GOVERNMENT

The Killeen City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to make two voluntary annexation petitions official — a decision made after three months of public hearings and discussions.

Council members Debbie Nash-King, Juan Rivera, Jim Kilpatrick and Butch Menking voted for the petitions, while Council members Shirley Fleming, Gregory Johnson and Steve Harris voted in opposition.

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Alvin

This is the personal opinion of this writer. Copy: 'The Killeen City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to make two voluntary annexation petitions official — a decision made after three months of public hearings and discussions. Council members Debbie Nash-King, Juan Rivera, Jim Kilpatrick and Butch Menking voted for the petitions, while Council members Shirley Fleming, Gregory Johnson and Steve Harris voted in opposition. Two local land developers, Gary Purser Jr. and WBW Land Investments Limited Partnership, submitted petitions in March to have a total of 159 acres annexed to city limits. Purser told the Herald on Tuesday night he agreed with the vote. “I don’t know why we wouldn’t. The city makes money, growth is good and the infrastructure is already in place,†Purser said.' End of copy. $$$$ Cling. That sound about right for the city's wealth is going downhill. I see another fee being developed for the people of Kileen. What will they tax this time? They've already had a road maintenance fee. They already have a sewer fee. It's about time they put a fee on the air we breathe. Look at the KPD with around 247 sworn police officers. Isn't that the same level we had 4 or 5 years ago at 246 sworn officers. And how many police cadets have we had during that period of time? It looks to me that we are training the police officers for everybody in this neck of the woods, and you good citizen have the opportunity to 'pay for it'. And as Purser said: “I don’t know why we wouldn’t. The city makes money, growth is good and the infrastructure is already in place,†Yes the infrastructure is already in place courtesy of the city of Killeen, and as I said before, 'courtesy of the citizens of Killeen. You have the privilege of putting in place the infrastructure and now with the fee they have just imposed on us, we the citizen can do the honors of maintaining the roads. So can we expect to see with the buildout of these areas, depending on the rate of inflation, the cost of the next city budget coming in at approximately the same figures as this newspaper paints a pretty rosy picture for the city of Killeen, Texas. This has been the personal opinion of this writer and nothing shall be used, in context or without or changed in any way without first notifying, and receiving explicit approval from this writer. One of the 4.28 % who voted.

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