Council passes second readings of ordinances
By Pat Dowling|
During the June 20 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, longevity awards were presented to sanitation tradesworker John McCray for 10 years of service, mechanic Wayne Pounders (10), firefighter/EMT Bryan Grady (10), and meter reader Cody Todd (5). Longevity awards are presented every five years to those employees who consistently provide excellent customer service to North Myrtle Beach residents, businesses and visitors.
Public Safety Sgt. Raymond Pollock was recognized as Supervisor of the Quarter for his leadership role in the public safety department’s hosting of the 11th Annual Palmetto Police Motorcycle Skills Competition held April 5-9 at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.
Pollock took the lead in a year-long planning effort for this national event, which included motorcycle officers and their families from Florida to Maine and from Canada. The motorcycle officer competitions enhance skills and increase motorcycle officer safety.
Through sponsorships and shirt sales, the event also raised about $10,000 for Camp Happy Days, which provides cost-free, year-round programs for children with cancer and their families. Camp Happy Days welcomes all children with cancer across South Carolina without charge.
Computer technician Roxanne Felan and systems administrator/virtual environment analyst Patrick Sanders were recognized as Employees of the Month. The two made it possible for the city to avoid having to use outside contractors by doing the following work themselves at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex:
Pulled two miles of fiber optic cable and wired all buildings for the city’s computer network at the park.
Installed internet streaming cameras at the sports complex to offer online streaming of sporting events held there and market the sports complex’s potential online. The park and sports complex website is averaging 23,000 visitors per quarter. These are primarily parents, grandparents and friends of competitors who cannot travel with the teams that come to play at the sports complex.
Installed a state of the art security camera system at the park and sports complex.
Felan and Sanders are also currently replacing the Public Safety Department’s security camera system and jail access system, saving the city about $11,000 in outside contractor costs.
City Council passed second (final) reading of an ordinance to annex and zone about 60.69 acres located adjacent to the Parkway Group PDD, which is located west of the Intracoastal Waterway. LStar Communities and NGD Property III, LLC petitioned the city for the annexation and zoning of the property adjacent to the Waterway Hills section of the Parkway Group PDD. The parcel was located within Horry County. The annexed parcel is now zoned PDD (Planned Development District) and joins with the existing Parkway Group PDD.
City Council passed second reading of an ordinance for a major amendment to the Parkway Group Planned Development District (PDD) to allow changes to the previously approved phase known as the Waterway Hills Tract and to add a newly annexed area known as the Wilson Chestnut Tract. The area is referred to as “Grande Dunes North” in the PDD, which is located west of the Intracoastal Waterway.
City Council passed second reading of an ordinance to amend the Parkway Group Planned Development District (PDD) to allow changes to the previously approved residential tracts known as Seashore Farms and L.L. Chestnut, referred to as “Waterside” in the PDD.
City Council passed second reading of an ordinance to amend the Parkway Planned Development District Agreement. The agreement is applicable to all landowners within the Parkway Group Planned Development District.
Council tabled until its Aug. 15 meeting second reading of an ordinance to rezone a 6.4 acre lot located on Main Street from HC (Highway Commercial) to PDD (Planned Development District).
City Council denied first reading of an ordinance to amend the Zoning Text as it pertains to the Main Street Priority Investment Activity Center overlay concerning required parking.
Council passed first reading of an ordinance to annex and zone about 18.21 acres of property adjacent to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and bounded by the Pelican Bay neighborhood in Horry County and vacant land. The petition also reflects the requested City of North Myrtle Beach zoning district of R-4i (Inland Multifamily Residential District).
Council passed first reading of an ordinance to annex and zone about 84 acres of property adjacent to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and bounded by the Pelican Bay neighborhood in Horry County, and vacant land. The petition also reflects the requested city of North Myrtle Beach zoning district of R-4i (Inland Multifamily Residential District).
Council passed first reading of an ordinance confirming financing of the Cherry Grove Dredging Project. The proposed ordinance confirms the selection of Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) as the lender for the upcoming financing for the Cherry Grove Improvement District and also confirms that BB&T will serve as Trustee under the Master Trust Indenture.