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Rincon annexes Heritage tract
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The Rincon City Council annexed the Heritage property Monday night and also approved a contract to provide water to the tract, zoning the property as planned unit development.

“As council knows, this has been a very prolonged matter,” City Attorney Raymond Dickey said. “There have been multiple drafts. The agreement before you has all of the figures and information that was tentatively agreed upon.”

He told the council it has the information that has previously been brought before the council members. He said there are some changes in the language of the contract, but none of the agreed upon terms have changed.

“What we’re asking you to do tonight is approve the terms and conditions of the contract, and give the mayor (Ken Lee) authority to sign based on a final review by myself and Mr. (Donald) Toms,” Dickey said.

He told the council if any of the terms were changed, the council would have to approve those changes.

Council member Ken Baxley asked about a provision that would require the city to have water to the boundary line by Feb. 28.

Dickey said the date as been changed as the contract date has changed, but it is not a problem because the city already has lines to the boundary.

The water and sewer contract was approved unanimously.

The property, totaling 1,018 acres and with 3,000 planned units, was annexed with no discussion.

The council approved the appointment of James McElveen to the planning and appeals commission.

Baxley said another member of the commission is expected to step down, and if there are any residents interested in serving to contact city hall.