The Stevens Point Plan Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Aug. 7, to recommend the annexation of about 18 acres of land north and east of the intersection of Highway 10 East and Badger Avenue from the town of Hull.
The town of Hull Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in opposition of the annexation at a meeting Monday, Aug. 6. The town’s vote is largely symbolic since the annexation was requested by the property owners and concerns land directly adjacent to the city’s existing boundary. Under state law, that means that if the city’s Common Council accepts the annexation recommendation there is not much the town can do to stop it.
“This is clearly contiguous and probably a legal annexation,” said John Holdridge, Hull chair, speaking at the city meeting.
“We took a position against annexation, largely because of commercialization that may likely be a gas station,” he said. A town task force studying ground water issues in Hull will release its results next month. “The data indicates that area (near the proposed annexation) has some of the highest nitrates we have,” said Holdridge. “That’s a big issue with us.”