The City of Terrell will propose to the Terrell City Council annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of Terrell in specified areas along Interstate Highway 20, United State Highway 80, State Highway 205 and State Highway 34.
A public hearing regarding the annexation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in the City Council Chambers during the Regular Terrell City Council meeting.
In order to promote quality entryways to the City, Terrell has initiated annexation proceedings for 1,000 foot-wide strips of land along Interstate Highway 20, United State Highway 80, State Highway 205 and State Highway 34. These strip annexations are the minimum width allowed under State Law.
“As Mayor of the City of Terrell, I want to assure all landowners in Terrell and the surrounding areas that any annexations are for the right reason and serve a direct purpose. Although this latest round of annexations have been referred to as a “land grab,” the truth is the City has annexed only 1,000-foot strips along the major thoroughfares that provide entry into the City. This is the minimum amount allowed by law. Our purpose is to protect the major entryways into the City and assure that we protect the type of growth that we have in our City in the future,” Terrell Mayor Rick Carmona, said.
Annexations of IH20, US80, SH34 and SH205 will be considered by the City Council on Sept. 12 and Sept. 17. Any ordinances passed will not impact land outside of the 1,000 foot strips along IH20, US80, SH34 and SH205.
Resolution No. 928 closed the gap between the City Comprehensive Plan and House Bill 347, the annexation legislation signed May 24, 2019. Until service plans are completed and public notices are provided, the City of Terrell cannot proceed with any other annexations.
Properties annexed will be subject to City of Terrell taxes the following tax year. For details about exemptions and property taxes, contact the Kaufman County Appraisal District.