Unhappy water association members restart removal petition

December 5, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Members of a south Mississippi water association have to start over again if they want to remove the group’s board.

Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton tells local news outlets that a previous petition to remove the board of the Arnold Line Water Association didn’t meet some requirements of state law.

Some members have been unhappy with how the association operates. Arnold Line serves parts of suburban Hattiesburg in Lamar County.

Some members are complaining about having to start over again, saying the Public Service Commission isn’t doing its job. However, the state Legislature has limited the commission’s ability to intervene in the affairs of water associations.

Britton asked members to attend a Tuesday meeting to sign a new petition. Five percent of members, or 120, must sign.

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