Catlettsburg Annex Debate

By: Paul Gessler Email
By: Paul Gessler Email

To annex, or not to annex? That's the question facing two businesses along State Route 168 outside Catlettsburg, where one business wants in city limits, and the other doesn't see the need.

The gateway city is looking to grow, but the idea isn't growing on everybody.

It all started when American Hydraulic Services approached the city about joining it. Tony Opell has owned perfection rubber and supply for 17 years. Those first ten were inside the city.

American Hydraulic Services is basically in the backyard of perfection rubber and supply, but what makes the situation so unique is that the Catlettsburg city limits are just feet away.

The mayor says everybody stands to benefit by expanding. Opell says he has good fire coverage and is just fine through nearby England Hill. He says he just wants to receive an offer.

Neighboring businesses that drill to the heart of the issue on where they should call home.

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