NORTON: The latest Norton sewer issue failed by 359 votes, according to official results the Summit County Board of Elections certified Monday.

The final vote in the Dec. 10 special election was 1,272 for the proposal and 1,631 against. Each side picked up a few votes with the addition of provisional ballots.

The proposed change to Nortonís charter would have capped a residentís cost for sewer assessments, with the city paying the cost of work that exceeded $5,000 per household.

Turnout for the December election was more than 600 voters fewer than when Norton held a special election in August on essentially the same proposal. That measure failed by 117 votes.