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Fayetteville City Council Approves Annexation Plan

Posted November 25, 2003 12:39 p.m. EST

— Maps of Fayetteville will have to be redrawn after Monday night. The City Council voted 8-2 in favor of the city's largest annexation plan in history.

More than 43,000 county residents and 28 square miles will be affected by the annexation. Many of them have opposed the plan at a number of public hearings, and again at Monday's vote.

"I think this is horrible," said one person in the audience. "Eight people have just voted against the wishes of 43,000."

The annexation will mean an additional $14 million in tax revenue for Fayetteville. It is scheduled to begin next July.