Annexation would add 24.5 acres to St. John

2014-04-06T19:02:00Z 2014-04-06T22:09:12Z Annexation would add 24.5 acres to St. JohnTimes Staff
April 06, 2014 7:02 pm  • 

ST. JOHN | A move to bring about 25 acres inside town borders has won the preliminary approval of town officials.

Annexation of the acreage is headed for a final vote later this month.

A subdivision of about 10 homes on about 6 of the acres has been proposed by developer Jack Slager, with Schilling Development. The subdivision's working name is Columbia Court.

The 24.5 acres at 13621 W. 93rd St. border St. John town limits on three sides, officials said.

An ordinance annexing the land was approved on first reading March 13 by the Town Council. Adoption of the ordinance and a fiscal plan for the annexation will be considered at Thursday's Town Council meeting.

Town water and sewer utilities are readily available to the acreage, Town Manager Steve Kil said.

"It's not a very complicated annexation," Kil said.

Initial costs of providing town services would be nominal as the property develops, and when the area is developed it is expected property tax revenue would exceed the cost of required services, according to information submitted to the town.

The property would be annexed with residential zoning.

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