Leander could annex land on southeast side of city

The intersection at RM 2243 and CR 175 is part of one area that could be annexed in 2017.

The intersection at RM 2243 and CR 175 is part of one area that could be annexed in 2017.

What we reported In April, Leander City Council approved the annexation of about 1,750 acres of privately owned land in 16 city-designated areas.  The city first considered annexing more than 3,500 acres, but council cut down the amount of land annexed through agriculture exemptions to qualifying landowners. On Dec. 1, City Council passed two resolutions that commenced the annexation process of about 1,200 acres on the southeast side of the city.


The latest Since the resolutions in December were passed, notification letters have been sent by the city to all affected property owners, and agriculture exemptions are currently being negotiated, Assistant City Manager Tom Yantis said. City Council held public hearings on the annexations Jan. 5 and 19.


What’s next The first reading of the ordinances will be held at a special-called meeting Feb. 9, and the final reading of the ordinances will be Feb. 16.