County abandons tighter restrictions on Myrtle Beach rally vendor permits

Publish Date: 
Apr 18, 2012

It will be business as usual for Myrtle Beach-area rally vendors this year, now that the Horry County Council has abandoned plans to tighten the rules for spring rally vendor permits.

The council had spent months considering whether to tighten regulations for setting up and breaking down of vendor sites, while reducing vendor permit application fees, according to the Myrtle Beach Sun News.

Permits allow for seven consecutive days of sales. Amendments would have prohibited setup before 9 a.m. on the first day, and required all tents to be broken down by 9 p.m. on the seventh day. Also, application fees for a vendor permit would have dropped anywhere from $200 to $300, depending on where the applicant lives.

The council also considered shortening vendor permits to five days from the current seven after the owner of Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson announced the event would conflict with the May 14 to 20 dates listed on the Horry County website, along with Memorial Day and the Atlantic Beach Bikefest. Tuesday’s vote ended that plan.

Posted by Holly Wagner

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