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Town of Hilton Head Island Consolidated Municipal Budget

Budget in Brief - Fiscal Year 2017-2018

The Town of Hilton Head Island serves a full-time residential population recently exceeding 40,000 as well as 2.65 million visitors annually. Our service delivery systems are designed to accommodate a daily population nearly three times the size of the permanent population.

The preparation of the FY 2018 Budget was more difficult than in previous years. On Oct. 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew blew onto the island bringing torrential rain and winds of nearly 100 miles per hour. More than 3,700 homes and businesses on Hilton Head Island, or about 19 percent of the total number of structures, sustained damage from the storm. Several thousand trees were lost and flooding occurred throughout the island. The estimated cost of cleanup from the storm is approximately $70 million. We expect FEMA to reimburse approximately $40 million with the balance ($30 million) of the cost the Town's responsibility - FEMA reviews and pending State and County participation.

The budget presents a balanced but optimistic approach as the Town's economy recovers from the devastation of last year. Despite the challenges, the fiscal year 2018 budget ensures our continued long-term financial stability - enabling us to continue to meet customer needs responsively and responsibly well into the future. The budget honors our commitment to our community by maintaining service levels while maximizing a limited resource of funds.

Total Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Town Budget

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The full text copies of the Consolidated Municipal Budget are available below in a .pdf format. Get Adobe Reader