SC Secretary of State set to review James Island incorporation

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Former mayor Bill Woolsey says that Secretary of State for South Carolina is set to review a petition for the latest attempt to incorporate James Island.

According to Woolsey, the SC Office of Statistics and Research has certified that the new Town of James Island will have 11,821 people which Woolsey says was the last bit of information they needed in order proceed to with the petition.

Woolsey says the "Free James Island" campaign has an appointment with the Secretary of State Monday morning where they will deliver their petition.

The state Supreme Court had ruled in June that the town's incorporation was not valid, essentially dissolving the town as its own municipality.

Woolsey says that after the Secretary of State reviews the petition, the petition signatures will be verified by the Charleston County Election Commission. The petition will then go to the Joint Legislative Committee on Incorporation.

If the legislative committee approves it, voters will then be able to decide whether the town can incorporate again.

This latest effort will be the fourth attempt to incorporate James Island.

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