As we begin 2018, the City of Myrtle Beach is poised to welcome a new mayor, one returning Council member and two new Council members to four-year terms. This orderly transition of power – one of the hallmarks of our democracy – will occur at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, in the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center.
Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen presented City Council with a market rate adjustment pay plan for certified police positions during Tuesday’s City Council workshop. The plan addresses the dual needs of recruitment and retention for police personnel by bringing police compensation in line with – and ultimately ahead of – the city’s competing law enforcement agencies.
It’s no surprise that our millions of visitors who vacation here tend to think of the whole place as “Myrtle Beach.” They’re busy enjoying all that the Grand Strand has to offer and rarely have reason wonder if they’re in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach or simply unincorporated Horry County. But what about local residents who live here full-time?
A recent topic of discussion is the use of TIF (Tax Increment Financing) funds for additional public projects at what we all know as the Market Common district. For our newcomers, here’s some history and a timeline of the TIF district and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority (RDA).
As October winds down, let’s take a serious look at why the month is devoted to Domestic Violence Awareness, and why the City of Myrtle Beach actively works to help victims and prosecute offenders.
The purchase earlier this year of a building on Ninth Avenue North, site of the future Chapin Memorial Library and Children’s Museum project, has been the subject of uninformed and unfounded criticism in the last few days. Here are the details, for those interested in the facts.
Newcomers to the area may not be familiar with Myrtle Beach’s Council-Manager form of government, but it’s one of three forms allowed for cities and towns in South Carolina. Myrtle Beach voters overwhelmingly adopted the Council-Manager form in November 1973.
Do city residents get more benefits because they live inside the city limits? Absolutely. As many people have discovered, just because your address says “Myrtle Beach,” that doesn’t mean that you actually live in the City of Myrtle Beach.
A developer is planning a luxury apartment complex on Meyers Avenue, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common.
A frequent visitor wrote, “We keep getting emails about the crime rate in Myrtle Beach. Do you have any information on this?”
Yes, and thanks for asking!