Credit to www.WAFF.com – March 28, 2017 – The city of Arab previously sued the Arab Water Works board, and a local judge ordered them to restore fluoride to the system but that order was struck down by the state Supreme Court.
Before the vote, Arab Water Board Chairman Ben Hornsby gave the following statement:
“The unanimous decision of 8 – 0 from the Alabama Supreme Court validated our understanding of Alabama law pertaining to this case as researched by our board attorney prior to the decision being made. Alabama law is well established and has been settled for several decades and to that extent this lawsuit by the City of Arab was ill-advised and should never have been filed. As for the legal expenses the Arab Water Works Board repeatedly asked the City of Arab for a “stand still” on conduction of the Circuit Court case while we were awaiting the Alabama Supreme Court judgement of our appeal, but each request was denied by the City of Arab.”
They are expected to stop adding fluoride Wednesday, March 29th.