It is very upsetting to read two of the recent articles in the newspaper because the priority system is so impossible to understand here.
About 450 residents (many are part-time) live in Windmill Harbour and need immediate assistance to turn onto U.S. 278. We get that. But then there are miles of unpaved, unsanitary roads and septic systems that are never fixed because “it’s too expensive.”
How can we spend $12 million-plus on Windmill Harbour’s problem but not be able to afford sanitary sewer systems and paved roads in the “poorer” sections of this island? Environmentally, we know this oversight to be a health problem and a just plain “ugly underbelly” problem.
One way to clear up the Windmill Harbour problem is to have those people only make a right turn and drive up about a couple hundred yards to turn left at a safer crossing point. This way some of that $12 million could be spent on a real island deficiency and eyesore.
Regardless, we need to change our attitude and our allocation of monies so they are in line with the “world class” designation we so often talk about.
Hilton Head Island