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[December 11, 2013]

Marketing proposals, texting-while-driving ban on Port Royal agenda [The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.)]

(Island Packet (Hilton Head, SC) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 11--Port Royal Town Council could choose a company to work with on branding and marketing the town, and could take the first step in banning texting while driving during a 6:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday at Town Hall, 700 Paris Ave.


The branding effort is spearheaded by the town's Redevelopment Commission. It solicited proposals and received responses from five companies, which members then interviewed.

Those companies are Arnett Muldow and Associates of Greenville; Turnberry Consulting of Washington, D.C.; SmartMarketing Communications of Hilton Head Island; Rawle Murdy Associates of Charleston; and The Brandon Agency of Myrtle Beach.

Town officials say the town needs to distinguish itself from the city of Beaufort and Beaufort County to help promote tourism, create jobs and increase home sales.

The texting-while-driving ban was brought up during the Nov. 13 council meeting. Port Royal is the only government in Beaufort County that has not banned the activity.

Council asked for a draft ordinance to be ready for consideration for a first vote this month. Two votes would be required.

Also on the agenda is a public hearing on rezoning 3.49 acres at 738 Robert Smalls Parkway and amendments to licenses and business regulations.

Magisterial District Judge James Grimsley will be reappointed, and council members Vernon DeLoach and Mary Beth Gray-Heyward sworn in for four-year terms.

Votes are also expected on the public hearing items, amendments to weapons, fireworks and other explosive ordnance and board appointments.

Follow reporter Erin Moody at twitter.com/IPBG_Erin.

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