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September 12, 2013

Objections filed to Black petitions


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — So, there aren't enough valid signatures on either petition, the objection states.

Specifically for the meeting bylaws petition, Grzebinski's objection said such a referendum would not be legal because establishing meeting bylaws does not have statutory authority. That means the objection is saying creating meeting bylaws isn't allowed because there is a law that does not permit it.

Section 81 of the Town Law lists specific things that can be brought forth by residents. Meeting bylaws are not one of them, Norris said.

"It's up to the clerk, but in my opinion the statutory authority doesn't exist," he said.

But the town ward petition does have statutory authority and could move forward to the November ballot, if Black's petition is vali

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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