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Jonesboro property maintenance code repealed

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Jonesboro property maintenance code has been repealed in a special election.

This means the code will not go into effect.

The council approved the code back in December, but many people were not happy with it.

The repeal passed with 4,891 people voting for it and 2,521 people voting against it.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin was at the election annex Tuesday night and said the vote was proof of democracy at work. 

"The people spoke and what we will do is go back and take the notes that we have taken at every one of those meetings and come back and see what is wrong," Perrin said. "I think a lot of that code was large, some of it was ambiguous and we will take all those comments from  the public hearings."

Perrin said work will begin immediately to come up with a solution.

"I think both sides were very cordial as we tried to work on things so we will go back and look at it and see and we will start that tomorrow  morning." 

There will be a runoff election for the open Jonesboro City Council seat for ward 6. 

The results for that election were 2112 votes for Richard Wang, 1798 votes for Bobby Long, votes for 1162 James Bowman, votes for 1141 Phillip Cook, and 460 votes for Joseph Woodbury.

The runoff election for the seat will be June 7.

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