STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and me
Me, a secessionist?
I never saw myself that way. I don't want to tear the union asunder, divide the nation, and risk plunging our country into another tragic civil war.
But there was my name, or at ... Posted on 11/14/12 at 1:57 PM
Incorrectly prepared petitions were the downfall of an effort to place a zoning change on the ballot, according to the man who organized the signature-gathering work.
A group of local residents gathered about 600 signatures to force a vote on a zoning change that could allow the owners of a convenience store at the corner of First Avenue and Foster Street to apply for alcohol licenses and, eventually, video lottery.
Today is the deadline.
Opponents of a zoning change that could allow a Mitchell convenience store to sell alcohol have until 5 p.m. to submit petitions forcing a public vote on the issue.
They need to turn in 490 valid signatures from registered voters in the city to place the issue on the ballot, according to Finance Officer Marilyn Wilson. That is 5 percent of the registered voters in the city.
Opponents of allowing a soon-to-be-opened convenience store to potentially sell beer now have a deadline if they want to put the issue to a vote.
Mitchell Finance Officer Marilyn Wilson said Tuesday that petitions to force a public vote on the issue have to be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 14. The issue is the City Council’s decision to change the zoning for the store at the corner of Foster Street and East First Avenue. The zoning change opens the door to potential beer sales at the location.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »