Early in the meeting, Brown introduced his brother-in-law, Kenneth Elmore, who has a second home in Canton and plans to retire there in about two years. Later in the meeting, Elmore got to witness what could probably be characterized as the council’s most heated public debate in well over a year. The issue at hand was how to move forward with an annexation proposal that would include four properties. At last month’s meeting, the council voted to allow the city administration to work out the logistics of putting the properties together to see if it could be properly done and present the proposal for the council’s approval.
Public Works Director Kerry Fowler showed the council an overhead photo taken from the Internet in which he had outlined the property to be annexed. This includes property owned by Scott Sutherland at the far north end; property owned by Dennis Thomas south of that; land owned by developer Ray Grasty, which he plans to turn into a subdivision called White Dove, which is south of the Thomas property; and property owned by the Methodist Church farthest south. This last property borders US 68-80 and Lakota Drive.
An in depth report on the council's annexation plans may be found in your latest Cadiz Record.