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?”
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”
The two most popular public servants in Lexington County are identifiable simply by their first names. Like Elvis, you say “Katrina” and everyone knows you’re talking about South Carolina State Senator Katrina Shealy. In the Town of Lexington, and even beyond its borders, we all know the name “Hazel.” Continue reading “Hazel”
Information previously unavailable to Lake and Main indicate the Town of Lexington now plans to included some public parking on land now owned by Lexington Masonic Lodge #152. But that has not changed the Masons’ resistance. Continue reading “Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad”
Negotiations between the Town of Lexington and Lexington Masonic Lodge #152 over Lodge property and a proposed hotel appear to be deadlocked, but the story – and controversy – continues. Continue reading “Eminent Domain Dead; Questions Remain”