Bad blood is bubbling anew among Chapin leaders as Mayor Skip Wilson is calling for one critic to step down from Town Council.
Councilwoman Kay Hollis should resign for a “lack of professionalism and behavior at Town Council meetings (that) is unwarranted and an embarrassment,” Wilson said in a column published in weekly newspapers a few days ago.
Hollis declined to reply except to say “I’m not going to get in a tug-of-war with him.”
Wilson’s demand comes after Priscilla Green, his appointee as town finance director, left after Hollis questioned her qualifications.
Hollis is one of three Town Council members at odds with Wilson since he became the first new mayor in the Lexington County town of 1,700 residents in 32 years last January.
She joins with council members Bibi Atkins and Robbie Frick in challenging many changes that Wilson favors and often describes him as a bully.
Wilson’s attack on Hollis follows his pledge to encourage unity following a Nov. 4 referendum at which a proposal to weaken his control of Town Hall operations narrowly lost.
Atkins and Hollis face re-election this fall.
Green declined comment on her departure after two months in the job.