SALADO - The group behind the effort of filing a petition to disannex the Mill Creek Side of the Village of Saldo is back at square one.
The first petition was declared insufficient after missing printed names, signature dates and either voter registration numbers or birth dates.
Now, they're trying to re-work the petition to get it on the May ballot.
All of the Village’s Board of Alderman have homes in the Mill Creek area of Salado, meaning if this gets onto the May ballot and passes, it will cause a special election to replace the entire board.
John Newman, one of the organizers said they’re reaching out to everyone who signed the first petition and letting them know they’ve started from scratch.
Newman said early Tuesday they were trying to get a form from the Texas Secretary of State. However, he said they can’t provide them because of a court order from last night.
The Secretary’s office will answer any questions the group as they move forward in the process. The group said they don’t think the village will certify a petition they present but they will appeal it in front of a judge.
“We feel like it’s going to be in our best interest to move forward with the second petition,” Newman said. “Make it as iron clad as possible and be prepared to go to district court and use what resources we have then and there.”
The group has found a lawyer in Austin to take the case if it goes to a higher court.
Channel 6 reached out to the Village of Salado but we have not heard back yet.