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Annexation Application Information
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Annexation Application Informaiton
(Notarized affidavit required including signature of legal owner(s))
This Annexation Packet consists of useful information and the required Annexation Petition form which is presented to the Big Spring City Council. li>
Requests for annexation are considered solely by the City Council, who has full discretion in granting or denying the Petition. Their decision to grant the petition shall be based, in part, on staff recommendation.
A letter of intent from the property owner (or agent) requesting annexation should include a City of Big Spring “Zoning Change Application” requesting ‘original’ zoning for the property. The owner (or agent) should refer to “Annexation Requirements” for the complete list of documents required that will be submitted to City Council for their consideration.
Although a Petition for annexation may be submitted by an owner for consideration by City Council without an accompanying request for zoning, the Petition will likely not have staff support.
Prior to submitting an application, the applicant shall schedule a pre-application/petition meeting with the Public Works Department to discuss the proposed annexation and/or development. Contact the Public Works Department at 432-264-2500, or the City Planner at 432-264-2319.
Annexation Letter of Intent
There is no official form for this letter and it may be submitted by the property owner or agent. This letter merely indicates that the property owner will petition City Council for annexation in conjunction with an original zoning request.
Zoning Change Request
To be submitted in conjunction with the annexation request (Form Included)
To be signed and notarized by the property owner submitted no earlier than 30 calendar days before the request is presented to the City Council. The Council date will be determined and established by staff following the preapplication/ petition meeting. The City Council normally meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 301 Nolan Street. (Template Included)
Legal description if a legally recorded lot or a metes and bounds description if unplatted acreage. The description shall be typed, include acreage information, the name of the original or patent survey, be printed on 8 ½” x 11” paper and include a legible sketch or survey plot of the property. This exhibit shall be entitled “EXHIBIT A”. (Two original copies required)
Clean copy of recorded warranty deed or other document(s) conveying ownership of all the property to be annexed. If the property is owned by a partnership, corporation, trust or other entity, documents demonstrating signatory’s authority to sign Petition on behalf of entity must be included.
Utility Provision Statement
A statement by the property owner stating the property is within the City of Big Spring’s CCN (service area) for water and wastewater service and an estimation of how the property will be connected by the owner to that existing water and wastewater system.
Application Process (Voluntary)
Pre-Application/Petition meeting with staff to determine if the annexation being proposed is legal and supportable by staff.
Staff reviews the annexation process with the owner(s) and preliminarily schedules a date for owner(s) to petition the City Council for annexation.
City Council hears owner(s) petition for annexation and request for “original” zoning.
If the City Council accepts the owner(s) petition for annexation as submitted the process continues as listed below, if not the process ends.
The Planning and Zoning Commission schedules a public hearing to consider the proposed annexation into the City Limits and to make a recommendation to the City Council regarding the proposed zoning of the property.
The City Council schedules 2 public hearings to formerly consider the requested annexation.
The City Council considers an ordinance, on 1st reading, annexing the subject property, adopts a service plan for the property being annexed and establishes zoning for the property.
The City Council considers an ordinance, on 2nd and final reading, annexing the subject property, adopts a service plan for the property being annexed and establishes zoning for the property.
Annexation or City Limits Extension
TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BIG SPRING TEXAS. The undersigned owners of the hereinafter described tract of land, which is (1) one-half mile or less in width, (2) contiguous to the city limits, and (3) vacant and without residents or on which less than three (3) qualified voters reside, hereby petition that you extend the present city limits so as to include as a part of the City of Big Spring, Texas, the property described in “Exhibit A”, attached hereto and made a part hereof. We hereby certify, under oath, that: WE ARE THE TRUE AND ONLY OWNERS OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED TRACT OF LAND, as conveyed to us in Deed(s) recorded as ______________, in the Official Public Records of Howard County, or in Volume ____ Page ____, Deed Records of Howard County. Signature:
(Property Owner/Authorized Representative)
Subscribed and sworn to before me, by the said ___________________________, on this the ______ day of ______________, 20_____, which witness by my hand and seal of office.
(Notary Public, Howard Country, Texas)
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