January 2022 News You Can Use

The January 2022 edition of News You Can Use is now live! You can receive our Newsletters via email, website, or in person at the Welcome Center. News You Can Use is a fun, short, and informative article that will cover important events and information. Subscribe as a Shipyard Owner to get the latest news right to your email – all  you have to do is register or sign in! Any questions or comments and suggestions contact us at communications@shipyardhhi.com Click here to view the January 2022 News You Can Use.

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February Hilton Head Events

A few fun things to look forward to on Hilton Head Island! February 3, 2022 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Every Thursday, farmers, cooks, jam- and salsa-makers and all kinds of artisans meet locals on Green Street for the Farmers Market of Bluffton from 12-5 p.m. February 19, 2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm The Kiwanis Club of Bluffton, a service organization that serves local kids and families in the Lowcountry, is hosting our 5th Annual Antiques Appraisal and Online Silent Auction fundraiser on February 19, 2022. The Antiques Appraisal is a great opportunity to learn about your antiques while …

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Shipyard Owner Decals

REMINDER!!! This is a friendly reminder to stop by the Welcome Center to get your Owner’s decal and beach hang tag. The current blue decal (2021) will expire on January 31, 2022. Please bring the following with you: Vehicle Registration for EACH vehicle Owners receive 2 complementary decals, each decal after is $25.00 each Courtesy decals (for family members) are $25.00 each and require vehicle registration Photo ID Application (provided at the Welcome Center) We need the application filled out completely. **No exceptions** If you have any questions please contact us at (843) 785-3310 ext. 1000.

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Sonesta Blood Drive

The Sonesta Resort is hosting a Blood drive on January 28th and want to invite Shipyard residents and staff to stop by.  There is a link below for individuals to make an appointment if you would be interested in participating: https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1165510 [donor.oneblood.org] Have a fabulous day and stay safe!

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January Shipyard Spotlight

To celebrate everything Shipyard Owners and Groups do, we have created a monthly celebration called the Shipyard Spotlight. The goal will be to honor a group of people or a person that has done something extraordinary, gone beyond the call of duty, or something exciting within the Shipyard community. This January we are celebrating the Birds of Prey Group and our very own Sgt. Thompson! Have you or your group done something like this? Send pictures and a description to communications@shipyardhhi.com to be featured in the next issue.

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Short Term Town Initiative

Town Hosting Meetings to Gather Public Input on Short-term Rentals Hilton Head Island, SC – The Town of Hilton Head Island will host several virtual public meetings to share information about the short-term rental initiative and to gather public input for development of solutions to address short-term rentals concerns. Virtual public open houses will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 3. The Town has also scheduled the following stakeholder meetings: Thursday, January 20,  from 9 to 10 a.m. with a focus on South Island residents. Thursday, …

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Caution: Winter Weather Advisory

Please see the below updated from the NWS Charleston on possible wintry precipitation Thursday, 1/20/22, night through Friday night. Seven Day Outlook Summary   Wednesday, 1/19, Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Light south wind. Thursday, 1/20, A 30 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 41. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of …

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COVID-19 Testing

S.C. DHEC COVID-19 Testing on Hilton Head Island Moved to Crossings Park Starting Monday, January 17, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will relocate its free COVID-19 testing from Fire Station 4 on Squire Pope Road to Crossings Park, 4 Haig Point Circle on Hilton Head Island. DHEC’s drive-thru testing will take place only on Mondays between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Those interested in being tested should enter Crossings Park at Haig Point Circle and follow the signs to the soccer field, where DHEC staff will administer the PCR (nasal swab) test. Rapid COVID-19 tests are …

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*URGENT* Welcome Center Hours

January 17, 2022 Dear Owners, Unfortunately, we are reaching out to inform you that there is still a significant impact on the staff recently due to COVID-19. This has resulted in a skeleton crew for the last few weeks. To keep you all safe, we have taken the following measures effective today until further notice: The Welcome Center will be open from 8am-noon for walk in assistance. The Welcome Center staff will also be available from 12:30pm-4pm by appointment only. Weekend availability will also be by appointment only. When visiting during either time frame, we ask that you help us limit in-person traffic to three (3) guests …

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Short Term Town Initiative

As of December 15, 2021: The Town of Hilton Head Island has launched an initiative to seek solutions and address concerns related to short-term rentals. “Short-term rentals have long been a part of the Island’s hospitality industry. We know residents have concerns about their growing numbers and the impacts they may have on adjacent properties and neighborhoods. The lack of a short-term rental ordinance for the Town has led to an imbalance between residential and resort districts and the changes to some long-term single-family neighborhoods,” said Anne Cyran, Interim Comprehensive Planning Manager. “We are investigating ways to develop a fair, …

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