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Myrtle Beach City Council

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MYRTLE BEACH CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021
9:00 A.M. – WORKSHOP – CONFERENCE CALL
10:00 A.M. – MEETING – CONFERENCE CALL

NOTE:  CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO WATCH THE CONFERENCE MEETING LIVE ON THE CITY’S FACEBOOK PAGE, https://www.facebook.com/myrtlebeachcitygovernment/.  CITIZENS WHO WISH TO ADDRESS COUNCIL ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT VIA EMAIL TO questions@cityofmyrtlebeach.com OR SEND A TEXT MESSAGE TO 843-882-5330.  INCLUDE YOUR NAME, RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS OR THE ADDRESS OF YOUR IN-CITY BUSINESS.

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CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES...
  December 1, 2020

APPROVAL OF MINUTES…  January 12, 2021

PUBLIC REQUESTS, PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, MEMORIALS:

  1. Surf Park Update – Phil Dixon
  2. Technology Advisory Group Update – Jason Greene
  3. Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Corporation Annual Report – Sandy Davis
  4. Public Information Update – PIO Staff


CONSENT AGENDA
 – The Consent Agenda covers items anticipated to be routine in nature.  Any Council member may ask that an item be moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda for lengthier discussion, or a member of the public may request that such an item be moved.  Items remaining on the Consent Agenda will be briefly described by staff and may be passed as a group with the approval of the agenda.

NOTE:  City laws are known as ordinances.  Before a city ordinance can be enacted, it must be introduced (1st Reading) and then approved (2nd Reading).  Resolutions are actions through which City Council reinforces or makes policy not rising to the level of law.  Motions are related to direction from City Council to city staff to take certain actions. 

NO ITEMS LISTED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

REGULAR AGENDA

1st Reading Ordinance 2021-001 to annex 4.4 acres located at 9598 N. Kings Hwy (PIN #394-03-02-0015) and rezone from Horry County HC (Highway Commercial) to City of Myrtle Beach HC1 (Highway Commercial) for the purpose of constructing indoor mini-storage units.

This request from Quattlebaum Development Corporation is to annex 4.4 acres into the City of Myrtle Beach.  The developer is proposing to build indoor mini storage units.  Currently, the property is vacant and zoned Horry County Highway Commercial. 

The property is impacted by current flood zones, but being located in a flood zone does not preclude construction.  The developer can use site-design, dry flood-proofing and/or fill in order to work around any flood zone issues.  

The Planning Commission recommends annexation and a zoning designation of Highway Commercial-1.

Motion M2021-017 to accept an annual allocation in the amount of $4,000 for fiscal year 2021 from the United States Secret Service Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the Myrtle Beach Police Department to:  defray costs (training, travel, equipment or overtime) associated with the department’s involvement in the South Carolina Electronic Crimes Task Force; authorize the City Manager or his designee to record the appropriation of such grant funds; and, execute and deliver the agreement.

This funding is designated to reimburse the Police Department’s expenses associated with training, travel, equipment and/or overtime while working with the South Carolina Electronic Crimes Task Force.  No local match is required.

Motion M2021-018 authorizing the City Manager or his designee to apply for a grant of $2,104,500 from SC Emergency Management Division Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program for the purpose of:  addressing bacteria concerns and flood hazard mitigation in the Withers Swash Basin; record the appropriation of such grant funds in the amount that may be approved; and, execute and deliver the grant agreement and such related documents as may be required to put the grant into effect.  A 25% match ($701,500) from the Public Works stormwater budget will be provided.

The Withers Swash Stormwater Master Plan focuses predominantly on developing solutions for reducing the bacteria levels throughout the watershed and the outlet of the swash.  Addressing bacteria concerns in a watershed typically includes reducing the source of bacteria prior to entering the drainage system and, when further source reduction is not possible, provide storm water treatment to facilitate bacterial removal and re-suspension of sediment.  Funding will be used for:  Withers Swash Pond sediment removal; KOA Pond sediment removal and wet pond enhancement; Broadway wetland and stream improvements; Third Avenue South culvert and floodplain bench and flood hazard mitigation benefits.

Motion M2021-019 to appoint/reappoint two members to the Humane Society Board of Directors. 

Currently, two vacancies exist on the Grand Strand Humane Society Board of Directors.  On file, we have resumes of Janine Entwistle (city resident), Gregg Gavin (city resident), Vincent Contreras (city resident), Clarence Richardson (non-city resident) and Libby White Swad (city resident).

NON-AGENDA ITEMS FROM THE PUBLIC

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY BOARDS/COMMISSION MEMBERS

COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER

  1. Council Communications
  2. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Update
  3. City Manager/Assistant City Manager (CM/ACM) Update

REPORTS AND INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS FROM CITY STAFF

EXECUTIVE SESSION – Council may take action on matters discussed in Executive Session which are deemed to be “emergency” concerns.

NOTE:  South Carolina law requires that Council’s business is conducted in public with limited exceptions, known as “Executive Sessions.”  Subjects eligible for Executive Session include:  

  • Personnel matters.
  • Negotiations concerning proposed contractual arrangements and proposed sale or purchase of property.
  • The receipt of legal advice relating to:  

--  A pending, threatened or potential claim. 
--  Other matters covered by the attorney-client privilege.  Settlement of legal claims, or the position of the city in other adversary situations.  

  • Discussions regarding development of security personnel or devices.
  • Investigative proceedings regarding allegations of criminal misconduct.
  • Matters relating to the proposed location, expansion or provision of services encouraging location or expansion of industries or other businesses.   

Motions to go into Executive Session must be made in public and specify one or more reason above.  Council can take no vote or action in Executive Session.  

ADJOURNMENT