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Name not shown inside Town Limits May 29, 2020, 8:39 PM

Name
Kendall Franzen


Do you have any comments or suggestions about the Palmer Simmons Appeal of Removal from the Planning Commission?
No


Do you have any comments or suggestions about the discussion of Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget?
I do not think we need to spend an excessive amount on PR for the island. We have plenty of tourists now, this island is getting very crowded. We even had tourists during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand Steven Baer has written a letter to the board regarding this. I urge you to read this as it makes several valid points, and is an excellent representation of how the majority of residents feel. I think the Island is straying too far from its initial idea. I have only been a resident for 3 years, but I have spent a lot of time here for the past 33 years. What I love and loved here was the respect for nature, the quiet lifestyle, less crowds than other Beaches, and the beauty. I think some of that is gong away, which is too bad.
As seen in the recent months, we need more of a police presence to ensure our Island is respected.


Do you have any comments or suggestions about the discussion of Beach and Park Access?
I want to express my sincere gratitude for the Board finally recognizing that the residents do matter and were able to see fit to give us access to Islanders Beach. I am especially thankful for the official presence at the park. However, Memorial Day weekend, there was illegal parking happening. There were cars with no passes parked in the resident spaces. I love the fact it is again blocked off to non-pass holder’s — could this be the way all the time? There is not enough parking for pass holders during summer. Why not put some of your fiscal budget toward expanding resident parking at Islanders Beach. I was there this past weekend and once again, cars had to be turned away. Why are we collecting money for beach passes that cannot be used? The town does not appear to be keeping up with our growing resident base. Time to start allocating monies to improve residents lifestyle. Honestly, 90% of US is well aware of Hilton Head Island.


Do you support the Recommendation from the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee for the Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Convention Bureau's proposed 2020-21 Marketing Plan?
Undecided


Do you have any comments or suggestions about the Recommendation from the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee for the Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Convention Bureau's proposed 2020-21 Marketing Plan?
No more marketing is necessary. See above comments.

Name not shown outside Town Limits May 28, 2020, 2:20 PM

Name
Scsrentals, LLC Cheryl Schroder


Business Type
Other - Vacation and long term condo rentals


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
No


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
Yes


If "Yes",
Full Time


How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
Down 75%


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
None


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers, Concern regarding Safety of Customers


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Other - Ability for renters to come and go as they please with no quarantine


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
No

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 27, 2020, 6:34 PM

Name
Broke and bankrupt


Business Type
Food & Beverage


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
No


If "No", why not?
Moving away from your type of mentality.


How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
Down 75%


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
None


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Other - Lack of confidence in City leadership


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Other - Lack of viable City leadership


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Other - None I'm packing up and moving to a place where leadership doesn't drink the koolaid


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
No

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 27, 2020, 5:44 PM

Name
Tamara Bream


Business Type
Other - Credit Card Processing


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
No


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
Yes


If "Yes",
Full Time


How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
Down 50%


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
SBA (EIDL), Cares Act (PPL)


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers, Concern regarding Safety of Employees, Concern regarding Safety of Customers


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers, Concern regarding Safety of Employees


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Other - Other Businesses to open and be successful


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
No

Martha Lake inside Town Limits May 27, 2020, 7:50 AM

Name
Martha Lake


Do you support the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce/Visitor and Convention Bureau’s proposed 2020-2021 Marketing Plan and Budget of Expenditures?
Oppose


Do you have any comments or suggestions about the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce/Visitor and Convention Bureau’s proposed 2020-2021 Marketing Plan and Budget of Expenditures?
Their plan is totally out of touch with the new reality of this pandemic that is still killing people. It appears that they re-tooled the plan from last year. It is woefully inadequate considering the new normal and calls for social distancing. They are still promoting festivals, conventions and large gatherings. Those budget items should be carved out of the overall budget.


Do you have any comments or suggestions about the consideration of policy recommendations to Town Council for ATAX grants affected by the COVID-19 virus?
Absolutely no grants to the HH/B Chamber of commerce.
Grants for parades, fireworks, and festivals should be removed from the budget for this year.


Name not shown inside Town Limits May 26, 2020, 8:15 AM

Name
Jerry Knight


Comments regarding Parker’s, DRB-000610-2020, agenda item.
Very much appreciate what appears to be a collaborative approach with Parker's Kitchen. I have seen this design element in other areas and I would welcome them to the North end. We had a disappointing outcome with Aldi's on this same empty lot and as you may have noticed there are many vacancies in commercial locations on this part of the island so a vibrant business that creates jobs, provides a needed service, and is known to be a good neighbor should be welcomed.

Mark Baker inside Town Limits May 25, 2020, 3:45 PM

Name
Mark Baker


Business Type
Other - Land Planning & Landscape Architectural Services


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
No


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
Yes


If "No", why not?
We recieved a PPP loan


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
Other - Paycheck Protection Program Loan


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Other - Concern regarding impacts on economy


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Other - Impacts on economy


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Access to PPE


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
No

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 25, 2020, 9:50 AM

Name
Stuart Fox


Business Type
Retail


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
Yes


If "Yes",
Part Time


How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
Down 75%


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
SBA (EIDL), Cares Act (PPL)


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Other - Positive attitude from the town so retired people will attempt to get back to some state of normal daily life


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
Yes

Name not shown inside Town Limits May 24, 2020, 8:04 AM

Name
John Frey


Business Type
Other - Trade services


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
No


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
Yes


If "Yes",
Full Time


How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
Down 25%


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
Other - PPP


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Other - None


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Other - None


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Help with Hiring, i.e. a job fair


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
No

Patricia Livermore inside Town Limits May 23, 2020, 1:01 AM

Name
PGL Beachside


Business Type
Other - Short term rentals


Have you laid off/furloughed employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
No


Has your business reopened since COVID-19?
Yes


If "Yes",
Full Time


How have your business revenues been affected during the crisis?
Down 50%


Have you applied for any disaster assistance?
SBA (EIDL)


What is/was the biggest challenge/concern with reopening after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers, Lack of Supply (food, paper products, office supplies, etc.)


What is the biggest challenge/concern with staying open/in business after COVID-19?
Select all that apply.

Lack of Customers, Lack of Supply (food, paper products, office supplies, etc.)


What support do you need to re-open and stay open/in business?
Select all that apply.

Other - Tax payment extension


Have you added your business information to our Community Business Resource Directory?
No