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Barbara Grimes inside Town Limits September 23, 2022, 8:37 AM

Name Barbara Grimes, ARB, Crosswinds
Do you have comments regarding VAR-002173-2022, request from Jay Nelson of May River Custom Homes, on behalf of Dawn and Craig Lamb, for a variance from LMO Section 16-5-102.C? I am writing on behalf of Dawn and Craig Lamb and their request for a variance for their new home in our community. The variance they requested for their porch steps was very small and we chose to approve it for the following reasons:

The lots in our community are small, and their request for their steps to be over the setback requirement will have no negative impact.

The steps will face a part of the street where no house is directly across from them. There is only a fence for the community, no homes.

The placement of the steps will not negatively impact the view traffic has coming around the corner.

The house they are going to build is beautiful and will be a real asset to the community. We feel this extremely small encroachment will have no negative impacts on the community, while allowing the Lambs to have the house they desire.

Jerry Hoover inside Town Limits September 21, 2022, 2:53 PM

Do you have comments regarding VAR-002173-2022, request from Jay Nelson of May River Custom Homes, on behalf of Dawn and Craig Lamb, for a variance from LMO Section 16-5-102.C? The Lamb family has been very open to the community and the Crosswinds Architectural Board in their request for a variance to construct their home in a Charleston style. My wife, as a member of the Crosswinds ARB and myself as a member of the Board of Directors of Crosswinds firmly believe that the variance is needed to maintain the architectural integrity of the home.
Additionally we see no reason for the variance not to be approved due to any meaningful reasoning by any member of the Crosswinds community.

Melissa Thompson inside Town Limits September 1, 2022, 10:20 PM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 19-34
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 2
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Soccer, Pickleball, Tennis, Sailing/Boating, Paddling (kayak, canoe, paddleboard), Recreationaly Cycling, Skating, Walking, Swimming, Fishing, Picnicking, Traveling, Fitness Gym, Festivals, Playgrounds
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Island Recreation Center, Jarvis Creek Park, Lowcountry Celebration Park
Why? Rec center playground is awesome! Jarvis creek playground is nice and offers pavilions for parties/picnics as well as an amazing nature trail. Lowcountry celebration park is an awesome park for all ages!
What is your least favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Betsy Jukofsky Xeriscape Garden, Cordillo Tennis Courts, Hilton Head Park (Old Schoolhouse Park)
Why? I dont consider a garden a park. Most things down Cordillo seem unsafe. Hilton Head park seems run down and most people dont even know it's back there
What kind of public park do we need more of in the Island park system (choose up to three)? Neighborhood Parks (neighborhood playground or picnic space), Sports Parks (mostly sport related facilities, fields or courts), Other - public dog park
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? Yes
Explain. Our son plays baseball and Crossings park has 3 fields, but could use more. It could also use a playground closer to the fields within the fence.
Many of the playgrounds could use the 'sails' for shade, especially over the slides and areas for parents to sit. They could also use more seating for parents/adults.
WiFi could be offered at more town parks.
Hand sanitizer stations could be offered.
Normal 'belt' swings could be offered at Low country celebration park as well as Jarvis Creek park.
What program space would you like to see more of in our parks? Select all that apply. Picnic pavilions, Sports courts, Food truck court
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Comment. Sometimes the rec center park is not available during certain times of the year- it'd be nice if that was posted somewhere. ie: when they have summer camps or after school children
We usually steer clear of the Low country celebration park in the summer because it gets so packed of tourists and gets so hot. Many parents have noted that they'd appreciate if the water area were fenced in so it's not just a 'free for all' in the water when we didnt plan for waterplay.
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? Yes
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? No
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No
Comment. I wasn't even aware this exists
What could the Town be doing better for the public parks? more seating, more shade

Name not shown inside Town Limits September 1, 2022, 7:32 AM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 35-54
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 2
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Play(ed) collegiate sport, Football, Basketball, Paddling (kayak, canoe, paddleboard), Rowing, Surfing, Walking, Fishing, Fitness Gym, Festivals, Playgrounds, Dog Parks
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Chaplin Community Park, Driessen Beach Park, Shelter Cove Community Park
What is your least favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Marshland Road Boat Landing
What kind of public park do we need more of in the Island park system (choose up to three)? Community Parks (mixture of active and passive amenities), Beach Parks, Water Access Parks/Boat Ramps
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? Yes
What program space would you like to see more of in our parks? Select all that apply. Water access
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? Yes
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? No
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No

Name not shown inside Town Limits September 1, 2022, 7:03 AM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 55-74
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 1
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Pickleball, Paddling (kayak, canoe, paddleboard), Recreationaly Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Swimming, Traveling, Festivals, Theater
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Chaplin Community Park, Hilton Head Park (Old Schoolhouse Park), Jarvis Creek Park
Why? I am able to play pickleball at Chaplin and Hilton Head Park. It’s disheartening that there are no permanent public pickleball facilities in Hilton Head. Most towns this size have at least 6 courts. It is the fastest growing sport in the United States.
I like the walking trail at Jarvis Creek.
What is your least favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Bristol Sports Arena, Lowcountry Celebration Park
Why? Bristol is rarely used. It would be used constantly if converted to a pickleball center.
Lowcountry Celebration Park is an incredibly expensive giant field. Shameful to have destroyed so many trees and so much natural beauty to build a grass field.
What kind of public park do we need more of in the Island park system (choose up to three)? Art Parks or Art in Parks, Greenways/Pathways
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? No
Explain. We play pickleball. There are ZERO permanent public pickleball courts available. Shameful!
What program space would you like to see more of in our parks? Select all that apply. Sports courts, Water play, Food truck court
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? Yes
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? No
Comment. Tourism dollars and taxes should be sufficient to cover operating expenses.
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No
What could the Town be doing better for the public parks? Build pickleball courts! Thousands of tourists come here to play pickleball. They fill the temporary courts we set up at Island Rec and Hilton Head Park with 30-50 people standing around waiting to play on a daily basis. Most of the resorts on the island have already built their own pickleball courts. The fact that the town has not built any courts is shameful. This is unacceptable.

Mary Georgopulos inside Town Limits August 29, 2022, 5:37 PM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 55-74
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 8
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Play(ed) collegiate sport, Basketball, Pickleball, Tennis, Paddling (kayak, canoe, paddleboard), Walking
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Islanders Beach park, Jarvis Creek Park, Shelter Cove Community Park
Why? I like the ease of going to the beach at Islanders; I like the playground and walking path around Jarvis Creek, and when my grandkids are in town, going to Shelter Cove Park
Why? I don't have a least favorite.
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? Yes
Explain. Most of what we visit is inside our community.
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? No
Comment. I'm content with the parks we have now.
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? Yes
Comment. If people want more amenities than we have, yes they should pay for them.
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No
What could the Town be doing better for the public parks? Nothing
Do you have any other comments for the Parks and Recreation Commission? No

Nancy Condon inside Town Limits August 29, 2022, 3:08 PM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 55-74
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 0
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Pickleball, Recreationaly Cycling, Walking, Swimming, Fitness Gym, Island Rec Member, Yoga
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Alder Lane Beach Access, Fish Haul Beach Park, Islanders Beach park
Why? I enjoy the parking accessibility. Easy walking access. Handicap access is great!
What is your least favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Burkes Beach Access
Why? Parking
What kind of public park do we need more of in the Island park system (choose up to three)? Community Parks (mixture of active and passive amenities), Beach Parks, Greenways/Pathways
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? Yes
Explain. I would like more user friendly bike trails.
Overall all is fantastic!
If you have disabilities or are a caretaker, how do our public park facilities meet your needs? I am a caretaker! Thank you for the resent handicap project located at Islanders Beach. I would enjoy more disabilities friendly park access.
What program space would you like to see more of in our parks? Select all that apply. Trails (off-road or single-track), Community spaces (classrooms, event space, market space)
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? No
Comment. I would need more details to comment.
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? Yes
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No
What could the Town be doing better for the public parks? I enjoy HHI parks! Overall everything is wonderful!
Upkeep of existing structures to stay clean & modern.
Do you have any other comments for the Parks and Recreation Commission? Thank you for keeping our town & parks beautiful!

Name not shown inside Town Limits August 27, 2022, 7:45 PM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 55-74
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 0
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Pickleball, Paddling (kayak, canoe, paddleboard), Recreationaly Cycling, Walking, Swimming, Birdwatching, Traveling, Fitness Gym, Island Rec Member, Yoga, Playgrounds
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Island Recreation Center, Islanders Beach park, Veterans Memorial at Shelter Cove Community Park
What is your least favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Coligny Beach Park, Crossings Park, Greens Shell Park
Why? Don't go there
What kind of public park do we need more of in the Island park system (choose up to three)? Community Parks (mixture of active and passive amenities), Sports Parks (mostly sport related facilities, fields or courts), Venues (for concerts, festivals, or community gatherings)
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? No
Explain. NEED MORE PICKLEBALL COURTS!!!!
If you have disabilities or are a caretaker, how do our public park facilities meet your needs? N/A
What program space would you like to see more of in our parks? Select all that apply. Sports courts, Other - PICKLEBALL COURTS
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? Yes
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? Yes
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No
Do you have any other comments for the Parks and Recreation Commission? 1) WE NEED MORE PICKLEBALL COURTS. MY EXPERIENCE WITH VISITORS IS THAT THEY ARE SHOCKED AT HOW LITTLE PICKLEBALL IS AVAILABLE ON HHI. WE ARE REALLY BEHIND THE TIMES WITH THIS.
2) THE ISLAND REC CTR IS VERY WELL RUN. STAFF DOES A GREAT JOB WITH THE GYM AND THE POOL. I USE IT OFTEN, AND IT IS A REAL ASSET TO OUR TOWN.

Jodi Baganz inside Town Limits August 25, 2022, 1:35 PM

Name Jodi Baganz
Do you have any comments regarding the Tier 1.A Proposed LMO Amendments? Revise Section 16-4-102.B.7.c.....This is something I truly support! We have a fantastic ability to serve our guests of this island and to hinder some business locations is not appropriate.

I do have one item I would suggest a wording change though. In section 3 "iii. ii. Vegetation, fences, and walls shall be installed to screen outdoor storage areas." Can I suggest the following ? "Vegetation, fences, OR walls shall be installed to screen outdoor storage areas." and this to apply to those business locations who do not have a variance or have been grandfathered prior to this ordinance change.

Name not shown inside Town Limits August 19, 2022, 8:06 AM

Which of the following best describes you? Select one. I am a resident of Hilton Head Island year-round.
What is your age group? 55-74
How many children 18 and under reside in your household or are family who visit your home? 0
Tell us about you or your family’s recreation activities or favorite amenities. Select all that apply: Pickleball, Paddling (kayak, canoe, paddleboard), Recreationaly Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Swimming, Birdwatching, Fishing, Traveling, Island Rec Member, Yoga, Dance, Theater
What is your favorite Hilton Head Island park (choose up to three)? Honey Horn, Jarvis Creek Park, Marshland Road Boat Landing
Why? We enjoy seeing nature as we walk around the pond at Jarvis creek. We would utilize marshlands boat launch area if it were less rough and rustic.
Honey horn is great, from the museum to farmers market, and events
Why? All the places where nature is allowed to flourish are nice on the island. To much development would be unwelcome. We are borrowing this land from our grandchildren, remember.
What kind of public park do we need more of in the Island park system (choose up to three)? Greenways/Pathways, Other - Keep natural spaces, preserve trees and other flora for our fauna. Create more enduring green spaces
Think about you or your family’s hobbies and recreational interests. Is what you need for your activities available at Town parks? Yes
Explain. Pickleball, farmers market, trails, beach
If you have disabilities or are a caretaker, how do our public park facilities meet your needs? As a nurse and former caregiver, i see ramps, handicapped facilities, etc in place. Thank you for thinking of this, including beach wheelchairs!
What program space would you like to see more of in our parks? Select all that apply. Trails (off-road or single-track), Other - Be careful if considering dog parks, liability abounds!!
Think of the park you visit the most and the program spaces you use there. Are they meeting your expectations? Yes
Are the parks and facilities available when you go there? Yes
Comment. I love seeing folks exercising to music together at Jarvis creek!
Are you in favor of partnering with outside organizations to sponsor park facility funding? Yes
Comment. As long as we retain freedom in the deal. Sponsors advertising can be an eyesore
Would you support fee-based amenities to off-set maintenance or operational expenses? Yes
Comment. As long as accounting is transparent and available for review by us
Have you ever used the MyHHI app to report issues at a public park? No
Comment. I have heard of it, but never installed it
What could the Town be doing better for the public parks? Maybe we citizens could volunteer to help keep parks clean and monitored, similar to the turtle patrol volunteers?
There is too much development, creeping in and destroying the natural habitats that make hhi so wonderful.
Do you have any other comments for the Parks and Recreation Commission? Keep it simple.
keep expenditures transparent to avoid corruption.
Thanks