A lawsuit filed in response to a 2007 decision by Asheville City Council to annex the Biltmore Lake subdivision in Enka will appear before Buncombe County Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
The 2007 action was stalled by a petition from residents, who have not had to pay city property taxes in the intervening time.
The group Biltmore Lake Community Action Committee, through the site StopAsheville has been crusading against the annexation, and lobbied for approval of an annexation moratorium by the N.C. General Assembly.
Click here to go to Xpress Files and read the lawsuit.
Here is a video of BLCAC chairman Jerry Jensen speaking against involuntary annexation before the N.C. House Select Committee on Municipal Annexation.
Here is a letter from Asheville City Council during a 2008 visit to Asheville by the N.C. House Select Committee on Municipal Annexation that defends annexation as the only means the city has with which to grow.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer