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Petition submitted to force referendum on Medina dissolution
Petition submitted to force referendum on Medina dissolution

Vote could be set for sometime in January-February
By Tom Rivers, Editor - Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com
MEDINA – An issue that has been studied and debated for more than two years looks like it will finally go to village voters.

Three members of the “One Medina” grassroots group submitted petitions on Thursday to force a public vote on whether the village government should dissolve. The petitions were signed by 432 people and were presented to Village Clerk Debbie Padoleski. She has 10 days to determine if the petition will be certified.

She will check to make sure the people who signed are registered voters. She also is reviewing the list of eligible registered voters in the village. The petition must have at least 10 percent of the registered voters to force the referendum.

Padoleski said there are about 3,000 eligible voters in the village, but she will make sure in the coming days. The 432 signatures, demanding a vote on village dissolution, gives the advocates for a public vote a cushion in case some of the signatures are declared invalid.

The petitions were submitted on Thursday by three leaders of One Medina: Ed Weider and two former village trustees, Jim Lustumbo and David Barhite.

“The big thing is we want the people to have the right to vote on it,” Barhite said today.

 If the petitions are certificed by Padoleski, the Village Board is required to set a public vote within 30 days of Padoleski's decision. The vote must occur within 60 to 90 days of the Village Board setting a vote for the issue. That time frame would put a vote in January or February.

A committee already studied how the village government could be dissolved and its services picked up by the towns of Shelby and Ridgeway, or through a local development corporation, a non-profit corporation (for ambulance services) and also a debt district...

Read the entire story about the petition submitted to disolve the Village of Medina here at www.orleanshub.com/news2014/Petition-submitted-to-force-referendum-on-Medina-dissolution.htm 





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