In 1985, the City adopted an ordinance annexing 583.39 acres, including property that was described as a tract known as High Point Estates. A recent review of City records indicates that 10.62± acres of land, shown on the map in Exhibit "A" attached, was not at the time of the annexation part of the High Point Estates Subdivision. Records indicate that the 10.62± acre property was intended to be included within the area to be annexed, however, the property descriptions in the annexation ordinance failed to include it.
As far as can be determined, this property has been presumed to be within the City limits since 1985. Collin County shows this property to be in the City, and the property owners have received all available City services and paid all applicable City taxes since 1985.
The Texas Local Government Code, Section 41.003 Inclusion of Area Receiving Longstanding Treatment as Part of Municipality, provides a process for declaring such a property to be part of the City. It states that property that has been presumed to be in the City for at least 20 years can be declared as part of the City by adoption of an ordinance by the City Council. Adopting this ordinance will correct the error of the original annexation ordinance. It will have no impact on how the properties are treated, since the property was already presumed to be in the City.