Residents in Mason area will get a vote

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The registered voters who reside on 16 pieces of property in the Mason subdivision will have the opportunity to vote themselves into the city limits of Andalusia, thanks to a resolution approved by the city council Tuesday night.

The annexation method requires a petition signed by 60 percent of the property owners to bring the issue before the council. If the council agrees, it then asks the probate judge to hold an election. Any registered voter who lives in the designated area may vote, city attorney Mark Christiansen said.

All of the property is located on Benvalen Avenue. Among the reasons cited was better fire protection and consequently, better insurance rates, council members were told.