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Beaufort city attorney says city followed the law

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

In the Lowcountry, Beaufort city leaders are confident they did nothing wrong in how they selected a firm to spearhead its marina redevelopment project.

An attorney with the South Carolina Press Association claimed the commission violated state law by not taking an open vote before recommending Historic Marina Partners to the city council.

But Thursday night, City Attorney Bill Harvey reassured the commission that nothing was done illegally.

The commission met with Historic Marina Partners and downtown merchants earlier in the day to move forward with the project.

"So we chose developers who intentionally are waiting to hire their architects, do the planning after they get the input from the community and that's still we think an important element...so we're right on track," said Jon Verity, Chairman of the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission.

Historic Marina Partners will meet Friday morning with the Historic Beaufort Foundation and the Preservation Committee.

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