Casper City Council Approves Robertson Road Area Annexation

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The Casper City Council on approved on third and final reading to annex into the town a strip of property on North Robertson Road across the North Platte River.

The ordinance passed with little discussion or opinions by the general public.

The city pioneered the annexation process.

The property together with 15 lots now in Natrona County is surrounded by town land, and many of the inhabitants get city water, according to the schedule for the assembly.

The annexation is going to be called the East Robertson Road Addition and rezoned as Urban Agriculture, and rezoned on a single land from One Unit Residential to Urban Agriculture.

Properties around the property are developed and undeveloped, with 12 home units and possible for 16 more.

City employees and elected officials met with neighborhood residents in the last year.

According into a memo from Community Development Director Liz Becher, the town needed to prepare a record required by state law concerning the requirement for its annexation.

Among the findings from the analysis, “The annexation of the area is a logical and feasible addition to the City and the extension of the basic and other services customarily available to the residents of the City can reasonably be furnished to the area because the area is adjacent to properties currently being served by City services.

Tuesday, Mayor Steve Freel and council woman Lisa Engebretsen abstained from the vote. Both are in the real estate business.

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