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Does your city need tax revenue?

No problem. Just annex a business:

The company contends the following: The annexation is not necessary to further promote the welfare of city residents; the city only wants the property for revenue purposes, and the property owner does not require city services; and the city “has not followed the required statutory procedures” in pursuing the annexation.

The city has vowed to vigorously defend the annexation. I drive past Vulcan every day. There’s really nothing there. I think it’s pretty clear the motivation is for tax revenue.

4 Responses to “Does your city need tax revenue?”

  1. tgirsch Says:

    I’m afraid court precedent isn’t on Vulcan’s side. Annexation goes on all the time on this end of the state, and there’s little an unincorporated area can do to stop it. We had one such area (Cordova, I think) that tried to incorporate to avoid annexation, and the courts ruled that they couldn’t: once the intent to annex has been announced, there’s nothing you can do.

    I’m not sure what the precedents were that led to the ruling, or whether it was even a good ruling, but it stood.

  2. skb Says:

    Maybe it has something to do with all those big trucks that travel in and out of there on Maryville city streets practically through downtown and complaints from people in the area about their operations (blasting, etc.)

  3. SayUncle Says:

    I’ve been stuck behind plenty of trucks but they do have access to any roads other people do. never noticed the blasting, though.

  4. Walter E. Wallis Says:

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