WBTW news reports that many on the Horry County Planning Commission did not show up for a resident-packed meeting concerning local insider Mike Wooten’s several new developments. Residents were left angry after half of the Horry County Planning Commission no showed the Thursday night meeting. “A lot of people put a tremendous amount of work into this tonight, and half of the zoning board isn’t here,” Deborah Hudson, a neighbor in the White Horse community told WBTW news.
Last Tuesday, Horry County Council Chairman Lazarus slipped in one of Wooten’s Highway 905 developments for a second reading. 1,300 homes are scheduled to be built along Highway 905 on two lane roads. Wooten is offering $500 per home to pay for schools, fire houses, and extra police. Residents know this will not cover the true costs and tax payers will be left with the bill for needed growth. Second reading approval won 6 to 5 with a third and final reading expected September 18th.
A sudden rush of approvals for Wooten’s projects are obvious. New county council chairman Johnny Gardner takes office in January.
A Wednesday TOWN HALL meeting has been called at the WAREHO– USE in Conway at 12 noon so that residents can voice their concerns directly to County Council via texts sent through the FAN network.
The Warehouse is located on Laurel Street just north of the County Courthouse.