Part of the Town of Hilton Head Island Ward One Master Land Use Plan is "equity, reconciliation, and quality of life." One main point calls for correcting deficiencies in basic services, i.e. water service, sewer service, drainage, water quality, roads and pathways.
After reading the newspaper's series on unpaved roads, it appears several members of Town Council have never read the Ward One plan. Perhaps members need to be reminded that they are stewards of the town -- not just their wards.
I do not deny that the heirs' property issue is a problem in this case, but a simple plan can partly overcome the lack of paved roads on the island.
1. Any road -- in the common understanding of the term -- not in any way on recognized heirs' property should be paved.
2. A road or lane that can be shown to run between two heirs' property lines should be paved.
3. Any road or lane on an heirs' property should be treated as private property and should not be paved.
The town can hardly claim there are not sufficient funds when over $18 million has been spent for bike paths. And please note, I own a home on the island, not to golf but for the cycling and the island's beauty.
David B. McCoy
Hilton Head Island