The land is generally located south of CR 280, north and east of West Old FM 2243, and west of North Bagdad Road, according to the meeting agenda packet.
Shown are possible areas for annexation by the city of Leander.[/caption]
The council's approval schedules upcoming steps. The council added language to extend the terms of the annexation agreement to 20 years, rather than the typical five years, Leander Assistant Manager Tom Yantis said. The land will be annexed at the end of the agreement, Leander Public Information Officer Mike Neu said.
He said that the added provisions will also allow homestead tracts to be included in the agreement, which means homesteads will not be annexed. Property owners will be able to sell parts of their property without triggering annexation of the rest of their land, Yantis said.
“I’ve been through these battles a lot through the years; nobody likes annexation,” ranch owner Jody Giddens said.
Giddens said that he hopes to work with the city of Leander through the annexation process.
The city will send notice of annexation to property owners and utility providers by June 2, the meeting agenda says. As part of the annexation process, the first required public hearing will take place July 6, and the second required public hearing will take place July 13.