Annexation Angers Residents

06-04-05 – People in a rural community just east of Durant say they will fight proposed annexation into the city. They say being annexed in would affect their quality of life as well as their businesses. Durant says the annexation would allow for future planning and development near highway 70.

The proposal document states owners of at least 50% of land would have to approve the annexation.

The city says neighboring communities have been considering annexation of additional areas as well.

A public hearing is scheduled for Monday at 6pm.