Beaumont City Council will consider annexing nearly 78 acres of land west of the city on September 27.
The land is west of Major Drive and southa of Folsom Drive.
Director of planning and community development Chris Boone said annexing the land is a win for the city and 100 neighbors.
“So there's obviously a good amount of development activity out west,” Chris Boone said. “That's what we hope to see continued. As (more homes and businesses) come on-line we want to have the right city services available to them.”
Boone said the city’s interested in getting the nearly 100 neighbors, new church, gas station and stores benefits other areas of town already have.
“We're talking about cheaper public city water, enhanced fire response, and enhanced police response,” Boone said.
That downside, Boone said taxes for those in the affected area will increase. But being a non-profit that won’t affect Beaumont’s First Baptist Church.
Executive Pastor Mark Adams said having to rely on Beaumont first responders, which are closer than Bevil Oaks first responders, is a positive.
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