Lawsuit challenging city’s spending headed to Supreme Court
Published: January 16,2013
STARKVILLE — A lawsuit challenging how the city of Starkville is paying for infrastructure improvements is making its way to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
The Starkville Daily News reports local resident William McGovern has appealed a chancellor’s ruling in favor of Starkville’s municipal facility construction plan to the Supreme Court. Chancellor Jim Davidson threw out McGovern’s lawsuit on Dec. 18.
The city plans an $8 million project that includes a new municipal building and renovations to the current city hall. The board of aldermen approved of a lease-purchase plan to fund the construction.
McGovern claimed the city failed to identify the lessee corporation, the property to be leased or the construction company.
Davidson ruled it wasn’t the court’s duty to second guess the city’s actions.
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