Rod Mann helped to organize the volunteers to gather the signatures. He said this is, "About letting the community have a voice, not just the city council."
The city council passed the ordinance two weeks ago, but there was an outpouring of support against it.
Mann said, "We didn't feel 3 out of 5 council men had the right to impose on the entire city, the view on this matter."
Mann was backed up by nearly one hundred people who also wanted the change to be voted on. Their only option was to get enough signatures for a referendum, putting the issue on the November ballot.
Volunteers canvassed the city getting nearly three times what they needed in less than two weeks. Four members of the city council and the mayor also signed the petition.
Mann said, "We want the residents to vote on this."
After the county verifies the signatures, the issue of allowing shopping on Sunday will be decided by the city in November.