Following the court ruling, a member of the council, Donna McNichols, was forced to vacate her seat because she lived in the area.. McNichols came to the next council meeting on July 3 as a member of the public and said she would work to get the neighborhood back in city.
On July 17, the council voted 3-2 to appoint McNichols to the vacated spot after she began renting a house on Main Street. The council then unanimously voted at a special called meeting on Aug. 23 to declare its intent to annex the property.
City Attorney Allen Wilson said that this was merely the first step of many that would need to be taken before the property could be officially incorporated into the city. City Clerk Lisa Rogers said she would be mailing letters to property owners the next day, Aug. 24, informing them of the city’s intent.
Wilson said the letters would be sent to people who were recorded as property owners as of Jan. 1, 2007. He said that the ordinance of intent would need a second reading, and that property owners would have 60 days after the publication of intent to make any possible objections known.
Read ongoing coverage of re-annexation efforts in The Cadiz Record.