Saturday, February 23, 2008

Forced Annexation suffers another setback, YES

Annexation should NEVER occur in Tennessee without the approval of those being annexed. Otherwise it is the worst kind of taxation without representation.

Citizens for Home Rule has been fighting forced annexation in Tennessee for years and we are glad to report another victory:


The Burns City Council has repealed the annexation of land east of the city.

In May 2006, the city's former administration took action to annex the Beechwood subdivision and surrounding areas. Several Beechwood residents filed suit, claiming Burns wouldn't offer new services to replace those already received by the Dickson County Sheriff's Office and the Burns Rural Fire service.

In a 5-0 vote this week, the council rescinded the annexation, saying it will move forward by adding other land.