Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Latest news on Selma annexation plans

From WMPM's news page:
Judge To Review Selma's Annexation Of 5 Areas - A judge will have to review Selma ’s involuntary annexation of five areas of town after 15 residents have filed a protest saying the annexation was flawed. The petitioners claim certain areas being annexed do not meet population density requirements set forth under state law. A judge will likely hear the matter in the next few weeks. The annexation of the affected areas will take effect next May, unless a judge says there is a problem. The 5 areas scheduled for annexation include over 200 residents and 700 acres of land. Along with McCormick Heights , the forced annexation includes property on US301 and Webb Street , two sites near Interstate 95, and nearly 280 acres near the new Sysco facility. Combined, the properties will generate about $92,000 in additional tax revenue for the Town of Selma each year.

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