RESULTS -- AUGUST 16 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
The North Myrtle Beach City Council met for a Monday, August 16, Executive Session (6:00 pm) and Meeting (7:00 pm).
During the executive session, City Council discussed a potential amendment to the Parkway Planned Development District Development Agreement related to the Henry Road West tract. Council also received a legal briefing regarding the First Amendment. Council took no action.
During the meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented to members of the Daughters of the American Revolution a proclamation identifying the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week in North Myrtle Beach.
The proclamation notes that representatives from the original colonies signed the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. It remains the only document based on Natural Law and serves as a model for other governments around the world seeking freedom.
In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 as Constitution Week in the United States. Congress adopted a resolution to that effect and in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed it into law.
Mayor Hatley presented a proclamation to Gabrielle Grayson, who in June 2021 won the title of Young Miss Teen South Carolina, one of South Carolina’s oldest pageant systems for young adults. The pageant promotes community service, academic excellence, good sportsmanship, and more.
As the proclamation notes, Gabrielle is the daughter of Shimano and Martha Grayson. She excelled at North Myrtle Beach High School as co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Team, National Senior Beta Club member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member, Duke Tip Scholar, Clemson University Women in STEM scholarship recipient, National Institute for the Gifted member, and South Carolina Beta Club Officer. She hopes to pursue a career as a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Gabrielle will travel South Carolina raising money for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, hosting food drives for Help 4 Kids benefitting the children of Horry County, and other service undertakings. She is excited to use her platform as Young Miss Teen South Carolina to promote her personal outreach program, Gabby’s Girls of Greatness, which she created to encourage and empower young girls, instilling in them the concept of Choosing Kindness Over Cool.
City Council approved a special event permit for the September 22, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Association of Carolina Shag Clubs & Society of Stranders Celebration of Life, Remembering Our Covid-19 Victims event, which will occur at the Horseshoe on Main Street.
City Council passed second (final) reading of an ordinance amending the Esperanza Planned Development District (PDD), revising it to the Hope Pointe Planned Development District (PDD). The revised PDD offers significant reductions in housing density, about 70% more open space, a turn lane, and more.
City Council passed the second reading of a development agreement between the City and NVR, Inc. regarding the Hope Pointe Planned Development District, formerly known as the Esperanza Planned Development District.
City Council passed the second reading of an ordinance annexing and zoning 0.75 acres on Old Crane Road.
City Council denied the first reading of an ordinance involving a request to rezone 5.65 acres on Hill Street from R-3 to R-2A. The R-2A zone would allow multifamily residential buildings of up to 50-feet tall in what is currently an area devoted to single-family homes. City Council encouraged the developer to meet with planning department staff to consider another zoning designation that would be more compatible with the single-family housing in the area.
The first reading of an ordinance to amend the Waterside Section of the Parkway Group Planned Development District (PDD) failed on a 3-3 vote. While Council members were positive about most aspects of the PDD, they expressed the need for the project developer, and all other developers who might come before them, to improve on the design or appearance of their proposed housing products.
Council members said that, while they understand that developers are trying to work quickly to meet the high demand for new housing, that same housing is going to be with us for 40-50 years, and innovative design or appearance is still important.
The Waterside developer can choose to improve their housing design and begin the amendment process again.
City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance pertaining to the conveyance of approximately 0.16 acres to Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) in exchange for fiber optic services to City facilities.
City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance pertaining to the conveyance of approximately 0.60 acres to Hillside Development, LLC in exchange for a drainage easement over property owned by Hillside Development, LLC.
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