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Hilton Head Island Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution supporting the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s legislative priorities for 2013.
But it did so with misgivings.
Those misgivings centered around Act 388, which charges a higher property tax rate on second homes and business properties. Reforming or repealing that act, which council supports, is not among the association’s three priorities.
Hilton Head Town Council meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Among the items on the agenda, which can be viewed here, are swearing in of new council members and committee assignments. Also, five proposed ordinances will receive first reading.
Hilton Head Island town officials gathered yesterday to kick off a three-day strategic planning retreat at the Best Western Plus Sea Island Inn in Beaufort.
The meeting opened with a broad question by moderator Lyle Sumek: "Where do you really want to take the town?"
It wasn’t a day for legislation. There were no votes cast and no definitive actions taken.
Members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit will conduct a traffic safety checkpoint from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday on Hilton Head Island.
Drivers passing through the checkpoint in the westbound lane of Marshland Road at Capital Drive will be asked to produce their driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance for their vehicle, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.
The Town of Hilton Head Island will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow to discuss a proposed traffic signal and crosswalk at William Hilton Parkway, Leamington and the Fresh Market Shoppes.
The meeting will be held in town council chambers at Town Hall, 1 Town Center Court.
Plans will be available for review at the meeting, according to the town. Discussion will include an anticipated construction schedule, new roadway alignment, proposed median closures and openings on William Hilton Parkway, according to a news release.
The Heritage Classic Foundation and marketing firm Dixon Schwabl were named a finalist in the “Best Use of Twitter” for PR Daily’s Digital PR and Social Media Awards 2012, which honor the best social media campaigns in the country over the past year.
The foundation and Dixon Schwabl developed a Twitter campaign around Sir William “Willie” Innes, mascot of the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, the island’s annual PGA Tour event played at Harbour Town Golf Links in April.