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Gates Four homeowners file anti-annexation suit

Posted December 19, 2008 11:04 a.m. EST

— Homeowners in the Gates Four community in Cumberland County filed suit Thursday to fight Fayetteville's plan to annex the subdivision.

The lawsuit charges that city officials have failed to meet the legal requirements that would allow the annexation.

The homeowners association says they have all the services they need -- garbage collection, street maintenance and security -- and claim the plan is an effort by the city to tap them for tax revenue.