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Bedford reversion requires new council election

Wednesday - 9/25/2013, 1:11pm  ET

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) -- Bedford officials will have to hold another Town Council election due to its reversion from a city to a town.

Bedford held a special election in May for the new Town Council and officially became a town in July. Six of the council's seven members served on the former City Council.

But a state-required census of areas of Bedford County annexed into the town increased its population by 318 residents. That's more than the 5 percent threshold in state law that would trigger a full council election.

Town Manager Charles Kolakowski tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/19CLr7c ) that the town attorney will have to file request with the circuit court for the election, which will be held in November 2014.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/


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