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The Friday Fax Weekly Memo


Posted Friday, October 24, 2014


A printable .pdf of the Friday Fax is available.


1.   The week’s meeting schedule and agendas are available


2.   Local businesses that want to sell supplies and services to the city are invited to sign up for a Small Business Vendor Outreach Session.  The event is set for 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot.  It’s a chance to introduce your company to the Purchasing Division and learn how to submit bids.  The session is free, but pre-registration is encouraged.  Small businesses wishing to learn about becoming city vendors may sign up via e-mail at or by regular mail to the Purchasing Division at P. O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC  29578.  Call 843-918-2170 for more information.


3.   Chapin Memorial Library will be closed Thursday, October 30, for software upgrades.  Please plan ahead to meet your library needs.  The library will re-open at its usual time on Friday, October 31. 


4.   Learning how to plant the right tree in the right place – and how to maintain it – is the subject of a free program next Thursday at Futrell Park on Mr. Joe White Avenue.  Volunteers are invited to join staff from TD Bank and the City of Myrtle Beach between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30, to help plant 40 trees in the park.  The city received a $12,100 grant from the Alliance for Trees and TD Bank in celebration of “Neighborwoods Month.”  Sign up as a tree volunteer at  Everyone’s invited to participate.  Registration starts at 8:30, with opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m.  For more information, call Diane Moskow-McKenzie at 843-918-1069.


5.   Volunteers also are needed to help with the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, to be held at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, December 9-13.  More than 3,000 young runners from across the nation will attend.  Be part of this exciting event and help welcome our visitors to Myrtle Beach.  For a volunteer application, see  For more information about the event, visit


6.   City Council has designated the Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday through Sunday, November 28-30, as Myrtle Beach Shopping Days.  During this 72-hour period, outdoor displays and sidewalk sales will be allowed at retail locations, subject to certain limitations.  An extra 32 square feet of signage also will be allowed, and customers may camp on-site (with the property owner’s permission, of course) for up to 24 hours prior to the first shopping day.  No permit is needed for these designated city-wide shopping days, but we want to know which businesses are participating!  Send an e-mail with details about your store’s plans for Myrtle Beach Shopping Days to or  


7.   City Council has two vacancies to fill on the Seniors Advisory Committee.  Interested?  To be considered, send a résumé and/or letter of interest to the City Clerk, P. O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC  29578, or bring it to City Hall, 937 Broadway Street, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  


8.   This week’s dedication ceremony for the new $120 million US 17 overpass at Farrow Parkway and SC 707 is the subject of our Photos of the Week The new bridge is still a month away from final completion, but traffic is now using the southbound lanes of the overpass and will start using the northbound lanes early next week. 


9.   Did you know…  That the City of Myrtle Beach has 127 staff members with military experience, including 11 who retired after more than 20 years of service and began a second career with the city?  Of the 127, 50 served in the US Army (including National Guard and Reserves), 33 in the US Air Force (including Air National Guard and Reserves), 20 served in the US Marine Corps, 19 served in the US Navy and five served in the US Coast Guard.  City Council will recognize and thank these veterans for their service during Tuesday’s 2:00 p.m. meeting at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center. 


Previous Did You Knows are available.


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