City of Landrum files suit against Town of Campobello over annexation practices

Published 11:31 am Thursday, July 21, 2022

The City of Landrum is filing suit against the Town of Campobello.

Last week, the City of Landrum filed a complaint in the Seventh Judicial Court challenging the Town of Campobello’s recent annexations. The litigation challenges the procedures and the possible violation of state annexation laws. 

According to officials, Landrum and Campobello have around 300 days to mediate, before going to court over the issues.

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In the formal complaint, the City of Landrum claims that the Town of Campobello’s most recent annexation surrounds land already within the southern city limits of the City of Landrum. The land in question is in the vicinity of Landrum Mill Road and Frank Clinton Road. 

The City of Landrum further believes the recent annexation violates Landrum’s longstanding Intergovernmental Agreement with Spartanburg Water that requires new water users in the Landrum Water Service Area to annex into the city limits of Landrum upon development, according to officials.

Landrum Mayor Bob Briggs stated that “The City of Landrum has spent years working to ensure the City of Landrum practices responsible planning. The City of Landrum believes that these unwarranted and improper efforts by the Town of Campobello do a disservice to our residents as well as create confusion for future residents in the boundaries of the Campobello annexed areas.”