Hilton Head balks at $1 million sailing center
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Hilton Head Island Town Council no longer supports building a sailing and rowing center on the island after the cost of the facility increased by about 30% to nearly $1 million.
The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that council members approved $700,000 for the center that would have a floating dock that could be used for fishing, crabbing or launching boats.
But town employees underestimated how much a dock would cost, sending the proposal to at least a $950,000 project.
Hilton Head Island Public Projects Director Scott Liggett says the town never built a dock before.
Council members suggested they could still support the project if private money could be found to pay some of the costs.
Information from: The Island Packet, http://www.islandpacket.comCopyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.