Mapping issues slows down annexation
By Anthony Cloud email@example.com
The Pineville City Council continued to discuss the annexation of property along U.S. 25E between the northern floodwall and Turkey Creek during their regular meeting on Monday. The annexation hit a hiccup along the way due to the state maps not showing the old Delta gas station as being previously annexed into the city.
Mayor Sherwin Rader said once they started pulling records at the state level, the old Delta station was not listed on the state’s maps. She said the property has been annexed and they pay taxes and it is listed as being a part of the city.
Rader said paperwork has to be done to get the issue resolved.
“It’s a matter of getting the mapping done correctly…” said Rader. “It’s not that there’s anybody objecting or any issues with it. It’s just trying to trace the paperwork back and get a surveyor or engineer’s signature to put on it.”
Rader said there have been things that have not been finished completely over the years that have caused problems in the annexation process.
“There is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Rader.
Rader said when the annexation is over they will have added over 500 acres to the city of Pineville. She is also hoping, when the project is finished, that it will provide a tax base for the city.
Any business that opens up along the right-of-ways north of the floodwall to Turkey Creek will be a part of the city and will pay taxes. It also provides private property owner with the option of being annexed into the city if they so choose.
There are plans to annex properties along south U.S. 25E once the current project is finished, but the length has not been discussed.
Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.
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