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City Leaders to hold meeting for recently annexed residents

(WMC-TV) - People in Cordova will have a chance to get some answers about the recent annexation that blind sided many residents. City leaders will hold a meeting tonight to officially welcome 1,700 households into Memphis.

A welcome that has not been warmly received by residents who say they are not happy with the unexpected change.

Most of the neighborhood found out about the move Sunday, and it came with other surprises too. Surprises in the form of higher fees. Each affected household will now have to pay a minimum of $1,500 per year. And those higher fees will date back to the start of 2012. There will also be garbage and recycling changes, new vehicle inspection requirements and school district changes for children.

Paula Scott, a newly annexed resident, says this new move by the city does not seem fair.

"There just seem to be a lot of fees we weren't aware of," Scott says.

As a result, Scott, like many residents, says she does not know what to expect next.

If you are interested in finding out more, go to the city's website you will see where Mayor Wharton posted two pages of Frequently Asked Questions you may have regarding the annexation.

And those who attend tonight's meeting are expected to meet their new city representative. As City Councilman Bill Boyd will be there to address concerns.

Also, individuals and households involved in the annexation have received or will receive a letter from the Mayor and accompanying information by mail later this week.

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