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City Council Meeting June 19th, 2023

City council members in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina held their bimonthly city hall meeting on June 19th, 2023.

The meeting for the fiscal year 2024 discussed several new topics. The budget for the new year was $174 million. North Myrtle Beach Councilman Fred Conye says the city has done an “Excellent job” not raising taxes while still providing for its residents.

Marilyn Hatley, Mayor of North Myrtle Beach, also introduced the 4th of July event hosted by Living Water Baptist Church. This event will take place on July first and second at 3:30 P.M.

Among the major projects for 2024 are the following: Councilman J.D. Baldwin III has been appointed to the RIDE IV Committee;

Amendment to Chapter Nine, section 9-1, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina regarding redistricting plan and related ward lines;

“Efforts should be made to limit the overall range of deviation from the ideal population to less than five percent (5%), or a relative deviation in excess of plus or minus two and one-half percent (2.5%) for each ward.”

Amendment to Chapter Nine, section 9-1, of the Code of Ordinances for North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina regarding a redistricting plan to redraw the four single-member wards;

Amendment to Chapter 21, Traffic, of the Code of Ordinances of the city of North Myrtle Beach adopting sections 21-16 to 21-19 regarding the regulation of shared mobility devices. When left in the middle of a sidewalk, mobile devices such as scooters are viewed as a threat to safety. The businesses are unwilling to enter into franchise agreements under the city code to pass this code.

“The purpose of the proposed code is to enhance public safety by prohibiting shared mobility devices, including motorized scooters, from being placed in the public right-of-way or on public property.”

For fiscal year 2024, the councilman agreed to adopt a budget with a tax levy of $145 million;

A portion of the budget will be used to expand the North Myrtle Beach sports complex, according to Mike Mahaney, North Myrtle Beach City Manager. Additionally, Champions Blvd will be expanded, which will also extend Long Bay to Water Tower Road.

Additionally, citizens raised concerns relating to sidewalks, stop signs, and roundabouts along Champions Blvd. Stating they are having trouble crossing the road in the morning due to too much traffic.

Marilyn Hatley, the mayor of North Myrtle Beach, stated that they would investigate and find a solution to the problem. There were no further statements.

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