Myrtle Beach Passes Biker Ordinances

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On Tuesday September 9, 2008, the Myrtle Beach City Council passed 15 ordinances intended to limit motorcycle rallies. These ordinances include a curfew for underage individuals, administrative processes to address parking issues, new rules for checking into a hotel or motel, and a mandatory citywide helmet law. Full summary and links below…

These ordinances will not become law unless they are passed in a second reading. The council has not set a date or time for the second meeting.

Below is a summary of the ordinances and links to the full text:

2008-57 | An ordinance amending sections 10-22 of division 1 of article 7 ii of chapter 10 of the code of ordinances of the city of 8 Myrtle Beach to define and declare unpermitted events and 9 rallies to be public nuisances; to prohibit their 10 maintenance, and to seek financial redress from those 11 entities that promote unpermitted special events in the city.

2008-58 | An ordinance to amend article vi, of chapter 19, sections 19-127 to include events inside or outside the city limits which impact the public; in section 19-128 to correct a scrivenerā€™s error; and in section 19-156 to specify the responsible parties for cost recovery when they promote unpermitted special events that impact the city.

2008-59 | An ordinance to enact chapter 14, article i, section 14-1 (e), hours of sale restricted for commercial establishments which allow for on-premises consumption of beer, ale, porter and/or wine; with exemption and loss of exemption in the code of ordinances of the city of myrtle beach.

2008-60 | New Law. Chapter 14, Article 1, Section 14-7. Defrauding a restaurant is a misdemeanor.

2008-61 | An ordinance to prohibit the engagement in rental of accommodation tax property, or short term rental property, without proof of adult responsibility by way of identification presented at check in; and to require parking stickers, hangers, cards or other identifying record for display in each vehicle registered; and to require security and control of parking areas; the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-62 | An ordinance to prohibit the possession or consumption of liquor, beer, ale, porter and/or wine in the parking lots abutting certain public rights of way; the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-63 | An ordinance to prohibit the destructive use of the landscaping areas required by zoning law, and to prohibit public nuisance uses of parking areas; the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-64 | An ordinance to require safety helmets and protective eye wear while on a motorcycle; the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-65 | An ordinance to prohibit the parking or storage of any boats and boat trailers, semitrailer, tractor, trailer, or over sized vehicles as herein defined on public streets and certain private lots; residing in any parked or stored vehicle prohibited; and authorization for impoundment; the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-66 | An ordinance to require security measures at convenience businesses; the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-67 | An ordinance establishing a juvenile curfew, the violation of which is an administrative infraction.

2008-68 | An ordinance to prohibit the operation of motor vehicles that do not have required EPA labeling compliance or that exceed established sound levels; to prohibit the operation of any motor vehicles that are not equipped with any exhaust muffler approved by this chapter; the violation of which is an administrative infraction; and to declare vehicles in violation to be a public nuisance, and impound, tow and store such vehicles until the vehicles can be removed from the city limits without operation in violation of the law.

2008-69 | An ordinance to amend chapter 14, article v, section 14-85, by adding (10) to section (b) prohibit loitering with a harmful purpose or effect by refusing or failing to leave a private business, commercial establishment, or parking lot that is posted with conspicuous “no loiteringā€¯ signs.

2008-70 | An ordinance to enact chapter 12, article iii, division 1, section 12-102, to prohibit more than one vehicle per parking space; and to amend chapter 12, article iii, division 1, section 12-132 to repeal deactivation for motorcycle parking in the code of ordinances of the city of myrtle beach.

2008-71 | An ordinance to enact chapter 14, article x, sections beginning 14-200, administrative hearing system and infractions.

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7 comments:

  1. K. Decker, 26. September 2008, 7:27

    Only thing I have to say is… It’s been fun the last 19 years I have attended both the Spring and Fall rallies. However now that the council has shown all of us how they feel me and my 70+ buddies will never cross into the Myrtle Beach City limits and spend our money again. It’s been good knowing ya….. So Long Myrtle Beach!!!

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  3. Pete, 27. September 2008, 8:56

    Don’t give up hope yet, Mr. Decker – the Motorcycle rally supporters are fighting back; See the above TradingMarkets.com article where supporters have hired Attorney Suzanne Coe of Greenville. See is very competent and well known and is planning to file a lawsuit to try to “stop the city from enforcing the three anti-rally ordinances that took effect this week”.

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  5. classic53, 5. January 2009, 12:18

    There is a movement starting and we need the support of everybody who is planning on attending the rallies. Make your reservations outside of the “city”. My wife and I are doing the same. Do not spend any money within the “city”. Ride around the “city”. Pass this along to everybody who you know who plans on attending the rallies. Even tell your friends and families to vacation outside of the “city”.

    Hers’s a link devoted to the movement. It is very informative. http://www.ibiker.org
    ride safe and keep the rubber side down
    07 FLHTC rider

  6. Bardo, 5. January 2009, 18:23

    Thanks for the ibiker link Classic!
    However, it might get better viewing if you tie it to the article currently on the front page of this site (the one about m/c events and the myrtle beach fiasco).

  7. Pete, 16. January 2009, 21:19

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