I rise in opposition to the ill-considered comment by a member of the Hilton Head Island Town Council. I did not move to Hilton Head to die, but to live my so-called golden years.
Like other retirees, I came with my net worth and retirement benefits earned in other economic jurisdictions, and spent my money here during the last 35 years. In a fair world, those jurisdictions should have a claim against Hilton Head for unfair trade practices.
If the death rate is to be reduced, start by closing The Seabrook, The Cypress, TidePointe, and intensive care facilities. Close the hospital since the urgent care facilities are adequate for healthy young people and Savannah hospitals are nearby. And don’t forget to close the funeral homes.
Then the Town Council can finally decide whether Hilton Head should become more like Coney Island or Palm Beach, or even Silicon Valley or Long Beach.
Don G. Kennedy
Hilton Head Island