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City Commission Proposes 4,800 Acre Annexation To keep up with the changes the City Commission has announced plans for the annexation of an additional 4,800 acres to the north of the community.� The “Northern Annexation� runs from Williston’s current northern city limits near the Wal-Mart intersection and would include land on both sides of US Highway

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“The Northern Annexation allows the City to provide comprehensive planning for subdivisions, utilities, parks and transportation�, say Klug. “Another reason we want this corridor is so we can have some control over the future plans for the highway, bypass major streets and intersections.� “If the area is annexed we hope that

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2 and 85 and continue north to the County Road 6 (Love’s Truck Stop). Several subdivisions in the affected area have already been annexed. The City currently occupies 8,106 acres or 12.66 square miles. The total acreage in the North Annexation is 4,888 acres equivalent to 7.6 square miles. The “North Annexation� would bring the City up to 12,994 acres, or 20.3 square miles. In 2006 the entire City was 4,470 acres, or 6.98 square miles. The city’s service population is projected to increase at an annual rate of 3,100 people over the next four years and Williston is running out of land to accommodate the growth.

the property owners will become fully integrated into the city infrastructure and will receive services such as police and fire protection, water and sewer connections, garbage collection and snow removal,� says Klug. Williston City Auditor John Kautzman presumes that many of the 520 property owners would see reduced utility costs if they are annexed into the city. There are about 1000 properties located in the proposed annexation. Nearly half of acreage is agriculture at this time. “We have had plenty of temporary uses such as RV parks and crew camps, but we



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