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An effort to '''recall several village council members and the village clerk in New Haven''', [[Michigan]] from their positions was launched in July 2013. Targeted officials included Village President Jammie Kincaid, Trustee Jaremy Davis and Trustee Jennifer Podgurski. Village clerk Deborah Mack was also targeted, but recall petition language against her was rejected by the election officials. The recall efforts for Mack and Kincaid '''did not go to a vote'''. An election will be held in '''May 2014''' to determine the fate of Davis and Podgurski.<ref name="dfp0809">[http://www.freep.com/article/20130809/NEWS04/308090155/New-Haven-landfill-recall ''Detroit Free Press'', "Recall petitions approved for 3 New Haven officials over landfill deal," August 9, 2013]</ref><ref name="vn0819">[http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2013/08/19/news/doc520bde6e8e39f983488034.txt?viewmode=fullstory ''The Voice'', "New Haven council rescinds landfill vote," August 19, 2013]</ref><ref name=voice>[http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2013/09/28/news/doc5245b5a0d7346909936012.txt ''New Haven recall election set for May," September 28, 2013]</ref>
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An effort to '''recall several village council members and the village clerk in New Haven''', [[Michigan]] from their positions was launched in July 2013. Targeted officials included Village President Jammie Kincaid and Trustees Jaremy Davis, Jennifer Podgurski and Daniel Steir. Village clerk Deborah Mack was also targeted, but recall petition language against her was rejected by the election officials. An election will be held in '''May 2014''' to determine the fates of Kincaid, Davis, Podgurski and Stier.<ref name="dfp0809">[http://www.freep.com/article/20130809/NEWS04/308090155/New-Haven-landfill-recall ''Detroit Free Press'', "Recall petitions approved for 3 New Haven officials over landfill deal," August 9, 2013]</ref><ref name="vn0819">[http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2013/08/19/news/doc520bde6e8e39f983488034.txt?viewmode=fullstory ''The Voice'', "New Haven council rescinds landfill vote," August 19, 2013]</ref><ref name=voice>[http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2013/09/28/news/doc5245b5a0d7346909936012.txt ''New Haven recall election set for May," September 28, 2013]</ref><ref name=update>[http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2014/01/10/news/doc52d03efa57cd2704190532.txt ''The Voice'' "Two more officials added to New Haven recall ballot," January 10, 2014]</ref>
  
==Background==
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==Recall supporter arguments==
The recall effort is being led by Ann Pridemore. Recall supporters are upset over a vote by the village council on July 9, 2013 to allow Kincaid to sign a contract with waste disposal company Rizzo Environmental Services. Rizzo was planning to build a landfill on property partly under control of the village. The project would have given the village an annual revenue stream of between $1.5 to $3 million. The village council later voted to rescind the contract, despite it having already been signed.<ref name="dfp0809"/><ref name="vn0819"/>. Trustee Daniel Stier had recall language approved to remove him from office in late September. Trustees Debra Hill and Terry Tidwell were not targeted.<ref name="dfp0809"/><ref name="vn0819"/>
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The recall effort is being led by Ann Pridemore. Recall supporters are upset over a vote by the village council on July 9, 2013 to allow Kincaid to sign a contract with waste disposal company Rizzo Environmental Services. Rizzo was planning to build a landfill on property partly under control of the village. The project would have given the village an annual revenue stream of between $1.5 to $3 million. The village council later voted to rescind the contract, despite it having already been signed.<ref name="dfp0809"/><ref name="vn0819"/>
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Pridemore later expanded her criticisms of the targeted officials, citing a general sense of "fiscal irresponsibility" as additional grounds for the recall effort.<ref name=update/>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
::''See also: [[Laws governing recall in Michigan]]
 
::''See also: [[Laws governing recall in Michigan]]
  
On August 9 Macomb County Election Commission approved petition language for Kincaid, Davis and Podgurski. They rejected language for Mack.<ref name="dfp0809"/>
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On August 9, 2013 the Macomb County Election Commission approved petition language for Kincaid, Davis and Podgurski. They rejected language for Mack.<ref name="dfp0809"/> Ultimately, adequate petitions were submitted for the recall of Kincaid, Stier, Davis and Podgurski. The four officials will face a recall election scheduled for May 6, 2014. For each official targeted, 295 valid signatures had to be collected to trigger a recall.<ref name=update/>  
  
 
==See also==
 
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An effort to recall several village council members and the village clerk in New Haven, Michigan from their positions was launched in July 2013. Targeted officials included Village President Jammie Kincaid and Trustees Jaremy Davis, Jennifer Podgurski and Daniel Steir. Village clerk Deborah Mack was also targeted, but recall petition language against her was rejected by the election officials. An election will be held in May 2014 to determine the fates of Kincaid, Davis, Podgurski and Stier.[1][2][3][4]

Recall supporter arguments

The recall effort is being led by Ann Pridemore. Recall supporters are upset over a vote by the village council on July 9, 2013 to allow Kincaid to sign a contract with waste disposal company Rizzo Environmental Services. Rizzo was planning to build a landfill on property partly under control of the village. The project would have given the village an annual revenue stream of between $1.5 to $3 million. The village council later voted to rescind the contract, despite it having already been signed.[1][2]

Pridemore later expanded her criticisms of the targeted officials, citing a general sense of "fiscal irresponsibility" as additional grounds for the recall effort.[4]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Michigan

On August 9, 2013 the Macomb County Election Commission approved petition language for Kincaid, Davis and Podgurski. They rejected language for Mack.[1] Ultimately, adequate petitions were submitted for the recall of Kincaid, Stier, Davis and Podgurski. The four officials will face a recall election scheduled for May 6, 2014. For each official targeted, 295 valid signatures had to be collected to trigger a recall.[4]

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