New Market voters reject annexation

Rebecca McClay
New Market voters on Tuesday refused to annex 262 acres on Boyers Mill Road into town. The Town Council voted in December to annex the Smith-Cline property, proposed for development by Winchester Homes, but residents quickly collected 176 signatures to take the decision to referendum. Of the 253 votes cast, 148 voted against annexation and 105 supported the move. Annexation opponents said they believed that development would bring traffic and children that would burden overcrowded roads and schools.