Warner Robins City Council decided not to make a decision tonight about annexing two subdivisions in Houston County: Governor and Jasmine Estates.
Two members opposed the ordinance, meaning it will be voted on once again at the next meeting. Last week's pre-council meeting drew dozens of concerned citizens from both communities. They addressed council about, what they called, the surprise annexation of their neighborhoods into the city.
"Well it meant what it meant last week, I'm going to get annexed, but it's not so much like I said, being annexed. It's the way they did it, you know, we're not following procedures, and we're not doing it
Mayor Chuck Shaheen says although residents will have to pay higher taxes, there are benefits to living within the city limits. He says, they plan to spend two million dollars to repave all the roads in subdivisions that were annexed last year. Residents of Governor and Jasmine Estates can look forward to the same treatment when they officially become part of Warner Robins.