Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1656 into law on Wednesday, which opens the door for the Starkville electorate to vote on the 1 percent addition to the city’s current 2 percent hotel and restaurant tax for the construction and upkeep of the new tournament-level ballpark on Highway 25.
For the Cornerstone Park measure to pass, it will require a 60 percent local vote in favor from the city electorate.
Mayor Lynn Spruill told the Starkville Daily News the referendum vote could appear on the ballot as early as the second week of June.
The Board of Aldermen could also set the referendum date at its next regular meeting on April 16.
For more on this story, read Thursday's Starkville Daily News.