North Charleston neighbors feuding over fence

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man is threatening to go to court to stop his neighbor from putting up a fence.

Kevin Hollinshead said the fence is blocking access to his house and his brother's house on Meeting Street Road.

Hollinshead says what once was a wide enough path now is now too narrow with the fence in the way. He is worried emergency vehicles would not be able to get through to his disabled brother if needed.

"He had a massive stroke and if the ambulance or fire truck needs to get to him they can't get to him because actually he's blocked the road off," Hollinshead said. "This is very valuable land around here and I think he's just trying to square off his property which is wrong."

According to the permit, the other property owner is a man named Jerry Chivers. Chivers said as far as he is concerned there is no controversy and that he has the proper permit to put the fence.

Attorneys for the City of North Charleston determined Chivers did nothing wrong.

According to the city's tax records, Chivers is following the proper boundary line and is not blocking access to the Hollinsheads' homes.

"To that effect, the city has issued a permit to Mr. Chivers and it is good," said City of North Charleston spokesman Ryan Johnson.

Hollinshead said he has hired an attorney and may go to court to ask a judge to decide if the fence should stay up or come down.

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