Caribou secessionists submit petition to city officials
Posted March 10, 2015, at 7:11 p.m.CARIBOU, Maine — The effort to split one northern Maine municipality into two communities moved a step closer to reality Monday night.
Members of the Caribou Secession Committee submitted their petition to leave Caribou and take 80 percent of its landmass with them.
“Tonight, after nearly nine months of circulating our petition and tabulating the results, we are submitting it to you for certification by the city clerk,” Secession Committee Spokesperson Paul Camping told members of the city council.
Camping told councilors that supporters gathered about 1,250 signatures, which he was confident exceeded the number needed to require a public hearing and advance the cause. The exact number of signatures required has to be more than 50 percent of the registered voters in the proposed area of secession; that number will be determined by Caribou City Clerk Jayne Farrin.Continue reading...