Queen Creek Approves Annexation at March 7 Town Council Meeting
At the March 7 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council approved an annexation including approximately 1,485 acres located between Meridian and Ironwood and Ocotillo and Germann. The area extends the northeast of the Town’s boundaries and includes several commercial businesses, undeveloped land and the Ironwood Crossing community. The annexation was approved on the Town’s consent agenda; a public hearing was held at the Dec. 6 Town Council meeting.
The annexation process for the area began in 2017. All of the properties within the annexed area will remain in Pinal County, and continue to pay taxes assessed by Pinal County.
“We are excited to welcome these properties into the Town of Queen Creek,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney. “When a majority of property owners want to become a part of our municipality and it meets the annexation criteria established by the Town, it is a mutually beneficially outcome. As a council, our responsibility is to provide exceptional services to our residents and businesses; we look forward to continuing to meet that responsibility for our established residents and businesses, as well as our newest additions.”
In order for an area to be annexed by the Town, a majority of the property owners in the defined area must be in favor of annexation. Once the Town is approached with the necessary number of property owners in favor, the Town Council considers six criteria to establish the interest in bringing the property into the Town: financial, economic development, civic, planning and building, public safety, and legal.
There is a 30-day waiting period; the approved annexation will be effective on April 9.
For more information about the annexation process, visit QueenCreek.org/Annexation.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer