HORRY COUNTY, SC – Horry County Council will discuss allowing prepackaged foods in mobile carts at the start of next year, despite pleas by those who drafted the initial ordinance to re-consider full-service food trucks.

Some critics even went as far as to call the new ordinance one that essentially approves “mobile vending machines.”

The county’s infrastructure and regulation committee decided to send the amended ordinance to full council without a recommendation to allow council members to discuss it objectively, said Carl Schwartzkopf, chairman of the infrastructure and regulation committee.

“In as much as members of council really expressed concern about this issue, my recommendation is that we forward to county council without recommendation and let members of council express their opinion at next council meeting,” Schwartzkopf said.

In October, Horry County Council voted 9-3 against a one-year mobile food vending pilot program after months of work surveying the public, perfecting distance requirements and determining what would be allowed for the mobile vendors.

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