By Myrna Trauntvein
There will be a public hearing in Mona on November 12 on the proposed Barnes Bullets (BCR Enterprises) annexation.
The address for the proposed annexation is at 38 North Frontage Road and consists of 72.89 acres.
“They are requesting that the property be zoned as combined use which allows residential and commercial development,” said Lyla Spencer, city recorder CMC.
She said that Barnes Bullets had followed protocol to date and the next item on the list was to hold a public hearing. Barnes Bullets, located east across I-15 from Mona, applied for annexation into the city on September 10.
“This annexation is located in the Mona City growth area and borders Mona City on the east and leaves no islands.”
Spencer said that the application had moved through the required steps in order to be annexed and was now ready for the public hearing.
“It is a process,” said Spencer, “and I have been keeping them informed as to what is to happen next.”
Randy Brooks presented the application on the annexation.
“After we received the application, within 30 days, I consulted with the county assessor, clerk, surveyor and recorder those records necessary to determine, and with the assistance of the city attorney, whether the petition satisfied the requirements of Utah Code.”
The council accepted the application and the petition was certified and notification of the certification was delivered to the council and the county commission, said Spencer.
Ludlow Engineering & Associates had done the engineer and survey work.
“In Utah, state law requires that property owners petition the council and you can either accept or deny the petition,” said Spencer. “You approved.”
After approval, Spencer, as recorder, must certify the petition which was done. Upon the recorder’s certification of the petition, the municipality must notice the certification in the proposed annexation area. It must also notice in the unincorporated area within a half-mile of the proposed annexation.
Those steps were also followed, said Spencer.
“We are required to mail a written notice to each entity affected by the annexation,” she said. “That was done.”
The city should ensure that the notice describes the proposed annexation area and provides instructions on how affected entities can submit a written protest to the annexation and she had done that, also.
“After the protest period, the city council must hold a public hearing on the annexation and may then approve the annexation petition through ordinance,” said Spencer.
She said that the council could approve the annexation and sign the ordinance approving the annexation the same night.
There have been no protests entered but, if a protest had been submitted, the city council could either deny or further review the petition.
“Within 30 days of approving annexation,” said Spencer, “the city council must file a plat map and notice of impending boundary action (such as amended Articles of Incorporation) with the lieutenant governor, who will then issue a certificate of annexation.”
That job also falls on Spencer.
“The last thing I will do will be to submit the certificate of annexation, plat map and copy of the approving ordinance to the county recorder as well as the Department of Health,” she said.
She will also send a notice of annexation to each affected entity.