Anna Council approves home rule vote in 2013

Anna residents will be voting on the establishment of home rule in their community next spring.

The Anna City Council this week unanimously approved a resolution to place the issue on the April 2013 ballot.

The resolution was approved at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening. The meeting was at Anna City Hall.

The city council will be welcoming guests at future meetings who will share information about home rule. Community members are invited to attend the meetings.

(Anna City Council meetings are scheduled at 5 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month. However, there will not be a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.)

Local certified public accountant Scott Hickam is scheduled to attend the council's next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Hickam works with area communities which have home rule already in place.

Other Business

In other business at Tuesday's meeting:

The city council continues to review options regarding the possible regulation of yard sales in the Union County community.

Concerns have arisen about several issues relating to yard sales. The concerns include the frequency and length of yard sales and the posting of signs for the events on utility poles.

Council members are split on whether or not regulations need to be imposed. Some would like to see a limit on the number of yard sales which could take place at a given location. Support also has been voiced for not taking any action.

City officials note that enforcement of regulations could be a key concern, should they be established.

Also on Tuesday, the city council approved a resolution which declares support for a bringing the route for a proposed I-66 interstate highway through Union County. The project is reported to be in the planning stages.


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