Redistricting hearing held for Ackerman

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

A redistricting hearing for the Town of Ackerman was held April 19. No one from the public attended. Toby Sanford with the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District explained the three proposed changes to the districts. Harmon Circle, the area around the Choctaw County Courthouse, will be changed from Ward 2 to Ward 1. This affects no households. The new hospital site, on the corner of Highways 9 and 12 will be changed from Ward 2 to Ward 1. This affects no households. The third change is the west side of Tammy Street changing from Ward 1 to Ward 2. This affects 10 households on that side of Tammy Street. Residents will be notified before the next election of the ward change. The Ackerman Board of Aldermen plan to vote on the proposed redistricting plan during their next meeting, May 1 at 6 p.m. in the board room at Town Hall.