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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Thanks to a new state law property owners have until late November to send in petitions against the annexation of Monkey Junction by the City of Wilmington.

The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far.

Sixty percent of property owners must return the petition in order to block annexation.

"To date we've received back probably about 350," New Hanover County Elections Director Marvin McFadyen said. "We have just begun this week with the protocol of opening the petitions determining the validity of that petition."

For the petition to be valid the Board of Elections must be able to verify that the owner listed on the petition is the one that signed it. If so that petition will be certified by the board to the City of Wilmington as a valid denial petition.

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Well

At least the City would pick up your storm debris.

Block Annexation in Monkey Junction

This Thursday, September 1, Big Talker Radio will be at J.Michael's Philly Deli, 609 Piner Road in Monkey Junction from 6-10 am to discuss the annexation of the Monkey Junction area by the city of Wilmington. Cathy Heath of StopNCAnnexation and Chris Marie Farr of Americans for Prosperity-NC will be on site with information, informational fliers, maps, etc. If you are a resident of this area, a volunteer already working on stopping the annexation, a member of one of the affected homeowner associations or you would like to be involved, please stop by. We are very interested in who and what neighborhood groups are already working on getting residents to send in their petitions to stop the annexation. We don't want to hinder what is being done--we just want to help where we can! See you there!

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ARE THE LETTERS BEING SENT TO THE PEOPLE LIVING AT THE ADDRESS? OR THE OWNERS. A LOT OF THESE DWELLINGS ARE PROBABLY RENTED. IF THE OWNERS DON'T LIVE THERE AREN'T INTERESTED OR FOR SOME REASON, DOSN'T KNOW ABOUT IT) AND THE RENTERS AREN'T INTERESTED, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RATIO THEN? (IF THEIR LETTERS AREN'T RETURNED? JUST WONDERING.

Get ready....I look for the

Get ready....I look for the City to try to side line this thing if it doesnt go their way. They have to find some way to pay for Miss Padgets lifestyle...

Sign it

If you don't sign it, don't bitch about the increase in taxes you will pay.

You

have to be some kind of IDIOT to not simply sign the petition and mail it back in...YOUR A MORON! Again...living in a county whos residents actually VOTED for a tax increase....

I do have a question, maybe someone can answer...what I keep hearing is that if 60% sign, then they have three years....so in three years do you get to sign the petition AGAIN...or does it just put off the annexation for three years? You would THINK that unless the city was offering gold in exchange for annexation..NOBODY in their right minds would actually WANT to be in the city...

Sounds like someone needs to start going DOOR TO DOOR...I wouldn't rely on a government entity to do the petition...