MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – City Council approved a new parking decal for employees who work along the oceanfront.
The Oceanfront Employee Parking Decal will cost $50 a year and allow employees of businesses east of Kings Highway to park at coin-operated meters.
Council members said people who work hourly jobs that pay $13-$16 per hour have to pay at least $10 per shift to park. This will ease the burden of hourly employees, council members agreed at the Tuesday meeting.
The purpose of the decal is to provide a low-cost alternative to illegal parking through a program specifically for employees. Most employees are left to solve the parking issue themselves and end up parking in non-parking places or they accrue a large volume of tickets for illegal parking.
Street ends, pay station lots and Mackay Meter spaces are considered prime parking spaces and would not be part of the employee parking program, according to the resolution.