I am amazed that there is not a rash of lawsuits from the northeastern borders of the city (Landfall/etc..) that were recently annexed to overturn their annexation.
City of Wilmington, you wasted $700,000 plotting your hostile takeover of the county, untold amounts of the county's money forcing this petition by the County Board of Elections, and now you want to get into a legal battle to salvage your land grab. If I were a city resident, I would be royally ticked off. That money could have been used to lower city taxes.
The annexation argument is absolutely insane. A city should have the right to extend it's borders as far as it wants without permission of landowners? If the borders keep extending, the 3 mile annexable border extends also. The plan was to annex the entire county.
The people have spoken: keep your high taxes, corruption, and crime INSIDE the city. Work with the tax base you have, and provide the services you promised to the people you have already annexed (roads, streetlights, sidewalks, water/sewer, etc.)
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