On April 18, 2011, representatives for property owner Hady Aghili with M&H Food Mart submitted an application for the full-purpose annexation of the above referenced property into the City of Fort Worth. This request meets the criteria defined in Texas Local Government Code Section 43.028 for Owner-Initiated Annexation and will not require public hearings. The adoption of the attached ordinance completes the annexation process.
The subject property is situated within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Fort Worth and has recently been developed with a small multi-tenant retail building. The annexation area is immediately north of the proposed Wal-Mart at the Avondale-Haslet Road and US 287 intersection.
The annexation of 2484 Avondale-Haslet Road will cause a portion of extraterritorial jurisdiction to be entirely surrounded by the City of Fort Worth, creating a new 1.2-acre enclave. Section 43.057 of the Local Government Code specifically notes: "If a proposed annexation would cause an area to be entirely surrounded by the annexing municipality but would not include the area in the municipality, the governing body of the municipality must find, before completing the annexation, that surrounding the area is in the public interest." City Staff has investigated the proposed annexation and recommends that surrounding the described unincorporated area is in the public interest to provide public safety services and infrastructure to the urban development in the proposed annexation area. No plans for development are currently noted in the created enclave and it will be added to the five-year annexation program to be considered for annexation.
The fiscal impact analysis shows that the property will have a positive impact to the General Fund for the first year and the cumulative positive impact will continue thereafter. The Police Department has estimated no impact and other General Fund services have estimated an impact of $2,180.00 due to anticipated calls for service to the proposed annexation area in the first year. The City is able to provide municipal services upon annexation in accordance with State law without negatively impacting service provision within the City. Annexation of this site is consistent with the City's annexation policy of annexing property proposed for urban development.
If annexed, this property will become part of COUNCIL DISTRICT 7.