Myrtle Beach ends parking meters for the rest of the year

Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pedersen issued a Civil Emergency Order today, covering three items.   Areas of the county are still dealing with flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, and the order is intended to ease some of those challenges.  The goal is to encourage the recovery process.  Specifically, the manager

-- Suspended parking charges at city-controlled spaces through October, effective Thursday, September 27.  (The paid parking season normally runs through October, so this effectively ends parking meter charges at the city’s spaces this year.  Paid parking resumes March 1.)

-- Canceled water service shut-offs for non-payment during the month of October. 

-- Extended through Friday, October 5, the existing no-fee building permits for storm-related repairs and renovations.  Permits for storm-related work are required, but will be issued at no charge.  All other permits will be charged as usual. 

Under city code, the emergency order goes to City Council for ratification at its next meeting, set for Tuesday, October 9.