Gainesville Wants to Annex Parts of Alachua County
GAINESVILLE - The city of Gainesville wants to annex parts of Alachua County.
Residents will vote on the annexation on the November ballot. Some residents say they want to keep things the way they are.
The West Hills neighborhood has made signs to show they do not want to be annexed.
The city says inclusion into city limits would give residents new services - like mosquito control and storm-water clean up.
The services do come with a bill, and one resident says he doesn't want to pay it.
"In a chart that the city had its going to add $20 to $30 a month for my bill," the resident said. "Also, it also takes money to just try and defeat it - it takes up time we have had to spend money to buy signs and go door to door, and we don't need to be doing that."
The city spokesperson says that taxes on each property will depend on the size of the property, and on average would cost an additional $10 a month.
The city is basing the annexation on a study conducted in 2007 that found the growth of a city to be beneficial.
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