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City Council Agenda

   
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 


   
 

9:00 a.m., Workshop

First Floor Conference Room, City Hall

937 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

 

2:00 p.m., Council Meeting

Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center

1101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC  29577

 

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

John Rhodes, Mayor

Michael Chestnut, Mayor Pro Tem

W. Wayne Gray

Mike Lowder

Susan Grissom Means

Dr. Philip Render

Randal Wallace

CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.  THOSE WHO WISH TO ADDRESS COUNCIL ARE ASKED TO SIGN IN BEFORE THE MEETING AND STATE THEIR NAMES PRIOR TO SPEAKING.  A TOTAL OF 30 MINUTES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING FOR NON-AGENDA PUBLIC ISSUES.  ADDITIONAL TIME WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE END OF THE MEETING AS NEEDED.

ANYONE WHO REQUIRES AN AUXILIARY AID OR SERVICE FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OR PARTICIPATION SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT 843-918-1004 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED EVENT.

CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor John Rhodes

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

APPROVAL OF WORKSHOP MINUTES:  August 12, 2014

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  August 12, 2014

APPROVAL OF SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES:  August 18, 2014

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM PUBLIC:  30 Minute Time Limit

PUBLIC REQUESTS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, MEMORIALS:

  1. Street Performing – Dennis Fox (ws)

CONSENT AGENDA

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-51  An ordinance to establish special signage regulation for some 35 acres of land on US 17 Bypass adjacent and south of 21st Ave North Ext.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-52  An ordinance to amend Article 14 Uses, Section 1407.C of the Zoning Code Rewrite to add hardware and vehicle-related uses to the LM District as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-54  An ordinance to amend Article 16 Area Dimensional Requirements, Section 1603.C of the Zoning Code Rewrite to amend open space and maximum building coverage requirements in the E District as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-57  An ordinance to amend Article 17, Section 1705.1 (Design Standards for MU Zones) and 1708 (Design Standards for the Amusement District) of the Zoning Code Rewrite to exempt alleys from required sidewalk installation along public rights-of-way as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-58  An ordinance to amend Article 2 Definitions, Section 203 of the Zoning Code Rewrite to amend the definition of “Premises” as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-59  An ordinance to amend Article 8 Sign Regulations, General Provisions, Prohibited Signs, Section 803.P.13 of the Zoning Code Rewrite to clarify freestanding sign limitations as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-60  An ordinance to amend Article 8 Signs Permitted in Monument Sign Overlay Districts, Section 805.M of the Zoning Code Rewrite to reduce 21st Ave N Monument Sign Overlay District as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-61  An ordinance to amend Article 9 Landscaping Regulations, Section 902.A.2.D of the Zoning Code Rewrite to clarify excavation or movement of soil requiring a permit from Public Works as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-62  An ordinance to amend Article 9 Tree Protection, Section 903.F of the Zoning Code Rewrite to remove restriction of impervious surfaces within the dripline of protected and/or landmark trees as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-63  An ordinance to amend Article 14 Uses, Section 1407.C of the Zoning Code Rewrite to add liquor package stores as a permitted use in the E District as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

1st Reading Ordinance 2014-68  An ordinance to amend Chapter 6 Building and Building Regulation, Article I, in General to adopt new Section 6-8 Sight Triangle Violations.

1st Reading Ordinance 2014-69  An ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 2014-38, the 2014-15 Budget Ordinance, to estimate additional revenues and appropriate funding for a Construction Inspector and a part-time Construction Permit Technician.  

Resolution R2014-32 designating the 2015 South Atlantic Shrine Association Annual Conference as a citywide festival from September 17-19, 2015.

Resolution R2014-33 promoting cardiovascular fitness, health & wellness through dance.

Resolution R2014-34 to repeal and replace Motions No. M2014-36 and M2014-68 concerning the authorization of expenditures from the statutory allocation for tourism related expenditures of the Accommodations Tax Fund for Fiscal Year 2013-14.

Motion M2014-129 to appoint nine members to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.  Council to appoint initial Chairperson and terms to be staggered:  3 for 3 year terms; 3 for 2 year terms and 3 for 1 year term.

Motion M2014-130 granting a Special Event Permit to BEI-Beach, LLC for “Farmers Market, Music on the Streets and Carriage Rides at The Market Common” for the period September 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014, for the purpose of approving farmers’ markets, carriage rides, musical acts, and moveable signs on the sidewalks to promote activities.  The farmers’ markets will include the closing of Deville Street on Saturdays and the carriage rides will include the closing of three parking spaces on Howard Avenue on Fridays.  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Motion M2014-131 to approve a Special Event Permit to BEI-Beach, LLC for “A Southern Times Square” in the area adjacent to the Grand 14 Theater at The Market Common on December 31, 2014, with festivities beginning at 7:00 pm. and lasting until 1:00 am with activities including bands, beer gardens, golf cart parade, ball drop and fireworks.  The event will include partial closings of Reed St., Howard Ave., Nevers St., Deville St., and Lewis St. (as shown in the site plan).  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Motion M2014-132 granting a Special Event Permit to Carolina PT Cruisers for “Return to the Beach 15” on October 3 - 4, 2014, from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm at Broadway at the Beach and The Crown Reef Resort Hotel.  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event.

Motion M2014-133 to approve a Special Event Permit for Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, sponsored by Omar Chefs Shriners, to be held at the former Myrtle Square Mall property on September 9 - 11, 2014, with two shows each day at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm.  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Motion M2014-134 to grant a Special Event Permit to First United Methodist Church for a Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale, and BBQ Fundraiser on November 8, 2014, between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 901 North Kings Highway to include the closing of the alleyway beside the church.  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Motion M2014-135 to grant a Special Event Permit to OMAR Shrine Unit for “Smoke on the Beach” on October 3 – 4, 2014, between the hours of 10:00 am  and 10:00 pm at Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort to include the closing of 12th Avenue S between Ocean Blvd. and Yaupon Drive.  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Motion M2014-136 to accept $75,000 in supplemental grant funding from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Office of Homeland Security under grant number 12SHSP12 dated September 12, 2012 in the original amount of $50,000 on behalf of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department for the purchase of equipment to aid the Pee Dee Regional WMD/HazMat Team.

Motion M2014-137 to accept a contribution from the Alliance for Community Trees in the amount of $350 to defray the cost of providing lunch at a community tree planting event in Futrell Park.  No matching funds are required.

Motion M2014-140 granting a Special Event Permit to Veronica Walker for “Turn the Towns Teal – Ovarian Cancer Awareness” for the period September 13 – 21, 2014, for the purpose of approving teal ribbons on Howard Avenue and in Valor Park.  This permit will also allow for small signage, limited to eight or less, to be placed within Valor Park to inform visitors of the park that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  The City Manager is authorized to make changes to these plans as he deems necessary in keeping with the nature of the event and as circumstances dictate.

Motion M2014-143  to appoint Michael Chestnut to the Board of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation replacing Philip Render.

REGULAR AGENDA

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-53  An ordinance to amend Article 15, Section 1501 Conditional Uses of the Zoning Code Rewrite 2014 to amend outdoor vending and concession stands regulations as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-55  An ordinance to amend Article 16 Area Dimensional Requirements, Section 1603.C of the Zoning Code Rewrite to amend open space requirements in the HC District as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014. 

2nd Reading Ordinance 2014-56  An ordinance to amend Article 16 Area Dimensional Requirements, Section 1603.C of the Zoning Code Rewrite to amend Note (v) regarding maximum height of unenclosed amusements as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014. 

1st Reading Ordinance 2014-64  An ordinance to rezone 20.14 acres located at 3000 Mr Joe White Ave from new Zone E  (Entertainment) to new Zone A (Amusement).

1st Reading Ordinance 2014-65   An ordinance to rezone 19.43 acres along South Kings Hwy between 29th Ave S and S Ocean Blvd from new Zone MU-H (Mixed Use – High Density) to new Zone HC (Highway Commercial).  (Planning Commission’s Recommended Version/Applicant’s Version)

1st Reading Ordinance 2014-66  An ordinance to amend Article 14, Section 1407.C, and Article 15 adding new Section 1501.KK of the Zoning Code Rewrite to allow heavy durable goods sales as a conditional use in the Highway Commercial (HC) District, as adopted by Ordinance 2014-34 on June 10, 2014.

1st Reading Ordinance 2014-67  An ordinance to approve a concessionaire agreement with Atlantic Golf Management for the operation and maintenance of Whispering Pines Golf Course.

Motion M2014-141 to declare certain vehicles abandoned or derelict pursuant to the authority of Article 41 of Title 56 South Carolina Code of Laws 2001.  Memo dated August 20, 2014 attached shows 12 vehicles.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY BOARDS/COMMISSION MEMBERS

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER

1.    Bar Closing

2.    Zoning

REPORTS AND INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS FROM CITY STAFF

1.    Review June Financial Statement

EXECUTIVE SESSION

ADJOURNMENT
   
         
             
 

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