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Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 11:24 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Yes
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? Quality of properties. Oversight of guest behavior. Crime i.e. if guests come into neighborhood uninvited for parties or to hang out. Destruction. Management of noise. No vested interest on the part of renters or landlord to keep property maintained to hilton head standards. Absentee landlords do not exhibit care of properties.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? No
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? Background checks and crime record checks of tenants, strict screening of tenants. Strict standards of cleaning and property maintenance each week. Daily checks at each rental to ensure property is being respected and renters are limited to people on the lease. Credit checks of renters. Holding landlords responsible for all issues.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Ensure property is as advertised and cleaned and maintained excellently after rental is finished
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Yes
Why or why not? If short term rentals are going to be allowed. strict ordinances must be implemented and managed and monitored. I personally do not want to have short term rentals in our neighborhood because we have had a very bad experience with an absentee landlord neighbor renting to a terrible tenant
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? Define short term. Decide how long is a short term rental. Is it a week, a month, 3 months, etc. Number of people occupying property. Ages of tenants adults over 21 or 25. Strict visitor limits must be set. Respect of neighborhood people and properties. Background checks
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? Way fewer.
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Yes
If yes, what should the cap be? No more than 5 and they should be limited to specific plantation areas
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Yes
If yes, which neighborhoods or zoning districts? Not plantations
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? No less than 6 months

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 9:58 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? No
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? They are changing the nature of the island, sometimes in less than positive ways.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? No
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? They need to be limited to certain areas to maintain the integrity of full times resident neighborhoods.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? They need to meet standards of upkeep, have sufficient parking, and be subject to noise ordinances.
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Undecided
Why or why not? I am not sure one could be written fairly for both the needs of residents, investors in short term properties, and visitors. This is something that should have been done many years ago.
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? Trying to concentrate rentals only in certain areas so that others are available to long term rentals and full time ownership. Otherwise this island will lose its character and just become another beach town.
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? There should be fewer.
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Yes
If yes, what should the cap be? I am not sure but thinking it would be a percentage of available units or homes.
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Yes
If yes, which neighborhoods or zoning districts? Not sure
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? Guessing 7 days at a minimum

Sanders Reina inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 9:23 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Yes
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? We have had good experiences with renters. As a whole people are nice. It’s always fun to meet and talk to people from all parts of the country.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? Yes
If you own short-term rentals, how many units do you own? 1
If you own short-term rentals, are they located in a large resort Planned Unit Development (such as Palmetto Dunes), or are they located in another area? Palmetto Dunes
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? If anyone is out of line or breaks the law they should be dealt with regardless as to whether they’re a resident or a renter
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? It should be known that there is positive benefits from having renters by providing experience in diversity from the rest of the country as well as providing us with revenues. Rental company should stress that that you should treat The residents and their properties with respect.
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? No
Why or why not? I think we should leave it to the individual communities. I reside in Palmetto dunes and they have their own standards and they seem to work fine
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? As I said I do not think it’s a pallet town issue but the an issue of the individual communities who should decide on their own
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? I don’t think there’s one general answer to this it depends on where you reside and what the current situation is.
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Undecided
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Undecided
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? I think the all the rentals that have existed and have been there for years should be grandfathered in. Perhaps new ones you may want to impose some limitations on

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 9:19 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Yes
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? Short term rentals have ruined the full time experience here. The short term tennants don't care about residents, thier existence, thier property or thier time.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? No
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? Short term rentals need to be confined in to stress away from residents.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Why do we need short term rentals? We have plenty of resorts that need the money to support or local economy.
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Yes
Why or why not? It's necessary to keep tax dollars flowing. Walk into some of these sorry term rentals that have recently popped and you'll see, the homes/yards are trashed and the homeowner just walls away work all that income and not paying occupancy taxes the island needs.
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? Occupancy limits at the very least. I've seen homes listed to sleep 12 and counted more than 40 in a home sleeping for a week. That's dangerous.
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? Fewer
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Yes
If yes, what should the cap be? 0
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Yes
If yes, which neighborhoods or zoning districts? Condo/communal structures only
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? ?

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 8:27 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Yes
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? Rowdy kids stealing, vandalizing and littering. Beachfront rental families littering and damaging dunes. Overall Disrespecting our small town.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? Yes
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? Beach Trash left behind. Extra police
Not just worried about writing traffic tickets. Keep our properties safe for us!!
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Charge enough money so that high end tourists come. Stop cheap time shares and vacation clubs
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Undecided
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? Amount of people per residence.
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? No opinion
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Undecided
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Undecided

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 7:44 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Yes
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? The sheer number of people that pile into a rental home. Some times is two or three complete families within a 3 bedroom house. How is this good for anyone--including the water/sewer company, neighbors, or anyone else living or renting next to this many people?
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? No
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? The number of people within a property impacts parking, trash, noise and traffic.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Occupancy limits are essential. Without them, we are becoming a low-cost rental destination rather than a quality destination.
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Yes
Why or why not? The pendulum has swing too far. Not every home can be a rental. Not every home should be a rental. Rentals are driving long-term residents out. Rental properties earn the money, but the quality of life price is paid by non-renters.
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? The number of people in a property. And the sheer number of rental properties.
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? Likely fewer. I sense the town can generate more money from fewer, higher income renters. Right now, we're racing our way to the bottom with a high volume of low-spending renters.
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Yes
If yes, what should the cap be? No more than 25% of any homes should be rentals. And no more than 50% any villas or condos should be rentals.
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Yes
If yes, which neighborhoods or zoning districts? Some POAs, like Palmetto Dunes, need help establishing limits. The Resort is completely different from the Owner's Association. Hard limits need to be adopted.
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? Yes. Rentals should not be able to push out residents. So, anywhere residents live, they should not be forced to leave due to the impact of weekly or daily guests. I would say given our family oriented history, rent no less than a week at a time.

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 7:28 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? No
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? It violates PR covenants which were instrumental in our decision to buy at HHI and in Port Royal. Residents do not benefit from such a decision, only investors who usually don’t live here and generally provide very little for the community. All you have to do is check the people pushing for it and you will find real estate agents, property mgmt. companies, and off island investors who have only $$$$ interests. We were told we would never be Myrtle Beach.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? Do not allow them.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Screw the visitors, we have enough of them already
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Yes
Why or why not? Retain the rules of the gated communities. If you and the town council can’t see the current crowded roads during the vacation seasons, you, and your peers, should not be in the positions you hold.
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Yes
If yes, what should the cap be? The number of hotel and condo rooms.
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Yes
If yes, which neighborhoods or zoning districts? I am not trained or elected to say. Gated community policies should be determined br the residents and the HOA.
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? Don’t know.

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 6:28 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Yes
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? Noise and parking
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? No
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? Noise and parking
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Noise and parking
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? No
Why or why not? The town should stay out of Sea Pines governance. They should only focus on in gated areas.
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? Don’t no. L
I live in Sea Pines, stay out.
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? The free market should decide that.
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? No
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? No
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? 7 days

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 6:04 PM

Are you an Island resident? No
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? Not Applicable
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? I own a condo on Hilton Head primarily so my husband and I can enjoy the island and spend time here in the winter. We rent our property during the summer both so that the property does not sit vacant and to help offset the cost of ownership. We do everything in our power to be good neighbors and have many signs posted regarding community rules to encourage our guests to follow all applicable rules. We have local property managers who will reach out to any guest if we are notified of any issues, although to my knowledge that has only occurred once in 3 years. Hilton Head is a tourist destination- the best island in the US! The economy depends on tourists and I don’t think there are enough hotel rooms to sustain that economic impact. Additionally, hotels are not as family friendly and are very limiting versus staying in a short term rental. Let’s work together to find mutually agreeable solutions so everyone can continue to enjoy visiting or living on the best island in the US.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? Yes
If you own short-term rentals, how many units do you own? One
If you own short-term rentals, are they located in a large resort Planned Unit Development (such as Palmetto Dunes), or are they located in another area? Shipyard
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? Make sure renters are aware of community rules and have someone locally available (owner or property management company) to address any issues that may arise. Our community has implemented a fine for certain infractions of the rules which seems to work well. I think it is also acceptable to have certain communities that do not allow short term rentals (as there currently are). If permanent residents want to avoid tourists, they should likely consider living in those areas of the island.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? Hilton Head should welcome visitors with open arms (because they fuel the local economy) but hold them accountable to being good neighbors while they are here. For example, I certainly never want to become a Spring Break destination for young people with little supervision such as what occurs in Florida!
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Undecided
Why or why not? I don’t know enough yet about what the concerns of permanent residents are. If people are having loud parties or damaging neighboring property, I certainly think an ordinance/laws with appropriate penalties is appropriate. The main complaints I have heard in our neighborhood relate to bikes being left outside or towels hanging on balconies. Our community can create rules to address these “crimes” without a city-wide ordinance (and they have).
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? I think that any limitations on short term rentals should be community based (each planned development or housing HOA) rather than city-wide limitations.
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? I don’t have enough information to comment
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Undecided
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Undecided
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? I am uncertain. Perhaps 7 days

Name not shown inside Town Limits January 21, 2022, 5:57 PM

Are you an Island resident? Yes
If you are a resident, do you live in a neighborhood with short-term rentals? No
What, if any, concerns do you have about short-term rentals? Noise, drunk and disorderly behavior.
Are you an owner of short-term rental(s)? No
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a high quality of life for residents? No parking or room at Islanders beach due to resorts dropping of bus fulls of vacationers. high volume of traffic on WHP.
What impacts of short-term rentals need to be addressed to ensure a positive experience for visitors? HHI needs the money visitors bring.
The Town does not currently have a short-term rental ordinance. Is a short-term rental ordinance needed? Undecided
If the Town were to adopt limitations on short-term rentals, what issues should the limitations address? The quantity of available rentals
Should there be more, fewer, or the current number of short-term rentals units on the Island? Fewer
Should there be a cap on the number of short-term rental units on the Island? Yes
Should the number of short-term rental units be limited in certain neighborhoods or zoning districts? Yes
If yes, which neighborhoods or zoning districts? Sea pines
palmetto Dunes
Coligny
Folly
If you feel short-term rentals should be limited anywhere in the Town, what number of days is an appropriate threshold for regulating or limiting short term rentals? 14