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?”
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.
At the 5 November Lexington Town Council meeting, Mayor Steve MacDougall, strictly abiding by a agenda HE controlled, refused to allow a citizen to speak. Mrs. Elizabeth Monts Rauch, an icon in the Town and County of Lexington, wanted to address a conflict about the Town and it’s attempt to acquire family property via eminent domain. Mrs. Rauch gave Lake and Main her statement. It appears below.
(UPDATE: In a comment, Ms. Rauch states: “I was up before the gavel fell and was adjourned. I was told that I was on the agenda but that was false too. Citizens have always had the right to speak. Must be a new ruling against Roberts Rules if Order.”)
I was done writing about the election and the leadership of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall, but, as Michael Corleone said, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” And besides, the Mayor just keeps on giving and giving…. Continue reading “MacDougall Refuses To Allow Citizens To Speak At Public Council Meetings”
Since this article is about transparency, it is right and proper for me to make the reader aware that Lexington Town Councilman Ron Williams is a friend and a neighbor.
When Lexington Councilman Ron Williams told me he was thinking of running for Mayor, I was surprised and confused . It isn’t like him to do something just for the heck of it and I can’t see him do it for ego or self promotion. Continue reading “Ron Williams For Mayor”