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Resort Ruckus: Dispute continues over subdivided condos

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The ruckus on posh Hilton Head Island over subdivided condominiums continues with a town committee suggesting more study of the issue.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that both supporters and opponents of the units jammed a meeting of the town’s Public Safety Committee on Monday. The panel suggested the town staff review the town management ordinance regarding such units.

The units are created by caulking or locking doors shut to create multiple residences. Opponents say they are a fire hazard. They also contend they attract criminals because they are rented for low prices by people who don’t pay utility bills and can’t be tracked.

But those who rent such units say criminals can be weeded out through background checks just like renting any other apartment.

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