APRIL 19 CITY COUNCIL MEETING & EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDAS
The North Myrtle Beach City Council meets Monday, April 19, at City Hall for a 6:30 pm executive session and a 7:00 pm meeting.
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The 6:30 pm executive session agenda includes:
Executive sessions are not open to the public. City Council does not vote in the executive session.
The 7:00 pm meeting agenda includes:
City staff identified a need to provide additional solid waste collection services for short-term rental (STR) properties based on numerous neighborhood complaints. The proliferation of web-based rental platforms has resulted in many STR properties being located in residential neighborhoods.
North Myrtle Beach Solid Waste Service Fees, adopted with the current fiscal year budget are not structured to provide these additional services and the City needs to start this service prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year budget, which begins on July 1, 2021. STR properties will be picked up Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 4 days per week, as needed, along the beachfront route and throughout the city as neighborhood STR properties are identified. The proposed rate is $80 a month for one cart and $65 a month for each additional cart. This service began Easter weekend and the new rate would be billed beginning in May.
An applicant is proposing a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance allowing duplex and in common developments in the R-2A zoning district. This text amendment would also allow multiplexes to be created in an in common development. A proposed ordinance has been attached for Council’s review.
“In common” developments are developments where multiple dwelling units are located on a single lot owned in common. The standards for in common developments are listed and further clarified in separate sections of the Code of Ordinances of North Myrtle Beach (§ 23-117 and § 23-119.1). Over the years as individual districts have been amended to allow certain uses, these other sections of the ordinance have not always been updated to coordinate with those changes. This is the case for the R2A district, which allows single-family and duplex uses on individual parcels, but not in common. This is also the case for multiplex buildings, which are allowed in certain districts, but not in common. There appears to be no compelling land-use reason to not standardize these sections of the ordinance.
The Code of Laws of South Carolina §23-31-215 authorizes SLED to issue a permit to carry a concealed weapon to persons who qualify for a concealed weapons permit pursuant to the requirements of the above-referenced section.
Section 16-49 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of North Myrtle Beach provides: “It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, either concealed or not, any pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal buckler, razor, or other deadly weapon used for the infliction of injury to the person or property. Upon conviction thereof, besides such penalty, as may be imposed by the court, the defendant shall forfeit the weapon to the City.”
To make the City’s code section consistent with the aforementioned state code Section 23-31-215, the City’s code section should be amended as follows:
“Except as authorized by Section 23-31-215 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, it shall be unlawful for any person to carry, either concealed or not, any pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal buckler, razor, or other deadly weapon used for the infliction of injury to the person or property. Upon conviction thereof, besides such penalty, as may be imposed by the court, the defendant shall forfeit the weapon to the City.”