The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has called a meeting for Thursday night to discuss Walton’s annexation request with the City of Arcade.
The BOC is expected to discuss a letter from the county to be sent to Arcade regarding the proposed annexation.
The meeting will be in the Jury Assembly Room at the Jackson County Courthouse, located at 5000 Jackson Parkway in Jefferson.
Meanwhile, Arcade's mayor said Monday night that Walton's bid to have 1,000 acres annexed into the town was "not a forgone conclusion."
The first public hearing on the matter is slated to come before the Arcade Planning Commission on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Arcade City Hall. Walton is requesting to have Arcade annex 16 tracts totaling over 1,000 acres from the county and be put in to the city.
The initial annexation request does not include plans to have the property rezoned to more intensive high-density use, but the firm would likely come back and ask for that kind of rezoning once the property is annexed into Arcade. Annexing the land into Arcade without a rezoning wouldn’t meet Walton’s strategic interest in the property.
A second public hearing on the annexation is slated for March 10 at 6 p.m. at Arcade City Hall. Final action on the issue could happen that same night by the Arcade City Council at 7 p.m. following the hearing.
For complete coverage of the Walton-Arcade annexation issue, see the Jan. 15 issue of The Jackson Herald.