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City of Kennewick Votes Down Proposal to Annex Portion of Benton County

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On Tuesday evening, the Kennewick City Council shot down a proposal to annex a parcel of land along Gum Street. On Tuesday evening, the Kennewick City Council shot down a proposal to annex a parcel of land along Gum Street.
KENNEWICK, WA - The City of Kennewick isn't any bigger Tuesday, at least not yet.      

On Tuesday evening, the Kennewick City Council shot down a proposal to annex a parcel of land along Gum Street.

The council chambers were packed Tuesday with people weighing in on the issue. Some were concerned that the annexation would eliminate pasture land, overload local schools, and cause problems for animals in the area.

The proposal called for the city to annex the 21 acres of land and deliver city services, like water and sewer, to the area.

Even though the city council voted against the annexation by a vote of 5-2, the developer can still build on the land - regardless of whether it's part of the city or the county.

"Everybody's concerns are very valid, but that's something that's addressed during the preliminary plat stage when we talk about fencing, or widening streets or where the accesses are it doesn't really have to do with the annexation process itself," Monogram Homes owner Kris Winters explained to the council and the public Tuesday,

Monogram Homes plans to build more than four dozen homes on the 21 acres of land located west of Gum Street.
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