Village of Cambria Discussing Annexation
CAMBRIA -- For several months, leaders in Cambria have been looking at a plan to annex the Walker's Bluff winery. But they're getting pushback from people living nearby and those worried about bringing liquor sales to the community.
It was a full house at Tuesday's meeting as people came out to voice their opinions about the possible annexation of Walker's Bluff. Village leaders are taking the feedback into consideration, as they develop a plan that works for the entire community.
Emotions were running high as people in Cambria spoke out at Tuesday's board meeting to answer one question.
The Walker's Bluff winery along Vermont Street straddles the Williamson-Jackson County line. Since it opened several years ago, the business has held three county liquor licenses. But now, owner Cynde Bunch is suggesting annexation into Cambria to help the community she grew up in.
For several months, Cambria's village board has discussed the idea of annexation. In July, members voted 3-2 to move forward on the plan.
Before anything can be done, the village must get agreement from property owners near Walker's Bluff. Next week, Cambria's Mayor will meet with those residents to discuss annexation.
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