City Liaison Report

~ Neal Witkin, BRRA Board Vice President, City Liaison

At the city council meeting on Monday, January 9, 2023, the council unanimously passed a resolution for shining a light on and addressing antisemitism in our community.  The mayor added that all religions and faiths are welcome here in North Myrtle Beach.  Barefoot residents recently reported plastic bags tossed in driveways with antisemitic literature, similar to other incidents around the greater Myrtle Beach area and around the state of South Carolina.

The council approved the Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival on May 6, 2023.

Council also approved a second reading creating the Third Amendment to the Sandridge Tract Development Agreement and to authorize the city manager to sign the document on behalf of the city.  The First reading consisted of 550 units and the developer increased the number of units on the second reading to 650 units.

(Items not included in the council meeting)

  • Land is currently being cleared for the Industrial Park on Watertower Road.
  • The sightline exiting Par Drive was recently brought to my attention as limited to the right for vehicles coming around the curve at 40mph posing a hazardous condition.  I have asked the city works department to look at this situation to assess if the sightline to the right of Par Drive can be improved with clearing some vegetation.  Kevin Blayton, Director of Public Works advised he will take a look to see what can be done.

The next council meeting is scheduled for February 20th.