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?”
The Town of Lexington is trying to condemn (acquire through eminent domain) a wastewater facility from the company Blue Granite Water (BGW) (formerly Carolina Water Service). As one might expect given the subject and the participants, it’s a messy, stinky process with the Town, apparently, using it’s all-too-common practices of executive decision. Continue reading “Lexington Jumps Into The Eminent Domain Sewer Again”
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”
As was seen at the Lexington Town Council meeting on November 5th, Mayor Steve MacDougall is not a fan of opinions other than those over which he has control or with which he agrees. That needs to be changed.