M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 12/11/2018 - Ordinance No. 23514-12-2018

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: L-16171 LOG NAME: 06AX-18-007, OWNER-INITITATED ANNEXATION, ORDINANCE
CODE: L TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Approve Municipal Services Plan and Adopt Ordinance for the Owner-Initiated Annexation of Approximately 2.078 Acres of Land in Tarrant County and 0.511 Acres of County Right-of-Way, Located at the Intersection of West Camp Bowie Boulevard and Linkmeadow Drive, in the Far West Planning Sector, AX-18-007 (FUTURE COUNCIL DISTRICT 3)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

(1) Approve the attached Municipal Services Plan for the proposed owner-initiated annexation of approximately 2.078 acres of land in Tarrant County and 0.511 acres of county right-of-way, located at the intersection of West Camp Bowie Boulevard and Linkmeadow Drive; and

(2) Adopt the attached ordinance annexing approximately 2.078 acres of land in Tarrant County and 0.511 acres of county right-of-way, located at the intersection of West Camp Bowie Boulevard and Linkmeadow Drive.

 
DISCUSSION:

On September 17, 2018, the City of Fort Worth, submitted an application for full-purpose annexation.  The proposed annexation of approximately 2.078 acres is situated in Tarrant County within the City of Fort Worth extraterritorial jurisdiction, at the intersection of West Camp Bowie Boulevard and Linkmeadow Drive, see map exhibit A.  The proposed annexation area is currently vacant land.  The property is proposed for the new City of Fort Worth Fire Station No. 43.

The proposed voluntary annexation abuts 0.511 acres of county right-of-way.  Under Section 43.106 of the Texas Local Government Code, "a municipality that proposes to annex any portion of a county road or territory that abuts a county road must also annex the entire width of a county road and the adjacent right-of-way on both sides of the county road".  The annexation of the .511 acres is the required rights-of-way portion of the county roads.

On October 24, 2018, the City Plan Commission voted to approve the recommendation to the City Council for the full-purpose annexation of case AX-18-007.  This proposed owner-initiated annexation has one companion case.  The related zoning case (ZC-18-168) was heard by the Zoning Commission on October 10, 2018, and the Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of "E" Neighborhood Commercial district by the City Council.  

The proposed use as a City Fire Station was considered while assessing the financial impact to the General Fund.  This site has three tax-exempt parcels classified as public properties.  Since the property is owned by the City of Fort Worth it produces no tax revenue.  The city tax revenue will remain at $0 over the life of the development.  Based on the operating costs projected from the Police, Code Compliance, and Transportation and Public Works Departments, the fiscal impact shows a negative annual effect to the General Fund.

Subchapter C-3 of Chapter 43 of the Texas Local Government Code (LGC) provides for the process of annexation of an area upon a request of an owner of land. Section 43.0672 of the LGC requires a municipality that elects to annex an area upon the request of an owner first negotiate and enter into a written agreement with the owners of land in the area for the provision of municipal services.  Because the City is the property owner in this instance, and because the City cannot enter into an agreement with itself, approval of the attached Municipal Services Plan is intended to satisfy the requirements of Section 43.0672.  The Municipal Services Plan will include:

(1) a list of each service the municipality will provide on the effective date of the annexation, and

(2) a schedule that includes the period within which the municipality will provide each service that is not provided on the effective date of the annexation.

The attached service plan includes these provisions as required by State law. The annexation of this site for the new Fire Station No. 43 will benefit the City's citizens by allowing the City to increase it's emergency services. The City is able to provide municipal services upon annexation in accordance with State law, without negatively impacting service provision within the City.  Therefore, due to the ability of the City to provide service to the area and increase services to its citizens, staff recommends approval of the requested owner-initiated annexation, AX-18-007.

The approval of the Municipal Services Plan and adoption of the attached ordinance, which also includes the approved Municipal Service Plan, completes the annexation process.

If annexed for full-purposes, the area will become part of COUNCIL DISTRICT 3.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that the impact of this annexation will be built into the long-term forecast of the General Fund.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Jay Chapa (5804)
Originating Department Head:
Randle Harwood (6101)
Additional Information Contact:
Leo Valencia (2497)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Exhibit A - Map (AX-18-007).pdf
  Municipal Services Plan (AX-18-007).pdf
  Ordinance (AX-18-007).docx