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Surfside Beach searches for extra funds

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Surfside town leaders have their eyes on Caropines.  Their sights are set on collecting extra funds and giving residents a new option when it comes to disposing of their trash. (Source: Kristin Sanchez) Surfside town leaders have their eyes on Caropines. Their sights are set on collecting extra funds and giving residents a new option when it comes to disposing of their trash. (Source: Kristin Sanchez)
The town of Surfside Beach used to collect trash on these same streets years ago but canceled service in 2012. (Source: Kristin Sanchez) The town of Surfside Beach used to collect trash on these same streets years ago but canceled service in 2012. (Source: Kristin Sanchez)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The town of Surfside Beach has a fight on their hands to get more revenue and regain trust in a community they once served.

Surfside town leaders have their eyes on Caropines.

Their sights are set on collecting extra funds and giving residents a new option when it comes to disposing of their trash.

The town of Surfside Beach used to collect trash on these same streets years ago but canceled service in 2012.

Ted Levinski, President of Caropines Home Owners Association explains, "A lot of people weren't happy you know, they were like what am I going to do?"

Since then, residents came up with other ways to get rid of their trash.

But the idea of bringing the service back to the community has residents unsure if they can trust the town with their trash pick up.

Levinski adds, "Some people I know are in favor of it some people are a little leery about joining Surfside."

For residents like George Evans who are tired of taking their trash to the recycle center, they are willing to take the risk.

"Oh, I'd love it. I'd love for them to come back. You know when you get our age and everything you don't feel like going up carrying trash to the dump everyday, so oh yeah. It'd be great," says George Evans, Caropines Resident.

But other residents have some different concerns.

"I'm a little nervous about them uh wanting us to join because you know if we belong to Surfside then that's an addition tax. So that's the thing I'm nervous about," says Ted Levinski, President of Caropines Home Owners Association.

Surfside Beach Mayor Doug Samples says they'll need more information before going forward with the plan.

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