October 3 Planning Commission Workshop & Meeting Agenda

The North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission will hold an October 3 Workshop (9am) and Meeting (5pm) at City Hall, 1018 Second Avenue South.


initiated an amendment to the Land Development Regulations text to allow private
streets within the R1B zoning district for singlefamily residential uses.

-- PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION PLAT SUP1706: A major preliminary plat of subdivision
for The Reserve to create 7 lots of record and public rightsofway off Ye Olde Kings Highway in Cherry Grove.

To view or download the Workshop/Meeting agenda and background materials please visit here: https://tinyurl.com/ybp3rqf4 or visit www.nmb.us and look under "Agendas" or "Press Releases" on the homepage.

October 2 North Myrtle Beach City Council Meeting Agenda

The North Myrtle Beach City Council will meet on October 2 at City Hall, 1018 Second Avenue South.

The agenda includes a 6:15 p.m. Executive Session and a 7:00 p.m. Meeting.

-- Legal Briefing: Jeanie Miller vs. The City of North Myrtle Beach NMB etal 2017 CV 261093782

-- Discussion of a potential contract for Mayfest on Main® 2018


-- PROCLAMATION: PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day. (PANDAS is the acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal lnfections. PANS is the acronym for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes.)

-- ORDINANCE/ SECOND READING: A Zoning Ordinance text amendment to allow
wireless personal telephone transmission antennae on buildings less than 120 feet in height.

--ORDINANCE/ SECOND READING: Rezoning request for 11.66 acres of land located
on Ye Olde Kings Highway from R-1 (Single Family Residential Low Density) to
R-2B (Single-Family Residential Medium Density).

--ORDINANCE/ FIRST READING: A proposed amendment to Chapter 23, Zoning
Code of Ordinances of the City of North Myrtle Beach.

To view or download the agenda packet, which includes background materials for each agenda item, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9oq3wxh

If the link provided does not work for you, visit www.nmb.us and look under "Agendas" or "Press Releases" on the homepage.

Free Nov 4 North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department Motorcycle Collision Avoidance Training Seminar

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department offers a free November 4, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Motorcycle Collision Avoidance Training Seminar for motorcycle riders who have basic riding knowledge and who can operate their motorcycles on the roadway with little to no trouble.

The course, limited to 20 participants, will introduce motorcycle riders to the five basic riding techniques, riding in confined areas, proper braking techniques, evasive maneuvers, and other collision avoidance related exercises. 

The day will begin with a short classroom session at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center (1030 Possum Trot Road) and will then move to the North Myrtle Beach Drag Strip (2003 Star Bluff Road, Longs, SC) to apply safe riding techniques.

Motorcycle Instructors Sgt. Ray Pollock and L.Cpl. Chris Shick are both Institute of Police Management & Training (IPTM) Police Motorcycle Instructors, and both have spent over nine years working as Police Motor Officers. The goal of this course is to improve each rider’s ability to avoid injuries and motorcycle collisions.

Lunch will be provided free of charge to all seminar participants and water will be available throughout the day.

Required Equipment
- Functioning, licensed, registered and insured street-legal motorcycle
- Over the ankle boots
            - Comfortable riding pants and shirts 
            - D.O.T. approved helmet
            - State Beginners Permit or Motorcycle Endorsement
            - A good attitude. 
            - We strongly recommend riding gloves and protective eyewear.
            - Riders will be required to sign a release of liability form.

NO charge for the course and there is no prerequisite course required.

Maximum of 20 students, so sign up early.
Registration Contact
Sgt. Ray Pollock
Course Location & Time        
J. Bryan Floyd Community Center
November 4, 2017 @ 8 AM to 5 PM

Medicine Drop-off Booth Available at September 30 Irish Italian International Festival in North Myrtle Beach

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will staff a Medicine Drop-Off Booth at theSeptember 30 Irish Italian International Festival on Main Street.

Bring unused, expired and unwanted prescription and over the counter medicines to the North Myrtle Beach Police booth, which will be located at the Main Street entrance to the festival from10am-4pm. (Liquids and syringes will not be accepted.) 

Unused medicines in homes create a public health and safety concern because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, or abused.

North Myrtle Beach Emergency Beach Renourishment Project Update


Weather and mechanical factors permitting, a $10.6 Million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Emergency Beach Renourishment Project is scheduled to begin the week ofOctober 2 in North Myrtle Beach.

About 400,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from offshore and piped on to the beach to renourish those sections of beach that do not have adequate protection.

The contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week during construction, usually completing up to 500 feet per day, barring mechanical or weather/sea condition delays.

Pipelines will come on to the beach at about 28th Avenue North, far north Cherry Grove, and Atlantic Beach. The project will start at about 28th Avenue North and initially move north. Two dredges will be used offshore.

The beach access at 18th Avenue North will be used for equipment storage.

Designed and paid for by the USACE, the sole purpose of the project is to protect structures from storm surge and/or high tide. The USACE designed the emergency project according to its guidelines and regulations.

Once the USACE's emergency beach renourishment project has concluded toward the end of October or early November, the city will contract to have about 50,000 cubic yards of sand delivered to the beach to help reestablish dunes in sections where they were eliminated or severely eroded during Hurricane Matthew. The city will pay for this project, estimated at about $1 million.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established a mapping website that you may use to keep up with the daily status of its renourishment project. To access the mapping site, please follow this link:

If the above link does not work for you, enter this link into your browser:

The accompanying photo is of the Surfside Beach renourishment project and was included in an article on DredgingToday.com

Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is Saturday, October 7, in North Myrtle Beach

DATE: Saturday, October 7
TIME: 9am – 12pm
CHECK-IN: Starts 8:30 am
CHECK-IN LOCATION: 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
LUNCH: Starts at 11am at the 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
TO VOLUNTEER: Contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or dgbarnhill@nmb.us

The Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission will sponsor BEACH SWEEP / CREEK SWEEP on October 7. Volunteers will clean the ocean front areas of North Myrtle Beach and some areas of the marsh in Cherry Grove.

Following is a list of the major cleanup areas for Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep in North Myrtle Beach and some of the volunteer groups that will be cleaning the beach and marsh areas. Please feel free to join in!

With Parking and Restrooms

45th AVENUE SOUTH -- The Christian Retreat in Windy Hill will provide 70-80 volunteers to clean the Windy Hill Section

27th AVENUE SOUTH -- Need Volunteers

17th AVENUE SOUTH -- Grand Strand Professionals will provide 30-50 volunteers to clean this area

THE HORSESHOE -- The OD Shag Club will provide 25-30 volunteers to clean the beach and the Main Street area


BURGESS PRESERVE AREA -- North Myrtle Beach High School will clean up marsh areas near the Preserve

CHERRY GROVE BOAT RAMP -- North Myrtle Beach High School (walk to beach from boat ramp for beach cleanup)

The North Myrtle Beach Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is a part of the statewide Beach Sweep / River Sweep, South Carolina’s largest one-day volunteer cleanup initiative. On the third Saturday in September each year, thousands volunteer to help clear South Carolina's beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of debris. The annual cleanup, organized by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, has taken place since 1988. The event occurs in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Once the Sweep is over, the Ocean Conservancy tallies all of the debris data. This data helps to identify the sources of litter so we can try to prevent litter before it starts. 

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is volunteer committee dedicated to educating and empowering the North Myrtle Beach community to personally improve the environment and enhance the quality of life and community pride through beautification, litter prevention and recycling.

Volunteer Groups and Sponsors:

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful, Sea Grant Consortium, Palmetto Pride, Driftwood Garden Club, Optimist Club, Yaupon Garden Club, North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club, Sea Oates Garden Club, North Strand Sail & Power Squadron, Sea Coast Anglers, North Myrtle Beach Public Safety, North Myrtle Beach Public Works, North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation, Clemson Extension Service, American Legion Post 186, OD Shag Club, North Myrtle Beach High School, North Myrtle Beach Middle School, North Myrtle Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, all North Myrtle Beach Elementary Schools, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, and many individual volunteers from the area.