Horry County doesn't issue permits for food trucks. Moser is trying to change that.
He says the county has been supportive of what he is trying to accomplish. On Thursday, April 24 Horry County council meets to discuss the need for an ordinance. They will take a look at ordinances from other areas. They will also discuss what types of vehicles will be allowed, where they can make stops and what they can serve.
The county ran an online survey to gauge public interest and concerns regarding food trucks. About 450 people responded to the survey: 51 food truck owners, 25 restaurant owners, 17 food cart owners, and 395 interested citizens.
Of those who responded, 94 percent voted that they would like to have food trucks allowed in Horry County. The majority voted that they would like to see food trucks everywhere except in neighborhoods or near brick-and-mortar restaurants.
Scott Hockenberry, an Horry County resident, thinks food trucks would be a great addition. "To have that availability and accessibility to have it, you know, right outside your work at a certain time, it's a great thing," he says.
Moser says he wants Horry County to give him a chance. He's unemployed because he can't find work. A food truck business would give him, and others in the same boat, the opportunity to run their own businesses.
Officials say the majority of input from the public reflects most residents are in favor of the idea of food trucks.
Public input and the survey data was given to an infrastructure and regulation committee at 9 a.m. on February 24. Anyone with additional input can contact the planning staff at (843) 915-5340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.