MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa — The western Iowa city of Missouri Valley is looking to annex 63 parcels of land, including some where the city hopes to build a new city hall and fire station.
The proposed annexation area is valued around $4 million, said City Clerk Rita Miller. Annexation will require 80 percent of the landowners to be on board.
“We want to do as much voluntary as we can,” Miller said, adding that city officials will soon start meeting with landowners.
The land lies east of the Harrison County town along U.S. Highway 30, the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reported (http://bit.ly/2dkLDBL ) Friday. The area is mostly cropland, with some houses, and land owned by CHI Health that could be the site of a new hospital. It also includes land owned by the city where city hall and the fire station had been planned. However, in early August, residents voted against a $2.4 million bond to construct the new facilities. The earliest it can be brought to a vote again is January.
Miller said the city’s 2012 comprehensive plan called for Missouri Valley to increase development in the east.
“This follows with that plan,” she said.
The City Council will discuss the proposed annexation map at a meeting Tuesday.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com