Florence, South Carolina 2021-11-29 12:48:14 –
Holly County, South Carolina (WBTW) —A separate class action lawsuit against Holly County and some county authorities for illegally collecting road tolls and not offering refunds to Holly County citizens. Was raised.
A lawsuit filed on November 2 alleges that the collection of road tolls is illegal because a similar “road maintenance fee” charged by Greenville County was found unconstitutional. June South Carolina Supreme Court. The proceedings are against the county, council, manager Steve Gosnell and treasurer Angie Jones.
Horry County is currently charging $ 50 per registered vehicle in the county annually. According to the proceedings, many counties throughout the state “suspended these types of charges” after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Greenville County. But Holly County is not.
The proceedings are “a microcosm of a bad government. They received money illegally from the citizens and the South Carolina Supreme Court notified them that these charges were illegal, because the county did not return the money to the citizens. Later, government officials still refuse to return the fraudulently received fees. “
Before, A similar proceeding was filed in August, But it was later rejected. The proceedings also sought a refund of “all illegally charged road tolls.”
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