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Monkey Junction vote delayed

Tuesday night's Wilmington City Council agenda is one item shorter than originally expected. The vote that would be the first step in annexing Monkey Junction has been postponed. The proposed annexation would include an agreement between the city and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. Now, the authority's finance committee wants to clarify part of the draft agreement. A slated future project is extending a waterline in the Monkey Junction area. Like many organizations, the authority is feeling the economic crunch and may have to hold off on the project. Before moving forward, authority officials want to make sure they can still reach an agreement with the city if the project is delayed. For now, the annexation vote is tentatively scheduled for the February second meeting. There will still be plenty to talk about Tuesday night, namely selecting the newest council member. It is now down to three candidates; Margaret Haynes, Mark Saulnier, and Deb Quaranta.

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Monkey Junction should make an attempt to annex the City of Wilmington. We could pay for it by firing all of City Council, cancelling the convention center, consolidating services with the county, cancelling the $2.5 million traffic upgrade, and selling off all city assets. then we could disband the City of Monkey Junction, at a considerable tax savings to all of Wilmington's current residents, and just let the county handle our fire, police, transportation, water/sewer, etc...

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Exactly what right does a municapility have to change city limits without approval from the residents that will be affected. Did I get to vote for city council or mayor ? Why not just annex the entire county ? What law gives them the right to choose to make a community join them ?

I don't know the NC General

I don't know the NC General Statute numbers, but NC law allows municipalities to annex unincorporated areas pretty easily. NC annexation laws are very favorable to the annexing cities - more than most other states in the US. It gives the residents of the areas being annexed litlle recourse. I can't think of a time when the residents of these areas were able to successfully fight annexation in NC. Hate to say it, but I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the new residents of Wilmington.


NC GS 160A , I belive it starts at Article 4