At the end of June 2007, Circuit Judge Dennis Foust ruled that the subdivisions of Apache Heights, Cherokee Hills and Wyandot Village had been illegally annexed by the City of Cadiz in 1996 and 1997. With that ruling, council member Donna McNichols was ousted from the council. McNichols, a Wyandot resident, started a petition to get the subdivision back into the city and, after renting an apartment on Main Street, was appointed to fill the post she had vacated. After McNichols lost her seat in the November election, the ordinance came up for a vote and was unanimously approved by council members. The council voted on a first reading of the annexation ordinance at a special-called meeting on Nov. 27, 2007 and the second reading was approved after a roll call vote at their regularly scheduled Dec. 4 meeting.
City Attorney Allen Wilson said that that the annexation met no petition or opposition and is effective with the published notice in today’s Cadiz Record, as Kentucky statute requires. He said the annexed territory includes 3.8 acres, which border the previously existing city limits. The ordinance is available for review at City Hall.