On Tuesday, Nov. 14, possible annexation of 97.78 acres was on the agenda at the Melissa City Council Meeting. Council member Craig Ackerman made a motion to adopt an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Melissa annexing an area of land in the J. Gregg Survey, Abstract No. 339 and the D. Babb Survey, Abstract No. 33 in Collin County.


A municipal annexation is a process where the city expands its boundaries into adjacent areas not already incorporated into the municipality. Oftentimes, this is done because the neighboring urban areas seek city services.


“This annexation would extend the boundary limits of the City of Melissa to include said area of land within the City of Melissa City limits; providing that the owners and inhabitants of the above-described area of land shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of other citizens of the City of Melissa and shall be bound by the acts and ordinances now in effect and hereinafter adopted; adopting a service plan; providing for a penalty for a violation of this ordinance and Melissa’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 92-08; providing a savings/repealing clause, severability clause and an effective date; and providing for the publication of the caption hereof,” a representative for the city said.


The agenda passed by a unanimous vote.


Once the annexation passed, there was a public hearing opened to hear public comments on the request for a change in zoning classification, from agricultural to planned development. No citizens came forward for comments.


After the council closed the hearing, a motion was made by Nicco Warren “to adopt an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Melissa, Texas, amending Melissa’s Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 92-08, as amended, to rezone a tract of land consisting of 97.78± acres, situated in the J. Gragg Survey, Abstract No. 339, and the D.E.W. Babb Survey, Abstract No. 33, City of Melissa, Collin County, Texas, heretofore zoned Agricultural District (A); providing that the tract is hereby rezoned and placed in the Planned Development-Single-Family Residential District-3 (PD-SF-3) Zoning Classification; describing the tract to be rezoned; with the exception that the 40 foot lots be extracted from the PD; providing a penalty clause, savings/repealing clause, severability clause and an effective date; and providing for the publication of the caption hereof,” according to a representative for the city.


This agenda also passed by a unanimous vote.


Before the meeting was adjourned, agenda item 5 was discussed and passed. The council voted to adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement with McCreary, Vaselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C. “MVBA” and Attorneys at Law, for the Melissa Municipal Court’s collection of outstanding warrants.