Mark Lazarus
Mark Lazarus, Horry County Council Chair - term ended January 1st.


Resident, Sharon Pollard, speaks directly on camera to Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus.

Horry County resident Sharon Pollard reached out to MyrtleBeachSC.com concerned about a future, large real estate development to be built alongside her neighborhood, Arbor Glen.  Nine hundred homes are planned on 600 acres of land that run along Highway 905, which is a two lane highway in Longs, S.C.

Highway 905 connects to Highway 9 as it approaches the city of North Myrtle Beach.  In a video, which has now gone viral locally, Mrs. Pollard says Horry County does not have the infrastructure in place along Highway 905, nor along Highway 9, for the growth.  She also says the county is currently lagging behind in police, fire, road, and emergency services infrastructure for the growth already in place.

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Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus is currently running for re-election against Johnny Gardner.  Gardner is a long time, local county resident.  We reached out to both Gardner and Lazarus for a comment on Mrs. Pollard’s remarks above.

Johnny Gardner
Johnny Gardner

Said Gardner, “This is just what our movement is based on the 3 r’s. “Responsibility” we owe it to all the citizens that these 900 homes impact not just the developers who are making money off of them. “Reform” we need to take a look at all new development and find out who’s going to pay for the added policemen, the added firemen and the impact it has on that community before rubber-stamping any zoning request. “Respect” we need to, and staff needs to, listen to this person‘s concerns with respect and understanding, not just 5 minutes one (1) time during a council meeting.

Horry County Councilman Lazarus did not respond to our request for a comment.

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