North Myrtle Beach considers paid parking ordinance

North Myrtle Beach considers paid parking ordinance

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The City of North Myrtle Beach is considering an ordinance that would establish paid public parking at certain city-owned lots, public street ends and parking areas.

According to the agenda for Monday night's council meeting, the ordinance would authorize the City Manager to establish the paid lots and parking zones and establish a method of payment of the posting parking fees via kiosks, meters, mobile phone apps, pay by internet or phone, or other available payment methods.

The ordinance justifies the paid parking because the beaches are a primary attraction for most tourists and visitors to the city, North Myrtle Beach continues to grow, acquiring additional land for public parking lots and facilities will add to the limited amount of parking currently available, and paid parking will create a revenue stream for the city to acquire additional land for parking lots and facilities.

The first reading of the paid parking ordinance will take place at Monday night's council meeting.

WMBF News Reporter Amy Lipman will bring you the latest on this proposed ordinance beginning at 4 p.m. on WMBF News.

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