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Gainesville receiving few responses on annexation plan
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Local opinion on Gainesville’s latest proposal to annex 115 “island” properties in Hall County may have begun consolidating as the public hearing on Tuesday nears. The Hall County Board of Commissioners is expected to address the issue in its meeting this evening and city officials continue to take comments from concerned residents.The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote on the plan at its meeting Tuesday, the second of two public meetings that day that will discuss the annexations and hear public comments. According to city documents, annexed county property owners will have to pay about $79,200 more in taxes if the plan’s approved, starting in 2014.