Horry County looking to tighten regulations for food trucks

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Horry County is taking a long, hard look at regulations for food trucks, those restaurants on wheels that have been making inroads in other parts of the country, including Charleston.

An ad-hoc committee of the county Planning Commission is scheduled to meet today to discuss rules and procedures. The five-member group, which includes three members of the Planning Commission and two community members, will look at current regulations from other jurisdictions, DHEC rules, current regulations in county ordinances and suggestions from the county's Infrastructure and Regulation Committee as to what should be included in any regulation.

Food trucks are not unusual in Murrells Inlet. Creek Ratz has a truck and for the past two years, Suck Bang Blow has been host to a Food Truck Festival, which has brought in gourmet food trucks from Charleston, where the trucks have found a home along the city's waterfront.

Bill Barber, the manager of SBB, is one of the committee members. Also are the panel are Karl Moser and Steven Neeves, chairman, Dennis Springs and Danny Hardee, from the Planning Commission. Up for discussion are the types of trucks that will be allowed, signage on the trucks and the areas where the trucks will be allowed, what types of items can be sold and what permits would be required.

The meeting, at the Horry County Government & Justice Center Multipurpose Rooms, 1301 Second Ave. in Conway, starts at 1:30 p.m.

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