February 25-26 FY City Council Budget Retreat Meeting and Executive Session

The North Myrtle Beach City Council will meet February 25-26 at Santee Cooper's Wampee Plantation Conference Center in Pinopolis, SC to discuss the City's proposed FY 2020 Budget. The meeting includes an executive session. The meeting is open to the public.

Access the formal meeting and executive session agenda at http://tinyurl.com/yxg3h47z or visit www.nmb.us and look under "Agendas" or "Press Releases."

City Council will formally open its two-day budget retreat meeting on February 25 at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall and will then immediately travel to Pinopolis, SC to continue the meeting and discuss the City’s proposed budget. The meeting will end after City Council has completed its budget discussions on February 26.

The City’s fiscal year is July 1-June 30. First reading of the proposed fiscal year budget ordinance usually occurs in May.


Monday, February 25, 2018
8:00am……......Depart for Pinopolis, SC
10:45-11:45......Budget Overview & General Fund
1:15-2:30..........Other Funds
3:00-3:30……...Executive Session – Legal Briefing (access formal agenda for details)
3:30-4:30……...Public Works Projects
4:30-5:00……...Recreation Projects

Tuesday, February 26, 2018
9:00-11:30........Priority Setting/Review
12:00pm-1:00...Lunch and Return Home


-- The proposed budget involves 17 separate funds with significant interrelations and transfers between the various funds.

-- The proposed FY 2020 budget is $91.6 million, about $4.6 million less that the FY 2019 Budget.

-- The budget proposes a property tax reduction of about 7.3 mills, reducing the millage rate from its current 43.3 mills to 36 mills. The proposed millage reduction includes the 6.1 mills levied eight years ago to pay off the $15 million bond issue for the purchase of land for and construction of the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The bond is paid.

-- As proposed, General Obligation Debt would be $0 for FY 2020.

-- Under the proposed budget, the year-end balance for the General Fund would be about $12.5 million, which is above the 35% fund balance policy.

-- Equipment replacement would continue on a pay-as-you-go basis.

-- The City does not propose rate increases in its Water & Sewer Fund, except for any pass-through rate change from Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority.

-- Discussion of significant water, sewer and road projects will occur at the budget retreat.

-- The budget proposes construction of the 18thAvenue North Ocean Outfall beginning in fall 2021. This would enable the City to accomplish the estimated $12 million project without borrowing funds. In the meantime, smaller storm water drainage projects are included in the proposed budget.

-- City Council will review about $3.9 million in proposed accommodations tax revenue expenditures. An Accommodations Tax Committee recommends to City Council expenditures of accommodations tax revenue. City Council may approve committee recommendations or redirect funding. 

Play the National Father & Son Team Classic - Part of Family Golf Week!

22nd Annual Father & Son Team Classic

The Father & Son Team Classic is a two-person team, 54-hole event that takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every July.  The event is not just for Father’s and Son’s, but rather for all relationships so long as there is a generational gap. To see who can play in this great event, click HERE.

The Parent-Child Team Classic is similar to the Father & Son Team Classic but incorporates all other relationships, such as mother and daughter or mother and son. You can also check out all the relationships that are allowed by clicking HERE.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7AM – 7PM – Check-in at Legends Resort Clubhouse; receive your welcome gift bag!

10AM – 4PM – Enjoy complimentary food & beverage; putting contests

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Tournament Round I ~ 8:30AM shotgun start; Captains Choice

Post Golf Lunch

5 – 8PM – Golf Family Night at Legends Resort Driving Range: Enjoy food & drink by Logan’s Roadhouse & a skills competition presented by Srixon / Cleveland

Friday, July 19, 2019
Tournament Round II ~ 8:30AM shotgun start; 2 person Best Ball

Post Golf Lunch

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Tournament Round III ~ 8:00 – 9:30AM shotgun start; Modified alternate shot

After golf – 4PM Luncheon Awards Banquet & Ceremonies at Legends Resort Clubhouse

North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board Presents Tree of the Month Award for February

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has selected an oak tree located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Avenue South, as its Tree of the Month for February.

Those familiar with the tree’s history say it was planted in 1976 in memory of Jim Taibi, who passed away on June 2, 1976. Pastor Reverend William Williams, now a Methodist Bishop, presided over the ceremony and North Myrtle Beach gardener Jane McDaniel supervised the planting.

A hurricane severely damaged one of the tree’s large limbs and a portion of its trunk. Instead of taking the tree down, the church hired an arborist who restored the tree because of its importance to the congregation and the community. As a result, Sunday school classes can continue a tradition of meeting under its branches well into the future.

Property owners and developers interested in finding out how they can preserve trees on their property may contact the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board atnmbtreeboard@nmb.us.

The Tree of the Month program began in 2010 as a way to recognize preserved trees in the city. It also provides a platform to remind people of the benefits and importance that trees offer in our everyday lives.

If you have a tree you would like to be considered for Tree of the Month, contact Parks & Grounds Superintendent Jim Grainger at (843) 280-5571 or via email atnmbtreeboard@nmb.us.  

Special Called February 20 North Myrtle Beach City Council Meeting For an Executive Session

The North Myrtle Beach City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2:00 p.m. at City Hall for the purpose of entering into an Executive Session for a Legal Briefing regarding the City of North Myrtle Beach, SC vs. SLF IV/Sandridge Development LLC, et al - Case#2017CP2605918.  

Cherry Grove Park & Boat Ramp Closed February 18 - March 29

The Cherry Grove Park & Boat Ramp at 53rd Avenue North, including the kayak ramp, will be closed due to construction February 18-March 29. The deteriorating fishing pier located there will be demolished and rebuilt.

As an alternative, consider using the boat ramp landing at 2nd Avenue South.

Clients Call Century 21 Thomas a "Shining Star" in the North Myrtle Beach Business Community

It is so wonderful to receive such amazing letters from your beloved clients! It is the reason we are in business and it warms up our hearts, pushing us to keep working hard with and for our extraordinary customers! Thank you Bruce, and Thank you to each and every person out there who entrusted us with their business! We are forever grateful!

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Sponsors Blood Drive February 22, 2019

Did you know that 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives?

Please join Thomas Real Estate, Inc. on Friday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at a community Blood Drive.

The event will be held at Thomas Real Estate, Inc., 625 Sea Mountain Highway in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.
Please schedule your appointment in advance by going to www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: CENTURY21).
Let’s continue to build North Myrtle Beach and save lives as we support the American Red Cross!