Lauderdale County Bond Controversy

The controversy continues in Lauderdale County's $14 Million bond issue. The bond would put an indoor recreation facility in Highland Park, an outdoor recreation park in both Clarkdale and Collinsville, and begin renovations to the Lauderdale County Courthouse. While the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 in favor of the bond, a group of Lauderdale County residents are demanding more taxpayer involvement in this project.

Lauderdale County Chancery Clerk Carolyn Mooney says,"On May 6th, 1,554 petitions were given to me, the clerk of the Board to present at the Board meeting."

This is just a portion of the 1,554 signatures brought to the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors back on May 6th in favor of bringing this bond issue to a county-wide vote. It takes 1500 signatures for that vote to happen, but now, some people are taking their names off the list.

"As of today, we have 7 counter-petitions, and the registered voters have until 5:00 Friday to come in and sign a counter petition if they would like their name removed."

All petitions have to be certified by the Circuit Clerk's Office to verify that the signatures on the petitions are those of registered voters.

"We'll turn these over to the Circuit Clerk's Office, and she will start the process of certifying these signatures."

No new names can be added to the original petition.

You can view the petition at http://www.lauderdalecounty.org/pdfdocs/Petition.pdf


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