MAHOMET -- The Village of Mahomet Board of Trustees approved the
annexations of multiple subdivisions Tuesday night, and residents unhappy
with the moves made it clear where the issue next may land.
"I guess we'll see you in court," said Karadan Drive resident Richard
Board members voted unanimously to approve resolutions to annex Briarcliff
and Summit Ridge subdivisions, and to annex land that includes Tin Cup
Campground. With an attorney present, Briarcliff homeowners in particular
said they don't plan to let the issue end with the village's vote.
"We hate for it to come to this point," Eardley said after the meeting.
"No matter what pleas we made to the board, as I stated earlier in the
meeting, I felt like their minds were closed. They had their minds made
up. So, we're going to court."
The subdivisions in question are said by Mahomet leaders to be either
completely surrounded or partially touching village boundaries, making
them eligible for annexation.
"Essentially, what happens next is going to depend on the area
subdivisions," said village President Sean Widener.
The Tuesday vote doesn't mean the subdivisions immediately are considered
within the village limits. Widener noted that the village must file
paperwork with the Champaign County clerk's office and finish the process
of officially annexing the areas in question.
"We look forward to future dialogue," Widener said. "Hopefully (we can)
move forward and try to heal from this. We're doing what's in the best
interest for the village."
See Friday's newspaper for a full account from Tuesday's meeting.