(published Feb. 13, 2009) CLOVER — A hearing to determine the legality of Clover School Board of Trustees member Bob Magee’s service is set for Feb. 18. The York County Registration and Elections Office confirmed Friday the hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at the E.C. Black Building, 13 S. Congress St., York. The meeting will determine whether Magee should legally be able to serve on the school board. The issue did arise following a “resident challenge,” according to the elections office. The office would not say who brought up the challenge, however, the Magee school board issue has been contested for months by Sherri Ciurlik of Lake Wylie. Late Friday morning, Ciurlik sent a mass e-mail encouraging attendance and participation at the meeting. Since summer, Ciurlik has asked Magee and Clover School District officials why he should stay on the board, saying she believes he no longer lives within the district. Magee, however, refutes Ciurlik’s claims, saying he lives at a different residence than the one occupied when he came onto the board a half dozen years ago, but he remains within district boundaries. Magee was optimistic Friday about the the Feb. 18 hearing. “I’m excited about the opportunity to have my side of the story presented, and I’m looking forward to having a group of knowledgeable people at the election commission to show what the law is in this situation,” he said. Magee plans to attend the meeting, and said he continues to keep in contact with the election commission on the issue, as he has since the question first arose last year. The merit of the argument against him, Magee said, lacks legal backing and should be dismissed. “This has been a personal vendetta of one individual, and I’m not sure why,” Magee said. “It doesn’t serve this community.” Calls to Ciurlik Friday were not immediately returned. In past statements on the issue, the Lake Wylie parent said she does not dislike or disrespect Magee personally, but she feels he is not able to adequately represent children within the district if he does not live within the district. Read the Feb. 17 Lake Wylie Pilot for more information about this issue.