BARCLAY — The public hearing on Ordinance 2019-01 by the Town of Barclay, originally scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 21, has been canceled in order to gather additional paperwork on the proposed annexation.

The ordinance aims to annex five parcels of land totaling 83.2 acres adjacent to the northern and eastern boundaries of the town. The property is owned by DeMoss Lands, LLC. They, along with David and Barbara Semans, were the petitioners of the resolution.

According to the ordinance: the petitioners will pay all costs associated with the annexation, the town will require all necessary infrastructure to be in place place to serve the annexed land such as roads and water distribution, and such services will be available upon annexation. Virginia Albers, the town manager, said the decision to postpone the public hearing was due to additional documents being needed for the issue to be presented to the public.

County Commissioner Jim Moran addressed the ordinance during the county’s Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting saying, “This property will want to hook up to the new sewer and they can’t unless they’re in the town limits of Barclay. One of them is a major business that’s good for the economy and the environment.”

The public hearing on Ordinance 2019-01 has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 101 Church Lane, Barclay.

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