The town of Bluffton recently settled its lawsuit against a developer for cutting down more than 6,000 trees on property along U.S. 278 in alleged violation of a development agreement.
The fact the town recovered monetary damages is good. But it does not excuse the town's failure to intervene early on by seeking an injunction or issuing a stop-work order to prevent or stop the cutting.
So far we have not heard that anyone on the town's payroll has been held responsible for this failure. Perhaps town officials would like to explain that.