Image by Flickr user Ben Cooper The city hopes to make things a bit easier for you to get cozy with Charleston.
Update September 13: The meeting was held, and The Post and Courier has a report that, most interestingly, gives the vibe for how many folks are joining the city.
Of some 226 eligible property owners that have inquired, the paper say 90 are making the switch — that's 39.8% of the small sample; check out the paper's report here.
Update September 11: Leaders of the now former-town are still pushing to reincorporate and the City of Charleston is still pushing annexation and is hosting another open house.
The next one will be on Monday, September 12, at 6 p.m. at the James Island Charter High School located at 1000 Fort Johnson Road.
From an announcement, "James Islanders are invited to come ask questions and get answers about joining the city. City of Charleston staff and members of the Police Department will be present to answer questions. Applications and information about city services, costs, and benefits will be available. Refreshments will be served. If residents are unable to attend the open house or would like additional information, they can call the City of Charleston at 843-724-3774, email email@example.com, or visit www.charleston-sc.gov/JOIN."
First reporting July 26: While the Town of James Island is planning its regrouping after it was once again declared an improper incorporation, the City of Charleston is looking to win a few converts.
The city is hosting an "Open House" on Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lowcountry Senior Center located at 865 Riverland Drive where the city will presumably make a soft pitch as to why being part of the city is better than the town.
Here are details from a release:
JAMES ISLAND ANNEXATION OPEN HOUSE
James Islanders who wish to pursue annexation into the City of Charleston are invited to come ask questions and get answers about joining the city.
City of Charleston staff and members of the Police Department will be present to answer questions. Information and applications will be available. Refreshments will be served.
Members of the public are invited to drop in beginning at 6:30pm. If residents are unable to attend the open house or would like additional information, they can call the City of Charleston at 843-724-3789, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.charleston-sc.gov/annexation.
The South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously denied the Town of James Island’s petition for rehearing on July 22, 2011.
But the town isn't lying down and has been plotting its geographic route to reincorporation.