Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Deadline set for Monday on petition

November 19, 2003

Officials at city hall are playing a waiting game.

Next Monday is the deadline for city residents to appeal the city council's approval of liquor sales on Sunday. But as of Tuesday afternoon, no one had filed a valid petition.

"No, nothing," said Kathy Bard, assistant city manager.

Earlier this month, a protest petition was filed. But it didn't contain the necessary 48 valid signatures.

People signing protest petitions must live in the city and follow stringent guidelines set by law.

If a valid petition is submitted, the issue returns to the council, which will decide whether to overturn its decision to allow Sunday sales or to conduct a special election.

County Clerk Linda Scheer has estimated an election would cost a maximum of $1,500.

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