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Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

1.  Next week’s meeting schedule and agendas are attached.  

2.  The annual drinking water quality report is available online for our utility customers.  Myrtle Beach’s drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal water quality standards.  To see the 2018 report, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Water%20Quality%20Report.pdf.  

3.  If technology interests you, make plans to attend the “Creator & Innovator Social” at the Good Day Café on Main Street from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27.  R.S.V.P. to afunnye@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.  Space is limited.  Participants will discuss new and potential projects in the technology spectrum. 

4.  Applications are being accepted for the 36th session of the Citizens Police Academy, offered by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.  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 a criminal history check and driver’s license background check.  Applications are available online at or in person at the Myrtle Beach Police Department and are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 30.  Classes begin Monday, September 17.  Questions?  Contact Sgt. Vincent Dorio at 843-918-1388 or vdorio@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

5.  Looking ahead, city offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.  However, solid waste and recycling will be collected on the usual Monday-through-Thursday schedule that week.  Please make sure your neighbors are aware that our staff will pick up on the regular days and routes, including July 4. 

6.  With Independence Day approaching, remember that selling, possessing or using fireworks is illegal inside the City of Myrtle Beach.  Don’t risk receiving a ticket for illegal use or possession of fireworks.  Instead, enjoy one of the many professional fireworks shows available in and around the city during the Fourth of July week. 

7.  The South Carolina Department of Insurance is holding a public hearing at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot.  The annual property information session and public hearing about the coastal insurance market will help residents prepare for the hurricane season.  This is an opportunity to meet with Department of Insurance staff and experts and ask questions.  The event is free and open to the public. 

8.  The rescheduled Full Moon Party is set for 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, in Chapin Park.  This family-friendly event features performances by students from Conceptual Arts, the Pelicans Cheer and Dance Team, Rockstar Cheer, Studio V, SGMS and Muzik Makerz Youth Choir, NOIZ and professional acrobats.  Food and other treats will be available. 

9.  Motorists can expect traffic signals at the intersection of Grissom Parkway and B & C Boulevard to begin flashing next Tuesday.  The signals will flash for seven days before the new intersection becomes fully active.  During the flashing period, B & C Boulevard will remain closed to traffic.  The new road connects Grissom Parkway to Oak Street and provides access to parking areas at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and Sports Center.

10.  See the updated Events list at http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf.  

11.  The City of Myrtle Beach celebrated Juneteenth last weekend, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  The inaugural event on Saturday, June 16, was sponsored by the Neighborhood Services Department in Hayward Park’s Garden of Hope on Carver Street.  The day featured a celebration of African-American history, education, entertainment, music, food vendors and children’s activities.  Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States.  Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, with news that slaves were free.  The word came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.  The annual event was named Juneteenth and has become a time of reassurance, reflection and celebration.    

12.  Did you know… That the Myrtle Beach Fire Department recently won its eighth consecutive Richard S. Campbell Award for excellence in public fire safety education?  The award is presented by the South Carolina Fire Chiefs Association.  Our Fire Department has now won this award 13 times. 

To see previous Friday Fax Memos, visit the Friday Fax Memo Library webpage.