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FRIDAY DEADLINE SET TO FILE A PETITION ON TRANSFER STATION

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The deadline for a petition seeking a referendum to stop construction of a solid waste transfer station south of Brigham City has been extended until Friday.

Authors of the referedum missed the 30-day deadline to gather and submit the necessary 1,604 signatures of registered voters, said Box Elder County Attorney Jon Bunderson.However, county commissioners extended the deadline until Friday.

Bunderson told commissioners that, by law, the process of filing for a referendum must take place within 30 days of the time of the action being protested if the matter regards the county, 60 days if it regards the state. The action must also take place at least 120 days before the next election.

If and when the transfer station referendum is filed, all county action regarding the transfer station automatically must stop. Bun-der-son added that referendums can only stop legislative actions and not administrative ones. He said his office regards action surrounding the transfer station as administrative and has notified the concerned parties of its opinion.

Confusion over filing dates occurred when the Box Elder county clerk mistakenly told petitioners they had until July 11, 1994, 120 days before the election, to submit the signatures. Bunderson said he has a letter from the group's attorney indicating the attorney had already advised them of the 30- or 60-day deadline.