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Quarterly Meeting Notice 9-14-2023

Quarterly Meeting Notice 9-14-2023

Quarterly Meeting Notice 9 14 2023

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Special Meeting Notice 6-12-2023


This is announcing a special meeting to be held on June 12th at 6:30 p.m. at the South Strand Recreation Center. The Murrells Inlet- Garden City Fire District is planning on placing a referendum on the ballot in July. The purpose of the special meeting is to allow an opportunity for the fire district to explain the issue to our members and the public and providing an opportunity for questions. If you are interested in learning more about this issue you can read the consultants report on the fire district's website.

Vote YES July 25 Fact Card 1

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District includes the fastest-growing area of the fastest-growing county in South Carolina: Horry County, up 82,000 new residents between the 2010 and 2020 census.

In that time, the number of 911 calls to the District for fire or ambulance service has increased 145 percent.

Nearly half the calls required more than one fire/EMS vehicle to respond at the same time. Almost 300 times last year alone, all three of the District ambulances were already tied up, and the District couldn’t respond.

Also, responding to fire / EMS calls without adequate staff puts the public and first responders at risk. Now, the number of District firefighter / EMS personnel must double to meet national standards for how many crew members are required on each emergency vehicle.

As an outside audit in December reported, “the District is significantly understaffed and on the verge of not being able to provide reliable and timely emergency services,” which will result in higher fire insurance rates on all our homes and businesses.

Your YES vote to invest an additional 7-mills will cost just $56 a year on an owner-occupied $200,000 home.

Your YES vote will also allow the District to phase in another 7-mills, as needed, over the next five years.

Vote YES July 25th!

Paid for by Friends of Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire and Rescue, Tom Swatzel, Chairman, PO Box 1311, Murrells Inlet, SC 2957

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Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. 

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Quarterly Meeting Notice 2-16-2023


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Quarterly Meeting Notice

Horry County Planning Director David Jordan will discus the process of updating the Burgess Community Area Plan adopted by County Council in 2012.

This will serve as a guide for future development.


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Quarterly Meeting Notice

Mark your calendars for our next quarterly meeting with a program about the history of the Burgess Community on September 22nd. We have changed the starting time to 6:30 p.m. 

 Also we will have the Burgess Quilt on display that was made about 20 years ago from pictures of Burgess Community residents.

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Zoning Case 2022-06-008

Rezoning case #2022-06-008 is on the agenda for the Planning Commission's meeting July 7th. This case would amend the existing PDD for the vacant property in front of Oak Hampton on Hwy 707 to be developed as multi-family residential. The plan calls for 12 three story apartment buildings with a total of 288 units plus duplexes of 14 units and townhomes of 26 units for grand total of 328 units. 

The Board of Directors of the Greater Burgess Community Association opposes this rezoning because the density is excessive for our suburban area. Attached is our letter to the Planning Commission. 
If you also oppose this rezoning you can send an email by July 6th to David Jordan, Planning Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Al Jordan
Greater Burgess Community Association
Letter to Planning Commission on ammending PDD on Hwy 707 6 28 2022
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Candidate Forum

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GBCA Quarterly Meeting - Election of Board of Directors


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Letter of Opposition to Rezoning 706 Acres on Highway 707

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Hurricane Preparedness Workshop


* New date - June 29th


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Board of Directors expresses our appreciation

for Essential Frontline Workers and Quarantined Residents. 

Express Appreciation


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Candidates Forum GBCA

We want to encourage everyone to vote

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Pam Dawson Appointed to the HCPC

Pam Dawson has been appointed to the Horry County Planning Commission. 

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Bob Ziegler Appointed to HCPOSB

Bob Ziegler has been appointed to the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board

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Quarterly Meeting Notice

Quality Schools/Quality Community Connection

Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020
St. James Intermediate School*
9641 Scipio Lane

6:00 p.m. –  Optional School Tour

Come in the main door of the school and there will be greeters to assist everyone on where to go from there. School Ambassadors will be giving the tours.

7:00 p.m. – Meeting Begins

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Rick Maxey, Superintendent of Horry County Schools.

The backbone of any community is its schools. Good schools bring families to the area, provide a platform for a stable economy, and help the next generation reach their highest potential. Horry County Schools will host our quarterly meeting. Even if you do not have children in our local schools, you are still paying school taxes so come learn more about the operations of our local school district, the incredible work and achievements that are happening in our schools, and the many volunteer opportunities that exist for you to get involved with the youth in our community. Stantec Design and Consulting was granted Award of Excellence for the St. James Intermediate School in Burgess.

*See the map for school location.

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Great News!

501 (c)(3) Approved

501c Approved

We have just been informed that our application to be designated a 501(c)(3) organization has been approved by the IRS effective May 1, 2019.

This means that any membership fees or donations you have made since May 1, 2019 are tax-deductible for 2019 as well as 2020.

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7th Annual Burgess Community Litter Cleanup

It's that time again for the 7th Annual Burgess Community Cleanup

Time to clean up our community.

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WHEN:  March 7, 2020
Registration & Breakfast
(Breakfast biscuit/juice/coffee)
8:30 am. Cleanup 9 am-noon.
(Lunch snack day of cleanup)

WHERE: South Strand Recreation Center, Scipio Lane.
Volunteers will be transported by bus to clean up litte along community roads such as Holmestown Road.

WHO: Residents, students, volunteers. Waivers required - Guardian consent under age 18.
Anyone under 16 must have legal guardian or parent with them.

Sign up for FREE T-shirt by February 19th! 

Keep Horry Beautiful will provide safety vests, gloves and bags.

Click here to sign up or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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