Blythewood Town Council votes 3-1 to keep MPA file secret ‘indefinitely’

BLYTHEWOOD – After town council held an hour-long executive session Monday night to discuss whether to release to the public the files, invoices, evidence and other documents related to the 2021 MPA Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Town, Councilwoman Erica Page made the motion to not release the documents to the public. Page’s motion […]

Blythewood budget provides new employee, community perks

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council members quickly adopted final reading of the 2024-2025 budget Monday night with no amendments or alterations. Council members voted 4-0 to approve final reading. Councilman Rich McKenrick was absent for the vote. The more than $7.3 million spending plan includes a 3.2 percent cost of living (COLA) and merit increases […]

Town of Blythewood seeks director for Manor, parks and events

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town is looking for a director for its conference center (the Manor) and Doko Meadows Park. According to the job posting on the Town website, this is a senior administrative and management position that will be responsible for directing and managing the operations of Doko Manor, Doko Meadows Park and overseeing the […]

Stines named interim admin for Town of Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood’s Assistant Administrator Daniel Stines has been named interim administrator for the town as council searches for a new town administrator to replace Carroll Wiliamson who submitted his resignation effective April 24. Stines had 17 years’ experience in local government work prior to coming to work for the town in […]

Town purchases more property

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council members have purchased another parcel of land. During an executive session at a special called meeting Thursday evening, March 7, council members received legal advice regarding contractual terms associated with the potential acquisition of real property. When they returned to the open meeting, they voted unanimously to authorize Town Administrator Carroll […]

Town of Blythewood, MPA file to settle lawsuits

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood and MPA Strategies have reached a settlement. The settlement concerns MPA’s Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Town and the countersuit filed by the Town against MPA. It was signed Dec. 28, 2023 by both parties – the Town and MPA’s owner and CEO, Ashley Hunter. However, the Town’s […]

Blythewood receives glowing audit report

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town received a glowing report from its annual audit. Gary Bailey of Love, Bailey & Associates, reported that general fund revenues from 2021 to 2022 climbed from about $2.2 million to $2.7 million. Revenues climbed $481,000 despite modest declines in business license and franchise fees. Expenses increased by about $100,000, mostly related […]

BW/Cobblestone lawsuit settled

BLYTHEWOOD – When Lenore and James Zedosky moved from West Virginia to South Carolina, they didn’t envision spending nearly five years of their retirement locked in litigation with a national home builder. Now the lengthy legal battle has finally reached a conclusion. On March 14, the Zedoskys along with two other residents and DR Horton […]

Attorney: MPA to sue Town of Blythewood, Franklin for defamation, breach of contract

BLYTHEWOOD – Attempts to settle an ongoing lawsuit between the Town of Blythewood and its former marketing firm appear to have fizzled. Now MPA Strategies LLC, which filed a Freedom of Information complaint stating the Town violated public record laws, plans to sue the Town for defamation and breach of contract, according to recent court […]

Lighting up Blythewood for the holiday season

BLYTHEWOOD – At the behest of former Town Administrator Brian Cook, the Town of Blythewood stepped out last year like never before in its Christmas finery – lights everywhere, more lights than ever before wrapped around tree trunks and branches, outlining town hall and along the streets. Cook, who left Blythewood at the end of […]

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