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Vote could hurt $5 million deal

By By Chris Allen Baker/staff writer
Jan. 25, 2002
If residents force an election on a $5 million line of credit, a key elected leader said Lauderdale County could miss out on the first-come, first-serve pool of money.
Residents opposed to the line of credit are circulating petitions demanding a vote on the issue. They must collect at least 1,500 signatures of registered voters by Feb. 19 to force a vote.
If that happens, Rick Barry, attorney for the board of supervisors, said a vote would be set to coincide with the June 4 congressional primaries or Nov. 5 general election.
Barry said the county would not likely call a special election.