Former James Island mayor meets with SC Secretary of State

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The future of James Island could soon be in the hands of the voters. Former mayor Bill Woolsey met with the South Carolina Secretary of State to deliver a petition Monday.

The state's office of statistics and research says the new town of James Island would have just under 12,000 people. That was the final information needed for the petition.

Woolsey says after the secretary of state reviews the petition, the signatures will be verified.

The petition would then go to a joint legislative committee. If approved, voters will get to weigh in.

The state supreme court had ruled in June that the town's incorporation wasn't valid, essentially dissolving the town as its own municipality.

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