By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A public hearing is set next month on a petition to annex property into a rural water district northwest of Yukon.
The Green Valley Rural Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Management District has consented to a developer’s request to annex a quarter section to build new homes, according to attorney Joe Weaver.
In recent years, District 1 County Commissioner Marc Hader said developers “have been looking at” parcels near the Richland community on Oklahoma City’s western boundary.
“There’s a scarcity of water,” Hader noted.
Canadian County in the 1920s purchased 33-foot “strips of land” from Richland-area property owners to create a bypass, he explained.
Canadian County Commissioners have agreed to host the Monday, Oct. 18 public hearing inside the county administration building, 201 N Choctaw in El Reno.
Property owners within 300 feet of this quarter section will be formally notified of the annexation request and hearing date.
County Commission Chairman Jack Stewart said he was “very, very confused” about a land plat filed with the petition.
Attorney Weaver, of the Bass Law Firm, said he would check with the developers and attach a new survey.
“It’s actually just west of Oklahoma City limits,” Weaver said.
Green Valley is a public utility whose mission is to furnish water to members.