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March 12, 2014

Viewpoint: People, not politics, quashed Anderson annexation

In the March 5 edition of The Herald Bulletin, you were indicating, in the “Our View” section from your editorial board, that politics played a huge part in the missed annexation proposed by Mayor Kevin Smith.

Obviously, your people didn’t attend, or listen to, the meetings scheduled regarding those annexations. If you had, you would realize it wasn’t politics that dictated the results, but the wishes of the people that were heard.

The meetings held for information about the annexations were packed with people totally against them. I applaud the city council for listening to the people.

The majority of those people who were going to be annexed by the city were totally against it, both in the north area and the west and south area. Nothing good would come for those annexed. All taxes and other expenses would almost double.

Right now in the county there is excellent trash pickup, and property taxes are reasonable. People living in those areas chose to live there and not in the city.

Their incomes won’t grow just because their expenses would if taken into the city. There is no way the city could keep up with taking care of added territory. It can’t take care of what it has now.

The county has done a much better job taking care of the roads than the city has in taking care of its streets this winter. All of the things the city was promising to provide for the added areas haven’t been provided for all the people currently in the city limits. And many have lived in the city for over 20 years.

Just remember, politics is not always the dictator of everything. People involved in situations should be listened to, also. One small group of people shouldn’t dictate something so important to so many people.

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