Lawsuit filed against North Augusta over Project Jackson

Lawsuit filed against North Augusta over Project Jackson

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - The City of North Augusta is being sued because of Project Jackson, according to City Administrator Todd Glover.

Steve Donohue, the President of the River Club Homeowner's Association, is the plaintiff.

Glover said the City of North Augusta does not comment on pending litigation.

A copy of the lawsuit is on the River Club website.

The lawsuit contends that North Augusta broke South Carolina law by discussing the project behind closed-doors.

It also said property values of River Club residents would go down because of the increase congestion and noise.

River Club wants reimbursement for lost value.

The Homeowner's Association also said, "On December 9, 2013, Steve Donohue in his personal capacity and the River Club HOA filed a petition for declaratory judgment and damages against the city for enacting the statute contrary to law. On the same date, a motion for preliminary injunction was filed against the city to stop and further actions on "Project Jackson" while litigation was pending."

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