Post Tagged with: "Horry County Council"

RIDE III Committee First Moves

August 15, 2014 7:15 AM0 comments
RIDE III Committee First Moves

The RIDE III Committee had its opening meeting yesterday marking the first move toward a possible November 2016 ballot referendum for new road projects funded by a one-cent local sales tax.

The committee will take the next year or so considering possible road projects to include in the referendum with public meetings included on its future agenda.

One thing to remember is the committee is purely advisory.

Once the committee finalizes a list of possible projects, the list will be sent as recommendations to a six-member RIDE III Commission.

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Horry County Council Considering Mental Health Referendum

August 5, 2014 8:17 AM0 comments
Horry County Council Considering Mental Health Referendum

Horry County Council is considering asking the county’s voters advice on long term funding for Waccamaw Center for Mental Health.

A state created organization, the state has failed in its obligation to provide all the needed funding for the center.

Sen. Ray Cleary (R-Dist.34) spoke to the Horry County Council Administration Committee last Friday outlining a possible referendum question for county voters to consider in the November 2014 general election.

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HCSWA Bylaws Topic of Workshop

August 1, 2014 6:42 AM0 comments
HCSWA Bylaws Topic of Workshop

The HCSWA (Horry County Solid Waste Authority) Board of Directors spent several hours Thursday in a workshop to finalize changes to the agency’s bylaws.

One topic of discussion was how the dissolution of the authority will be handled, if it occurs. Actually, it’s not the board’s call.

Don’t you remember that county council recently passed an ordinance covering just that very situation?

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Time for Horry County Council to Review EDC Funding

July 24, 2014 8:10 AM0 comments
Time for Horry County Council to Review EDC Funding

Before the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation gets too involved in a search for a new CEO, Horry County Council should take a hard look at its funding of the agency.

Despite new names, reorganizations of the agency and increased funding from county council, there have been relatively few actual new jobs created over the last 20 years.

The Horry County Administration Committee is expected to receive its quarterly jobs update from the county’s grant administration department at its August 1, 2014 meeting. This will be a tally, by company, of the number of new jobs created, not announced or promised, but actual people drawing paychecks since departing EDC CEO Brad Lofton was first hired in April 2011.

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Haley Visit Doesn’t Stop PTR Industries Layoffs

July 9, 2014 6:25 AM1 comment
Haley Visit Doesn’t Stop PTR Industries Layoffs

One week after Gov. Nikki Haley visited PTR Industries Inc. to celebrate the company’s first anniversary of the announcement the company was relocating to Horry County, PTR Industries is laying off workers.

Touted as a ‘Hail Mary long ball’ attempt to boost sales, the Haley visit appears to have fallen short.

PTR Industries decided to relocate to Horry County after Connecticut, its former home, passed stricter new gun laws in the wake of the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

The announcement of its relocation touted the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, the S.C. Department of Commerce and local and state elected officials in being key players in attracting PTR Industries to Horry County.

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Further Council Scrutiny of HCSWA Needed

July 8, 2014 7:20 AM0 comments
Further Council Scrutiny of HCSWA Needed

It is time for Horry County Council to bring the Horry County Solid Waste Authority (HCSWA) more into line with the actual status of that agency.

Over the past six months, council has taken some good first steps toward establishing more control over its maverick authority on Hwy 90.

But, the work is not done.

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