Clay County Commissioners Sue To Stop the Clay County Constitution

Posted: September 11, 2013 in Clay County Commission
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According to a letter handed to me. The Clay County Commissioners are suing to try and stop the constitution that was drafted by the Clay County Constitution Commission.

The letter alleges five “serious issues:”

  • The Proposed Constitution would go into effect on November 6, 2013, the day after the November election, before absentee votes could be counted, and before the election results could be certified.
  • The new County Council under the Proposed Constitution would not exist until May 1, 2014.
  • The Proposed Constitution abolishes nearly all elected offices immediately upon passage.
  • Without a County Council or county commission, Clay County will be unable to pay salaries or fulfill other financial obligations such as health insurance, retirement and utility bills.
  • Voter-approved funding for fundamental county services such as Sheltered Workshops, Tri-County Mental Health and the Senior Services Board will be eliminated.

The letter goes on to allege that employees will be involuntarily suspended for six months.

According to the letter the Commissioners have hired attorneys Edward “Chip” Robertson and Jeremy Root. It also states that the commission has hired both a Democrat and Republican attorney because “the issue we are facing is far too important to politicize.”

You can read the full legal petition by clicking here.



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