Petitioners turned in 567 signatures Monday for the recall effort against Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton, Grant County Clerk Brenda Percy said Tuesday.
Percy said 490 certified signatures are required for the recall to move forward, and she has 10 days beginning Tuesday to certify the signatures turned in.
If 490 signatures are certified, Britton will have five days to respond or resign. If Britton doesn’t resign, Percy said the county must hold a special county-wide election for the recall within 35 days.
If the majority votes to recall Britton, the remaining two Grant County Court members will appoint a third officer to fill the position until the next pertinent election.
Dayville resident Julie Carr filed the recall petition March 28.
She says Britton has failed to represent constituents “on road and access issues,” violating a county ordinance in the process.
Britton refused to call for an investigation of the Canyon Creek Complex fire, she says, “despite the overwhelming continued request by the majority of his constituents”
Carr says he fails to recuse himself as a commissioner when dealing with agencies from which he has benefited personally and financially.
She also says Britton “deliberately misrepresented his intentions of attending a community meeting on Jan. 26, 2016 acting in the capacity as Grant County Commissioner.”