The agreement simply states that the subdivision will receive water and sewer infrastructure from the city when and if the funding becomes available, and after the city fulfills obligations to other annexed properties.

The Sunrise Beach Planning Commission approved a request to accept and rezone the South Beach subdivision at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 2. The board approved a rezoning of R-1 single family residential that will bring their records in line with those of Camden County.

The board of trustees had heard a request for the annexation during their August meeting. Located off of Eddie Road, South Beach wasn’t annexed in the previous expansion due to board reservations about overextending. The subdivision currently hosts nine lots, and the homeowners don’t expect to see many more homes built. The homes are predominantly summer residences.

Homeowner Dave Tulley spoke to the board at the Aug. 14 meeting, telling them that they had adequate infrastructure at the moment, but were wanting to be annexed when and if it became a viable option.

“We just want to get on the docket for when things get going again,” he stated.

The board informed Tulley that it may be some time before it happens, as the city lacks funding for the move. They approved the annexation request at their September meeting, and an annexation agreement is being drawn up by City Attorney Greg Williams.

The agreement simply states that the subdivision will receive water and sewer infrastructure from the city when and if the funding becomes available, and after the city fulfills obligations to other annexed properties.

City Planner Roger Corbin said that the water infrastructure could be implemented soon, but not the sewer infrastructure.

“They’re going to have to wait for water and sewer,” he said. “But it’s better to have the whole area under one jurisdiction.”

The village is now nearing the end of a drinking water system extension to other residential areas.