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July 8, 2013

Courthouse restoration will be up to voters

Corsicana — Navarro County Commissioners made it official Monday — the public will have the final say on the proposed courthouse restoration.

Commissioners voted Monday to abandon the Certificate of Obligation method of funding its share of the proposed restoration, and instead call a general bond election in November to allow the public to decide on issuing the debt.

Commissoners did not call for the election on Monday — that's an action state law says can't be taken until after Aug. 7, said County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr.

The vote to call for a general bond election must be at a regularly scheduled meeting of the commissioners court. The first opportunity to call the election would be at the Aug. 12 meeting.

The last day to call for a bond election for the November ballot is Aug. 26, also a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting date.

We'll post more on Monday's commissioners court meeting later today, and in the Tuesday print edition of the Daily Sun.

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