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Forced annexation

I, for one, am glad the forced annexation is up for a vote. I think a city has every right to grow, just as much as an individual has a right to expand their own business.

I do, however, take issue with the duplication of services...such as, fire departments, law enforcement, water and sewer services, trash collection, parks and rec and so on. It would appear that a consolidated government would be more favorable than forced annexation would be.

Since the residents of Monkey Junction area do not want forced annexation, then they should have no problem taking on section 8 housing developments or sheltering the less desirables next door, considering the price of housing will be more accomodating to those who are a little less wealthy, right?

I think the city of Wilmington should privledge tax or special use tax every conceivable idea, leaving no stone unturned, to balance out what they will loose with the loss of Monkey Junction land area. maybe they should consider making all major roadways and bridges in Wilmington, toll worthy. Hmmmm?

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