American Legion Post 15 wants its land to join city
Published 12:20 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018
American Legion Post 15 wants its property annexed into the City of Washington.
At its June 11 meeting, the City Council directed City Clerk Cynthia Bennett to investigate the post’s petition for annexation.
“On May 21, 2018 Mr. Philip Mobley presented a petition for a contiguous annexation for a parcel of land owned by American Legion Post #15. The property contains 1.94 acres and is located at 150 American Legion Road,” reads a memorandum from Glen Moore, a city planner, to the mayor and council members. “After directing the clerk to investigate the petition the City will proceed with the annexation process.”
The city clerk investigates annexation petition to make sure the property in question meets the state’s requirements for annexation. If the property were annexed, the property owners would pay property taxes. The property would receive police and fire services that are provided by the city. The property would become subject to the city’s zoning regulations, building codes and other regulations.
In other business, the council awarded contracts to five vendors to supply bulk chemicals used in the city’s drinking-water treatment and wastewater treatment processes. The costs for the eight chemical products range from $224,400 (17,000 tons) a year to $8,550 (9,500 pounds) a year.
The council awarded a $1,007,242.70 contract to Pitt Country Mart for it to supply the city with various petroleum products for two years. The city estimates it will buy $495,240 worth of gasoline and $327,924.45 worth of non-highway diesel fuel during the two years.