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New Homeowners Organization Established at Edisto Beach

A group of Edisto Beach property owners have established a new organization called the Edisto Beach Concerned Homeowners (EBCH). The mission statement is “To better the Edisto Beach community, while protecting the integrity and sustainability of Edisto and its natural resources, through education and communication.” The EBCH is apolitical, and the emphasis will be on providing facts and information about Edisto Beach. They are not an advocacy group. Instead, they will focus on providing property owners the factual information about issues and events at Edisto Beach so members can use this information to make their own individual decisions. A key goal of the EBCH is to encourage property owners to contact their council representatives and make them aware of their positions on issues regarding the Town of Edisto Beach.

The EBCH will not have regular meetings but rather will communicate via email and the website in the form of EBCH Updates and Action Alerts. Updates will be used to inform EBCH members of business pending or transpired within Town and State government of interest to Edisto Beach citizens. These will consist of posting the Town Council Meeting Agendas prior to the meetings, synopses of the meetings afterwards, outcomes of Town Commissions and Boards such as ATAX and Planning, and information regarding other issues pertinent to Edisto Beach property owners.

Action Alerts will be used to advise EBCH members of significant issues being addressed by local and state government that require special attention by Edisto Beach citizens. Typically, such alerts will provide unbiased, factual information to enable EBCH membership to make informed decisions on critical issues and to communicate their opinions on such matters to their elected local and state representatives.

The organization is led by an Oversight Committee consisting of Dale Mann, David Blauch, Charlie Kerekes, Ray Johnson, Wanda McCarley, and Iddy Andrews. The membership is open to any property owner at Edisto Beach and the fee is $20 for a regular household membership or $100 for those desiring to be Founding Members. Memberships can be purchased on the website via PayPal or by checks mailed through the U.S. Post Office to EBCH, P.O. Box 641, Edisto Island, SC 29438.

For more information on EBCH go to www.edistobeachconcernedhomeowners.com or email ebchupdates@gmail.com.

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