Water plant sale could go to ballot


CAMPBELL — They’ve done it again.

Campbell residents have collected the neccessary number of signatures to place a measure on the November ballot blocking city officials from leasing or selling the water plant.

The Mahoning County Board of Elections has certified 376 signatures, or more than 10 percent of the city’s voting population, according to elections officials. Campbell voters last struck down an $11 million deal for the sale of the water plant in 2006.

But the petition needs another nod from the city before it makes its way to the ballot box, said elections official Danielle O’Neill. Finance Director John Leskovyansky Jr. said he is reviewing the petition, as required by Ohio law, but has not determined whether it complies with city statutes. Leskovyansky said he will make a determination before a board of elections deadline Aug. 23.

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