Step Down from their positions and hand over their Letters of Resignation
  • Petitioned The Board of Alderman of the City of Newton Mississippi

This petition was delivered to:

The Board of Alderman of the City of Newton Mississippi

Step Down from their positions and hand over their Letters of Resignation

    1. donna davidson
    2. Petition by

      donna davidson

      Newton, MS

To all the concerned citizens of Newton....It wasn't until this afternoon that I was informed that if you want to speak at the Board Meeting and have your name on the agenda to do so that you have to submit that in writing a week prior to said meeting. I contacted our Mayor by phone as he was unavailable at City Hall. I asked the Mayor when this policy had been implemented and was it published in the paper so that our community would have that knowledge and his response was that he made this decision a meir two weeks ago and that is was a verbal policy implemented between the Board and himself and that it was not made known publicly via newspaper or any other source. This recent decision and the lack of communication between a Board (which is in a position to represent us as citizens) in itself is just one of many decisions clearly showing the irresponsibility of their duties to respresent and theoretically be the voice of the citizens of Newton. Now I ask you, is this the caliber of "representatives" you want making decisions on your behalf and the behalf of the community as a whole? After a respectable and fairly lengthy conversation with our Mayor, he did decide to allow me five minutes to present a "petition" to him and the Board voicing my concerns about The current Representation (or the lack thereof) by our existing Board Members. Given recent events and all the circumstances surrounding said events, we are calling into question the integrity, morals, and decisions that The Board has control over. The Board of Newton has recently made decisions that has left the taxpayers of Newton in a vulnerable and unsafe position by removing Fully Qualified, Competent, and Highly Dedicated individuals solely based on the facts unknown by the community because the Board decided to make this decision by calling an Executive Session; therefore, not allowing the community to know all the facts. Then proceeded to replace them with a "barely half way qualified" individual. (as stated word for word by our Mayor during our phone conversation) Yet another example of their lack of concern for the citizens of Newton. The first concern of our Board of Alderman and the Mayor should be the Health and Safety of the citizens of Newton and their most recent decisions has proven otherwise. I would like to ask that anyone and everyone join together for the support of our community and the future safety of our community by attending the Board Meeting tomorrow evening at 5:15p.m. on the steps of Newton City Hall. It is imperative that "We The People" let our voice be heard and our concerns be addressed. Thanking you in advance for your support and cooperation.

 

Thank You,

Donna Davidson

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Facebook Update

      donna davidson
      Petition Organizer

      I have posted an update in response to the recent articles in the newspaper on my FB Page. I tried to post it on here, but they only allow you 1000 characters and my new update was quite long. If you wish to view it, you can find it on my FB Page. Thanks again for everyones support and I only hope to see the signatures to continue to roll in.

      Many Thanks.............

    2. We are a little over half way!!!!

      donna davidson
      Petition Organizer

      I wanted to take this time to Thank everyone who has read and signed the petition supporting this ever so Critical Cause. The war has not been won, but it's not over either. I hope to continue to see the signatures roll in. Your support speaks volumes to this community and everyone involved.

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. WTOK News Coverage

      donna davidson
      Petition Organizer

      Letting the supporters know that WTOK Newscenter did attend the Board Meeting as well as interviewed with me to cover the ongoing story. They will continue to stay in touch with me via phone and email. The link provided below showcases the story which aired on WTOK. Getting the word out!!

    5. The Open Meetings Act

      donna davidson
      Petition Organizer

      Gives the supporters more knowledge on our rights in the community. According to the "Open Meetings Act" of Mississippi Chapter 41 Title 25 (25-41-11) it reads as follows:
      Minutes shall be kept of all meetings of a public body, whether in open or executive session, showing the members present and absent; the date, time and place of meeting; an accurate recording of any final actions taken at such meeting; and a record, by individual members, of any votes taken; and any other information that the public body requests be included or reflected in the minutes. The minutes shall be recorded within a reasonable time not to exceed thirty (30) days after recess or adjournment and shall be open to public inspection during regular business hours.

    6. Who can sign?

      donna davidson
      Petition Organizer

      I have had several people contact me that do not live in the city; however, they do live in Newton County. It was their impression that they had to live in the city of Newton in order to sign the petition...PLEASE NOTE...As long as you live within Newton County, you can sign and your signature counts. Thanks to everyone who has already signed and I only hope we will receive more signatures in the near future.

    7. Reached 25 signatures
    8. I forwarded a copy of the petition to WTOK via email this morning.

      donna davidson
      Petition Organizer

      The more coverage and support for this cause is critical in order to have our concerns about the most recents events addressed.

    9. Reached 10 signatures
    10. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dusty Reed DECATUR, MS
      • about 2 years ago

      Because ive known the department as a citizen and fire supporter and know how these men work and which ones don't really care.

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    • sheri allgood LAKE, MS
      • about 2 years ago

      to support the collins family

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    • chris gatewood NEWTON, MS
      • about 2 years ago

      Current fire cheif doesnt know what hes doing

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    • Gladys Brierley NEWTON, MS
      • about 2 years ago

      There are a couple of alderman who are ok, the others are involved in jeopardizing our city when they agreed with the mayor to fire our fine firefighters. I am appalled at how a mayor and board can be so jaded by the mayors personality disorder and dislike for our former assistant fire chief that they would stoop so low to jeopardize our city this way. Our city has been left with many less firefighters and we have had two homes burned to the ground from lightening strikes one of which was the family home of our former fire fighters, the Collins family. The Collins family has been serving our community for many years with an unblemished reputation.

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    • Ryan Morrison NEWTON, MS
      • about 2 years ago

      The new chief ha no idea what he is doing

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