There was no public comment during the hearing. The council first approved a third amendment to the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the eight Denton County Freshwater Districts that currently govern the Castle Hills community.
The council then voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that authorizes the city to officially annex the 2,568.38 acres that Castle Hills sits on. The ordinance allows for the adoption of a service plan to extend full municipal services, such as fire and EMS, to the newly annexed territory, according to city documents.
The council also unanimously voted to have the annexation go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15. At that time, the city of Lewisville's population will increase by about 18,000 residents.
Mayor TJ Gilmore said that after 25 years of preparation for the annexation, it was exciting to see all of the plans come to fruition.