Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson is appealing an appellate court ruling that he doesn’t control the agenda at meetings called by a majority of the five-member Town Council.
He announced the move in his weekly commentary sent Thursday to residents of the Lexington County community.
The decision continues his power struggle with other town leaders over spending and staff decisions he made singlehandedly. Some council members say he hasn’t obtained their consent as required.
Allowing council members at odds with him the opportunity to thwart his decisions would be “destructive and detrimental,” he said.
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The appellate court decision last week said that letting Wilson veto topics that other town leaders want to consider is “effectively stripping the majority of its authority to call the meeting.”
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