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Two Cole County towns defend past annexations

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The Jefferson City Council has some questions about the way their neighbors have annexed surrounding areas. But those neighbors are asking why the city is raising the questions.

At Monday night’s City Council work session, Joseph Lauber, of the Lee’s Summit-based Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, presented his findings about annexations for Taos and St. Martins. In both instances, Lauber said the annexations may not meet the requirements set out by the Missouri state statutes concerning annexations.

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But officials from both towns dispute that concern and claim that the annexations were voluntarily requested by property owners.

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