Fluoride Action Network

Corning Man gets enough Petition Signature

Source: WETM 18 TV (Elmira) | September 23rd, 2007
Location: United States, New York

Kirk Huttleston has been collecting signatures for weeks now. He says he finally reached his needed, 300 signatures, late Sunday night in time for Monday’s deadline.

He’s hoping his petition will let voters decide if they want fluoride in their water.

In May, city council decided to move forward with plans to fluoridate the water in 2009.

Critics like Huttleston say fluoride can be dangerous. Supporters say it prevents tooth decay, especially in children.

The mayor says city council needs time to review the petition. Then it’s passed on to the Steuben County Board of Elections to be put on the ballot.

But even though Huttleston has the needed 300 signatures, there’s no guarantee it will be on the November ballot. The mayor says city council’s review process of the petition could take longer than the board of elections deadline in October.