This cartoon may be a little obscure to anyone outside of Martin TN, so I’ll attempt to explain. Our electric company (Weakley County Municipal Electric System or WCMES) bought some land outside of Martin city limits to build their new main offices. Their sewer line runs 1.75 miles back to the city of Martin’s sewer system. So in response the mayor and aldermen decided that they would annex a 1 foot by 1.75 mile long strip down Hwy 22 up to and including the land that the new WCMES building sits on. The City of Martin will get an extra $70,000 dollars in property tax revenue. Now that’s what I call having your noodle and eating your meatball too.
1 Foot Wide City Limits