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Wilmington explains annexation plan to Ogden homeowners

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – For Carolyn Bordeaux Tuesday night felt like a bad case of déjà vu. She was listening, once again, to City of Wilmington staffers explain the benefits of annexation. 

Bordeaux's home in Monkey Junction was annexed by the city last July. This time around, it will be a handful of her homes.

"I'm a landlord. I haven't raised my rents in 3 years," Bordeaux explained. "My taxes go up. My insurance goes up. My maintenance goes up. My income goes down."

Bordeaux owns multiple homes in the areas the city is looking at annexing over the next several years. 

Around 50 people milled around the cafeteria at Noble Middle School, looking at maps of the proposed areas, which include Ogden, Kings Grant and Masonboro South. 

City employee, Dylan Lee, said the public meeting was designed to educate people about the long-range annexation plan. 

"It's all about having a really orderly, methodical process of expanding the city's boundaries," said Lee. "Nobody wants to get caught off guard with something like that. Nobody wants to be surprised by something like that, so a long range plan is really what's in order."

However, Bordeaux does not think annexation is a good idea. She pointed to the lawsuit filed against the city for last year's annexation in Monkey Junction. That lawsuit still has not been settled. 

"I happen to think before you go eat another piece of pie, you need to finish the one you started," Bordeaux said. 

The Wilmington City Council will vote on approving the long-range annexation plan at their meeting on Tuesday, August 17. 

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