By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Petitions asking the city of Corinth to set an election on the legal sale of liquor and wine within the city limits will be presented at today’s regular meeting.
More than 3,000 signatures were gathered on the petitions, significantly more than the 2,395 required to have the city set the election, said City Clerk Vickie Roach.
She will present the certification to the board at the 5 p.m. meeting in city hall.
“We’ve been through all the petitions and the poll books, and they’re good to go,” Roach said.
The city attorney is preparing a resolution calling for the election, and the board is expected to set an election date.
With the requirement that at least 30 days’ notice be given for the election, the earliest date the election could be held is Dec. 11, Roach said.
The election is permitted within the city under Senate Bill 2497 that took effect in January.
The law permits any city of 5,000 or more population, or any county seat in a county which has voted against coming out from under the dry law, to hold an election to come out from under Mississippi’s dry law if 20 percent or more of the city’s registered voters sign a petition to do so.
The sale of beer is already legal in Corinth.