Has anyone read the new ordinances?
Quiet mufflers with EPA labeling........good luck.
Impound serial offending vehicle..........
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach City Council passed 15 city-wide ordinances that they hope will limit bike rallies. These ordinances will apply year-round, but are aimed to limit May's bike rallies.
The ordinances that were passed ranged from a 1 a.m. curfew for underage teenagers to requiring photo identification for anyone checking into a hotel or motel. Officials went as far as implementing a mandatory helmet law for anyone riding a motorcycle within city limits.
All of the ordinances passed unanimously with the exception of the helmet ordinances. It passed 5-1. Critics say forcing bikers to wear a helmet goes against state law, which allows any adult to decide whether or not to wear one.
The city, however, says it's only an administrative infraction meant to improve the safety of people living in the city. Therefore, they say there's no conflict with state law.
Today, business owners were worried about the new ordinances. They say that the ordinances could cripple their business.
"If the bike rallies go away, it coudl be the equivalent of a category five hurricane hitting Myrtle Beach for the month of May," says Don Cauthen, who owns two restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
With the new ordinances, business that have to call the police more than twice in a six month period could face a maximum fine of up to 50 thousand dollars. They could even be forced to close by 2 a.m.
2008-57 | Amend existing Nuisance law found in Chapter 10, Article II, Nuisances of the Code. The effects of an unpermitted special event, or rally are a public nuisance against public health, public decency, peace and order, public welfare and safety and the public economy and responsible parties to be held financially responsible for public cost that result from their promotion.
2008-58 | Amend existing Special Event law in Sections 19-127, 19-128 and 19-156 of Chapter 19, Article VI, Special Events of the Code. Those events in or adjacent to City limits, permitted or unpermitted, that impose an excessive public resource deployment are unlawful, and responsible parties are to be held financially responsible for public cost that result.
2008-59 | New law amending Chapter 14, Article 1, Section 14-1. No alcohol served between 2-6 a.m. Note substantial changes. Business can exempt from 2-6 a. m. sale prohibition upon showing of policy or practice that addresses among other things underage drinking, over-serving, internal and premises security. Exemption can be revoked upon events of criminality on premises of business.
2008-60 | New Law. Chapter 14, Article 1, Section 14-7. Defrauding a restaurant is a misdemeanor.
2008-61 | New law. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-220. Infraction. Administrative process. Short term rental, payers of accommodation tax, innkeeper or hotel check-in procedures; photo id for check-in; identification of all guests per room, identification of all vehicles; issue parking card.
2008-62 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-221. Administrative process. No alcohol consumption or open possession in parking areas, lots and garages. Business shall not permit.
2008-63 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-222. Administrative process. Use of parking lot for non-parking activities a nuisance. No destruction of landscaped areas by chairs, etc. Businesses shall not permit.
2008-64 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-223 through 14-227. Administrative process. Helmet and eyewear required for cycles and mopeds; No impoundment.
2008-65 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-228 through 14-231. Administrative process. No trailers parked on public streets, or unlicensed private lots.
2008-66 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-232 through 14-235. Administrative infraction. Convenience store and premises security.
2008-67 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-236 through 14-239. Administrative process. Minor or Juvenile Curfew: 1 am to 6 am.
2008-68 | New law. Infraction. Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-240. Administrative process. No loud mufflers, impound serial offending vehicle.
2008-69 | Amend existing law in Chapter 14, Article V, Section 14-85, adding section (b) (10). No loitering on commercial lots after hours, or when posted.
2008-70 | Amend existing law in Chapter 12, Article III, Division 1, by adding Section 12- 102: only 1 vehicle per space; Chapter 12, Article III, Division 2, Repeal deactivation of meters for bike parking.
2008-71 | New law to enact Chapter 14, Article X, Sections 14-200 through 14-and/or reserve 14-219. Creation of administrative hearing process for disposition of infractions.