The other day I loaded my car with garbage and drove to the trash/recycling convenience center. I waited in line in front of the locked gate to reverse my car and take my odoriferous load back home.
Darn. It was Wednesday. Perhaps Beaufort County Council members might like to stand there and explain why this affluent community can't afford to operate this facility for the convenience of the hundreds of residents and visitors who rely on it. Our working population and the tourists wishing to get an early start on returning home are ignored. Or perhaps they should stand in front of our wonderful library and explain why it is closed so often.
Meanwhile, the mayor of the Town of Hilton Head Island might explain why the concerns of our residents over the proposed five-story condos at Shelter Cove Towne Centre have been brushed aside in favor of the commercial interests. Or why he felt it necessary to bail out the owners of the properties to build a college center, which not only takes more properties off the tax rolls, but will tremendously complicate the traffic flow in an already difficult area.
Speaking of traffic, think what a new Walmart will do to Palmetto Bay Road. At least when you run out of gas there will be a sixth gas station within a half-mile radius.
The point is that, as a community, we must do better.
Hilton Head Island