By Aaron Johnson
The Cincinnati Enquirer
INDIAN HILL - The city has moved to annex 3.2 acres so it can offer services including snow removal and other road maintenance.
The plot, owned by the developer of the Forest Ridge subdivision (already a part of the city), sits in Symmes Township between Humphrey Road and the 16 lots in Forest Ridge. The annexation was proposed to allow the city to maintain the road leading to the subdivision.
About 300 feet of the road, to be named Abbington Ridge Lane, passes through privately owned property, and without annexing it, the city would not be able to maintain it.
The annexation proposal now goes to Hamilton County.
"I don't see why the county wouldn't approve it," said Michael Burns, Indian Hill manager. "If we didn't annex it, the snowplows would just lift up over that section of road and then put down again once they reached the village line on the other side."
Once the county approves the Indian Hill resolution, the city will pass an ordinance for annexation.
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