JI neighbors sound off on new cell tower

JI neighbors sound off on new cell tower

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Neighbors packed the James Island Town Council meeting Thursday night for an issue that wasn't even on the agenda.

The night was supposed to be about different improvement projects including moving forward with the new Pinckney Park off Ft. Johnson Road. The city is finishing up closing on the properties on the land. Mayor Bill Woolsey also announced moving forward with a new $1 million town hall so the town can have more room and stop leasing its space.

As soon as public comment kicked off, though, many in the room lined up to talk about plans for a new cell tower. It wasn't on Thursday's agenda but everyone who spoke was against the tower because they said they weren't told about it, that it could be unsafe and is unneeded.

Because the item was pulled from Thursday night's agenda, it won't be discussed again until April according to the mayor.

The council also heard from the county on its plans to replace the current library which is too small for area and was included as part of the county's referendum vote.

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