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Why has Wilmington never moved the city limits past Smith Creek toward Wrightsboro?

Shelby Sebens
StarNews

The area past Smith Creek toward Wrightsboro is not in Wilmington’s list of annexation study areas because it does not meet state standards for annexation, city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said. The state’s criteria for annexation include that at least 12.5 percent of the area be contiguous to existing city limits, at least 2.3 residents per acre and at least 60 percent non-agricultural lots, according to Talbert.

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3 Responses to “ Why has Wilmington never moved the city limits past Smith Creek toward Wrightsboro?”

  1. On August 18, 2010 at 7:30 am Mad wrote:

    If this 12.5 percent is true how the hell is Ogden involved in this ?

    I know the place is over populated specially next to ogden park, so they can collect a shitload of tax revenue.

    This is not right !

    How come older neighborhoods are not involved in this anexation ? but the new built on top of each other where they can collect more money is ?

    Again what 12.5 of Wilmington touches Ogden, Oooo I forgot at the pocket…

  2. On August 18, 2010 at 11:19 am TOM wrote:

    The City is only going to take in areas that have high enough taxable property to cover the maintance that they will provide. They dont want areas that can’t generate tax revenue for them. It is all about property tax, If WallMart or Lowes put a store up then the City would suck it in so fast because they could get all the property tax on the goods inside the store, Look at the Monkey Junction issue going on right now. They only want to anex one side of the area, It is all about money instead about servicing the community. The were suppose to revaulate property taxes this year, but due to the values going down they dont want to do it beacsue they will lose the money they are making when the property values went sky hight during the boom. Now that they have dropped they are slow to revaulate again. $$$$$$ These are issues we need to look at when we vote them in again

  3. On August 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm local wrote:

    Wilmington probably doesn’t want Wrightsboro because it’s mostly polluted. Anyone remember the deal with Carroll C mobile home park?



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