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Committee votes against placing property maintenance code on March primary ballot

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Voters in Jonesboro will not head to the polls next year to decide on a property maintenance code for the city.

Tuesday night, the Jonesboro Finance and Administration Committee met to discuss a number of ordinances.

One ordinance would have placed the proposed Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code on the March 1 primary ballot.

During last week's council meeting, Councilman John Street asked City Attorney Carol Duncan to look into the feasibility of placing the hotly debated issue on the 2016 March primary.

At the meeting Tuesday night, the ordinance was struck down in a 3-2 vote.

Committee members Reverend Dr. Charles Coleman, Ann Williams and Rennell Woods voted against placing the issue on the ballot.

Committee members John Street and Todd Burton voted for the ordinance.

Though the issue won't go before the voters next year, it will be back before the city council on December 1.

The full council will hold the ordinance to establish the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code to its second reading.

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