RESULTS -- APRIL 5 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
The North Myrtle Beach City Council met Monday, April 5, at City Hall for a 7:00 pm meeting.
Standing with his wife and daughters, Councilman-elect Trey Skidmore took his Oath of Office and then took his seat as a member of the North Myrtle Beach City Council. City Attorney Chris Noury administered the oath of office. Councilman Skidmore won the March 16 runoff election for one at-large seat on City Council.
City Council adopted a resolution encouraging residents, business employees, and visitors to follow CDC, SCDHEC, and other suggested COVID-19 guidelines in order to help continue to reduce the community’s exposure to the virus.
City Council passed the second (final) reading of an ordinance establishing regulations for small wireless facilities in public rights-of-way.
To the extent possible under federal and state regulations pertaining to small wireless providers, the ordinance helps the City control the proliferation of wireless communication facilities often referred to as “small cell” or “5G” facilities. The ordinance enables the City to specify the process for application, review and permitting to ensure safe installations that minimize impact to the community.
City Council passed the second reading of an ordinance authorizing the conveyance of property from the City of North Myrtle Beach to the United Parcel Service, Inc. (BT-OH, LLC) in exchange for a conveyance via various property owners described in the ordinance.
The City and UPS own adjacent property within the Parkway PDD off Water Tower Road. The City will use most of its parcel for a future fire station, and UPS will construct a facility on its parcel. Generally, by exchanging portions of their lots, both entities have enhanced the functionality of their properties.
City Council passed the second reading of an ordinance to amend Article V (NOISE), Section 12-72 (PROHIBITION) of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
The ordinance amends Sections 12-72 of Article V (NOISE) by deleting Subsection (g) as written and replacing it with new language: “It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit any sustained or repetitive noise, regardless of source, that is audible beyond the property line between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when, in the opinion of the responding official, such noise is excessive, disrupting the peace or disturbing the general public.”
City Council passed the second reading of an ordinance to amend Article V (NOISE), Section 12-78 (ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS) of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
The ordinance ensures that the Enforcement Standards section of the Noise Ordinance is consistent with the Prohibition section of the ordinance.
City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to adjust the residential roll-cart rental area fee.
Based on numerous neighborhood complaints, there is a need for the City to provide additional solid waste collection services to short-term rental (STR) properties. The popularity of web-based rental platforms has resulted in many STR properties in residential neighborhoods, and excess trash is one of the byproducts. Prior to the start of its next budget year (July 1, 2021), the City proposes to adjust its solid waste service fees as they apply to STR. Under the proposed changes, the City would service STR properties Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday throughout the city. For STR properties, residential roll-cart rental area fees would increase to $80 per month for one cart and $65 per month for each additional cart.