Cherry Grove resident doesn’t want dredging to create ‘ghetto’

While residents squawk with North Myrtle Beach city officials on who should pay the $24,000 per unit price tag to dredge finger channels in Cherry Grove, resident Tom O’Hare said there are some residents being forgotten.

O’Hare’s home on 34th Avenue North off Ocean Boulevard would not be included in the proposed Cherry Grove Improvement District and the area around it will not be dredged, he said.

O’Hare said the dredging will not occur because of natural wetlands around his property.

“Our concern, as property owners, those homes that are in the dredging area, their property values, according to the North Myrtle Beach City Hall people, will be greatly increased,” O’Hare said. “While theirs are greatly increased and we have homes in the same area, ours are going to be greatly reduced... by as much as 50 percent.”