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Richmond Hill readies for annexation
City announces public hearing for purchase
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Richmond Hill officials Tuesday announced a public hearing and took care of more housekeeping items in preparation for the city’s anticipated annexation of the Belfast Commerce Center.
The annexation is expected to be complete at some point around Oct. 1, City Manager Chris Lovell said. It will encompass more than 1,900 acres of land, including the planned interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.
The annexation still has to be approved by federal officials and get the OK from the Bryan County Board of Commissioners. It is on the county’s agenda for the commission meeting next week.
Also Tuesday, the council got a first look at proposed zoning changes to the industrial park and approved an amendment that will allow Richmond Hill to deliver water and sewer service to the Belfast Commerce Center and areas surrounding it — “land that may or may not be asking for us to provide water at a later date,” Lovell said.
The public hearing on Sept. 17 regards the city’s lease/purchase of property on Sommers Boulevard to build a maintenance shop for city vehicles.

Read full story in Sept. 7 issue of Bryan County News. 

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