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  Annexation Information
The Kirkland City Council is carefully considering the annexation of the Finn Hill, Upper Juanita and Kingsgate neighborhoods and is conducting an Annexation Study.
Annexation is when people in an unincorporated area vote or petition to become part of a larger city and receive city services such as police, parks and roads.
PHASE 3: If annexation is pursued, continue providing public information and responding to Phase 2 input; continue operational planning; establish proposed zoning and submit to King County Boundary Review Board; conduct election, proceed to Phase 4 if the vote is affirmed and the City Council confirms annexation and establishes and effective date.
www.ci.kirkland.wa.us /depart/CMO/Annexation_Information.htm   (664 words)

  Handbook of Texas Online:
The annexation of Texas to the United States became a topic of political and diplomatic discussion after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and became a matter of international concern between 1836 and 1845, when Texas was a republic.
In September 1836 Texas voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation, but when the Texas minister at Washington, D.C., proposed annexation to the Martin Van Buren administration in August 1837, he was told that the proposition could not be entertained.
Annexation then became an issue in the presidential election of 1844; James K. Polk, who favored annexation, was elected.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/AA/mga2.html   (704 words)

  Annexation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the legal incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity (either adjacent or non-contiguous).
Annexation may be the consequence of a voluntary cession from one state to another through purchase or other treaty, or of conversion from a protectorate or sphere of influence, or occupation through military conquest.
The assumption of a protectorate over another state, or of a sphere of influence, is not strictly annexation, the latter implying the complete displacement in the annexed territory of the government or state by which it was previously ruled.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Annexation   (2167 words)

 Texas Annexation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Texas Annexation of 1845 was the voluntary annexation of Republic of Texas by the United States of America as Texas, the 28th state, and additional land that later became major parts of the states of New Mexico and Colorado, where the headwaters of the Rio Grande exist in the San Juan Mountains.
Despite the fact that Mexican leader Antonio López de Santa Anna warned that annexation would be "equivalent to a declaration of war against the Mexican Republic," Tyler signed the treaty of annexation with Texas in April 1844.
A factor, always in the background, during the Texas Annexation discussions in the United States was the realization of the northern states that the slave states would gain the representation of two new Senators when Texas was admitted as a slave state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Texas_Annexation   (726 words)

 Annexation Handbook Publication
Annexation is often preferable to the incorporation of new cities, since new incorporations in urban areas may cause conflicts of authority, the absence of cooperation, duplication of facilities, and an imbalance between taxable resources and municipal needs.
Annexation of any portion of the territory of a fire district triggers requirements concerning employment of fire district employees that are terminated as a direct consequence of the annexation.
The annexation statutes authorize the city council to require property in an area being annexed to assume, as a condition of annexation, a pro rata share of the annexing city's then outstanding indebtedness that had been approved by the voters, contracted, or incurred prior to, or existing at, the date of annexation.
www.mrsc.org /Publications/textah.aspx   (17539 words)

Annexation is the methodical extension of a city's boundaries into adjacent unincorporated areas, and the corresponding extension of that city's services to the areas encompassed by the new boundaries.
Annexation "service plans" were developed for annexation qualifying areas, including identification of budget impacts (including potential revenue implications) for each qualifying area.
Annexation areas must have at least 12 ½ percent (1/8) of its boundary in common with the municipality to which annexation is proposed,
www.charmeck.org /Departments/Planning/Annexation/Home.htm   (845 words)

 Tharrington Smith, LLP: Annexation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Annexation of territory into a city can occur three ways: by act of the legislature; by the voluntary request to be annexed by the affected property owners; and involuntarily, by action of the city council.
The philosophy of the involuntary annexation law is simple: For orderly growth, a city should be able to add territory when that area has become urbanized — and once the territory is added, the city should be obligated to provide services at the same level as within the existing city.
If the annexation record submitted by the city to the court shows substantial compliance, the burden is on the protestors to show that the statutory requirements were not met and that their substantive rights were materially prejudiced as a result.
www.tharringtonsmith.com /newsArticlesDetail.php?nid=29   (2006 words)

 Annexation of 96.5 acres from the Town of Plattsburgh to the City of Plattsburgh
The subject of this dispute is the proposed annexation of 96.5 acres of land from the Town of Plattsburgh by the City of Plattsburgh.
Annexation typically involves a change in land use or a desire for public services which may be more readily available from one municipality than another.
In contrast to the decisionmaking process found in GML regarding annexation and possible Appellate Court review, the motivation of the agencies involved in the annexation and the merits of their arguments regarding the serving of the public interest are not a part of this decision.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dcs/seqr/leadagency/annexation/tplattsburgh.html   (739 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for annexation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Favoring U.S. annexation of Hawaii, he was one of the leaders of the revolution (1893) that overthrew Queen Liliuokalani.
In 1975 the annexation of Kirchhellen and Gladbeck practically doubled the population of Bottrop.
Until its annexation (1805) by Russia it was the capital of a khanate under Persian sovereignty.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00554.html   (681 words)

 About Annexation
Upon annexation, all affected property becomes part of the general-purpose boundaries and is effectively subject to all regulations, taxes and services provided by the City.
Property considered for general-purpose annexation must be included in a City’s annexation plan at least three years prior to the annexation.
This type of annexation, authorized in the 1999 Legislature, may be conducted as part of a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with a utility district.
www.houstontx.gov /planning/Annexation/annexation.htm   (462 words)

 Annexation Process Overview
When considering annexation of platted subdivisions, existing governmental units such as whole townships, cities, villages, or incorporated areas, or school districts, reference can often be had to the boundary maps already in use for those divisions or the plats already on file for the subdivision.
In each of these types of annexations, a certified (by the library board’s secretary) copy of the annexation ordinance and map, after adoption, must be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds of each county affected.
The annexation referendum must receive a majority of the votes in the territory proposed to be annexed and also in the territory already within the district.
www.sos.state.il.us /departments/library/what_we_have/readyref/annex/process.htm   (2267 words)

 The Coloradoan - www.coloradoan.com - Ft. Collins, CO.
The annexation, southeast of the intersection of Harmony and South Taft Hill roads, includes parts of South College Avenue.
With many of the 3,100 area residents against the annexation, the outreach allows residents to express their opinions about it.
Hutchinson said although the annexation is still being "considered," it's a misconception that the city, under state law, must annex land considered an enclave.
www.coloradoan.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060321/NEWS01/603210323/1002/NEWS17   (503 words)

 Annexation & ULID
An annexation is a procedure whereby property not within the sewer district is brought within the sewer district boundary by.
The boundaries of the area included within the petition is an area determined by the property owners and the property owners may seek the assistance of the District in defining the boundaries.
At the annexation hearing the Board of Commissioners, of the sewer district, will explain to the public the annexation procedure and answer questions and receive input from the property owners regarding the annexation.
www.swssd.com /annexation.html   (632 words)

 Narrative History of Texas Annexation - Texas State Library
The Convention voted to accept the United States' proposal, and the Annexation Ordinance was submitted to a popular vote in October 1845.
The proposed Annexation Ordinance and State Constitution were approved by the Texas voters and submitted to the United States Congress.
The United States House and Senate, in turn, accepted the Texas state constitution in a Joint Resolution to Admit Texas as a State which was signed by the president on December 29, 1845.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /ref/abouttx/annexation   (374 words)

 The Annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1908
As Russia had withdrawn her support early in March, Serbia on March 31 renounced her opposition to annexation and promised to restore her army to the status of the spring of 1908.
The results of annexation for Austria were an indemnity of £2,200,000 to Turkey; trade losses by the Turkish boycott; £14,000,000 for the mobilization of the army; the alienation of most of the powers from Austrian policy; and a heavy obligation to Germany.
The whole episode became the starting point and was in large measure the immediate cause for the series of events, all of them connected with the affairs of the Turkish Empire which filled the years 1908 to 1914 and led directly to the World War.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/boshtml/bos127.htm   (867 words)

 Stop NC Annexation
Currently, forced annexation is occurring more often all over the State of North Carolina.
In fact, the use of Involuntary Annexation is encouraged by City Planning Staffs everywhere and the
The goal of this website is to provide you, the North Carolina property owner and citizen, with a central, non-partisan, place for information gathering, sharing and organizing in your local and state efforts to fight and change these undemocratic forced annexation practices and laws.
www.stopncannexation.com   (410 words)

 "Annexation" Defined
By actual annexation is understood every movement by which a chattel can be joined or united to the freehold.
By constructive annexation is understood the union of such things as have been holden parcel of the realty, but which are not actually annexed, fixed, or fastened to the freehold; for example, deeds, or chattels, which relate to the title of the inheritance.
This term has been applied to the union of one country, to another; as Texas was annexed to the United States by the joint reolution of Congress of March 1, 1845.
www.lectlaw.com /def/a193.htm   (165 words)

 NARA - Educators and Students - The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
The move was countered by the Committee on Annexation, a small group of white businessmen and politicians who felt that annexation by the United States, the major importer of Hawaiian agricultural products, would be beneficial for the economy of Hawaii.
The story of the annexation is a story of conflicting goals as the white businessmen struggled to obtain favorable trade conditions and native Hawaiians sought to protect their cultural heritage and maintain a national identity.
The annexation petition with its voluminous signatures, along with many related records, is filed in the Records of the U.S. Senate, Record Group 46, at the National Archives and Records Administration.
www.archives.gov /education/lessons/hawaii-petition   (1636 words)

 Department of Administration - Annexation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Annexation is the process that transfers unincorporated territory from towns to cities and villages.
Landowners often seek annexation to obtain sewer and water or other municipal services not available in the town, but there may be other reasons as well.
Annexation by unanimous approval and by one-half approval are the most common of these methods.
www.doa.state.wi.us /pagesubtext_detail.asp?linksubcatid=364   (572 words)

 Kern County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO): Annexation Guide
In addition to an overview of the annexation process, this document also includes a glossary of terms commonly used in procedures for jurisdictional changes and a copy of the Kern County Board of Supervisors' policy resolution regarding annexations.
Ordering the annexation subject to an election if at least 25% but less than 50% of the registered voters file a written protest OR if at least 25% of the number of owners of land who also own at least 25% of the assessed value of the land file a written protest.
The governing bodies of the affected agencies recognize the completion of the jurisdictional change (annexation) and the appropriate transfer of responsibilities such as police protection, building inspection, animal control, and planning are assumed by the annexing entity.
www.co.kern.ca.us /lafco/annexguide.asp   (2724 words)

 Woodlands deal may end annexation threat | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
They wanted to work to maintain their independence and avoid annexation.
The agreement, which also would need approval from the Houston City Council and the various governing boards in The Woodlands, would not affect Conroe's plans to annex Harper's Landing, the only Woodlands neighborhood east of Interstate 45 and not within Houston's expansion boundaries.
In 1999, Houston and The Woodlands municipal utility district officials agreed to an annexation moratorium, protecting the community until 2014.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4387682.html   (836 words)

 Impact of Change: Overthrow and Annexation Bibliography
January 1993 marked the 100th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands.
A full-length study on the strategic factors which were "indispensable" in the annexation of Hawaii.
A scholarly treatment of reciprocity and annexation by a professor of history at Howard University.
www.hawaii.gov /hidocs/annexation.html   (2719 words)

 Potential Annexation
Annexation reports have been prepared in connection with the proposed limited purpose annexation of the Linkwood Estates area, the El Rancho Estates area, the Eagle Mountain zone, and the US Hwy 287 zone.
On July 9, 2002 the Fort Worth City Council directed City staff to prepare a timetable for the limited purpose annexation of the Far West Area 3, known as El Rancho Estates, which is an unincorporated area adjacent to Interstate 30 and approximately 0.7 miles east of the intersection of Interstate 30 and Interstate 20.
Limited purpose annexation triggers a requirement for conversion to full purpose status within three years unless the date for full purpose annexation is postponed by written agreement between the City and a majority of the affected landowners.
www.fortworthgov.org /cmo/annexation/lpa_elrancho_rpt02.asp   (1441 words)

 Pinellas Planning Council - Annexation
(1) Upon receipt of a petition for voluntary annexation that comports with the criteria set forth in Section 6(1)(a) or (b), a municipality may, at any regular meeting, adopt a non-emergency ordinance to annex the property that is proposed for annexation and re-define the boundary lines of the municipality to include said property.
Any voluntary annexation that does not comply with the criteria and procedures set forth in this ordinance shall be null and void, and the property shall continue to be considered unincorporated for both tax and regulatory purposes.
Such agreements are encouraged where they would provide a cost-effective, mutually-advantageous alternative to annexation, or where annexation is not achievable under the criteria and procedures set forth herein, or where annexation is not desirable on the part of the property owner or municipality.
www.co.pinellas.fl.us /PPC/annex/annexord.htm   (2438 words)

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