Council Passes Grays Creek Annexation on 1st Reading

On February 9, 2012, in News 2012, by Mark Norris
February 9, 2012

Memphis City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday, Feb. 7, to approve the annexation of the Grays Creek area up to the Fayette County line.
It was the first of the council’s three readings.
The council voted after seven opponents of the annexation who live in the area voiced their opposition.
Council members said they are being forced into the annexation by pending state legislation that would remove the area from the Memphis annexation reserve.
The seven cities and towns in Shelby County agreed to a growth plan in 1998 required by state law in which each set out areas of the unincorporated county they would take into their municipalities at some point.
The legislation to undo that is on hold and is sponsored by state Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville and state Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville.
So far, the council has not moved to hold special meetings to speed passage of the annexation ordinance.
And some on the council question whether they would give final approval to the ordinance even if the state legislation was approved.
– Bill Dries

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