Lawsuits Filed To Get Hot Springs Water Project On The Ballot

Sep 9, 2014

The authors of two, identical rejected petitions over a water project have filed a Garland County lawsuit to force the initiative onto the November ballot.

The Sentinel-Record reports Greg Pritchett and Bob Driggers filed the suit against Hot Springs' city clerk and the Garland County Election Commission on Monday.

The identical petitions sought to have an ordinance placed on the ballot to direct Hot Springs officials to stop taking water from DeGray Lake and build a new water treatment plant.

City officials say they rejected the petitions due to some missing language they say is required by Arkansas law.

The lawsuit claims the city misinterpreted the law. Messages left with Hot Springs' city clerk and the Garland County Election Commission weren't immediately returned Tuesday.