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Samburg elections changed from August to November

Samburg elections changed from August to November

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 10:09 pm
By: John Brannon, Staff Reporter

By JOHN BRANNON
Staff Reporter
Samburg city elections have been changed from Aug. 5 to Nov. 2, according to Obion County administrator of elections Leigh Schlager.
“We have rescheduled their elections,” she said. “I have a letter from the City of Samburg asking for city elections for three aldermen to be held on Nov 2.”
Three citizens had filed to run in the August elections — Tim Bunch, Elvie Fickle and Johnie Johnson. If they still wish to run, they must refile no later than noon Aug. 17. Any others who wish to run have the same deadline.
“We have only one city election in August, and that’s Rives,” Mrs. Schlager said. “Otherwise, we have seven city elections on Nov. 2 — Union City, South Fulton, Troy, Obion, Kenton, Woodland Mills and Samburg.”
She said the reason that Samburg city elections were changed from August to November was that Reelfoot Lake guide Al Hamilton brought an error to her attention.
“He came in to talk to me about it. He had a copy of the Samburg city charter,” she said. “A city charter says when elections are to be held. He said Samburg was holding city elections in August when the city charter calls for them to be in November. I verified it with MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service). It does say November.
“So I notified the City of Samburg that their charter calls for elections to be in November. The city charter was amended in 1993. Since 1994, city elections had been held in August.”By JOHN BRANNON
Staff Reporter
Samburg city elections have been changed from Aug. 5 to Nov. 2, according to Obion County administrator of elections Leigh Schlager.
“We have rescheduled their elections,” she said. “I have a letter from the City of Samburg asking for city elections for three aldermen to be held on Nov 2.”
Three citizens had filed to run in the August elections — Tim Bunch, Elvie Fickle and Johnie Johnson. If they still wish to run, they must refile no later than noon Aug. 17. Any others who wish to run have the same deadline.
“We have only one city election in August, and that’s Rives,” Mrs. Schlager said. “Otherwise, we have seven city elections on Nov. 2 — Union City, South Fulton, Troy, Obion, Kenton, Woodland Mills and Samburg.”
She said the reason that Samburg city elections were changed from August to November was that Reelfoot Lake guide Al Hamilton brought an error to her attention.
“He came in to talk to me about it. He had a copy of the Samburg city charter,” she said. “A city charter says when elections are to be held. He said Samburg was holding city elections in August when the city charter calls for them to be in November. I verified it with MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service). It does say November.
“So I notified the City of Samburg that their charter calls for elections to be in November. The city charter was amended in 1993. Since 1994, city elections had been held in August.”
Published in The Messenger 6.28.10

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