Rushville residents will vote on dissolution

Second time’s the charm — at least for those who want to see a vote on dissolving the village.

After months of controversy and a first petition rejected by the Rushville Village Board over a technicality, a second petition got the thumbs-up.

Village Clerk Joanne Burley said Wednesday the board will set a date for a referendum during a board meeting March 29. By law, a date for the referendum must take place between 60 and 90 days after that. Burley said the petition contained 107 signatures, with 104 of those approved as registered voters in the village.

With 409 registered voters in the village, the petition needed a minimum of 85 valid signatures to force a referendum.

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