Panel wants to limit annexation for now
Havre City Council's Planning and Development Committee voted Tuesday evening to recommend the council proceed with annexeing properties where the owners have signed petitions requesting annexation.
But the panel wants to delay other annexations until a lawsuit over the last round is resolved.
"If we have the petitions, we should use the petition method, " said Kelsie Whitney of Bosch, Kuhr, Dugdale, Martin and Kaze, the firm that represents the city.
Whitney, who has been researching the issue for the city, said petitions include language waiving the right to protest annexation.