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

Eardley.

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.