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  • Sunrise Beach OKs home annexations

  • Proposed and future annexations were discussed at the Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 15.
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  • Proposed and future annexations were discussed at the Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 15.
    Ten residential properties on Ambrosia Ln. have sought voluntary annexation into the village. The annexations have been recommended by the planning commission.
    Trustees will hold a public hearing on the annexations at 5:30 p.m. prior to their Wednesday, Nov. 13 meeting.
    The property owners are seeking annexation to get in line to be on the village's as-yet-unconstructed sewer system. If annexed, the homes will eventually be connected to both the water and sewer systems.
    The city is tabulating the cost to extend the drinking water system down Ambrosia Ln. With the water system already run in that area, the new residents would have to pay an impact charge to connect.
    The nearest existing water line is at the corner of Kula Bay Drive and Ambrosia Ln. near Captain Ron's Bar & Grill.
    By state statute, the village is obligated to provide services to annexed properties in three years.
    According to Chair Curt Mooney, there is also a group interested in annexation in the Route TT area.
    The board decided to have the village planning commission research and review the matter.
    According to planning administrator Roger Corbin, there has also been interest in annexation in residential areas adjacent to the village. He said the village is considering the possibility of helping areas that want to be annexed in establishing Neighborhood Improvement Districts to help make the extension of utilities more affordable by amortizing the cost over several years.
    It was noted at the meeting that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently sent out notifications that it has grants available to pay for engineering on water system projects.
    In the meantime, the municipality is working with the DNR on finalizing the closing details for the first phase of its wastewater treatment system.
    The board of trustees also approved soliciting for qualifications for an engineer to design a second phase of sewer.
    Other Sunrise Beach news
    Longtime City Clerk Connie Stadler has announced that she will be retiring. Her last day is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2014.
    Full time Deputy and Court Clerk Jenny Hamm will be replacing Stadler.
    The board of trustees approved hiring a new full time deputy clerk. The village is looking for someone to start Jan. 1 to allow for time for training.
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