Horry council effort to gain Coast RTA chairman appointment fails

Horry County Councilman Gary Loftus, who was key in getting more county representatives on Coast RTA’s board of directors, almost got his way in getting a county-appointed board member as the agency’s new chairman.

The move would have given an Horry County Council appointee the chairmanship, and a little more control over the board.

Coast is lined up to get a new chairman of the board in July, which is determined by its bylaws. The bylaws also state that the vice chairman automatically assumes the role of chairman at the start of the next fiscal year.