Texarkana, Texas, City Council members agreed Monday to start the process that could result in having slightly more than 23 acres added to the city - at the landowners' request.
Council members agreed to go forth with a proposed annexation measure by directing the preparation and public inspection (or study) of a service plan. The plan will focus on extending municipal water, sewer and other city-provided utility services to the acreage - should the voluntary annexation proceedings be approved within the next 10 weeks.
The landowners of this acreage have already asked municipal officials to bring the real estate into the city limits -in order to encourage and entice development. These 23 acres are located on the west side of Richmond Road and north of Moores Lane, according to municipal documents.
During the meeting, Dr. David Orr, Texas-side Planning and Community Development Director, asked council members to approve city staff work on drawing up this service plan.
Information on the service plan could be available to the public during the later part of next month, with plans for public hearings, on the proposal, set for possibly in mid-May. From that point, annexation measures could be considered before mid-June, according to city documents.