Grasty is planning to develop a subdivision south of US 68-80 and east of Lakota Drive with at least 35 houses with a cost of about $150,000 each. He wants the property to be annexed so that he can take advantage of the city’s sewer system. He said that he hopes to sell all the houses within four to five years and that a homeowner’s association will mow and maintain a shallow retention basin on the property. Until that association is formed, Grasty said he would maintain it.
The Cadiz United Methodist Church owns a lot nearby, as does Scott Sutherland. Mayor Lyn Bailey said that both Sutherland and the church were asked if they would like to be included in the annexation and they agreed. Most of the city council members were in favor of moving forward with the proposed annexation, but Councilmember Susan Bryant had her doubts.
“What if we make a mistake?” she asked.
“Well, I don’t think your lawyers are going to allow that,” Grasty said.
Bailey reassured that City Attorney Allen Wilson would make sure that annexation errors made in the past would not be repeated.
“Well, you know how I feel,” Bryant said. “I’ve been burned once; I’m not going to get burned twice.”
Bryant said she would feel more comfortable if the council were to consider annexing each of the three properties separately, rather than vote on them all at once. Bailey said that the council wouldn’t actually be voting to annex the properties, but would simply be voting to consider annexation.
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