Bermuda Run Eyes Annexation Legislation

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

By Jim Buice
Enterprise Record

If Bermuda Run decides to proceed with the annexation of Kinderton Village, it might want to move quickly.
Two bills in the General Assembly are looking at imposing a moratorium on involuntary annexation through July 1, 2012.
“If that happens, we’re sort of dead in the water,” said Lee Rollins, town manager.
The annexation issue came up during the Feb. 8 town meeting when councilman Frank Sweeten asked about the impact of the legislative process on pending cases.
“If an annexation ordinance has not been enacted by the time the General Assembly would conceivably pass a law that puts a moratorium on annexation, it would be considered pending and be put on hold,” Rollins said. “So we would be on hold as it relates to enacting the ordinance, the effective date if you will. If the council wanted to move forward with a resolution of intent, there’s nothing with this act right now that would prevent you from doing it. But if it does pass, it puts everything on hold.”
Last November, the council …