As a Mount Pleasant resident, I was disgusted by the description of what transpired at the hastily called Feb. 5 Mount Pleasant Town Council meeting.
The notion of council using the draconian power of government to confiscate private property against the will of its lawful owners for any reason, much less for a park with “a shrimp boat statue, a gift shop, and restrooms” should infuriate all Mount Pleasant residents, whether or not they voted for the recently elected council members.
In addition, these members seem intent on shutting down construction already under way on a building approved by the town and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
None of this should really be surprising coming from a group of people elected on the basis of a cute slogan and in the thrall of the narrow minded and insular “Save Shem Creek Corp.” It might even be halfway palatable if Messrs. Haynie, Bustos, Owens and Brimmer, along with their supporters, would agree to shoulder the burden of the legal costs and judgments that would inevitably hit the Town of Mount Pleasant as a result of this abuse of power. No doubt, however, they’ll expect all of us to chip in as part of our “civic duty” through higher taxes and/or reduced services.
R. Stewart Eads Jr.
Oak Point Landing Drive