As part of that meeting, council will hold the fourth and final public hearing on the proposed annexation. Also on the agenda is a resolution to amend the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the eight Denton County Fresh Water Supply Districts operating in Castle Hills. Council will then vote on an ordinance to annex 2,568.38 acres within the Castle Hills community. The ordinance includes a municipal service plan and temporary zoning for the area, according to the meeting agenda. A third vote would designate annexation to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15.
The third public hearing on the annexation, held during the Nov. 3 Lewisville City Council meeting, did not generate any public comment. During that meeting, council members approved more than $14 million in supplemental appropriations to the fiscal year 2021-22 budget related to the annexation effort.
Lewisville has intended to annex the master-planned community of Castle Hills since 1996, when the city contracted with Bright Realty to develop 2,500 acres of unincorporated farmland owned by the Bright family.
Annexation will entitle Castle Hills residents to Lewisville city services, including fire and police protection, health inspection, animal control, public transportation and other standard services.
Eight Denton County Fresh Water Supply Districts, homeowners associations and the Castle Hills Master Association govern Castle Hills. Lewisville will inherit all of the districts’ debts and revenues at the time of annexation.
The Nov. 8 council meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St.