Stueckemann v. City of BasehorAnnotate this Case
In 2008, the City of Basehor initiated a unilateral annexation of Cedar Lake Estates (Estates), a platted subdivision adjoining the City. Trustees of the Stueckemann Living Trust and the Cedar Lake Association (collectively, the Stueckemanns), sued the City seeking to invalidate the annexation on multiple grounds. The district court rejected all of the Stueckemanns’ contentions and upheld the City’s annexation. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court and court of appeals did not err by concluding that (1) the City’s plan adequately described the land subject to the annexation; (2) the City’s service plan for police protection and for street and infrastructure maintenance was adequate; and (3) the City’s annexation was reasonable.