WHEREAS, a referendum was held in the Phillipi Fire District on November 5, 1996 asking for an increase in tax millage from five mils to ten mils; and
WHEREAS, the referendum was defeated by a slim majority; and
WHEREAS, the Phillipi Fire Department filed protests regarding the referendum; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Canvassers held a protest hearing on November 18, 1996 and determined that the protests were valid; and
WHEREAS, the Union County Board of Canvassers issued an order on November 19, 1996, declaring that the referendum be vacated and that a special election concerning the referendum be held on March 11, 1997; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to SC Code Ann. Section 7-13-1170 (Cum. Supp. 1995), the Governor is authorized to order an election when an election is declared void by competent authority, and these facts are made to appear to the satisfaction of the Governor.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, it is ordered that the Phillipi Fire District Referendum be held on March 11, 1997 and that the Union County Board of Canvassers take all steps necessary to schedule and hold the special election.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 4TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1996
DAVID M. BEASLEY
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