Surfside Beach town leaders approve stormwater utility fee

Surfside Beach town leaders approve stormwater utility fee

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Surfside Beach residents will have pay more on their property tax bills.

The Surfside Beach Town Council approved a stormwater utility fee during it’s meeting Tuesday night.

The money will help with drainage and flooding issues.

Some residents say all it takes is some heavy rain to cause flooding.

Town councilman Randle Stevens said up until now, the town couldn’t afford solutions to the problems.

“With all the problems that Horry County has had with flooding on the rivers and everything, we it to our citizens to make sure they don’t have any problem with flooding,” Stevens said.

He said the town will maintain the system in place and improve it as well because officials will have the money to be able to work on the system.

The fee will be $82 per year for a single-family house. Apartments or townhomes will split up the $82. It equates to about $7 a month.

The town will tack the fee on to property tax bills, which will be sent out by Horry County government in October.

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