Castleberry Independent School District contacted staff and requested a boundary adjustment between the City of Fort Worth and the City of River Oaks. The property is located on the east side of Churchill Road, north of White Settlement Road (see Exhibit "A"). Castleberry ISD's bus barn is located to the north of the subject property. The lot is platted as Westside Acres, Block E, Lot 1A1. The school district plans to pave the lot for additional parking for the bus barn, and wants the entire school facility to be located within River Oaks city limit.
Whether the school facility is located in one city or the other does not impact taxable land, since schools are tax exempt; however, Fort Worth wants to ensure that the adjacent Fort Worth residents are screened from the adjacent nonresidential use. River Oaks staff has agreed to require screening for the facility consistent with their screening requirements for other nonresidential uses. This requirements is included in the draft Joint Ordinance and Boundary Agreement (see attached).
The Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 43.031, authorizes adjacent municipalities to make mutually agreeable changes in their boundaries for areas that are less than 1,000 feet in width. The purpose of these changes in boundaries is to promote orderly development, public safety and effective delivery of municipal services. If the City Council approves the proposed boundary adjustment, the ordinance will be executed between the Cities of Fort Worth and Red Oaks.
The proposed boundary adjustment is located in Fort Worth City limits and COUNCIL DISTRICT 2. This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: City of Red Oaks.