Annexation is the process which legally allows a city or town to expand its boundaries. It may be requested by citizens or initiated by the municipality. North Carolina state law recognizes that city-initiated annexations are necessary for the long-term growth and vitality of cities.
The state has established guidelines that define which areas may be annexed, among other things. To summarize:
According to the North Carolina League of Municipalities, annexation addresses the taxpayer inequity that results from those living just outside the city using city services such as city streets, city parks and public safety, without helping to pay for their upkeep. Annexation helps spread the cost of providing services to those living close to a city to people who benefit from them. Cities provide service and amenities such as transportation, public safety, recreation, economic development, shopping and jobs that benefit not only city taxpayers, but also those living outside the city.
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Questions about annexation?
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Monkey Junction annexation.
View the City's page on Annexation.
View the Monkey Junction Annexation Area Service Plan which details how the city plans to provide and finance services to the annexed area.
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View a map of the current city limits and annexation area.
View a close-up map of the annexation area.
View a map showing a breakdown of how land in the Monkey Junction area is used.
View a presentation on the annexation.
View the Resolution of Intent
View Resolution Attachment A: legal boundary description of annexation area.
View FAQs on annexation from the North Carolina League of Municipalities.
View the North Carolina General Statutes regarding annexation.