Community Updates

A Message From The Sea Pines CSA Board Chair, April 1, 2024

Our Traffic Task Force has been hard at work tackling the important issues our community experiences concerning traffic, congestion and access into and out of Sea Pines. If you’ve ever tried to navigate Sea Pines on a Friday afternoon, you understand the importance of this Task Force.

Part of this group’s duty is to engage with elected officials and community members to advocate for improvement funds and efforts, specifically those targeting our two major pain points: the Sea Pines Circle and Greenwood Gate.

My last letter detailed the news of Beaufort County Council’s consideration of placing a transportation Sales and Use Tax Referendum question on the November ballot. The question will ask voters to approve a 1% sales tax in Beaufort County beginning in 2025 and lasting for 15 years. As a reminder, the county’s sales tax stands at 7%, and by replacing the expiring Green Space Tax, the new sales tax would keep it at 7% overall. Funds raised through this tax would directly impact Sea Pines and nearby areas by allocating funds for improvements, including the Sea Pines Circle and adjacent corridors.

On Thursday, April 11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Beaufort County Council will hold an open meeting at the Hilton Head Branch Library to discuss the proposed Sales and Use Tax Referendum. I encourage those interested in learning more and voicing support for this topic to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend in person, please reach out to our County Council representative, Thomas Reitz, via email at to voice your support.

This Sales and Use Tax Referendum has the potential to positively impact daily life here at Sea Pines, and I urge you to get involved.



David Ellis

Sea Pines CSA Board Chair