Friday, April 13, 2007

Selma Votes To Forcibly Annex 220 Residents, Including McCormick Heights

This house in McCormick Heights is one of dozens of houses the Town of Selma forcibly annexed this week. The council narrowly approved the annexation of 5 areas, totaling almost 700 acres, in a 3-to-2 vote. The annexation will generate $92,000 in additional tax revenue annually.

In a split 3-to-2 vote, the Selma Town Council went against the objections of dozens of residents this week when they annexed five areas, including the McCormick Heights Subdivision. Council members Jeff Weaver and Jackie Lacy were the only board members to vote against the forced annexation. The five areas annexed 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. The annexation should generate an additional $92,000 in tax revenue to Selma annually.


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