Hearing set on Canadian County rural water district annexation

Developers plan new homes in Richland area

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Joseph Weaver

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

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.

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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.