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File #: 16-1121    Name: 1999 Municipal Annexation Plan Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Regular Agenda Item
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 11/1/2016 Final action: 11/1/2016
Title: Consider/Discuss/Act on an Ordinance Amending the 1999 Municipal Annexation Plan
Attachments: 1. PowerPoint Presentation, 2. 1999 Annexation Plan, 3. Proposed Ordinance, 4. Exhibit A (2017 Annexation Policy)
Related files: 17-064
Consider/Discuss/Act on an Ordinance Amending the 1999 Municipal Annexation Plan


COUNCIL GOAL: Direction for Strategic and Economic Growth

MEETING DATE: November 1, 2016

DEPARTMENT: Development Services - Planning Department

CONTACT: Jennifer Arnold, Planning Manager
Aaron Bloxham, Planner I
Brian Lockley, AICP, CPM, Director of Planning
Michael Quint, Executive Director of Development Services

* Staff recommends approval of the ordinance amending the 1999 Municipal Annexation Plan.

* The current Municipal Annexation Plan was adopted in 1999 by Ordinance No. 99-11-88 and generally states, "the City of McKinney has no plans or intent to annex any property that is required by law to be included in ... [an] Annexation Plan." The Plan goes on to state that the City reserves the right to involuntarily annex certain properties under the exemption clause of Texas Local Government Code.

* Since adoption of the 1999 Municipal Annexation Plan, the corporate limits of McKinney have grown from approximately 57 square miles to 68 square miles. In accordance with the Plan, this growth has predominately occurred through voluntary annexation proceedings.

* However, the ultimate area of McKinney is roughly 116 square miles. This means that almost 50 square miles of unincorporated land still currently sits within McKinney's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). While the city can exercise planning and subdivision authority within its ETJ, it cannot exercise land use control (i.e. zoning) or taxing authority over those unincorporated areas.

* As a proactive approach for addressing anticipated growth, Staff is recommending an amendment to the 1999 Municipal Annexation Plan to provide more guidance in decision making, aid in implementing the Comprehensive Plan, and to identify annexations that may occur in compliance with Section 43.052 of the Texas Local Government Code.

* The updated Annexation Poli...

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