Riley will not challenge James Island's incorporation

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Mayor Joe Riley has decided against challenging the legality of the Town of James Island, according to soon-to-be Mayor Bill Woolsey.

Woolsey said Friday that in a letter to the Kernodle, Root and Coleman Law Firm, and a memo to Charleston City Council, Riley explained that the City of Charleston would not be taking the Town of James Island to court over their most recent incorporation.

Woolsey said, "The people of James Island are relieved that our conflict with the City of Charleston is now over."

He added, "I spoke to Mayor Riley and expressed my hope that the Town of James Island and the City of Charleston will be able to work together in the future."

The Town of James Island will be holding a special municipal election on July 31.  There are seven candidates for four seats on the town council, and Woolsey will run unopposed for mayor.

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