CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Horry County Council has bulldozed a proposal that would have required dilapidated houses in the county to be removed.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports some council members this week objected that requiring the removal of such structures was government overreach. Others said any such proposal should include commercial as well as private property.
Under the plan, county workers would not have targeted structures to be removed but would have identified them based on neighbors’ complaints. The ordinance would have allowed the county to use its police powers to make repairs or demolish the buildings and put a lien on the property for payment.
Councilman Al Allen said the ordinance could have been used as a way for squabbling neighbors to get back at each other.