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City eyes annexation
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The Smithville Planning Commission discussed the proposed annexation of several properties just west of the city limits on Highway 70 Thursday night, and while committee members seemed receptive to the annexation plan, they voted to take the matter under advisement until accurate cost estimates are provided and a complete plan of services for the area to be annexed area is devised.The plan calls for the annexation of properties owned by Jim Beshearse, Pat Walls, John Kilgore, Ed Young, Mike Foster and David Foutch. The proposal would annex nearly 17 acres on the south side of Highway 70 and 14 acres on the north side of the road.If approved, the Kilgore's restaurant property, which belongs to Foster, Foutch's Eye Care, and properties owned by Beshearse and Kilgore, and Ed Young will be annexed.A state moratorium on annexation dictates that the city cannot annex property at this time without the owner’s request. Property owners must petition the city for annexation.