Clarksdale Wants Voters to Allow Takeover Of Utility

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — In a special meeting last week Clarksdale’s city commission paved the way for two issues to be placed on the 2019 election ballot. One is for a $17 million bond issue to fix flooding, pave streets and install new sidewalks; the other would replace the board of Clarksdale Public Utilities with an advisory board directly reporting to the mayor and commissioners. The measures will be on August 6th ballot for Mississippi’s primary elections. The board also passed a resolution asking the state legislature to allow a simple majority of voters participating in those elections to pass those measures. Current law requires a majority of registered voters to approve them.

 


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