By David Meade
Williamston Town Council held a work session Monday during which three members of Council and the mayor aired out differences which came to a head recently over the the town’s street enhancement project and which led to an effort to change the town’s current form of government. Jeff Shaker of the SC Municipal Association was also present at the meeting.
All three members of council in favor of the referendum had indicated that they feel they are not being kept informed on major issues affecting the town.
Councilman Otis Scott, who made the original motion to change the form of government during the February council meeting, said that he was elected by the people to represent them and he wants the people to decide if there should be a change.
Councilman Rockey Burgess pointed out several instances in which decisions were made and council found out about them after people in his Ward began complaining and questioning why something was done.
Burgess said, “It is very important that people know what is going on.”