The City Council, after a mix-up over a letter of protest, sent the idea of annexing the Glen Eagle subdivision above Grant Creek back to committee Monday night.
It will be discussed in the Public Works committee meeting May 16.
Carla Krause, the city's public works special service administrator, requested the postponement because a letter of protest was lost, which she said may affect the percentage of protest votes on annexation.
Ken Knie, of 4747 Glen Eagle, said he delivered the missing letter along with other letters of protest in time to be counted as legitimate. But the letter is not among those on file with the city, Krause said. Knie said he submitted a copy of the letter when requested after the April 30 cutoff date. Krause will investigate the mix-up.
Krause also will verify the legality of multiple protest votes for one person, in this case Knie. He transferred some deeds in the subdivision and is using a variety of corporate names, she said, circumstances that have confused the annexation process.
In addition, Krause said she will clarify what OR (open and resource) zoning means. According to Krause, it allows agricultural uses and residential development. Area residents are confused, she said, about the designation.
In other action, Ward 1 Councilman Dave Harmon announced he would not be seeking re-election.