James Island Public Service District Race
JAMES ISLAND ó Four candidates are each seeking one of the three up-for-grab spots on the James Island Public Service District.
While the districtís governing commission has seven seats, only three are up this year. All three of those incumbents are running for re-election. They include: Carter McMillan, Eugene Platt and June Waring.
The newcomer trying to win one of the seats is Alicia H. Owens, who previously served on James Islandís constituent school board.
Owens said she is running because she wanted to get back into community involvement and to keep the publicís rates and costs down.
McMillan, Platt and Waring all point to the districtís continued record of positive operation as reasons for them to stay in office.
The PSD provides fire, wastewater and solid-waste services. It operates on a budget of more than $6 million and serves about 24,000 residents.
Commissioners are paid between $8,005 and $8,485 per year depending on duties, such as chairman, vice chairman or secretary, the districtís website says.
Voter turnout for the Nov. 6 election is expected to be high. James Island residents are coming off a successful bid to incorporate the new town of James Island, indicating local election interest remains active.
Reach Schuyler Kropf at 937-5551.