Council to finalize land annexation

The annexation of land for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter is set to be finalized Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Borger City Council.The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.Action will be taken on the final reading of an ordinance annexing a 16.361 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block “Y”, Arnold and Barrett-Morris and Cummings Survey.Also pertaining to the annexation, the council will act on an ordinance directing changes to the zoning districts and updating the zoning district map.In other business, the council will hold a public hearing to allow for citizen comment on a request to rezone Lots 4-9, Block 4, Johnson Heights Addition, from a general residence zoning district to a commercial zoning district. After the hearing, the council will consider approval or denial of the request.Action will be taken to approve or deny a professional services proposal from Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper to analyze and design a project to improve storm drainage at Fifth and Austin Streets.The council will also act on a resolution approving Texas Gas Service’s COSA filing and a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application for a Community Development Program Grant to the Texas Department of Agriculture.Action will be taken on the minutes of the council’s first regular meeting in June and expenditures for the first half of June.A time for questions and comments from citizens will be held. Citizens who have indicated their desire to speak to the Borger City Council will be heard at this time.In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, unless the subject matter is on the agenda, city council members are prevented from acting on the subject and may respond only with statements of factual information or existing city policy.However, city council members may refer the person making a comment to a staff member or request city staff to place the subject matter on the future open meeting agenda.Citizens are limited to three minutes for their presentation to the Borger City Council.