HORRY COUNTY, SC – The great debate over whether to allow food trucks in Horry County will now be left up to Horry County Council.
The Horry County Infrastructure and Regulation Committee met Monday and decided to recommend the one-year pilot program for approval.
“We have been working on this possible program for more than a year, and now it will head to Horry County Council for a first reading on Oct. 7,” said Lisa Bourcier, spokesperson for the county.
An ordinance for a year-long pilot program was first drafted by the Horry County Planning Commission early in September.
Fifty permits for food trucks, as well as ice cream trucks, would be issued for the pilot program.
After the first year, the program will be evaluated and any proposed changes to the ordinance would head to county council for its consideration.
The draft ordinance calls for the trucks to be inspected by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and fire officials. The employees would also have to pass background checks, provide a ten-year driving record and the sites of operation for the food truck would need to be approved.
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