Last month, a jury determined the Town of Lexington must pay Carolina Water Service $7.25 million for a wastewater facility it took over in 2017. But the Town’s bill may grow. Continue reading “Mo’ Town Money”
I attended opening arguments in the compensation trial in which it will be decided how much the Town of Lexington must pay Carolina Water Services (now Blue Granite Water) for property the Town has taken via eminent domain. Continue reading “I, Steve MacDougall, Do Solemnly Swear”
Timing, as has been said, is everything.
Lake and Main started looking at the Town of Lexington problems with Carolina Water Services/Bue Granite Water in the Spring. A FOIA request was submitted and fulfilled in May and a series of clarifying questions were forwarded to the Town Administrator, Mr. Britt Poole. Mr. Poole was hesitant to answer those questions because of pending litigation, presumably the condemnation hearings regarding Blue Granite’s I-20 wastewater treatment plant. He did offer to discuss them “off the record, but L&M decided that not having anything quotable was not useful. Continue reading “Is Lexington Flushing Taxpayer Money?”
Some members of the Lexington County Council are trying to ensure that the quality of life here will be optimized for residents. Yet, there are others that don’t consider that a priority. Continue reading “Community First: Slamming the Brakes on Development”
In a previous post, the hopelessness of traffic in Lexington was addressed. Another article gave an update on the Town’s Hospitality Tax and the projects it was designed to fund. But, what happens when the eight year deadline hits in 2023? Will the work be done? Will there be enough money? Too much? Continue reading “H Tax Future”
With all the disgust and discussion, angst and acrimony, fear and frustration over, about and because of Lexington’s traffic, there is one thing we do NOT have: hope. Continue reading “Traffic: Face It, We’re Screwed”
In September, 2015 the Lexington Town Council approved a 2% tax on prepared foods as a means to fund much needed traffic improvement projects. The “Hospitality Tax” went into effect on 1 October of that year and will terminate in September, 2023. Forty months later, what has happened? Continue reading “H Tax Update”