Ballot initiative hangs in limbo: Approximately 1,500 signatures gathered to limit compensation for commissioners

Thu, Aug 14 2008

Clear as mud.

Those three words pretty well sum up the status of a local petition drive to limit the compensation of individual Chippewa County Commissioners to $8,400.

“We all know the value of petitions,” said one of the key members of the grassroots organization, Debbie Sirk, in presenting the signatures to the board. “Now let’s work together to find a way to put this on the ballot.”

The commissioners, however, expressed a reluctance to give their approval and, from all indications, they weren’t even sure if they could.