County wins in court in lawsuit challenging bond issue
Published: September 17,2013
MERIDIAN — A judge has ruled that Lauderdale County did nothing wrong in the handling of a $14-million bond issue.
Chancery Judge Larry Primeaux issued the ruling yesterday. If there is no appeal, the board of supervisors can move forward on the bonds.
The county plans to fund recreational projects and improvements to the courthouse.
Plaintiffs argued the board should have counted additional signatures from a citizen-led petition drive that ultimately failed because not enough valid signatures were turned in by a deadline.
While more signatures would have put the petition drive over the top, but the board, in a 3-2 vote, rejected adding those names. The board also allowed citizens to remove their names from the petition but it did not allow new signatures to be added after the deadline.
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