Some folks in the town of Oak Island want to leave. Well, they don’t want to move, they just want to be citizens of the adjacent town of Caswell Beach.
(The State Port Pilot) – A petition circulating among property owners of Oak Island Estates, an area surrounding the Oak Island golf course and adjacent to the border between the two towns, says the owners are petitioning the State of North Carolina to remove the neighborhood from the Town of Oak Island and annex it to Caswell Beach.
Here’s a sample of what they’ve written in their petition to the state.
“Whereby, we do not believe the management of Oak Island to be in our best interests to preserve and enhance our property values and quality of life…,” the petition reads. “Therefore, we the undersigned property owners of Oak Island Estates request that we be allowed to secede from the Town of Oak Island and, by voluntary annexation, become a permanent part of the Town of Caswell Beach.”
Municipalities are not allowed to de-annex property the same way they annex property, and de-annexations require a local act of the N.C. General Assembly, said Frayda Bluestein of the UNC School of Government.
A revolt? Hmmmmm. . . . .
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