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They say that working smarter is better than working harder.Why not both?

Whether you're running a high-volume warehouse, overseeing a new construction project, or managing a busy retail establishment, you know that a productive workplace is essential. When it comes to your workplace equipment, you need tools that not only save time and money but are reliable when you need them the most and help your team get the job done right.

At Absolute E-Z Up, we help professionals overcome low productivity by providing the finest stock pickers, tire pickers, and platform lifts in Goose Creek, SC. If you need more efficiency and more profitability at your job site, you're in the right place. Sure, big-picture processes play an important role in your workplace. However, in our experience, the top cause of low productivity involves wasted time on the job site - avoidable problems that slow down your day-to-day work. And when your day-to-day and overall deadlines aren't achieved, that fault falls on you.

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Some of the most common productivity issues
we hear about include:

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  • Low-capacity equipment that requires workers to make multiple trips to transport materials.
  • Unreliable equipment that breaks down again and again.
  • Workers on injury leave because of falls suffered from unsafe ladders or scaffolds.
  • Enlisting more manpower to fill in because you don't have the right equipment to get the job done.

If any of these problems sound familiar to you, you're probably wondering what in the world you can do to get back on track. That's where Absolute E-Z Up comes in - to give you the tools you need to be more productive and efficient, so you have peace of mind knowing your job will finish on time, the right way.

When we founded Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), we created a plan to deliver safe, reliable work platforms, stock picker forklifts, inclined platform lifts, stair climbers, and material handling products that increase productivity by leaps and bounds. We're not talking a few minutes shaved off here or there. We mean upping your work cycles two to three times what you're used to, coupled with drastically reduced downtime from maintenance and repair.

Sound too good to be true?

Not at Absolute E-Z Up in Goose Creek, SC.

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The Absolute E-Z Up Difference

Our company was founded on three basic values:

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Safety - The Top Time Booster

When workers are injured, they're either placed on light duty or leave until they heal up and get back to work. This leaves you with the conundrum do you hire a new worker (which requires an initial expense) or reassign members of your staff to make up the difference? Obviously, neither situation is optimal. The biggest factor preventing these kinds of frustrating situations is workplace safety, which is why it's our top priority at AEUP. It doesn't matter if you buy a manual platform lift in Goose Creek, SC, or an electric stock picker. You can rest easy when you purchase equipment from us, knowing that AEUP aerial work platforms and material handling equipment come with the most innovative safety technologies.

A few of those safety mechanisms include:

  • Anti-tilt systems, helping to prevent toppling and turnovers.
  • Built-in pothole protection for driving equipment.
  • Double-foot sensors, which halts the machine from operating unless two feet are planted on the sensors.

Note: Depending on your needs, your machinery may or may not include some of these safety technologies. Please refer to specific product pages for more details.

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Productivity - Doing More with Less

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

  • Versatile - our equipment is more versatile than other options, giving you the ability to fit into small spaces with a zero turning radius.
  • Faster - our batteries change in only a few hours and can last for dozens if not hundreds of duty cycles.
  • More Efficient - Workers can speed up every part of the workday with special features, attachments, and deck extensions.
  • Lower Costs - You can maintain our equipment at lower costs, which saves you money when you need it most.
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Reliability - Always There When You Need to Work Hard

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

Industrial Stock Pickers in Goose Creek, SC

Warehouse picking involves workers pulling (picking) items located on warehouse shelves and moving them down the line for shipment to customers. This kind of work requires a great deal of coordination, organization, and attention to detail. Filling orders under deadlines and time crunches are common. As such, you need a trustworthy stock picker that can boost efficiency and increase production time.

Managers often adjust their picking strategy to be less time-consuming and costly when the real answer might lie with the tools and machinery they're using. At AEUP, we provide the highest-quality stock pickers for your business so that your workers can do the job they need to do as quickly and safely as possible.

With AEUP, you can increase material handling efficiency in a variety of industries and workplaces. We're talking retail, warehouses, factories, and even event venues. The ISP series offers ideal solutions for diverse applications. The models feature a 35% gradeability for greater job-site accessibility.

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We offer several pickers for different needs, including:
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ISP-7M™

If affordable efficiency is your priority, this is the picker for you. With over a 13-foot working height, it will be the last "ladder" your business will need to use. The ISP-7M is one of the most versatile and affordable stock pickers on the market and is ideal for a variety of workplaces:

  • Airports
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Buildings
  • Entertainment Venues

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™

Industrial Stock Picker

If maximum versatility modern safety features matter most to you, the ISP-11™ will allow your team to work safer, faster, and with less strain on your workers. With this stock picker, you can increase safety, maximize uptime, and be able to adapt to any floorplan or warehouse layout. Durable, versatile, and low-maintenance, the AEUP ISP-11™ is a self-propelled stock picker that will modernize your material handling process.

  • Drive, rotate and elevate all at the same time. Most of our competitors can only do one of these functions at a time.
  • Closed canopy and damage-resistant carbon bumper.
  • Comes with an aluminum alloy mast cylinder column. That means you don' have to worry about motors or chains to maintain. Add to that a 5-year warranty, and you'll be working smarter and harder for years to come.
  • Our electric material trays are adjustable to any shelf height. Many such trays are not electric and can only adjust in six-inch increments. Instead of adjusting your whole machine due to a three-inch miscalculation, you can save time and frustration with the ISP-11.
  • Our double-foot sensor requires that both of your workers' heels maintain contact with the platform to drive. No more safety nightmares, like hanging over the edge to drive.

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™ TTH

If you're in need of a tire picker in Goose Creek, SC, our tire transport handler is exactly what you need. Safe, efficient, and versatile, this picker has a working height of over 17 feet, giving you the ability to grab tires on the highest shelves. With tires getting bigger and heavier, it becomes necessary to prevent injuries during all operations involving them. The AEUP ISP-11 TTH lifts both the operator and tires, easily placing them at the desired height while allowing faster and safer performance. As if that weren't enough, this tire transport handler also comes with our stellar 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty.

A Warranty That's on Your Side When You Need It Most

Unlike other companies in our industry, we are proud to say that our warranty comes standard on all our equipment. Stock picker forklift in Goose Creek, SC? Check. Vertical lifts? Check. Inclined platform lifts? Check. But this isn't any warranty - it's the Absolute E-Z Up platinum manufacturer's warranty, which is why you can trust the quality of AEUP products. Our Platinum Warranties are part of our commitment to value, safety, and quality. When you work with us, we want you to be able to trust that your Absolute E-Z Up equipment is a reliable, smart, long-term asset to your business that saves you money and time.

Our warranty allows our customers to secure their long-term budgets by reducing maintenance and repair costs. Since each piece of machinery is different, your warranty should be customized for the equipment that you need.

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5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP Low-Level Access Series

No other elevated work platform or stock picker supplier has anything close to our 5-2-1 warranty. Here's what our warranty guarantees on our low-level access machinery:

  • 5 years on your mast assembly and cylinder
  • 2 years on all other components of your platform or stock picker.
  • 1 year on the lift's battery, which is not pro-rated.
  • Optional AEUP Extended 10-5-1 Warranty Service Coverage (ISPs)
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP EZ Climber Series

Customers choose our E-Z Climber series because it gives them years of dependable service, backed by a warranty that will replace any parts that fail, which minimizes production downtime. We are committed to covering labor costs for the first six months of your purchase. Our E-Z Climber Series warranty guarantees:

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of the machine.
  • 2 years of coverage on your electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the battery, which is not pro-rated.
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on Electric Utility Vehicles

Our electric utility vehicles give you years of dependable service, coupled with a powerful warranty that covers and service that will replace any parts that fail during your warranty period. If a part fails, we'll get it replaced quickly, to minimize downtime from work. Your labor rate is reimbursable and is covered for the first six months.

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of your EUV.
  • 2 years of coverage on the EUV's electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the EUV's battery, which is not pro-rated.

Ready to Get Productive?

At Absolute E-Z, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality transactions and product solutions in the safest manner possible. With the right equipment and mindset, we believe that work can be fun again, and we're here to help make that happen for you and your team. As such, our mission is to be the top provider of stock pickers and other warehouse equipment in Goose Creek. We make it a point to listen to our customer's needs and do everything in our power to uphold our reputation for excellence.

We'll do so by continuing to honor the commitment we made to ourselves and our customers from the very beginning - earning your respect and loyalty through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork, and innovation.

If you're ready to take your workflow to the next level, we're only a click or call away.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
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Latest News in Goose Creek, SC

Goose Creek Fire Department ‘facing a staffing crisis’

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - There are about 48,000 people in Goose Creek according to the census estimate in February 2022. Right now, only 11 fire fighters are staffed to serve this many people from Goose Creek Fire Department.The Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina held a press conference at Goose Creek City Hall about the staffing shortage.Roger Odachowski, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina, says Goose Creek Fire Department is facing a staffing crisis. As of Feb...

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - There are about 48,000 people in Goose Creek according to the census estimate in February 2022. Right now, only 11 fire fighters are staffed to serve this many people from Goose Creek Fire Department.

The Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina held a press conference at Goose Creek City Hall about the staffing shortage.

Roger Odachowski, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina, says Goose Creek Fire Department is facing a staffing crisis. As of February 17, 2022, the union says the station has about 8,200 calls per year. He says only 11 fire fighters can respond to this many calls from the Goose Creek Fire Department.

To put this in perspective, Odachowski says you need about 25-30 fire fighters to cover an average structure fire. He says last month, there was over 5,600 overtime hours logged from the current fire fighters working at Goose Creek. He says he’s never seen anything like this working on the front line or in his leadership with the association.

Odachowski says he’s been contacting the fire chiefs and Mayor Gregory Habib since February about this, but no one has responded and is willing to sit down and talk.

“The chief said it was due to COVID,” Odachowski said. “City officials said it’s because of this, it’s because of that, it’s because of this. We are here because the firefighters of Goose Creek are truly concerned about the safety of its citizens and it’s continuing to be ignored. We need bored to do something before it causes a fatality because that would be on them.”

Odachowski says over the last two years, Goose Creek Fire Department has lost 40 firefighters. This averages about $24,000-$26,000 for each fire fighter. In summary, he says that’s about one million tax dollars wasted.

“The citizens, 48,000 citizens sure, should be able to, with their tax dollars, be able to put out a fire in their own house without asking for neighboring departments,” Odachowski said.

The other men from the association that stood behind Odachowski at the press conference were affiliated with the neighboring departments. They say no one from Goose Creek Fire Department was present due to fear of retaliation.

Zack Jawish is affiliated with North Charleston Professional Fire Fighters Association, and he says having so few people working with no one able to stand by for backup makes for a huge safety issue.

“We stood outside for a press conference today and the heat was pretty draining,” Jawish said. “If you’re looking at putting these guys in their gear and running to a fire, you’re only having some days 11 personnel doing minimum staffing and that’s with the rescue browned out right now.”

Odachowski says he’s been contacting the fire chiefs and Mayor Gregory Habib since February about this, but no one has responded and is willing to sit down and talk.

“I think we’ve waited long enough,” Odachowski said. “Six months is a long time for this to continue to go on without any progress. You know, any testing, any whatever. So, so that’s why we’re here today. And, you know, we don’t want to come off as the aggressor, but with the terminations, the guys getting hurt, the next step is a fatality. So, we have to do something.”

Live 5 has reached out to the City of Goose Creek for a response and we are still waiting to hear back.

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Commentary: Wind energy industry can help support SC communities in need

All over the United States, communities like Georgetown are in the midst of a historic transition away from coal and toward clean energy. The Winyah coal plant, which dates back to the 1970s, is expected to close this decade. The shutdown has already started, with parts of the plant idled and a fraction of the workforce still needed to run the facility.This change raises the question: What happens to workers and communities as these plants close and the economic benefits these facilities provide go away?One potential answer for...

All over the United States, communities like Georgetown are in the midst of a historic transition away from coal and toward clean energy. The Winyah coal plant, which dates back to the 1970s, is expected to close this decade. The shutdown has already started, with parts of the plant idled and a fraction of the workforce still needed to run the facility.

This change raises the question: What happens to workers and communities as these plants close and the economic benefits these facilities provide go away?

One potential answer for the Georgetown community could be in the recently passed offshore wind industry resolution (H.4831). A big thank you is in order to state Rep. Jason Elliott, R-Greenville, and everyone who helped get this legislation to Gov. Henry McMaster’s desk. Who knew an Upstate legislator so far from the coast would have such a keen interest in offshore wind?

H.4831 provides exactly the type of economic development we need to pursue for areas such as Georgetown.

It instructs the Department of Commerce to identify the benefits of expanding South Carolina’s offshore wind supply chain industry. The study and the roadmap it creates will mean attracting new companies and expanding existing companies that build the components needed for offshore wind: the turbine towers, blades, cables and more. While there are many possibilities for the future of Georgetown’s economy after coal, measures like this could help provide high-quality jobs in clean energy that can help fill the void left by the closure of the Winyah coal facility.

Georgetown has a long history as an industry town, and creating opportunities in emerging technologies such as wind could be just what’s needed to help our community grow in a sustainable way.

Our community is no stranger to the boom-and-bust cycle of industry, as evidenced by the ups and downs of the steel mill over the years. I believe that the wind industry can provide a stable foundation to grow South Carolina’s economy and provide continued prosperity to communities like Georgetown.

The offshore wind industry in the United States is expected to skyrocket over the next decade, with new projects expected to meet the lofty federal goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind deployment by 2030. Offshore wind also offers some of the highest-paying jobs in clean energy, with a median hourly wage well above the national average.

Our state has seen these economic benefits firsthand: The recently expanded Nexans subsea cable manufacturer created more than 200 jobs with its expanded facility in Goose Creek. As a coastal town with a long industrial background, Georgetown is ripe for similar opportunities in the offshore wind industry.

I hope the momentum from this legislation’s passage and the results of the study inspire my fellow lawmakers to look for other ways to capitalize on the growing wind energy industry and a new clean energy economy. Thinking outside the box is essential to developing creative solutions that provide new avenues for growth for Georgetown and many others across the state.

As the long legacy of coal power comes to a close, it’s important that we are proactive in finding new ways for our communities to prosper.

S.C. Sen. Ronnie A. Sabb represents District 32, which includes parts of Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties.

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Lowcountry High School Football Preview 2022: 5-A

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) -5-AAshley Ridge Swamp FoxesHead Coach: Shane Fidler (3rd season)Last season: 5-5Top Returners – TJ Wilson (LB, Sr.), Christian Garland (LB, Sr.), Alex Ledford (LB, Sr.), Xavier Proctor-Floyd (QB, Sr.), DJ Drayton (WR, Sr.), Dwayne Simmons (TE, Jr.), Jacob McDaniels (G, Sr.)Top Newcomers – Derrick Gailliard (FS, Sr.), Nik Jefferson (CB, Jr.), Derrick Salley (WR, Jr.), Cody Peterson (G, Fr.), Keith McCune (K/P, Fr.)...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) -

5-A

Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes

Head Coach: Shane Fidler (3rd season)

Last season: 5-5

Top Returners – TJ Wilson (LB, Sr.), Christian Garland (LB, Sr.), Alex Ledford (LB, Sr.), Xavier Proctor-Floyd (QB, Sr.), DJ Drayton (WR, Sr.), Dwayne Simmons (TE, Jr.), Jacob McDaniels (G, Sr.)

Top Newcomers – Derrick Gailliard (FS, Sr.), Nik Jefferson (CB, Jr.), Derrick Salley (WR, Jr.), Cody Peterson (G, Fr.), Keith McCune (K/P, Fr.)

Berkeley Stags

Head Coach: Jerry Brown (20th season)

Last season: 2-6

Top Returners – McCrae Driggers (QB, Jr.),

Cane Bay Cobras

Head Coach: Russell Zehr (12th season)

Last season: 9-3

Top Returners – Jabori Grant (QB, Sr.), TJ Wright (RB, Jr.), Brody Roberts (WR, Sr.), Kameron Durant (OG, Sr.), Andre Mitchell (OG, Sr.), Cameron Avery (LB, Sr.), Jair Harris (DE, Sr.), Nevin Stephens (LB, Sr.), Lawson Thorn (K/P, Sr.)

Top Newcomers – Deontae Wheeler (RB, Sr.), DeShawn Tompkins (RB, Jr.), Jonas McKeen (DB, Soph.)

Ft. Dorchester Patriots

Head Coach: Steve LaPrad (20th season)

Last season: 12-1

Top Returners – Zoleton Osborne (QB, Sr.), Michael Smalls (LB, Sr.), Zion Reynolds (RB, Sr.), Tre Ryan (WR, Sr.), Ty’rek Deas (OL, Jr.), Desmond Mathis (TE, Sr.), Aaron Lawrence (LB, Sr.), Bryce Carpenter (DB, Sr.)

Top Newcomers – Davion Brown (RB, Jr.), Deandre Jones (DL, Sr.), Chris Brabham (DB, Jr.), Jordan Evans (DL, Jr.)

Goose Creek Gators

Head Coach: Jason Winstead (5th season)

Last season: 7-4

Top Returners – Drew Moore (QB, Sr.), Le’Vari Brown (OL, Sr.), Davion Malloy (WR, Jr.), Maurion Scott (WR/DB, Sr.), Jordan Turner (FS, Sr.), Aaron Bryant (LB, Sr.), Jaylon Richardson (DL, Sr.)

Top Newcomers – Troy Reid (WR, Sr.), Jaden Roper (DL, Sr.), Gabe White (DB, Sr.), Kaine Moses (DB, Sr.)

Stall Warriors

Head Coach: Benjamin Lailson (1st season)

Last season: 0-7

Top Returners – Chris Aikens (RB/S, Jr.), Emanuel Foster (OLB, Jr.), Craig Middleton (LB, Jr.), Aexis Olmos (LB, Jr.), Cam Grandison (WR, Jr.), Zack Brisbane (WR/DB, Jr.), Ze’me Shuler (WR/DB, Sr.), Antwan Brisbane (OL/DL, Sr.), Oscar Garcia (LB, Sr.), Jaiden Mack (QB, Soph.), Hayden Gregory (OL/DL, Soph.)

Stratford Knights

Head Coach: Dennie McDaniel (5th season)

Last season: 4-5

Top Returners – Jalen Barry (QB, Jr.), Markell Holman (LB/RB, Jr.), Savionne Jones (DB/RB, Sr.), Jakai Robinson (WR/DB, Sr.), Jayden Martino (WR/DB, Sr.), Brenden Carter (WR/DB, Sr.), Tory Gethers (RB/LB, Sr.), Landon Stradcutter (OL, Jr.), Brett Marrs (TE, Sr.), Dylan Loftis (DE, Sr.)

Top Newcomers – Darrell Holmes (DL, So.), Tre Davis (LB, Jr.), Ahnrei McMillian (LB, Jr.)

Summerville Green Wave

Head Coach: Ian Rafferty (3rd season)

Last season: 4-5

Top Returners – Campbell McCurry (QB, Sr.), Marquez Spells (RB, Sr.), Yannick Smith (WR, Jr.), Drew Inabinet (OL, Sr.), Reggie Pinckney (OL, Sr.), Keith Elmore JR (DB, Sr.), Michael Jenkins (DB, Sr.), Steve Simpkins Jr (OLB, Sr.), Jacob Cotterill (DL, Jr.)

Top Newcomers – Ashton Allen-Hawkins (RB, So.), Keshon Washington (TE, So.), Nickolas Lincoln (DL, So.)

Wando Warriors

Head Coach: Rocco Adrian (3rd season)

Last season: 2-6

Top Returners – Skylar Surman (DL, Sr.), Reggie Grant (RB, Soph.)

West Ashley Wildcats

Head Coach: Donnie Kiefer (3rd season)

Last season: 5-5

Top Returners – Khalil Robertson (WR/QB, Sr.), Shyne Smith (C, Sr.), Chris Dolloff (QB, Jr.)

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Goose Creek mayor defends development after resident concerns

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Goose Creek resident Lisa Berry has lived in the West Greenview Acres neighborhood since 2004. She describes her neighborhood as “pretty quiet,” besides occasional traffic.She found out about a planned development that could be built right next to her home and was taken aback. To her understanding, a road was going to run adjacent to her home and go to Red Bank Road, and a playground with a parking lot was going to be built on the other side of her property. She said those plans were concerning....

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Goose Creek resident Lisa Berry has lived in the West Greenview Acres neighborhood since 2004. She describes her neighborhood as “pretty quiet,” besides occasional traffic.

She found out about a planned development that could be built right next to her home and was taken aback. To her understanding, a road was going to run adjacent to her home and go to Red Bank Road, and a playground with a parking lot was going to be built on the other side of her property. She said those plans were concerning.

She posted in a Facebook group for Goose Creek residents, trying to inform her neighbors about what was going on. She said she was inspired to speak up; and said there should be no more construction.

“I was driving down Red Bank Road, and by the rural fire department, they have a marquee; it’s a flashing sign that changes,” Berry said. “It said, ‘if not you, then who?”

Berry’s post got the attention of Mayor Greg Habib, who responded in his own post in the group. He said he felt the need to give an explanation about what their processes are, what they are trying to accomplish, and how growth is important.

Berry met with the mayor Wednesday morning, and she discovered that there was an updated plan. She said that now instead of a road next to her house, it is proposed to be a walking trail, and the playground plans have changed as well. Habib said it is going to be a mix of townhomes and single-family homes with a commercial element on Red Bank Road.

One of the concerns that Berry had was that the property floods. Habib said the only way the flooding problems are going to go away is if someone develops the property properly.

“I knew it had a flooding problem,” Habib said. “We told the developer when he first came to us, you have to address flooding in this area if you’re gonna do anything here, and what the developer has proposed is a stormwater plan that actually takes water from off the property onto his own property to mitigate the flooding problems that are there now.”

Now Berry said she is not opposed to development but wants it to be done in a smart way.

“We have to change,” Berry said. “We can’t just stay the same. I just want it to be an informed decision where all citizens understand what’s going on and can voice their concerns, and if we don’t share that information then people are left out.”

It is not the first time that development concerns have been expressed in rapidly growing Goose Creek, or in the Lowcountry. Goose Creek is now the 8th largest city in South Carolina.

“We’re 47,000 people,” Habib said. “We are not a small town in small-town America anymore.”

Habib said he often hears concerns about traffic issues. He said the greatest tool to reduce traffic is economic development and putting people and businesses closer together.

“We got traffic here,” Habib said. “How do you mitigate that? Well, understanding that not building anymore is not an option, so how do you then mitigate it there is your plan for it, you do it right, and you do it in a way that makes sense.”

Habib said there are over 5,000 homes entitled to go up in the city. Habib said some of those are going to create more traffic than others because they are on the outskirts of the city. Until there is commercial development there, those people will have to drive into the main commercial section of the city to get what they need. He said they need to get commercial development out to those areas as fast as they can to mitigate the traffic.

“If we’re gonna build houses, which we know we have to, we’re going to insist developers to build communities,” Habib said.

Habib said they cannot sit by as development happens. Instead, they need to participate in it and make it look like what they want it to be.

There will be a public hearing regarding the aforementioned planned development on July 5 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Proposed ordinance would allow Goose Creek residents to keep chickens

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Cayce Giddens has lived in Goose Creek for fifteen years. She said she and her family were getting stressed about the rising prices of groceries, inflation, and food shortage issues. So, they started talking about getting chickens to help ease that stress.“We talked about having chickens, and when we looked into what the city says about it, we found out they’re not allowed at all in Goose Creek, and that was shocking to find out,” Giddens said.Giddens started talking to some of her n...

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Cayce Giddens has lived in Goose Creek for fifteen years. She said she and her family were getting stressed about the rising prices of groceries, inflation, and food shortage issues. So, they started talking about getting chickens to help ease that stress.

“We talked about having chickens, and when we looked into what the city says about it, we found out they’re not allowed at all in Goose Creek, and that was shocking to find out,” Giddens said.

Giddens started talking to some of her neighbors and decided to start an online petition to try to get the City of Goose Creek to allow residents to have chickens. As of Monday morning, the petition had almost 300 signatures.

“We’re stressed out about food and providing for our families, and that chickens was an easy way to at least have those eggs in the background for their calorie content and their protein and just wanting to have that as an extra staple to supplement our groceries,” Giddens said.

She said the concerns she’s been hearing on the other side of the issue are about cleanliness.

“I think an ordinance is the best of both worlds,” Giddens said. “It gives people who want to own chickens that security of having that food, but it also gives people who don’t want to own chickens or worried about it a recourse to handle that if somebody’s not taking care of their property.”

According to the proposed ordinance, people cannot have hens without first obtaining an approved application and an annual compliance inspection and fee payment. Under the ordinance, roosters would not be allowed. One chicken per 2,500 square feet would be allowed, with a maximum of 4 chickens maximum regardless of lot size. Hens would not be allowed to be raised for commercial purposes.

The proposed ordinance says animal control or code enforcement officers may enter and inspect properties containing coops to investigate potential violations or compliance with the ordinance.

City of Goose Creek Public Information Officer Frank Johnson sent Live 5 News this statement regarding the proposed ordinance:

“At its June 14 meeting, Goose Creek City Council will consider an ordinance that would allow City residents who live in single-family homes to keep up to 4 chickens, depending on property size. The meeting will include discussion about the issue and a first reading vote. A City ordinance would not change or supersede existing HOA guidelines for residences governed by an HOA. Council members were approached by residents who are in favor of such an ordinance earlier this year.”

Council will discuss the proposed changes at Tuesday night’s council meeting at 6 p.m.

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