Elkins City Council met with members of the county Wednesday evening to discuss the possibility of annexation.
The city is looking at annexing the area of North Randolph Avenue which will go from approximately where the Department of Motor Vehicles building is up to and including the four quadrants surrounding Corridor H. Residents and business owners in the proposed area oppose annexation stating that they already have services and there will be no added services by being within the city limits.
“You always have opposition with change. It’s very difficult for people to accept change. So yes, we’ve heard opposition. We had a meeting last week with the commercial property owners and the business owners and they have expressed some concerns that were very well founded,” said Charles Friddle, second ward council members.
Elkins hopes that commission will allow them to annex the property so that it can be developed in the future.