Carolina Forest Residents Discuss Becoming Its Own City Or Town
The next steps involve gaining 3,000 signatures to send to the state for approval to turn the neighborhood into its own city.
In a meeting held on Wednesday, residents of Carolina Forest debated about turning the area into its own town or city.
Residents and organizers Norman Fay and Kevin Kiely addressed residents’ major financial concerns over the idea.
Residents who are opposed to the idea said it would increase their taxes and explained they would have to fund their own police and fire departments. Residents who are for the it said by becoming their own city, it could help reduce school overcrowding and traffic congestion as Carolina Forest would control more of its own business than Horry County.
After discussing concerns and hearing what residents had to say, Fay and Kieley said their next steps are to get 3,000 signatures to send to the state for approval to turn the neighborhood into its own city. They are also determining how much money they would need to see this through.
Another meeting has not yet been scheduled but it is expected to be held toward the end of next month.