Deannexation may be next step in lawsuit
by Eric Snyder --
Aug 17, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After meeting for almost an hour behind closed doors Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Cadiz City Council issued a public statement about their intentions to possibly de-annex residents along Lakota Drive.

“We don’t know if the court system is the best place for this to be resolved because of time restraints,” City Attorney Jamus Redd said of pending decisions on cases brought by some residents.

“The City has been fighting them and trying to uphold their annexations, but judges have continually ruled against us on tax claims,” he said.

Therefore, Redd said, the City Council will “consider taking action to perhaps void the old annexations that brought in those subdivisions into the City of Cadiz” at its next meeting on Sept. 6.

“We want before that is done for the people who live out there to have the chance to make known their intentions — whether or not they want to remain in the City of Cadiz,” Redd said.

The City Council is asking residents who do wish to remain within city limits to come to City Hall to sign a form consenting to re-annexation.

There were sufficient votes on the council to approve de-annexation Tuesday and at least two council members voiced frustration over negotiations they felt were going nowhere with the residents.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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