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Poll: Most oppose annexation

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Most oppose annexationWe asked the Salisbury Post’s online readers whether the city of Salisbury should pursue annexation of residential subdivisions along N.C. 150.
Here are the results, with 271 readers responding:
– No ó 87%
– Yesó11%- Don’t know ó 2%
Sample comments:
When we first moved to North Carolina, we considered both living in the city limits and living in the county. We chose the county because we saw few benefits in being part of the city. It’s now 15 years later, and our feelings haven’t changed. How the city could involuntarily annex an area that residents clearly don’t want annexed is beyond me. We don’t want your water, we don’t want your sewer, we don’t want your garbage collection and we don’t want to pay higher taxes for services we already get, thank you very much. Leave us alone!
ó pfoley
The cities of this state have the League of Municipalites to lobby for them to keep the annexation laws in their favor. The Legislature needs to hear from the people that this type of annexation affects people on fixed incomes that will have their taxes doubled. As for the city services, if they were so great everyone would want to live in the city. However, if I wanted to live in the city I would have bought property in the city limits.
ó beaff
Let me just say these things, whether we like it or not:
The area under consideration is considered urbanized, and easily qualifies for annexation.
Even if legal funds are raised for the first court (fight), can more be raised to continue the fight in higher courts?
The county will not be able to do a thing … they are two totally different jurisdictions.
Unfortunately, the general state statutes regarding annexation are on Salisbury’s side
ó citizenx
Next question:
What do you intend to do with your tax rebate?
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