ALAMOSA — Alamosa city councilors unanimously determined the former Polston school property eligible to be annexed into the city Wednesday night.
This was the first step in the annexation process for the Alamosa RV Resort on the Rio Grande. There were no public comments during the public hearing on the eligibility issue. To be eligible, at least one-sixth of the property has to be contiguous to existing city limits. In this case, the city determined nearly half of the property was contiguous.
City Manager Heather Brooks reviewed the timeline for completing the annexation, if the council moves forward with it, and for potential land exchange negotiations. She said the next step in the annexation would be the first reading of the annexation ordinance, which could occur during the November 20 meeting. By that time the city council and staff should have a draft of the proposed annexation agreement with the developer, Brooks explained.
The city would then conduct the public hearing on the annexation ordinance during its first meeting in December, on the 4th. Brooks said normally the council would also act on the ordinance that night but since the council anticipates more public input on this action, the council might want to wait until its second meeting in December on the 18th to take action.
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