North Myrtle Beach Public Parking Update

The City of North Myrtle Beach will soon identify and hire a consultant or consulting firm versed in traffic engineering and public parking in oceanfront cities dependent on tourism.

The consultant will work to develop a short-term parking plan for North Myrtle Beach for the primary 2019 tourism season and a long-term parking plan that will identify and project public parking needs for the next five to ten years, resulting in a phased plan that takes into account projected costs and potential funding sources.

In developing short-term and long-term public parking plans, the consultant will solicit input from City Council, City management, residents, property owners, business owners and visitors. The consultant will hold interactive workshops, during which members of the public can contribute their ideas for potential parking solutions and identify their concerns.

The consultant will also help the City to assess the benefits or lack thereof of “free” and “paid” parking, and their potential impacts on residents, property owners, business owners, and visitors.

The City’s goal is to emerge from this process having achieved reasonable, practical short-term and long-term public parking plans.


-- Until further notice, parking is prohibited in the median along Ocean Boulevard.

-- Traffic cones currently lining the edges of the median along Ocean Boulevard will be removed and “No Parking” signs will be installed in the median.

-- From June 27, 2018, onward, no person may place an obstruction of any kind in a public right-of-way in the city of North Myrtle Beach. Obstructions placed in a public right-of-way on and after June 27, 2018 will be removed. To determine the width of a public right-of-way along a roadway, please contact the North Myrtle Beach Public Works Department at 843-280-5500.

-- The City will begin to address obstructions that property owners have placed in public rights-of-way citywide prior to June 27, 2018, initially focusing on privately erected "no parking" signs and other easily removable obstructions. City personnel will communicate directly with each property owner to explain why and when obstructions must be removed.

-- The City will wait until its consultant has reviewed available and potential parking locations before addressing other larger obstructions that property owners have placed in public rights-of-way.

North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety Offers Free REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM® Crime Prevention Seminar

What: Free Refuse to Be a Victim® Crime Prevention Seminar
When: July 12, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 1018 Second Avenue South
Who: Teenagers and older

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety will hold a free Refuse to Be A Victim® crime prevention and personal safety seminar July 12, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at North Myrtle Beach City Hall, 1018 Second Avenue South. This free National Rifle Association award-winning crime prevention and personal safety seminar is open to people in their teens and older.

Developed in response to nationwide requests for crime prevention and personal safety seminars, Refuse to Be A Victim® teaches methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent confrontations with criminals.

Seminar participants will be introduced to a variety of common sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices that may be integrated into their personal, home, automobile, telephone, technological, and travel security.

To register, please contact North Myrtle Beach Crime Prevention Officer L.CPL William C McLeod at 843-280-5623 or email, or visit for more information. 

RESULTS: June 18 North Myrtle Beach City Council Meeting

Prior to the June 18 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in executive session for a legal briefing on a potential contract between the City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a legal briefing regarding the Sandridge Development Agreement. Council also discussed potential property acquisitions. Council took no action.

During the Council Meeting, Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen presented Mayor Marilyn Hatley with a Proclamation from the City of Myrtle Beach, signed by Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune, honoring and congratulating the City on its 50th anniversary of incorporation.

North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Chairman Scott Ellisintroduced Pete Brooks, the chamber’s new director of public relations and governmental affairs, and its interim chief executive officer.
Three City employees received Employee Longevity Awards. Provided in five-year increments, the awards recognize employees who consistently demonstrate excellent customer service. Receiving awards were Public Safety Officer Ian Vaughn (10 years of service), Barefoot Swing Bridge OperatorRoderick Glenn (5), and Assistant Purchasing AgentJanice Knorr (5).

City Council passed a motion approving the July 4, 9:30-10:00 p.m. fireworks display at the Cherry Grove Pier. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Myrtle Beach are co-sponsors of this annual event. Zambelli Fireworks conducts the show.

City Council passed a motion approving the Music on Main Concert Series.

City Council passed a motion approving the appointment of Roger Quinn, Jr. and Ricky Martin to the Board of Zoning Appeals, each for a four-year term.

City Council passed second (final) reading of an ordinancerezoning 14 acres of land located on Ye Olde Kings Highway from R-2B (Single- Family Residential Medium Density) to R-IB (Single-Family Low Medium Density).

City Council adopted a Resolution approvingan agreement between the City of North Myrtle Beach and Horry Countyfor the City to provide fire protection services in certain areas of Horry County near or adjacent to the City limits. For the first year of the agreement, the County pays the City $41,424.89. For each year thereafter, the rate increases by the lesser of 2% or the then current Consumer Price Index as defined in the agreement.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District Awards Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, recently awarded a $34.8 million contract for the Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC, which will place approximately 1.4 million cubic yards of material on Myrtle, North Myrtle, Garden City and Surfside Beaches.

The project will begin in August. The nourishment will include approximately eight miles on Myrtle Beach, four miles on Surfside and Garden City Beaches, and two miles on North Myrtle Beach. Details on the starting location and direction the project will move in have not yet been finalized. The project will be completed no later than December 15th.

This storm damage reduction project goes along with the regularly scheduled plan for this area, which is to place sand on the beach every 8 years. Last year, North Myrtle, Garden City and Surfside Beaches received 1.3 million cubic yards of sand using emergency funding made available after impacts from Hurricane Matthew.

“The storm damage reduction project aims to minimize the impacts to people and property behind the dunes in a storm event,” said Wes Wilson, project manager. “While we acknowledge that people may see temporary inconveniences while the project is underway, the project has many long-term benefits, especially during storm season.”

The public will be able to track the progress of the project on a real time basis located on the Charleston District’s web mapper During active construction, the majority of these beaches will remain open and available for the public to enjoy.

The contractor works 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. This means that active construction moves quickly and will only be in front of any particular building or area for two or three days. Pipelines running along the beach outside of the fenced area can safely be crossed where the contractor places crossover sand ramps over the pipes. The public should keep away from lines and only cross them at the sand crossovers.

As a portion of the project will take place during sea turtle nesting season, the contractor will comply with the requirements of the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammals Protection Act. 

PLEASE NOTE: When all information is in place, the City of North Myrtle Beach will provide details concerning its portion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Storm Damage Reduction Project.

Enjoy The Paul Grimshaw Band in a FREE June 15 Concert at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

Enjoy The Paul Grimshaw Band in a FREE June 15, 7pm-9pm concert at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.

The concert is part of the Sounds of Summer concert series presented by the City of North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department, and sponsored by Avista Resort and RV Outlet USA.

Expect a great show of Classic & Roots Rock.

Bring a beach chair.

For more information or to view the complete Summer Concert Series schedule visit

For day of event updates & cancellations call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3.

Enjoy ENVISION in a FREE June 14 Concert at the Horseshoe on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach

The public is invited to enjoy ENVISION in a free concert June 14, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the Horseshoe on Main Street . 

Expect an incredible variety of Motown and Beach Music hits. 

Bring a beach chair.

The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank (CCNB).

ABOUT ENVISIONENVISION’s stage show is as exciting to watch as it is to dance to, covering hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, all the way up to the contemporary sound of today’s Top 40. Although specializing as a “party band”, ENVISION'S repertoire encompasses a wide variety of musical styles, including R&B, Beach Music, Motown/Oldies, Pop, Dance, Funk and Jazz.

ENVISION has performed as the opening act for several national artists, ranging from actress and American Idol alum, Jordin Sparks and The S.O.S. Band, to R&B sensations Kem and Marsha Ambrosius. The group has opened for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning “Sky” Show. Most recently, the group has opened for nationally acclaimed author-comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey.

For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3,, or