(FayObserver) Some elected officials and plant managers say Fayetteville’s new policy of requiring annexation as a condition to getting city water and sewer service could hurt industrial recruitment.
But Fayetteville’s mayor disagrees, saying the policy won’t end up costing companies more money.
Cumberland County Commissioner Kenneth Edge raised the concern at a recent Public Works Commission meeting.
“If they have to pay an additional tax bill, that could be a deal-breaker,” Edge said of potential industries looking to expand or build just outside the city limits.
Preston Hubble, president of the local Plant Managers Association, agreed with Edge.
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