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Owner: Annexing property would make consolidating cities possible


Last updated 3/25/2020 at 9:21am

A Delano couple wants to formally annex their property into the city of Grand Coulee to make its consolidation with Electric City possible.

Jim Keene spoke to the Grand Coulee council at their March 17 meeting.

Keene pointed to a map showing that the property he and his wife bought in 1986, located between Electric City and Grand Coulee in the Delano area, would form a contiguous border between Electric City and Grand Coulee if formally annexed into Grand Coulee.

A contiguous border is necessary for two or more cities to merge.

The Keenes’ address already reads “Grand Coulee,” he said. Their home is already hooked up to a water system, the county ploughs up to his driveway, and so nothing, in essence, would change for the city if he were annexed into it.

One benefit to the city would be that their property taxes would go to the city, not Grant County, he said.

Keene was clear that his motivation for wanting to annex into the city was to make consolidation possible.


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