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Friday, March 25, 2011

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This graphic shows all of the annexed areas as part of Ordinance No. 7-2009 for the City of Brazil. The City Council approved a motion to have the areas annexed to the city in 2009.
The City of Brazil had to tweak its Annexation Ordinance a small bit Friday.

During a special meeting, the Brazil City Council approved a motion to amend City Ordinance No. 7-2009, the city's ordinance annexing certain territory to Brazil.

The council voted 4-0 on the measure. Council President Sam Glover was not present when the council voted.

The annexed areas totaled to 386.86 acres. The original ordinance was passed in 2009.

However, Brazil Planning Administrator Stacy Gibbens told The Brazil Times Clay County Deputy Clerk Beth Mallinak recently contacted city officials requesting a slight change to the ordinance.

Gibbens said Mallinak, along with officials from the Clay County Election Office, noticed an error regarding the annexed areas.

When the city approved the initial ordinance, each area was broken down and placed into specific precincts for the city. However, according to officials, State Road 59 was the precinct line.

Area G of the annexed land, which includes Forest Park, split across SR 59 in the initial ordinance.

Gibbens said the election office recently requested the change, adding Mallinak informed her of four parcels of land that needed to be moved to Ward 3 rather than Ward 4.

"She just wanted to make sure they were in the proper ward before absentee voting started," Gibbens said.

The change affected only three voters.

"The city had to put homes in the proper wards," Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw said. "This had to be done before the election."

"We're making one subtle change," council member Brad Deal added.

According to a map of the annexed areas, Area A, E, F and Area G (west of SR 59) are in Ward 3, Area B and C are in Ward 1, and Area D and Area G (east of SR 59) are in Ward 4.

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This graphic details Area G, near Forest Park, which split the precinct line of the City of Brazil. The Brazil City Council amended Ordinance No. 7-2009 Friday, which moved four parcels from Area G to Ward 3 rather than Ward 4.
Deal represents Ward 1 while council member Bill Lovett represents Ward 4. Council member Steve Lamb represents Ward 3.



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