Annex phase-two on hold

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Phase II of Valley Grande’s annexation plan will have to wait a little longer.

At Monday’s Valley Grande Town Council meeting, Valley Grande Mayor Herb Story said the legal description for the proposed annexation area &045;&045; a necessary requirement before a vote can take place &045;&045; had not yet been completed. The description will explain in technical terms the area to be annexed.

That will require a specially called meeting of the town council &045;&045; something Story is ready for. He said annexation papers will be ready before the next scheduled council meeting, which will necessitate a special meeting to vote on the annexation issue.

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At least three days notice is required to hold the meeting, but Story said he’d try to give five.

Carrie Blackmon, who’s been working on the Summerfield area’s annexation into Valley Grande, said annexed areas will begin at the west boundary of Valley Grande’s current incorporated area and extend west to Old Mulgee Estates.

Concerning a recent letter in the Selma Times-Journal about voting on annexation, Story said Summerfield residents did get a chance to vote. If they signed annexation papers, they voted &uot;yes.&uot; Not signing the papers constituted a &uot;no&uot; vote.

In other matters the council:

Story said if a noise ordinance was to exist, it would have to be enforced, He theorized the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department wouldn’t enforce a town noise ordinance since it only enforces county law.