Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-27 20:26:34 –
Surfside Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) —The Surfside Beach Council resolved on Tuesday to pass the first reading of the Ordinance to Address Beach Digging.
The ordinance prohibits metal shovels except when used for metal detection. The ordinance also prohibits holes from being dug deeper than two feet and must be filled before the digger leaves the beach.
Police chief Kenneth Hoffman added metal shovel restrictions as most of the large holes in the beach were dug by adults digging the day with large shovels rather than children digging small holes. Said that. He said he had confirmed with the city of Myrtle Beach about their drilling rules.
Hoffman said citations would be a last resort, as long as the punishment extends.
Four councilors voted for the ordinance and two voted against it. One councilor said the ordinance, in his opinion, would be an overkill for the government if passed. He said more people were injured by riding a golf cart or biking than falling into a hole in the beach.
He was worried that another rule would be added to the beach to force that there are already many rules.
Hoffman said he would change the language of the ordinance for second and final readings, which specifies that only larger metal shovels are banned and certain dimensions can be added.
The proposed ordinance, previously raised in 2019, has been submitted.
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