Bond issue approved after opponents fail to get enough signatures
Published: June 18,2013
MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County supervisors will borrow $14 million for local recreation programs as well as courthouse renovations.
The Meridian Star reports the 3-2 vote on the bond issue came after opponents fell short of their goal to gather enough signatures to force a countywide election on the proposal.
Opponents argued program left many youngsters without proper playing fields and didn’t include a county-wide sports complex that could bring in large tournaments.
The county will spend $3.8 million on four-court gymnasium with bleachers at Highland Park. Also, $3.5 million will go to the county-owned fields of the West Lauderdale Youth Association; $2.5 million for Clarkdale Community Recreation Association park construction, and the remainder, $4.2 million, will go to fund the beginning of renovations at the Lauderdale County Courthouse.
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