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A hearing was held Monday in Anderson County Chancery Court regarding the annexations by the city of Norris of several properties along Highway 61. Some property owners objected, claiming that the proper policies and procedures had not been followed, but Chancellor William Lantrip ruled that all but one of the pieces of property had been properly annexed by the city.
He initially ruled that one parcel was not adjacent to the city’s Urban Growth Boundary at the time it was annexed, which is one of the requirements for cities to take in new land under state law.
However, on Tuesday, the chancellor set aside that ruling and indicated that he will not make a formal ruling on the claim until later this summer as he encouraged the property owner to file a motion for summary judgment and the city to respond in preparation for oral arguments in the case in either June or July.
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