It looks like the voters of Madison County will get a say on the jail bond issue after all. Last month, the Madison County Board voted 20-7 to approve the issuance of $18.8-million in general obligation bonds to fund the rehabilitation project. A group opposed to the way the process unfolded led a petition drive that has successfully gathered enough support to send the issue to the voters in the March Primary Election.
Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza says the group needed to gather 17,722 signatures within 30 days of the first publication of the resolution to place the issue on the ballot.
Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan released a statement saying he continues to believe financing the jail project is still the right way to proceed. Anyone wishing to challenge the petitions has until next Monday at 3pm to do so.