Tonight the Sterling Plan Committee will hold a Special meeting discussing the annexation of certain properties that are adjacent to or, as Mayor Skip Lee put it, actually within the city limits but for some reason was carved out of the city.
Mayor Lee said there is a great deal of misconceptions of what annexation actually means. Lee said some people believe if they are close to the city limit they are paying city taxes. The mayor said no, if you are not in the city you are not paying city taxes.
However, you are still getting some city serves such as fire, ambulance and police. Mayor Lee said the city is providing many of their services and getting very little if anything in return. As Lee put it, it is an issue of fairness.