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Ballot petition drive exceeds expectations
Jan 12, 2017 | 2057 views | 4 4 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print

BOUNTIFUL—Organizers of a petition drive to place the new city hall plan on the November ballot have reported success in gathering the number of signatures needed.

As of Monday morning, referendum co-sponsor Dean Collinwood said nearly 3,900 signatures had been collected, far more than the minimum of 2,765 required for the ballot referendum to be advanced to the city.

“Saturday was the deadline, and the lines to hand in petitions at K&J Auto were like lines at Disneyland in summertime,” Collinwood told the Clipper. “I’ve never seen such a level of citizen involvement.”Kenny and Shirley Knighton offered their auto business offices at K&J Auto on Main Street as the petition headquarters.  

“Something this important and this costly should be put to the voters,” said Bret Hutchings, one of the referendum co-sponsors. “Instead, we first heard about it in the newspaper as if it were a done deal.”

The co-sponsors turned in the petitions to the Davis County Clerk on Monday--two days early.  The county will now review the documents and make sure that each person signing met the qualifications: a resident of Bountiful and a registered voter. When they complete that review, the petitions will be handed over to the Bountiful City Recorder.

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January 17, 2017
You see the issue we have with Bountiful is that it is growing. To the people that have grown with the city just want it to stop. The business men don't want it to stop. All the high paid employees don't care either. Bountiful city is a beautiful place and we don't need a new City Hall renovate using minimum tax dollars and take care of Bountiful City with the rest. I don't see how they can say we are over budget for making our roads and kids safe but want to build a multi million dollar building that is not necessary.
January 13, 2017
I am impressed by Ken and Shirley Knighton and the hard work they have done! They are truly representing us, the people of this great city! THANK YOU!!!
January 12, 2017
I signed this and was pleased that I could. For some reason the leaders of Bountiful city seem to be unwilling to pay attention to the public outcry that is real and growing. Why are they refusing to listen?
January 12, 2017
Ken Knighton for Mayor!
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