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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tuesday night, members of the Wilmington City Council will talk baseball once again. One item on the agenda is how much it will cost to put Ben McCoy and Josh Fulton’s anti-tax based baseball stadium petition on the general election ballot.

In his proposal to the council, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham writes, “Additionally, funding in the amount of $40,000 is also being included to cover the cost of putting the stadium question on the ballot in the general election as dictated by the petition in FY 2013, if the Council so desires.”

However, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Marvin McFadyen says if the city wants to put the petition on the November general election ballot, it would cost more like $1,000.

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kimmy
2016 years 2 months ago

doesnt anyone care that this stadium wiil take up half of downtown.this is a small town and i like it like that.i think something that big is going to dwarf our downtown our only large building is the ppd.

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Citizen of the Republic
2016 years 2 months ago

City Manager runs the city and finances.

Board Of Elections runs elections and produces ballots.

Neither could do the others job well.

So, if I had to choose which one actually knows how much it would cost to put something on a ballot, I think it would BOE.

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Guesttoo
2016 years 2 months ago

Why is WWAY saying the City Manager exaggerated yet takes the BOE Directors word as gospel?

My guess is that the real cost is somewhere in between.

Then again, presenting it this way makes a much better headline!

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