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Referendum

Community Investing in Community

Hilton Head Island residents value, and have come to expect, best in class facilities and services. Coligny Beach Park PathwayIf a community doesn't invest, or reinvest in the community, it becomes tired and dated.

Over the years the Town has generated creative alternate funding sources to make investments to improve quality of life. One of those alternate funding sources was the creation and adoption of a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF), in which tax revenues are allocated to create publicly owned projects that stimulate private investment in the area and in turn, improve the quality of life for residents.

The Town's existing TIF has generated revenue for several impactful projects but is expiring in 2024.Lowcountry Celebration Park Comming Summer 202 Sign Expiration of the TIF combined with the millage rate caps set by Act 388 have prompted Town staff to again look for a creative funding source to use to reinvest in our community. A temporary 5 Mil millage rate was imposed for a 5 year period to replenish Town reserves for disaster response. The temporary millage is set to expire in FY22. The idea for the referendum was generated as a creative funding strategy that would use the same 5 Mil millage for projects that improve the quality of life for Island residents.

News Release:
Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann Announces that Town will be rescheduling $65 Million Referendum - February 13, 2020

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