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The Friday Fax Weekly Memo


Posted Friday, June 24, 2016


A printable .pdf of the Friday Fax is available.


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


2.   Looking ahead, city offices and facilities will be closed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.  HOWEVER, our solid waste and recycling collections will follow the usual Monday-through-Thursday schedule.  We will pick up in Zone 1 as usual on Monday, July 4.  For more information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 843-918-2160. 


3.   Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors, the city and the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors® are hosting a walkability survey of Kings Highway next Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30.  See the attached schedules for specific details.  Wednesday’s meeting begins at 12:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room at City Hall.  Thursday’s meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot.  The walking will occur Wednesday afternoon.  For more information, contact the Planning Department at 843-918-1050.  


4.   Myrtle Beach’s recreation center swimming pools will be closed for maintenance for a few days in coming weeks.  The pool at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center will be closed from 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, until 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 5.  At Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, the swimming pool will be closed from 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, until 7:30 a.m., Monday, July 18. 


5.   Applications are being accepted for the 32nd session of the Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.  Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement.  Topics include crime scene investigation, K-9 units, emergency vehicle operations and simulated firearms training.  Class members also ride along with Myrtle Beach police officers.  The class meets at 7:00 p.m. every Monday for 10 weeks.  Applicants must be residents of Horry County and at least 21 years old.  A valid driver’s license is required, along with criminal history check and driver’s license background check.  Once accepted, class members must attend at least eight of the 10 sessions to graduate.  Applications are available on-line at or in person at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center on Oak Street or the Law Enforcement Center Annex on Mustang Street.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 1.  Contact Sgt. Bryan Murphy at 843-918-1803 for more information. 


6.   Parking changes are coming Friday, July 1, to the residential areas of Ocean Boulevard, from 31st Avenue North to 82nd Avenue North, east of Kings Highway.   Guest placards for properties in the Avenues will be available at Lanier Parking on the first floor of the Pavilion Parking Garage.  Present proof of property ownership or tenancy to obtain four guest placards per home.  The placards may be used only on the street for which they are issued.  A non-resident parking decal will be available for $100 a year.  The non-resident decal will allow vehicles to park in two areas in the Entertainment District, but not in the residential areas of North Ocean Boulevard.  For more about the parking changes, visit  That page also has information about obtaining parking decals for in-city golf carts, which must be registered with the South Carolina DMV and property tax must be paid on an in-city automobile.  Non-resident golf carts in the area described above may obtain a decal if properly registered with the DMV. 


7.   The long-awaited Lego® exhibit, “The Art of the Brick,” is on display now at the F.G. Burroughs-S.B. Chapin Art Museum, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  Remember the building blocks you played with as a kid?  Artist Nathan Sawaya has taken Legos® to new levels with life-size (and larger) creations.  The Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. 


8.   Did you know…  That the City of Myrtle Beach buys approximately 60,000 dog waste bags every year and stocks them in our free dispensers at city parks?  The doggie waste bags are available free at the two off-leash Barc Parcs, as well as at Grand Park and other outdoor locations.  Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of the droppings.  We make that as easy as possible by providing free bags for the purpose. 

Previous Did You Knows are available.


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