There will be no public vote taken on a plan to annex property to the west, east and south of Washington.

City council members killed the proposed annexation plan Monday night, voting, 6 to 2, to use the plan as a guide for priority voluntary annexations in the future.

Outgoing Councilman Tim Brinker made the motion to follow the path of voluntary rather than forced annexation of adjacent areas.

Voting for the motion were Brinker, Walt Meyer, Steve Sullentrup, Jeff Mohesky, Mark Hidritch and Josh Brinker.

Members Connie Groff and Joe Holtmeier voted no.

See the Wednesday Missourian for more on this story.