Myrtle Beach Ordinances In A Holding Pattern

Publish Date: 
Dec 30, 2008

A JUDGE HAS again declined to stop Myrtle Beach from enforcing new ordinances the city passed earlier this year in an attempt to rein in motorcycle rallies.

U.S. District Court Judge Terry Wooten last week denied a request for an injunction filed by event promoter Mike Shank and Harley-Davidson of Myrtle Beach to prevent the city from enforcing 15 amendments and ordinances dealing with special events, noise and helmets.

In November a county circuit court judge declined to issue an injunction against the city's helmet law requested by Myrtle Beach residents Carol and William O'Day.

Neither lawsuit has been dismissed, however, and a second federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Doghouse and Steel Horse Saloon owner Don Emery, The Master's Club, www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com and other business owners, has not yet been heard.

No other hearings have been scheduled.