Jackson Neighborhood Annexation Deadline Looms

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This week, the city limits of Jackson will expand, by about four square miles. City leaders say some 644 residents will be affected. It’s all part of an annexation plan, approved nearly five years ago by local planners. Since that time, leaders with the City of Jackson Planning Department say the plan has been challenged in public meetings and court cases. Whereas some neighbors may have won the right to remain in the county, many of the areas will not be included within the city limits. The main issue, neighbors say, is the cost of property taxes. We spoke with one homeowner who said his property taxes will double the first year. City leaders say numerous services will come with the taxes, including trash pickup, storm debris removal, and more road repair. Many of those services, leaders say, will begin the same day the annexation goes into effect.

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