Waxahachie City Council members approved the disannexation of 28.215 acres adjacent to the city of Red Oak that is being developed for senior housing at Monday night’s meeting.  

The tract of land, located at 831 Interstate Highway 35E, is part of a larger, 104-plus acre tract of property of which the city of Red Oak accounts for about 75 acres.

“This request is at the northern portion of our city that is adjoining Red Oak,” planning director Shon Brooks said. “(Keeping the tract within the Waxahachie city limits) would require a duplication of efforts with the city of Red Oak in conjunction with the proposed development there, (which is) a gated community for senior living apartments and single-family individual homes.

“This community would require trash services provided by two different cities, water and sewer and fire and police,” Brooks said. “The draw on city services would be basically duplicated. So, speaking with the applicant and with the staff, we determined that disannexation would be the best method moving forward in allowing the city of Red Oak to annex it into their city.”

The council approved the request. Mayor Pro Tem Mary Lou Shipley was absent from Monday’s meeting.

In other business, the council:

• Approved a bid for wrecker services.

• Approved the event application for the Southwestern Assembly of God University 5K Turkey Trot to be held Nov. 21.

• Presented a proclamation naming Nov. 4-8 as Municipal Court Week.

• Presented a proclamation naming Nov. 13 as GIS Day.

• Continued a public hearing on a zoning change request by Jeff Crannell with CCM Engineering relating to the northwest corner of Peters and Graham streets to the Nov. 18 meeting.

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