Wilmington City Council took the final step toward the annexation of the Monkey Junction area on May 5 by voting for the annexation.
Two public information meetings were held on March 26 and April 2, giving the public the opportunity to come out and meet staff from various city departments and ask questions one-on-one. The Public Hearing for the annexation of the Monkey Junction area took place on April 7.
The annexation is scheduled to take effect in June 2010.
The process began when Council approved a “resolution of intent” on February 3. This is the legal term indicating the city's intent to investigate an annexation and is the first step needed to start a possible annexation process.
Annexation is the process which legally allows a city or town to expand its boundaries. State law recognizes that annexation is necessary for the long-term growth and vitality of cities.