Killdeer considers annexation requests

A new wave of annexation requests caused the Killdeer City commissioners to once again discuss expanding city lines at their regular city meeting on Monday, Nov. 19.

Posted on November 23, 2012

BY ANDREW FROST Special to the Dunn County Herald

A new wave of annexation requests caused the Killdeer City commissioners to once again discuss expanding city lines at their regular city meeting on Monday, Nov. 19.

Casey and Kami Fredericks met with the commission in person to request annexation for their land south and east of the city line. The commission accepted a motion to annex Fredericks’ land.

After the motion passed, the commissioners discussed that they’ve had new requests for annexation to the south of the city line. The board mentioned that businesses like Continental Resources and Mitchell’s Oil Field Serve have expressed interest in annexation. They also discussed that Bi-Hutch Trailer Court was recently sold, and the new owners may be interested in city sewer and water.

With the existing requests and rumors of more to come, the city also talked about the possible necessity of holding a special meeting after the first of the year to outline annexation costs to the property owners.

The commissioners passed a motion to extend the boundaries they set last meeting for annexation to the south, and to hold a Special Meeting after the first of the year to provide information to residents and to outline annexation costs.

The commission also discussed the possibility of adding a hospitality tax. The city already passed a lodging tax which will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.

The commissioners decided that with a lodging tax set to start next year, a hospitality tax would be redundant and could penalize local businesses. They passed a motion denying the inception of a hospitality tax.

After passing the consent agenda and discussing annexation requests, the city went into Executive Session to discuss an ongoing land dispute between two parties.

 


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