Among the transitional hiccups for the Town of James Island is the lingering question of where the municipality will land online. The town’s existing domain, town of jamesislandsc.org is literally in the hands of former Mayor Mary Clark.
Clark retained ownership of the domain, citing her fear that it would be confiscated along with other town property when/if the town lost a court battle over its right to incorporate.
With new Mayor Bill Woolsey and a new Town Council (only Councilman Leonard Blank was reelected), one of the first decisions was to end a controversial webmaster contract awarded to Clark’s son, Julian Clark. The domain still provides information on permits, as well as the town’s address, operating hours, and contact information, but it has dropped a link to a list of elected officials.
The town is reportedly weighing options for an alternative. Warren Sloane, one of the candidates who ran against Woolsey and Clark in the August elections, has a similar domain, townofjamesisland.org. He tells the City Paper that he’s talked informally with Town Councilwoman Robin Welch about giving it to the town. “It’s there’s if they want it,” he says.
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