Pineville City Council held the first reading of an ordinance to annex real property between the city limits line north of the floodwall and just north of Turkey Creek in Fourmile during their regular meeting this week.
“This will not affect any private property,” said Mayor Sherwin Rader.
Rader said the ordinance will connect city property and the corridor.
According to the annexation description, several tracts of land was deeded to the city by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as excess right-of-way after the construction project that widened U.S. 25E to four lanes. That land is to be annexed by the city.
The ordinance states the annexation is in the best interest of the city. It also states it is necessary from time to time to extend the boundaries of the city for the benefit of the city by providing an opportunity for growth and development for the city.
Rader said during the meeting that once they started going through records it was realized the annexation was attempted in the past. During the time of the previous attempt, corridor annexation wasn’t fully recognized, she said.
The survey for the property had been completed previously.
There are plans to annex areas along U.S. 25E south of the Pineville floodwall, which will also require surveys.
Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan gave an update for the organization during the meeting as well.
He will be attending the Main Street Program’s winter conference in Frankfort in the upcoming days, which is highlighted by “walkability in a small town” and “tourism in small towns.”
Roan also said he will be turning in an application for certification for 2014.
“When I took this position in July… the first thing that I said to you guys is that I wanted to make sure Main Street Pineville could become a certified program,” said Roan. “I think we have done everything over the past six months to allow that certification to take place. We will find out over the next month.”
As for the Main Street Kick Off, the event is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 23 at 6 p.m at the First Baptist Church dining hall.
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