Horry County Council voted to approve a large new, residential development located on Highway 905 and Buck Creek road last night. The development is the project of Horry County insider Mike Wooten and has been highly controversial. The vote was placed on the agenda multiple times only to be removed when social media made councilmen aware that large crowds were planning on attending each council meeting with the vote on the agenda.
One day after Labor Day, the vote showed up on the agenda once again when few were noticing. The controversial development passed six for with five against.
Pristine Forest Will Be Clear Cut For New Development
Highway 905 and Buck Creek road are the cross road location of these 1,000 new homes. Each are two lane roads. Horry County Council has no plans to build a four lane road in the area. There are no plans nor any funds for budgeting new schools, new police, nor new firemen in this area. The developer will not be required to bear any of these new infrastructure costs. Residents county-wide will ultimately be required to pay taxes to cover the additional infrastructure needed for this new growth.
Long term plans are to create a new Carolina Forest like community in the approved area.
WORKING FOR THE FEW
Below is the list of Horry County Councilmen who voted for Mr. Wooten’s development.
Term Actually Expires Dec. 2020