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BALLENTINE-DUTCH FORK CIVIC ASSOCIATIONP.O. Box 270,
Ballentine, SC 29002
542-2419

NEWS and INFORMATION

Don't neglect to check out the "Community Calendar and Notices" link to the left. We continually update those listings. Please send us any information that you would like to see listed.


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Monday May 5 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Among New Business is the pending annexations by Irmo into Ballentine.


Monday April 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


Monday March 3 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


Monday February 3 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Tammy Wright from Lake Murray Marina will address the Community regarding docks.


2014 Civic Association Leadership Team...was elected on 1/6/14.
Les Tweed-President, Ken Colton-Vice President, Joan Tweed-Secretary, Rick Pascal- Treasurer.
Board Members: Gary Howard, Clyde Moody, Gene Biernaski, Laura Parnell, Cheryl Walter, Phil Savage.
Thanks to all who step up to keep the Ballentine Civic Association as a watchdog for our wonderful community.


Monday January 6 at 6:30 pm-Mr. James Brown, Executive Director of Richland County Recreation will be holding a Town Hall meeting along with Mr. Bill Malinowski, Richland County Councilman. They will be addressing issues of funding.

Saturday December 7 at 11:30 am-The BDFCA Thirty-Fifth Annual Community Christmas Feast at Ballentine Park.

Monday December 2 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on December 2 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


Monday November 4 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on November 4 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


Monday October 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on October 7 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


Monday September 9 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on September 9 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


July 19- State Representative Nathan Ballentine communicates that the Bickley Manor Apartment Project did not receive the applied-for Tax Credit Funding!

Monday May 6 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on March 4 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ON IDENTITY THEFT: JENNIFER WILLIAMS OF WELLS FARGO BANK.
We encourage you to attend!


Monday April 1 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on April 1 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm.


Monday March 4 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on March 4 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Topics: 1% Transportation sales tax, Civic Membership drive & Lake Cruise, Birch County Update. We encourage you to attend!


Monday February 4 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on February 4 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Friday January 11, 2013-BIRCH COUNTY?
Push under way to create new county north of Lake Murray.
Click here for the latest New County info from The State Newspaper.

Monday January 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership elected the 2013 Officers. Congratulations to President Les Tweed, Vice-President Ken Colton, Treasurer Rick Pascal, and Secretary Joan Tweed!

Monday January 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on January 7 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Saturday December 8 from 11:30-1:30-Come Enjoy the 34th Annual Ballentine Coummunty Christmas Feast at the Ballentine Community Center. We encourage you to attend! This feast is free and open to all. Santa Claus will be making his yearly appearance, so bring you children and your cameras. Please bring a covered dish and a small inexpensive door prize. Also please bring all your neighbors! For more information, please call Joan Tweed at 304-5100.

Monday December 3 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on December 3 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday November 5 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on November 5 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday October 1 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on October 1 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday September 10 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on September 10 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. THERE ARE NO REGULARLY-SCHEDULED MEETINGS UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY! Have a great summer!


Monday May 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on May 7 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. Special Presentation to be made by the RCSD Gang Task Force. We encourage you to attend!


Monday April 2 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on April 2 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday March 5 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on March 5 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday February 6 at 7:00-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 7:00 pm on February 6 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6:30 pm. Special Guest Dr. Hefner of School District 5. We encourage you to attend!


Monday January 9 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on January 9 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Executive Board will meet at 6 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Saturday December 10 from 11:30-1:30-Come Enjoy the 33nd Annual Ballentine Coummunty Christmas Feast at the Ballentine Community Center. We encourage you to attend! This feast is free and open to all. Santa Claus will be making his yearly appearance, so bring you children and your cameras. Please bring a covered dish and a small inexpensive door prize. Also please bring all your neighbors! For more information, please call Joan Tweed at 304-5100.

Monday December 5-The BDFCA General Membership met. Among new business conducted was the election of the BDFCA Officers for 2012.
Congratulations to President Phil Savage, VP Ken Tallman, Treasurer Rick Pascal, and Secretary Joan Tweed.
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUTGOING PRESIDENT ANDREW COLTON FOR HIS SERVICE THIS PAST YEAR!!!


Monday November 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on November 7 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday October 3 at 6:30-The BDFCA Executive Board will meet
at 6:30 pm on October 3 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. This meeting is open to the Public.


Monday September 12 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on September 12 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. We encourage you to attend!


THE BALLENTINE-DUTCH FORK CIVIC ASSOCIATION DOES NOT HOLD REGULARLY-SCHEDULED MEETINGS IN THE SUMMER (JUNE, JULY, AUGUST). PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR ANY SPECIALLY-CALLED MEETINGS DURING THE SUMMER.

Monday May 2 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on May 2 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. Special Guest Speaker will be Attorney Andy Aun of Aun & McKay. We encourage you to attend!


Monday April 4 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on April 4 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday March7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on March7 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. We encourage you to attend!


Monday February 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership met and elected this year's Officers.
Congratulations to Andrew Colton, President; Ken Tallman, Vice-President; Joan Tweed, Secretary; and Rick Pascal, Treasurer. Board Members elected/re-elected include Phil Savage, Cheryl Walter, Laura Parnell, Les Tweed, Ken Colton and Tom Yeoman


Saturday December 11 from 11:30-1:30-Come Enjoy the 32nd Annual Ballentine Coummunty Christmas Feast at the Ballentine Community Center. We encourage you to attend!This feast is free and open to all. Santa Claus will be making his yearly appearance, so bring you children and your cameras. Please bring a covered dish and a small inexpensive door prize. Also please bring all your neighbors! For more information, please call Joan Tweed at 304-5100.

Monday December 6 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on December 6 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. Among the topics on the Agenda will be nominations for the 2011 Association Officers, as well as the Executive Board members. We encourage you to attend!


Monday October 4 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on October 4 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. Come meet the Candidates for School Board Trustees for the Richland County seats on the Lexington-Richland School District 5. We will also continue discussion of the Proposed 216 Marina Bay Apartments and Center. We encourage you to attend!


Monday September 13 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on September 13 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. We return to our regular schedule of the First Monday of Every Month (except Holidays). Among the Agenda items are discussion of the Proposed 216 Marina Bay Apartments and Center. We encourage you to attend!


Thursday September 9- The Proposed 216 unit Marina Bay Apartments and Center was conditionally approved by the Richland County Development Review Team This project will be discussed at the upcoming BDFCA General Membership meeting on Monday Sept. 13 (see above). We encourage you to attend!

Saturday July 31-
Click here for the latest Marina Bay Apartments info from The State Newspaper.

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Monday July 19-
A public notice appeared July 11 in the State Newspaper concerning a HUD Finance/Insurance review of a proposed 216 unit apartment complex on the Lake Murray Marina property. This notice lists the proposed development as Marina Bay Apartments. The notice is required by FHA financing law to seek public comment in regard to flood zones and wetlands. This notice is the first step in the process of developing the property. HUD will solicit comment from the public, as well as review the reports of various agencies such as DHEC and the Corps of Engineers, before making any decisions. Each step of the process is documented for public notice. To submit a comment or for more information, call Bill Dickinson at Columbia HUD office at 253-3422.

The Ballentine-Dutch Fork Civic Association monitors proposed developments in our Community. We are naturally concerned with the possible impact (infrastucture, ecological, economic, etc.) that each development can bring to our Community. We are currently in contact with the local HUD office in Columbia to seek more information. We are now listed as a party of interest to receive all published information from them. BDFCA is also in contact with our Richland County Councilman Bill Malinowski, as well as the RC Planning and Development Services, to obtain more information on the proposed development.

The Ballentine-Dutch Fork Civic Association invites your comments, concerns, and suggestions. We really want to hear what you think.
We will send out more information as it becomes available.
Please continue to monitor our website and Community Calendar and Notices for updates.
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Monday June 7-The BDFCA moves into its traditional Summer Season with no more regularly-scheduled meetings until the Monday after Labor Day(No meetings in June, July, or August)
Have a Safe and Happy Summer!
Please continue to monitor our website and Community Calendar and Notices for updates.


Monday May 3 at 6:30-Meet the Candidates for Richland County Council District One. Incumbent William Malinowski and Challenger Ronald Colley will speak about how they will represent our Community on the Richland County Council. They will also take questions from the audience. This will be at the BDFCA General Membership at 6:30 pm on May 3 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. BOTH MEETINGS OPEN to ALL. We encourage you to attend and bring a friend (or three)!

Monday April 5 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on April 5 at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. Members of the Richland County Recreation Commission will address us at the General Meeting to update on new programs coming to the Community Center. BOTH MEETINGS OPEN to ALL. We encourage you to attend!

Monday March 1 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on March 1st at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. Members of the Lake Murray Association's Executive Board will address us at the General Meeting. BOTH MEETINGS OPEN to ALL. We encourage you to attend!

Monday February 1 at 6:30-The BDFCA General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on February 1st at the Ballentine Park Community Center. Board Meeting at 6 pm. BOTH MEETINGS OPEN to ALL. We encourage you to attend!

Monday January 4
the membership voted to re-elect the same Officers as last year. Unfortunately, Phil Kuzlik withdrew his nomination for Vice President due to medical concerns. Fortunately he still remains active on our Executive Board. Ken Tallman was re-elected as President. Les Tweed (former President) was elected Vice President. Joan Tweed continues as Secretary, and Rick Pascal remains Treasurer. We look forward to growing our general membership this Spring.

Monday January 4 at 6:30-The BDFCA December General Membership will meet
at 6:30 pm on January 7th at the Ballentine Park Community Center. ELECTON OF OFFICERS! OPEN to ALL; must be a Member to vote. We encourage you to attend!

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Saturday December 7 at 11:30-1:30-BDFCA Communtiy Christmas Feast and Party (open to the public) at the Ballentine Park Community Center. OPEN to ALL. We encourage you to attend! Members are asked to bring a sidedish.

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Monday December 7 at 6:30-The BDFCA December General Membership will meet
at 6:00 pm on December 7th at the Ballentine Park Community Center. OPEN to ALL. We encourage you to attend!

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For more information please call the BDFCA answering serivce at 351-5100.
PLEASE VISIT OUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF EVENTS PAGE. (Click Here)


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