Fredericksburg annexation met with disdain from property owners

Hill Country

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — The City of Fredericksburg is growing — literally. 

Recently, the city council disclosed that it is looking to annex four tracts of land that are adjacent to the current city limits. One of those tracts has been labled as a priority.

Two hundred and thirteen acres of land along the right of way of US-290 on the east side of the city is the tract of land that the city council is eyeing — and some property owners simply do not want their land to be annexed. 

Tim Woodbrun is one of those owners. He has lived on his land in Gillespie County for more than 10 years. 

“We already have the services that they claim would provide such as fire protection or police protection with the Gillespie County Sheriffs Office,” says Woodburn. “The only change that I can see from this annexation is an increase in my property taxes.”

KXAN contacted the city for their side but the calls were not returned. 

Nothing is set in stone, yet.

As per state statue, the city has to hold public meetings to gather input from citizens. The next one is slated for April 15.

You can look at what the city has proposed here.

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