Petition filed for Knox County Schools ‘recallable nickel’ tax

October 10, 2014
Steve Smith (left) signs a receipt from Knox County Clerk Mike Corey (right) for 2,690 signatures petitioning the Knox County 'recallable nickel' tax as Sherry Liford looks on.

Steve Smith (left) signs a receipt from Knox County Clerk Mike Corey (right) for 2,690 signatures petitioning the Knox County ‘recallable nickel’ tax as Sherry Liford looks on.

Steve Smith of Jarvis and Sherry petition containing 2,690 signatures (according to the organizers of the petition) was turned in to the Knox County Clerk’s office Friday morning, Oct. 10. Friday was the 45-day deadline for submitting the petition signatures after the Knox County School Board to accept the “recallable nickel” tax on Aug. 26 to help build a new technology center.


The county clerk’s office will now notify the board that the petition has been received. The clerk’s office now has 30 days to verify there are enough signatures to equal 10% of qualified voters (around 1,100) in the last presidential election.