Dec. 16, 2019
St. Charles County, Missouri — St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil hopes a resolution presented at tonight’s County Council meeting will get the attention of the City of Lake Saint Louis should it decide to pursue involuntary annexation of land owned by one of his constituents. The land is a portion of a 20-acre, Missouri Department of Conservation certified black walnut tree farm owned by Joyce Wiley and is located on the east side of Duello Road in unincorporated St. Charles County.
“Mrs. Wiley told the Council that the City of Lake Saint Louis plans to involuntarily annex a portion of her land to build a 50-foot-wide hiking trail on a temporary construction easement she agreed to give them during construction of a subdivision on the west side of Duello Road,” says Councilman Brazil. “Mrs. Wiley has owned the tree farm and the residence next door for 34 years and says her children and grandchildren plan to continue working the farm. I am against the annexation.”
Wiley and other residents attended the Nov. 25 St. Charles County Council meeting to voice their opposition to the annexation. The Council is responding to those concerns through the resolution.
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