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City Council Agenda

   
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


   
 

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 11, 2015

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  August 11, 2015

 

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM PUBLIC:  30 Minute Time Limit

 

PUBLIC REQUESTS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, MEMORIALS:

 

PUBLIC REQUESTS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, MEMORIALS:

 

  1. Proclamation declaring September Library Card Sign-up Month (mtg)

  2. Proclamation recognizing September 17 – 23, 2015, as Constitution Week – Jane Harvey, DAR (mtg)

  3. Proclamation declaring September 18, 2015, as POW/MIA Recognition Day – William DeVaughn, Rolling Thunder SC3 (mtg)

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

2nd Reading Ordinance 2015-65  An ordinance to extend the corporate limits of the City of Myrtle Beach by annexing 1.26 acres located between US Hwy 501 and Oak Forest Ln (TMS 181-01-03-003, and rezone said property from Horry County HC (Highway Commercial) to City of Myrtle Beach HC-1 (Highway Commercial).

 

2nd Reading Ordinance 2015-67  An ordinance to deed an alleyway to Sea Captain’s Investors Inc. in exchange, value for value, for TMS# 181-05-20-014.

 

2nd Reading Ordinance 2015-66  An ordinance to amend the 21st Ave N Oceanfront PUD to convert a proposed townhouse development to a parking lot to serve a proposed restaurant on Lot 150 (Horry County TMS 181-03-37-005).

 

Resolution R2015-49 granting a Special Event Permit for the Oceanfront Merchants Association’s “Fall Fest” from September 1 – November 30, 2015, and affirming the City’s co-sponsorship.

 

Resolution R2015-50 granting a Special Event Permit for the Oceanfront Merchants Association’s “2015 Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Fright Nights” from October 2 – 31, 2015, and affirming the City’s co-sponsorship.

 

Motion M2015-135 to appoint two members to the Human Rights Commission to replace Jennifer Shinaberger whose term expires 9/28/2016 and Krystal Dotson whose term expires 2/22/2016.  Ms. Shinaberger has been unable to attend meetings and Ms. Dotson has accepted a position with the city.

 

Motion M2015-136 to appoint one member to the Employee Recognition Committee to replace Brenda BoBo who has resigned.  This term will expire 2/22/2016.

 

Motion M2015-143 to appoint one member to the Seniors Advisory Committee to replace Bill Schmitt who has resigned.  This term will expire March 8, 2016.

 

Motion M2015-150 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, 2015, with festivities beginning at 7:00 pm and lasting until 1:00 am with activities including bands, beer gardens, street entertainers, ball drop and fireworks.  The event will include partial closings of Reed St., Howard Ave., Nevers St., Deville St., and Styers Way (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 M2015-151 to approve a Special Event Permit for “Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars”, sponsored by Omar Chefs Shriners, to be held at the former Myrtle Square Mall property on September 9 11, 2015, 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 M2015-152 to direct the City Manager to deposit a copy of the proposed assessment roll for Area “A” of the Municipal Improvement District located on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the offices of the municipality for inspection by interested parties.

 

Motion M2015-153 to direct the City Manager to send, by registered mail, a notice stating the nature of the improvement, the total proposed cost thereof, the proposed amount to be assessed against the particular property, the basis upon which the proposed assessment to the owners of each lot or parcel against which an assessment is to be levied and the perod which each owner can object to such assessment.

 

Motion M2015-154 to set a period for hearing objections to this proposed assessment roll from September 14, 2015 through October 14, 2015 by written notification to City Council and set October 27, 2015, at 9:00 am as a Public Hearing for the purpose of making a final decision on each objection presented.

 

Motion M2015-155 to direct the City Manager to publish a Notice of Completion of the Assessment Roll in the Myrtle Beach Herald.

 

Motion M2015-156 granting a Special Event Permit to The Tri Guys Inc. dba Set Up Events/Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club for “The Market Common Triathlon” on September 27, 2015, from 7:30 am until 11:30 am.  The triathlon will include closing portions of Shine Ave., Phillis Blvd., Huger St., Howard Ave., Airpark Dr., Deville St., Reed St., and Nevers St. (as shown in the exhibits).  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 M2015-157 to accept a donation from the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce to the Recreation Department in the amount of $10,000 to defray the cost of promotional items for distribution to potential visitors and event planners.

 

Motion M2015-158 to accept a contribution of $13,520 from the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority reimbursing the City for expenditures associated with the resurfacing of Howard Avenue.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

 

1st  Reading Ordinance 2015-51  An ordinance to amend Ordinance 2015-24 to grant a franchise for water safety and related activities along the oceanfront within the City of Myrtle Beach.

 

1st Reading Ordinance 2015-64 An ordinance to amend Chapter 14, Article 1, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Places and Nightclubs, in Section 14-1 to  include the definition of beer, wine, etc. and amend the definition of promoter; in Section 14-2 to enact (1) that operators have a duty to inform in writing all promoters that an individual business license and safety plan are required in order to operate, and a duty to verify compliance prior to operation.  It shall be unlawful for an operator to permit or allow a promoter to engage in commercial activity on their premises without verifying the legality of the activity.  Such unlawful operator activity may result in the suspension or revocation of the business license of the operator.  (J) those businesses that allow for the on-site consumption of beer, ale, porter and wine and that host promoters at any time shall be prohibited from operating between the hours 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on Mondays through Saturdays.  The regulated business must be closed by 2:00 A.M. and cease all commercial activity.  No patrons shall be on the premises by 2:00 A.M.  (K) Businesses that are found to be operating in violation of the requirement for a business license and safety plan for either the operator or the promoter are declared to be a public nuisance emergency, and shall be closed for business immediately upon discovery, and shall remain closed until regulatory compliance is achieved, and to amend Section 14-8 to provide for a hearing officer, and deleting the Hearing Board.

 

Motion M2015-145 to authorize the City Manager to dismiss or enforce the Order to Show Cause requiring the owner(s) or parties in interest of property known as 1103 Dunbar Street, to show cause why they should not be ordered to bring the property into compliance with Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Myrtle Beach.

 

Motion M2015-159 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 19, 2015 shows 9 vehicles.

 

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY BOARDS/COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER

 

REPORTS AND INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS FROM CITY STAFF

 

  1. CM/ACM Updates

  2. CFO Updates

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

ADJOURNMENT

   
         
             
 

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