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Council discusses compromise

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Last week, the Elgin City Council discussed a compromise for resolving issues surrounding an area that was annexed to the city in 2015. In 2015, the City of Elgin annexed about 212 acres between the railroad tracks and South State Highway 95 in an apparent strategy to counter Bastrop’s northward expansion. According to Texas state law, the city must provide all available city services to the annexed area within five years; in this case, Elgin is required to provide these services by 2020. Providing sewer services to the area would require an estimated 14,595 feet, or almost three miles, of sewer line ...

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