Conroe annexes 1,564 acres, sets to expand population and economic activityConroe annexes 1,564 acres, sets to expand population and economic activityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=115782015-12-29T06:00:00Z2015-12-29T20:00:00Z

​​CONROE - The City of Conroe is set to expand by 1,564 acres as annual annexations continue for the fifth consecutive year.

This year, the city is annexing 12 tracts of land, including four residential tracts, one commercial tract, three undeveloped tracts, a landfill, a school, the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and a stretch of I-45.

None of the tracts has more than 100 rooftops within its boundaries, and the annexations go into effect December 31, said Nancy Mikeska, Conroe assistant director of community development.

The new tracts will not require the creation of new police or fire districts but benefit first responders when servicing an area.

Some of the annexations bridge the gap from existing city limits to communities that may be annexed in the near future. One of those communities is Stanley Lake, Mikeska said.

The city stopped annexations just short of Stanley Lake because the community has more than 100 rooftops and requires a three-year process like the one undertaken to annex April Sound last year.

Newly annexed residents will pay a Conroe property tax rate of 42 cents per $100 valuation, which amounts to $420 for a $100,000 home. However, resident may pay less in monthly taxes if their utility district was disbanded and had a tax rate that was higher than the city’s rate, Mikeska said. 

Conroe Mayor Webb Melder said annexing communities near the Conroe city limits is necessary to grow the city economically and to distribute the cost of maintaining city services and facilities that are used by those residents.

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