MAY 3 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
The North Myrtle Beach City Council meets Monday, May 3, at City Hall for a 5:45 pm executive session and a 7:00 pm meeting.
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The 5:45 pm Executive Session Agenda Includes:
The 7:00 pm Meeting Agenda Includes:
For local governments to remain eligible for FEMA-approved grants and funding the City is required to prepare and adopt a Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Mitigation Plan is also a requirement of the Community Rating System (CRS) program in which the City participates. The Mitigation Planning Committee, with guidance from a consultant hired by the City, has been holding meetings since March of 2020 to prepare the plan. On April 8, 2021, the North Myrtle Beach Mitigation Planning Committee had a public meeting on the updated Hazard Mitigation Plan. Nathan Slaughter, the consultant, gave a 40-minute presentation along with some recommendations for the upcoming 5 years that will improve the City’s preparedness for flood and other hazards.
“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 use 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. The amendment would make the City’s Code section pertaining to concealed weapons consistent with State code
Short-term rental parking in residential neighborhoods has become a problem with regard to safety issues (e.g., parking too close to or blocking a fire hydrant, parking on the sidewalk, etc.). It is the intention of this ordinance for property owners to come into compliance with safety regulations as they pertain to short-term rental parking in residential neighborhoods.
The current ordinance does not allow for parking decal exemptions. The amendment would allow City Council to authorize decal exemptions by way of a fully executed Developer’s Agreement. The amendment would add the words, “except those authorized by City Council in a fully executed Developer’s Agreement” to the last sentence of Section 21-40 (a) (1).
An agent for the owner has petitioned the City to annex approximately 10 acres of property located on Water Tower Road identified by PINs 359-08-03-0002 and 359-08-03-0003. The petition also reflects the requested City zoning district of Medium Density Residential (R-2). The subject area is identified as Residential Suburban on the Future Land Use Map. Though not supported by the City’s comprehensive plan, the proposed zoning designation of R-2 was recommended by Planning Commission to recognize, “substantial change or changing conditions or circumstances in a particular locality.”
City Council approved the Barefoot Resort Villas Townhomes section of the Dye Estates on November 4, 2002. Only two of the originally approved buildings are constructed. The applicant has submitted a revised site plan and elevations to complete the Barefoot Resort Villas Townhomes at the Dye Estates. The proposal reduces the density from 51 units to 47 units. The revised site plan meets the current dead-end street standards for emergency access. Driveway lengths are increased to provide a full parking space length between the garage and the edge of the street. The proposed two-story elevations use a similar color and material palette as the currently approved three-story elevations to create a harmonious community between the two building types. The materials include fiber cement siding with cedar shake and board and batten accents, architectural asphalt shingles, vinyl windows, and stone or brick accents on the ground floor. The traditional architectural details match the architectural styles used in the existing buildings.
The increasing proliferation of wireless communications facilities combined with new federal and state legislation regulating these facilities has created a need to revise the City’s Zoning Ordinance regarding small cell wireless facilities. A companion ordinance regulating wireless communications facilities in the public rights-of-way passed City Council at the April 5, 2021 meeting. Staff proposes a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance specifying the standards and methodology for the installation of wireless telecommunications facilities in the City. National experts in the wireless communication industry worked with the City to prepare this ordinance in order to ensure safe small cell facilities that minimize negative impacts to the North Myrtle Beach community.
Standardizing the City Code by allowing any residential district the ability to reduce lot widths by 33% for properties fronting cul-de-sacs or eyebrows was approved by City Council in 2017 [ZTX-17-09]. Unintentionally, lot width standards in the R-1 and R-1A zoning districts were not included in this process. Prior to omission, the minimum widths at the setback line were 80 feet and 60 feet, respectively. Staff is proposing a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to reinstate the minimum lot width requirements for R-1 and R-1A zoned property.