Monday, February 8, 2010

Did Greensboro just lose about $500,000 of revenue from rescinded subdivision annexations?

Judge overturns McLeansville annexations

Three McLeansville subdivisions are no longer a part of the city…

Four McLeansville residents sued Greensboro last year to stop the planned July 1 annexation. Late last week Judge Edwin Wilson sided with residents, who argued the city could not hold them to agreements made with the subdivisions developers.

Wilson’s means that the three subdivision — including 151 acres and about 285 homes — were never part of the city.

…Between 1997 and 2000, developers of the Whitehurst Village, Hartwood Village and Laurel Park subdivisions — just east of the city off Interstate 85 in the area of Mount Hope Church Road — asked the city to annex the land.

In exchange for their petition for annexation, the city built water and sewer lines out into the subdivisions.

When the city got around to annexing the land years later, some people who purchased those homes said they did not know they were going to become part of Greensboro.

Council members approved the annexation in April 2009, even though 39 homeowners signed petitions asking to withdraw the annexation request made by the developers.

Amanda Lehmert
Greensboro News and Record

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovin' it! Being a tax payer in Greensboro I hate the loss of that much money but our politicians have peed away a lot more than that on stupid ideas. McLeansville didn't want to be a part of this corruption and mess of Greensboro with a police department that can not even patrol the original down town let alone all the areas the City Council gobbled up. Go McLeansville! BB