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Cary Welker inside Town Limits January 25, 2023, 1:59 PM

Name Cary Welker
Public Improvements such as streets, sidewalks, water and sewer infrastructure, parks, or drainage improvements.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Public Facilities such as neighborhood or community facilities or facilities for persons with special needs.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Housing Activities such as rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes for energy improvements, water and sewer efficiency improvements, or lead-based paint testing and abatement.
Other Real Property Improvements such as acquisition, clearance/demolition, code enforcement, historic preservation, renovation of closed buildings, or handicapped accessibility.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Public Services such as employment services, crime prevention and public safety, childcare, health services, fair housing counseling, education programs, or services for senior citizens.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Please tell us a specific project you would like to see in the three highest ranking categories you selected. The decline in availability and attainability of both housing and childcare options are detrimental to the continued growth of the island. Both should be addressed as top priority in order to enhance the appeal of the island to the current and potential citizens who keep the island's economy moving.
Tell us how you would allocate $200,000 in any of the project categories.
You have 8 dots to 'allocate'. Each dot represents $25,000.
Public Improvements (1), Public Facilities (1), Housing Activities (3), Other Real Property Improvments (1), Public Services (2)

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 25, 2023, 12:55 PM

Name Kim Likins
Public Improvements such as streets, sidewalks, water and sewer infrastructure, parks, or drainage improvements.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Public Facilities such as neighborhood or community facilities or facilities for persons with special needs.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Housing Activities such as rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes for energy improvements, water and sewer efficiency improvements, or lead-based paint testing and abatement.
Other Real Property Improvements such as acquisition, clearance/demolition, code enforcement, historic preservation, renovation of closed buildings, or handicapped accessibility.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Public Services such as employment services, crime prevention and public safety, childcare, health services, fair housing counseling, education programs, or services for senior citizens.
(1=highest priority, 5=lowest priority)

Please tell us a specific project you would like to see in the three highest ranking categories you selected. Issues surrounding employment, specifically the lack of an adequate work force are the most important issues that should be addressed with CDBG funds. Housing and childcare should be at the top of the list. Without these resources we will continue to see a decline in our Island work force.
Please tell us why you selected the ranking order of the above project categories. We must use every available qualified funding source to help solve our work force issues.
Tell us how you would allocate $200,000 in any of the project categories.
You have 8 dots to 'allocate'. Each dot represents $25,000.
Housing Activities (3), Other Real Property Improvments (3), Public Services (2)

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 23, 2023, 10:56 AM

Name Nancy Wilkins
Do you have comments regarding the DRB 0003027-2023 Dunes House, agenda item? Design Review Board,
I understand that this board only reviews exterior changes. However, doesn’t the Planning Department work together to achieve common goals? What may seem like a minor exterior change, may make a tremendous difference.

Before any changes are allowed, shouldn't the building be evaluated for compliance to current zoning requirements and covenant restrictions? We think the current usage already exceeds the commercial density allowance of 1688 square feet! The main dining area is outside. Shouldn't this fall within your review?

The building is only zoned for outdoor grilling and catering. Isn't it possible the new outdoor wiring could be for something beyond grilling? A recent update given to Palmetto Dunes property owners by a Palmetto Dunes Resort, LLC representative stated that there would be kitchen renovations.  This building is not zoned for a kitchen!

The new drawings show foldable doors on the bar area. This would allow an open-air area to become heated and cooled, significantly changing when/how the building is used.

Another outside concern would be turtle friendly lights. There have been multiple light violations reported at this address. Shouldn't that be a factor in any outdoor renovations?

If this business was required to present their entire proposal at once, as is usually the case, future plans might greatly increase the capacity of the building. For instance, awnings have been mentioned as something to be added in future. If those are large and cover the entire deck, that would enable the deck to be used in the rain and other types of weather. If temporary plastic “walls” are added to the awning, it becomes a dining area that can be used all year long for weddings, etc. Once again, we believe that the deck alone is larger than the 1688 authorized square footage.

The increased usage of this building in all types of weather will also increase the parking issues.  There are only 42 parking spaces at this address. Those spaces are not only for people going to eat at the Dunes House but also for beach goers from 4000+ residences that have deeded permission to park in this lot.  

A recent advertisement on social media showed the intent of this renovation. It stated that Dunes House is now booking reservations for weddings for up to 120 people. Are that many people allowed with a commercial density of only 1688 square feet?  Is adequate parking not part of the outdoor review process?

Property owners are thankful for renovations. But we want this business to comply with Town rules just like every other property owner and business owner in Palmetto Dunes.

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 23, 2023, 10:40 AM

Name Dale Dawson
Do you have comments regarding the DRB 0003027-2023 Dunes House, agenda item? Dear Members of the Design Review Board, thank you for hearing my comments. I am writing to ask that you postpone a final decision on this project until you have complete information.

I am a neighbor in the adjacent Beach Villas complex. We welcome the much-needed renovation to the Dunes House. We also recognize that this location calls for your careful oversight. Our villas and the Dunes House were the first to be built on the PD Oceanfront and are now the closest structures to the ocean on all of Hilton Head Island. In fact, the oceanfront deck at the Dunes House is literally on a part of the primary dune.

I think you've heard there are restrictive covenants as well as zoning restrictions with specific limitations on density and commercial use on this property. We are asking the Town permitting and building departments to have a close look at those to ensure compliance.

As far as conformance with the Design Guide, I am concerned that this application does not include the required photos of the neighboring properties. It seems especially important since it has been determined that the DRB is the ONLY body with approval authority over this property. There was mention of a commercial ARB but it is one-and-the-same as the applicant.

I have sent an ariel photo of this stretch of beach to Chris Darnell to share with you. It gives a great perspective of the harmonious color scheme and character of the beachfront as well as the unique location of the Dunes House.

Finally, I am also concerned that this new submission does not include all the information you requested at the last meeting. And the renderings that are included don't even come close to showing a complete or accurate picture. They do not include any depiction of what we've heard is to be a large, high, retractable awning. There is no mention of the other improvements planned, such as an exterior ceiling or new screening. It's unclear what or where those would even be. And I'm afraid there may be other items not even mentioned since there have already been 2 Stop Orders on the project. One for work outside the scope of the permit and the other for work with no permit at all.

I respectfully ask this body to delay final approval until there is a complete and honest presentation of the project as a whole. This is our neighborhood and perhaps the most sensitive beachfront location on the island. I very much appreciate this body protecting it as well as the Island Character of the entire oceanfront corridor. Thank you. Dale Dawson

John Lindberg inside Town Limits January 23, 2023, 10:20 AM

Name John Lindberg
Do you have comments concerning any of the items being discussed at the Special Meeting? The proposed Tidelands Development, both phase 1 and phase 2 have problems with storm water management. Those developments along with The Paddocks on Jarvis Creek share a common storm water collection basin that is designed to discharge storm water runoff into Old Housee Creek. The system that was installed in 2004 has been compromised and no longer drains to Old House Creek. I belive it would be prudent to require the owner of the easement be required to repair this system before any further review of the development proposal is entertained.

C c Hoagland outside Town Limits January 21, 2023, 10:02 AM

Name Skip Hoagland
Are you in favor of the proposed amendments to the Land Management Ordinance? No
Do you have any comments concerning the proposed amendments to the Land Management Ordinance? Why have we never created a master land plan to follow into perpetuity. What will this committee do, to stop over development, traffic and ongoing run off pollution caused by over development in our creeks, rivers and estuaries? The pollution of oysters is the first bad sign.

Why has 1 road 1 bridge all the way to i95 never been taken into consideration. What does SC Dot say about this one road and maximum usage? With Bluffton and Hardeville out of control overdevelopment and no master land plan, has any thought on what will happen 10 yrs from now and how long it will take to get off Hilton Head in a Hurricane or next trip to the airport? Has any thought about increased wrecks and traffic delays, emergency vehicles time reaching hospitals, future road repairs and delays, the negative impacts of 3 million tourist versus 45 k local residents. What does SC Dot say about 3 million tourist entering Hilton Head on one road and one bridge?
Are you in favor of the proposed amendments to the Land Management Ordinance to create a new use called "Islander Mixed-Use" within Sea Pine Circle District No
Do you have any comments concerning the amendments to the Land Management Ordinance to create a new use called "Islander Mixed-Use" within the Sea Pines Circle District? What do Sea Pines residents want ?
Do you have any comments concerning the Short-Term Rental Ordinance implementation update? How will this impact traffic and our resources
Do you have any comments concerning the 2023 proposed Public Planning Committee Pending Policy Matters? Does planning commission act on issues negatively effecting residents or kick the can down the road as we have for 50 yrs since I have lived here
Do you have any comments concerning the proposed meeting dates for calendar year 2023? It’s not about meetings it’s about action
With action and solid accomplishments you could meet less. Just make the policies and tell full time full power /Town Manager and lawyers what to do, not town staff telling council what to do. We need a full time Mayor, not a full time Mortgage broker and town employees running Hilton Head. Nothing works well part time. Pay a full time Mayor 300k salary versus Bill Miles 500k by stealing our tax funds. Tom Davis 1% tax I fully support, let’s add to this and defund the Chamber and use Atax funds and hospitality funds to also make the 3 million tourist pay to protect our area, not just tax 45 k local residents

Bruce Gayle inside Town Limits January 19, 2023, 1:03 PM

How satisfied were you with your overall permit application experience? Good
How satisfied were you with the time it took? Excellent
How satisfied were you with staff’s responsiveness? Excellent
How satisfied were you with staff’s attitude? Excellent
Any suggestions for improvement? This was a simple door replacement request and went quickly getting the approval online. Inspections were next day as usual.
Building Permit # (Optional) BLDC-004586-2022

Kimberly Ferreiro inside Town Limits December 21, 2022, 10:06 AM

Name Kim Ferreiro
Do you have any comments regarding the CDBG Program Year 2021 Consolidated End-of-Year Review? Dear Town of Hilton Head Mayor, council members, and concerned staff:

We are full time permanent residents on Folly Field Rd. I am desperately requesting that the decision to rezone this property be reversed to prevent any type of residential or commercial property. To my knowledge there has been no traffic or environmental study done, which for a town that prides itself on being protectors of our precious environment and all the amazing wildlife that call this home, how did that happen! In my opinion there is only one reason - love of money. Folly Field Road has become a small highway with ever-increasing traffic regularly exceeding the speed limit, loud trucks, tourist parking on our property due to no available parking at the public Folly Field beach access.I'd love to host you ALL at my home so you can stand at my front door and view it for yourselves first hand! We regularly pick up trash (beer cans, soda bottles, snack bags, empty cigarette packages and broken beach chairs) in our yard and a population increase with no ties to the area will do nothing but increase that. I submit that the property should be used for overflow parking for Islanders Beach Park and additional park/recreation space, a play field for children with perhaps a trail/walkway lined with interactive information on this wonderful island and its inhabitants that needs to protected, nurtured, and not developed so the future visitors and those of us so blessed to call this home can enjoy for years to come.

Thank you for your consideration on this issue.

Kim Ferreiro

Allison Taborek outside Town Limits December 21, 2022, 2:04 AM

Name Allison Taborek
Do you have any comments regarding the CDBG Program Year 2021 Consolidated End-of-Year Review? Dear Hilton Head Island Town Council, Mayor and Hilton Head Island Staff: As a 40 year visitor to my family's condominium at The Island Club on Folly Field Road I have great fondness for the natural and wholesome beauty that the area provides for its residents as well as wildlife in this unique and special location. I strongly and urgently object to the "lockout" timeshare units being proposed at the Wimbledon Court location. This development will lead to additional strain on resources in the neighborhood, further deteriorate our road and sidewalks, necessitate removal of massive amounts of landscaping - which are beneficial to the environment and wildlife, further strain our beaches - which have become increasingly overcrowded during peak season, and increase litter in the area - which has become an issue island wide. In addition, it will make it increasingly difficult to curtail the increased crime in the area which is also becoming frighteningly high on this beautiful island. It will put a strain on the security resources at the Island Club and will not fulfill your requirements for more affordable housing. Vote in favor of saving Hilton Head from over development and corporate interests. Vote NO on these "lockout" timeshares! Thank you for your consideration!!

Jim Brennan inside Town Limits December 20, 2022, 7:43 PM

Name Jim & Lucy Brennan
Do you have any comments regarding the CDBG Program Year 2021 Consolidated End-of-Year Review? We are fairly new Hilton Head property owners (5 years) and have come to realize that the Island is a very special place. There is a compelling need for affordable housing to support the working individuals who ensure the HHI economy. This seems to be an area that is continually deferred and is and will impact Hilton Head going forward. The current plans for time shares at 15 Wimbledon is just another money making venture that will improve tax revenue but does not address the affordable housing need, nor does it even attempt to address the impacts on Folly Field road and the Island Club community where we live. While widely recognized this will further tax our two lane road (Folly Field Road) and will inevitably result in trespassing through Island Club to access the beach. We are not naive enough to think the weeklong residents will access through the park when there will be a potentially quicker path though our community. We would like to see more strategic view of development that includes a different access location through Port Royal not Folly Field Road, developer planning to control beach access and provide security for Island Cub and finally, most critical, ANY timeshare unit should be offset by the developer with an affordable unit developed on the island. Quid Pro Quo - make money on the timeshares but address the affordability through investment and development. If you come to Hilton Head this late in the development of the island, it is incumbent upon that developer to give value to the island. We are against the 15 Wimbledon development as planned