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PDPOA SPECIAL MESSAGE | OCTOBER  2016
STORM UPDATE

What is the PDPOA doing?

  • Due to the State of South Carolina’s evacuation for Hurricane Matthew, the Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association was unable to hold its Annual Meeting of Members on the date originally scheduled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the PDPOA Administrative Office Conference Room located at 16 Queen’s Folly Road in Palmetto Dunes. The purposes and agenda of the meeting have not changed. We encourage owners to walk, ride a bike, or carpool with neighbors due to limited space for parking at this location.
     
  • Gate operations have returned to normal, and the North and South Gates are now staffed. All departments, including the Pass Office, ARB, and Administration are now fully staffed and back to regular operating hours. We will continue to provide complimentary passes for vendors providing storm-related services at this time. However, any vendors providing services unrelated to the storm will need to purchase a pass. 
     
  • We currently have contractors clearing beach paths, and will continue to update openings on our website as we get them cleared and inspected. At this time, the Dunes House, Brigantine, and Man O' War beach paths are open. 
     
  • Even after a storm, property owners are NOT permitted to place debris on other owners' property without their consent - this includes GOLF COURSES and VACANT LOTS. Please be aware that unauthorized dumping may result in a citation and possible fines.
     
  • The ARB is issuing blanket permits for storm recovery repairs to homes, replacing with like-kind design specifications and materials of previously permitted work ONLY. To expedite the permitting process, we ask that you submit an online application of the scope of work and the contractor responsible. There is no charge for this application or permit.

    Contractors performing storm recovery work are permitted into the resort from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week for the time being. All contractors must be licensed and insured, and must present a Town of Hilton Head Island permit to our ARB Administrator prior to any work in Palmetto Dunes. 
     
  • From Andrew P. Schumacher, PDPOA CEO: With the significant amount of recovery progress we have made in just over a week, it is hard to believe we were recently struck by a Category 2 hurricane. However, there is still much work to be done. Experts have estimated that cleanup of the island will take over six months, and so we graciously ask for your patience and sensibility at this time. While we await a response from FEMA and the Town regarding debris removal from private communities, we are putting forth our best efforts internally to return Palmetto Dunes to the well-maintained condition for which it is known. 

What are the utilities, FEMA, and the Town of HHI doing?

  • The Broad Creek PSD water boil advisory was lifted on October 14. Due to connection issues with our LCD sign as a result of the storm, we were unable to update the sign after the 14. Continue to visit www.bcpsd.com for any updates related to water and sewer.
     
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Beaufort county for Individual Assistance, allowing residents who sustained losses to apply for aid in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Assistance can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs. Property owners can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.
     
  • Citizens' Drop-Off Sites are for the use of residents/property owners only and will accept landscaping debris, construction debris, and white goods (household appliances) daily from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Household trash will not be accepted. No commercial use is authorized. 
     
  • Beach renourishment is expected to resume October 19. Necessary shore pipe will be pre-deployed in 1000' piles from South Forest Beach to southern Palmetto Dunes in order to support what is expected to be very quick forward progress until the point where the project ceased prior to Hurricane Matthew is reached. From there, normal construction operations will resume. A revised construction schedule is forthcoming and will be released when complete. Additional Beach Renourishment Project information is available at the Town's website: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov
  • If you have received a red or yellow placard on your business or residence from the Town of Hilton Head Island, you will be required to obtain a permit from the Town prior to beginning any repair work. Visit the town site for more information. 

    Also note that any owner who performs repair work prior to inspection from the town could see insurance claims rejected or a difficulty renewing insurance, so it is strongly recommended to wait. There are no ramifications if you remove trees that have damaged your home, and if there are intrusions, it is fine to place tarps. 

What can you do?

  • We encourage residents to clear any hydrants you may find covered with debris, and request that additional debris not be piled near hydrants. Be a good neighbor and make sure the area around your nearest fire hydrant is clear! When firefighters fight a fire at your home, the time it takes for them to dig out a hydrant adds to the time before they can effectively put out your fire!

    As a reminder, debris cannot cover utility boxes, water meters, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or the roadway asphalt. It is imperative that we maintain emergency access. We also ask that you keep it off of the leisure paths as our contractors continuously work to make them accessible now that the roadways have been cleared.
     
  • If you are out and about, please be careful and stay alert! With any coming rain or wind, soil may release some of the trees that are leaning. Also, many trees are still hiding broken branches that are being held up by other branches, and these could come down unexpectedly. 
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
- Louisa May Alcott
RESOURCES,
LINKS &

PHONE NUMBERS
RESOURCES FOR
OWNERS NEEDING
TREE/DEBRIS
REMOVAL


These vendors are not necessarily endorsed by the PDPOA, but are simply being provided as a list of resources for owners.

Please be aware that there may be unscrupulous contractors demanding cash and/or highly inflated fees in the area. Some are from out of state and do not have approved credentials from the Town of Hilton Head Island. Be sure to ask for proof of insurance and their business license.

Alpha Side Debris
843-422-4996

AllCare Tree Service
843-757-8050

Arbor Nature
843-247-6244

Bartlett Tree
843-247-6244

Bob's Tree Service
843-726-9533

BS Tree Service
843-384-1974

Jones Brothers
843-842-4686

Leonard Mink Tree
843- 422-7224

Rylee Tree Removal
843-368-9399

Taylor's Quality
Landscape Supply
843-705-2600

Tony’s Tree Service
843-401-2005

Tree Wise Men
843-540-1620       
REPORT AN OUTAGE

Hargray:
1-866-531-9276

Time Warner Cable:
1-800-892-4357

Palmetto Electric:
1-866-445-5551

Broad Creek PSD:
1-843-785-7582
POST-STORM PROPERTY CHECK FORM

We are now able to provide courtesy post-storm property checks for our owners. We will assess basic ingress/egress, apparent exterior structural damage, and apparent tree damage. Your report will also contain two photographs. To request a report, click here.
HEARTS & HANDS DISASTER RECOVERY

From now through November 4, 2016, Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery (HHDR) will be staffing a FREE hotline for assistance in cleaning up after Matthew. By calling the number below, HHDR will log information about the disaster relief needs of Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton County citizens and make that data readily available to reputable relief agencies that can assist.

In order to spread the word about the effects of Matthew by telling your personal story, please call 1-800-451-1954. Without the status on the ground in the Lowcountry, these relief agencies will not know how much aid to provide. Your assistance is vital. Show our local, state and national governments that rebuilding your community is important to you.
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

FEMA
800-621-3362
disasterassistance.gov

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