Support new station
for Burgess community
Adding a new fire station in the Burgess Community is essential to improve response time for both fire and rescue calls by an estimated 3 to 5 minutes. Our population has grown from about 3,000 in 1990 to about 25,000 in 2010 and is still growing.
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The only way to make this happen is to vote yes on the March 17 Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District referendum.
For an owner-occupied average home the millage increase would cost about $3 per month compared to an increase in insurance premiums of $230 or more per year if the District's Fire Protection Classification (ISO rating) was downgraded.
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The writer is president of the Greater Burgess Community Association.