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Old 01-12-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I see your point and lord Im no different than any other members except as a mod I just enforce the tos that is it. My opinions are just that opinions like everyone elses that post on city-data.

Anyways.. Yes it good for the citizens of the area to be aware of the possibilities that another city can use the power of domain and annex unincorporated areas for that city benefit. I thought annexation of other cities was something my forefathers experienced but I watch nice little rural towns had to choose to become incorporated or annexed. Towns like Midway became incorporated as recently 2004-2006 to prevent Winston Salem from annexing this town , Parts of Wallburg was being eaten up by Winston Salem and they had to incorporate. Horneytown was totally gobblled up by High Point loosing alot of it character to development.

This could be look at several ways positive and negative.
Good for Denver residents as they would have more say so in area progression if they was annexed.
They could provide basics for the citizens like mention above trash, recyling, sewage , police, fire.
Right now they rely on Lincoln County sheriff department and lets say there an armed robbery in Denver and the officers are needed are in Vale that a good hour from one end of the county to the other.
Im not trying to be alarmist just a realist that this has happen in last several years to nearby towns and it could happen again.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is not going to annex Denver. This speculation is preposterous.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:49 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I believe since every common Joe citizen (dare I say everyone) seems to think the fact that cities can pretty much annex at-will in our state, there needs to be a change. As I've stated in other similar threads, Florida does not allow the aggressive near-bully style annexing we see here. The parcels to be annexed must have an accompanying paper from the owner saying "please annex me." Now, the down side is the fact that some folks just don't want to ever be annexed, even if they're surrounded by city limits. This creates a jagged and uneven city limit border, and in some older cases, a complete "enclave" of no man's land in the middle of a city. Oviedo, one of my former cities, had two or three of these holes in it's limits. Nevermind the ugliness on a map, the real problems lies with services coverage. In counties where there is still an effective sheriff's department, you'd get city cops showing up at a call from a house that had city neighbors, but they hadn't annexed...the cops would stand around waiting for the county cops to show up (as long as something life threatening wasn't going on).

So a balance between the two needs to be struck. If you're surrounded, you need to give up...you're creating a nuisance. If you're far away and your neighbors don't want it, you should be able to say no and be left alone.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Charlotte is not going to annex Denver. This speculation is preposterous.
I tend to agree. Denver doesn't really fit the qualifications for annexation.

Annexation - FAQ (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Planning/Annexation/Annexation%20-%20FAQ.htm - broken link)
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Intersting FAQ
where do you look for the map of "spheres of influence" mention in that FAQ

I would like to see this for all municipalities
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Key operative words in the first post
Yes but the title of the post is "Charlotte To Annex Denver". The To in the title indicated to me that annexation is imminent.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I would welcome it !
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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Intersting FAQ
where do you look for the map of "spheres of influence" mention in that FAQ

I would like to see this for all municipalities

The spheres of influence are also the extra-territorial planning and zoning jurisdictions, or ETJs.

Denver is off the map, to the upper left in Lincoln County (in gray).
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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Heck, if we're goin annexin, I'd like to pick up Harrisburg, Tega Cay and the rural half of Union County!
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:57 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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The spheres of influence are also the extra-territorial planning and zoning jurisdictions, or ETJs.

Denver is off the map, to the upper left in Lincoln County (in gray).
thanks that the map I was looking for
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