Horry County Council Passes First Reading of Road Fee Ordinance

Last night during their meeting, the Horry County Council passed the first-reading of an ordinance on permanent road fees. Councilman Mark Causey said the fee is needed in order to keep the roads maintained, whether that’s with resurfacing, paving or other improvements. Currently, Horry County charges $50 per year for registered vehicles in the county and that money is put toward a road maintenance fund. Causey said “The fee will remain $50 and if we were to lose that, I think it’s equal to about $10 million a year in taxes.” The ordinance will be up for a second reading at next month’s council meeting.