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Cary votes against forced annexation

Posted February 12, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

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— The Cary Town Council voted Thursday night to kill a proposal for forced annexation just before a scheduled public hearing on the matter, officials said.

The proposed annexation covered 10 areas and 160 homes.

Before the council met, some homeowners in the outskirts of Cary held a protest outside the Town Hall.

Homeowners fight Cary annexation Homeowners protest Cary annexation

Organizers called it the “Cary Tea Party.” Protestors waved signs and dressed in Native American apparel. They said the event was held to let officials know that “taxation without representation is unjust” – the same statement made famous by Americans during the 1773 Boston Tea Party.

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  • Adelinthe Feb 13, 2009

    For a government entity to be able to annex an area where the majority of residents don't wish to be annexed is highjacking in my opinion, and should be disallowed by law.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • skidkid269 Feb 13, 2009

    What, not enough Yankees in the proposed annexation areas? (Sorry, love y'all Yankees, really.)

  • Timbo Feb 13, 2009

    "You know as well as I do that the developers and the City had every intention to annex this area, "

    What you fail to realize, maybe, is just because they are now surrounded, doesn't mean they were when the subdivision, as you prefer to call it, was built.

    Either way, folks are tired of being forcefully annexed. This is statewide. Fuquay is trying to do the same to their neighbors.

    Basically, town A wants to annex as much as possible before town B can get it. Darn free for all.

  • LambeauSouth Feb 13, 2009

    Are you saying that this community *is* getting Cary city services?

    So now Subdivisions are Communities?

    I understand they do not what to pay Cary taxes, I don't eother

  • LambeauSouth Feb 13, 2009

    So, I think you can relax and have a beer
    Thanks, but I quit some 20 years ago.

    They can opt out anytime for the water and sewer, the link I provided details this. What you need to do is complain to the State who sets these rules, Cary was well within the Law.

    You know as well as I do that the developers and the City had every intention to annex this area, and the people still bought their houses anyways,
    Swift Creek Fire station will be over burdened, so I guess you take your chances. What I find amuzing is the Sop cary sites and yet this is happening all over North Carolina.

  • Timbo Feb 13, 2009

    Lambeau, Help me out here.

    Are you saying that this community *is* getting Cary city services?

    If so, can you detail what services they are already getting from Cary? From what other posters have said, they are not getting any.

    And, if they aren't getting Cary services, what services does Cary offer that they don't have?

    For example, I am sure they already have a water source and a sewage solution. And like me, they may even pay for garbage removal, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than Cary taxes.

    And for your information, people who live in the county already "chose" what fire services they get.

    Because you want to live in Cary so you can allegedly get quicker/better service doesn't mean the rest of us want to. Nor, do we profit from your taxes that you pay.

    So, I think you can relax and have a beer.

  • fernvalley Feb 13, 2009

    In response to LambeauSouth:
    Also the impact for fire service is greatly improved.

    48 seconds for Cary Fire or 2 mins for Swift Creek

    You choose

    P.s where do you dump your refuse?

    No impact on fire service response times unless town water is installed. Cary doesn't own tanker/pumper so Swift Creek and Fairview would need to supply water for fire services as I already stated earlier.
    As for dumping my refuse or garbage, I pay for a private service to collect weekly garbage and Town of Cary would have to compensate that service for its loss of business. My yard waste is recylced on my own property through mulching and making compost.

  • Timbo Feb 13, 2009

    Timbo, By law Cary cannot do this - nor would we. -- Don

    That's good to hear. Thanks for the info. I take a dim view of towns/cities be allowed to forcefully annex areas and wish the legislator would act on not allowing it.

  • LambeauSouth Feb 13, 2009

    There is no Cary water or sewer in the Brookridge area and all residents have wells/septic systems...look at the maps. The water/sewer is in the newer neighborhoods. And, FYI, the Brookridge area is NOT a pocket, it is on the edge. The parcel to the south of Brookridge in town limits is an undeveloped piece of land scheduled to be a park. LambeauSouth, do some research before calling someone an idiot.

    They are not required to pay for something they do not use and can "Opt out" or can add at any time.

    Also the impact for fire service is greatly improved.

    48 seconds for Cary Fire or 2 mins for Swift Creek

    You choose

    P.s where do you dump your refuse?

    I do not mean anything buy that , just a simple question

  • fernvalley Feb 13, 2009

    There is no Cary water or sewer in the Brookridge area and all residents have wells/septic systems...look at the maps. The water/sewer is in the newer neighborhoods. And, FYI, the Brookridge area is NOT a pocket, it is on the edge. The parcel to the south of Brookridge in town limits is an undeveloped piece of land scheduled to be a park. LambeauSouth, do some research before calling someone an idiot.

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