Crystal Creek residents petition to be annexed in city limitsPublished 8:56am Monday, September 9, 2013
The Wetumpka city limits could expand by nearly 42 additional acres in the coming months. Tuesday night council members approved the annexation petition presented by a group of residents of Crystal Creek subdivision off Highway 14.
Since all property owners did not sign the petition, another step remains to allow the neighborhood to become part of the city.
“The petition will go to the probate judge next and he will conduct an election of registered voters in that subdivision,” said Janice Whorton, city clerk. “If a majority of residents vote in favor, then the annexation will go through.”
In other business the council:
•Approved the expense of repairs to the air conditioning unit that supplies a large section of the administrative building’s second floor. The council accepted the lowest of four proposals for the work – $13,992 from Edwards Heating and Air.
•Gave permission to surplus three police vehicles and sell them in the most profitable manner. The vehicles represent the oldest of the police department’s fleet after three new cruisers were purchased this year.
•Voted to rename the MLK Recreation Center the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation and Multi-Cultural Center.
•Heard the first reading of a revised business license ordinance.