County moves ahead to annex property to town
The Morgan County Commission will hold a public hearing about the Town of Bath's application to annex town council candidate Jim Slough's property.
Attorney Richard Gay brought the town's legal work before the commissioners at their meeting on Thursday, May 31.
The application was conditional on consent of the pro-
perty owner and the required two-week notice of the
public hearing on the annexation.
The public hearing was set for 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, as part of the next commission meeting.
Slough's property is located on Johnson Mill Road, above Douglas Motors. The real estate consists of two parcels, one 3,798 square feet and the other .018 acres. The property isn't considered large enough to have an impact on municipal services.
Minutes from the Bath Town Council's meeting of January 3, 2006 showed that they had received a letter from Jim and Diana Slough requesting that their property be annexed into the town. Town council members approved going ahead with the annexation, which also required Morgan County Commission approval.
Town Clerk Margie Allgyer said she forwarded a copy of the minutes to the Assessor's Office, but heard nothing back.
Earlier this year, Slough filed as a town council candidate, believing his property was now part of the corporation.
The Bath Town Council made a formal resolution on May 23 to annex the Slough property. The Morgan Commissioners are expected to act after the June 15 hearing.
Slough is still on the ballot as a candidate in the June 12 town election.