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Mike Wooten and Mark Lazarus, Horry County Council Chairman

RUSH TO APPROVE: WOOTEN’S BEAR CLAW REZONING

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 13, 2018,  Horry County Council @ 6 p.m., Mike Wooten’s team will be pressing county councilmen to approve zoning changes his group wants on Highway 90’s Bear Claw Tract Scenic Preserve.

A community meeting was held last Thursday concerning this request.

The zoning changes will allow 1446 homes to be built on two lane Highways 90 and old Highway 90.

At their last meeting, Horry County Planning and Zoning recommended the request be denied.  Residents insist upgrades need to be made on these two lane highways before development continues.  The roads simply can not bear the traffic these communities create.


Horry County Council approved first reading of the request, however,  before sending it to Planning and Zoning.  Residents we spoke with found this arrangement odd.

If second reading is approved, the measure will certainly be passed before Chairman Lazarus leaves office this winter.  Lazarus is a partner with one of the property’s owners and will recuse himself on this critical vote.

Opponents of the measure are hoping for a large attendance tomorrow night at 6 p.m.

Letter sent from DNR.  Keith Hinson,  Waccamaw Land & Timber and Bear Claw property investor sits on the board of DNR.

 

 

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Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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