bonds. Both agencies issued ratings in the “A” category, with stable outlook, for the 2016 bonds. And, both assigned a similar rating to the proposed new issue of up to $15 million.
Since 1999, Myrtle Beach has addressed stormwater management and maintenance with a monthly utility fee, charged to residential and commercial properties alike based on the amount of runoff that each site generates. Much progress has been made in the nearly 20 years since the fee began, as evidenced by our lack of flooding and property damage inside the city from recent storms.
Moped riders must comply with new state safety and registration requirements beginning November 19, and illegal golf cart driving now carries a state penalty. The changes are thanks to the South Carolina General Assembly, which approved the new laws.