Annexation Plan

Update


Per the direction of the City Council at the July 25 City Council Work Session, the City has begun the formal process of amending the City’s Municipal Annexation Plan that was originally adopted in 1999. This amendment would generally identify areas at the northeast corner of US 380 and Custer Rd as well as along the north side of US 380 and east of FM 1827 (New Hope Rd) on the Annexation Plan. Answers to some of the frequently asked questions about annexation may be found by clicking here.

So what’s next?

Community meetings were held for each area, respectively as follows:
  • US 380 and east of FM 1827 (New Hope Rd) on September 21, 2016: Presentation
  • US 380 and Custer Rd on September 21, 2016: Presentation
At the November 1, 2016 City Council Meeting, the Council is expected to consider and act on an amendment to the Municipal Annexation Plan.

City Annexation Plan


November 2, 1999: Prepared Pursuant To Chapter 43 of the Texas Local Government Code

Background & Introduction


In the 1999 State of Texas legislative session, the state passed Senate Bill 89 which significantly changed the procedures for unilateral annexations initiated by home rule cities. The preparation, adoption and publication of this Annexation Plan are the major items that the state legislature is now requiring of all municipalities.

An Annexation Plan is a document that outlines the following:
  • Parcels of land being considered for annexation in the future
  • Inventory of existing infrastructure in parcels being considered for annexation
  • Inventory of property owners who own land in areas being considered for annexation
  • Service Plan for water and sewer services to areas being considered for annexation
  • Service Plan for safety services (police, fire and ambulance) for areas being considered for annexation
  • Service Plan for other general services for areas being considered for annexation
In addition to the City of McKinney City Council officially adopting this Annexation Plan, the City Planning Division will publish the Annexation Plan and any related documents on its website and maintain that website for the general public. Any revisions, amendments or other changes to the adopted Annexation Plan will also be published and maintained on the city’s website. There are a variety of definitions and exemptions as part of SB 89 that should be available to all parties concerned with annexation. The city will maintain a copy of the revised Chapter 43 (which includes the SB 89 changes) on its website as well.

Purpose


The purpose of an Annexation Plan is to clearly articulate to elected and appointed city officials, city staff and the general public the current intent of the City of McKinney with respect to future unilateral annexations. The City of McKinney has a long history of comprehensive planning and responsible growth. This 1999 Annexation Plan is yet another tool toward that effort.

The 1999 Annexation Plan may be used as a guide to the City of McKinney with respect to the following:
  • Growth Management
  • Boundary Changes
  • City Water and Sewer Services
  • Safety Services (Police, Fire and Ambulance)
  • City Roadway Services
  • General Services
This Annexation Plan is intended to be a dynamic document that is flexible enough to allow the city to maintain a comprehensive approach to development and growth. This Annexation Plan takes into account the Future Land Use Plan of the City of McKinney which projects growth from the existing city limits to the ultimate planning area for the city (See Exhibit 1). As of its adoption date, the current city limits of the City of McKinney are approximately 58 square miles. The Ultimate Planning Area for the City of McKinney is approximately 114 square miles.

Annual Annexation Plans and amendments to prior plans will be prepared as State Law requires. The 1999 Annexation Plan governs any unilateral annexations beginning in the year 2002. The 2000 Annexation Plan will govern any potential unilateral annexations beginning in the year 2003, and so on.

Future Possible Annexations & Service Plans


At this time, the City of McKinney has no plans or intent to annex any property that is required by law to be included in the 1999 Annexation Plan.

Water & Sewer


Since the City of McKinney has no intent to annex any property that is required by law to be included in the 1999 Annexation Plan, no service plan has been developed which describes providing any water or sewer services outside the city limits in conjunction with unilateral annexation.

Roadways


Since the City of McKinney has no intent to annex any property that is required by law to be included in the 1999 Annexation Plan, no service plan has been developed which describes providing additional roadway improvements outside the city limits in conjunction with unilateral annexation.

Safety Services


Since the City of McKinney has no intent to annex any property that is required by law to be included in the 1999 Annexation Plan, no service plan has been developed for providing any additional police, fire or 911 ambulance services outside the city limits in conjunction with unilateral annexation. Currently, the City of McKinney Fire Department does provide fire and ambulance service to McKinney’s entire ultimate planning area.

General Services


Since the City of McKinney has no intent to annex any property that is required by law to be included in the 1999 Annexation Plan, no service plan has been developed which describes providing any general services outside the city limits in conjunction with unilateral annexation.

Future Possible Annexations


The City of McKinney may annex certain properties where an exemption exists under state law to the requirement that the property be identified on an approved Annexation Plan.