James Island poll shows residents supporting efforts for incorporation

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - James Island Mayor Bill Woolsey has said he will fight a court's decision saying they are no longer a town.

Mayor Woolsey says the majority of the town is willing to fight too.

The mayor says more than 1,000 registered voters from the James Island responded to a telephone poll over the last few days concerning the town's incorporation.

Woolsey says 81 percent supports the efforts to incorporate, 10 percent want to give up the fight and 3 percent want to join the City of Charleston.

On June 20, the state supreme court unanimously ruled to dissolve the town for the third time.

Attorney Trent Kernodle, who has overseen the last two incorporation lawsuits, advised the council that the only issue he sees stopping James Island from becoming a town is the community of Riverland Terrace off Maybank Highway.

It's separated from the other proposed James Island lots by a single lot annexed by the City of Charleston.

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