The April 3 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting was preceded by an executive session, during which City Council conducted its annual evaluation of the city manager; discussed a potential contract between Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, the City of North Myrtle Beach, and the City of Myrtle Beach; and discussed the potential purchase of property within the city.
Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented to representatives of the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club (photo) a Proclamation declaring the month of April to be National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month. One of the Club’s many objectives is to raise community awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
In her Proclamation, Mayor Hatley stated that in one year, 52 states reported 678,932 victims of child abuse or neglect, underscoring the fact that child abuse and neglect are serious problems affecting every segment of our community. Finding solutions requires input and action from everyone in the community.
The Mayor said that child abuse creates long-term psychological, emotional, and physical effects that can have lifelong consequences for victims of abuse. She encouraged members of the community to support protective initiatives that reduce or eliminate risk and promote the social, emotional, and developmental well-being of children.
Effective child abuse prevention activities succeed because of the meaningful connections and partnerships created between child welfare, education, health, community and faith-based organizations, businesses and law enforcement agencies.
Mayor Hatley emphasized that we must work together as a community to increase awareness about child abuse and contribute to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families in a safe, stable, nurturing environment.
City Council passed second (final) reading of an ordinance to revise the Town Centre on Main Planned Development District to replace a 3,400 square foot restaurant with additional residential townhomes.
City Council passed second reading of an ordinance to amend the Franchise Agreement for Randall Duke to allow the addition of a fourth Parasail Boat. His franchise fee increases from $45,000 annually to $60,000 annually.
City Council tabled until a Wednesday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. Workshop:
- First reading of an ordinance to amend the Land Development Regulation Text to create a new, required 25-foot wide private street right of way cross section where private roads are allowed by Code.
- First reading of an ordinance to amend the Land Development Regulation Text to waive the 600-foot block length maximum in situations where environmental, topographic or other limitations render compliance impractical.
- First reading of an ordinance to amend the Land Development Regulations Text to address cross access concerning nonresidential development and safe distances from adjacent roadways
- The Wednesday, April 5, 2:00 p.m. Workshop is open to the public.