WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Residents in Warner Robins are continuing to fight against annexing several properties in the city.
Ken Ford lives on Briarmoor Drive in the Carter Wood West subdivision in Houston County. This is the second time his home has made the annexation list and he isn't happy about being included.
"We would be kept separate," Ford said, "we would have city service picking up trash as all our neighbors would maintain the county."
It's a battle between the city and county, that Ford is very familiar with. Last year, when his home was up for annexation, Ford protested and won. His home is one of four county homes in his area that use city utilities.
"Its city owned and city maintained service" Warner Robins City Attorney Jim Elliott, "the city I think rightfully has the right to restrict its use to city residents."
But Ford feels he's being isolated, he said he pays for the utilities and doesn't want to be separated from his subdivision. The same way he felt about the annexation last year.
"No facts have changed pro city of for us," Ford said, "if the entire subdivision would come up as a whole, we would look at it differently."