Land annexation for new Wal-Mart almost complete

The land annexation for a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Borger is close to completion.During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council acted to introduce an ordinance that will annex a 16.361 acre tract of land in Section 23, Block Y, Arnold and Barrett-Morris & Cummings Survey.The final reading of this ordinance will take place at the council’s next regular meeting, set for June 19.The council also acted to approve the rezoning of the entire tract of land, which is 19.773 acres, from estate agricultural to commercial. A public hearing was held on the rezoning, but no comments were given.An additional ordinance pertaining to the land annexation was introduced on first reading. The ordinance amends city zoning laws directing changes to the zoning of various lots and updating the zoning district map. In late April, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that zoning changes be approved for the proposed site of the new Wal-Mart Supercenter.Back in May, the Borger City Council held two public hearings on the annexation. There were no comments heard at either hearing.Borger City Manager Eddie Edwards said the location of the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter is directly west of the new hospital. He said there is not an address yet, but the nearest intersection is Highway 136 (West Wilson) and Roosevelt.“Everything required by law has been completed and all that is left is the passage of the annexation ordinance,” he said.When the annexation of the land is complete, all city services currently available to businesses and residences inside the city limits would be available to the proposed area to be annexed.