Following public outcry that officials say was caused in part by “misinformation,” the Dickson City Council killed an ordinance and backed out of an agreement to begin using a new speed enforcement radar camera system. The council voted 7-0 Monday night to reject an ordinance on second reading that would have adopted the use of a manned camera speed enforcement system that takes a picture of an offender’s license plate and sends a $50 citation to the registered owner. Following that vote, the council voted 7-0 to terminate a previously approved contract with Applied Technology Partners, which was providing the new system to the city and would send out the citations in exchange for half of the fines collected. Councilman Joey Turbeville abstained on both votes. Mayor Don Weiss said the misinformation that had been spread in the public was “almost unthinkable.” Weiss said he would restrain himself from saying anything else about statements being made by people who don’t bother coming to the council meetings or calling city hall to learn more about the issues. Police Chief Rick Chandler, who had recommended the new system as a way to improve safety enforcement in school zones and other areas where traffic stops might be hazardous, said the city is “getting a black eye” from the misinformation that was being spread. “I see the handwriting on the wall,” Chandler said of the decision to drop the program. Turbeville asked the chief to continue looking for ways to make the desired safety improvements and Chandler said he is working on other ideas. City Administrator Rydell Wesson said the contract with ATP gives the city the right to withdraw from the agreement with a 120-day notification.