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The work session will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Executive Conference Room at City Hall, 800 Municipal Drive.

There will be no public comment period.

To view the agenda, go to http://www.fmtn.org/AgendaCenter

FARMINGTON — Farmington City Council Tuesday will discuss incorporating subdivision land west of Farmington into the city limits with an annexation of about 56 acres.

Joe Kozimor, of Joe & Stan, LLC., requested in early October that the city annex 55.84 acres including land the company owns that is west of Little Rabbit Drive, at the edge of the city, and north of West Main Street. The annexation would allow Kozimor to continue developing Little Creek Subdivision.

In a decade that annexation could earn the city an estimated $104,365 in taxes but is expected to cost more in services, supplies and equipment, according to Community Development documents.

City departments predict a total $282,800 in annual costs 10 years from now, assuming the subdivision is fully developed, to fund services such as street resurfacing and snow removal, and police patrols and animal control, according to the documents.

Departments also anticipate, under the same calculations, a one-time cost of $150,000 to pay for a dump truck equipped with a street sweeper or plow, according to the documents.

"The west side of Farmington is the high (residential) growth area right now," Community Development Director Mary Holton said.

San Juan County, though, expects a "minimal loss" of gross receipts taxes from the annexation, said County Executive Officer Kim Carpenter.

"In this particular case, this 55 acres is a pretty cut-and-dry transaction," he said. "There's not a lot of concerns stemming from that particular transaction."

With city annexations, he said, he often wonders whether resident will pay more in taxes but receive fewer services.

Although not included in the City of Farmington Comprehensive Plan, the Planning and Zoning Commission considers the annexation consistent with the plan, according to the documents.

The comprehensive plan proposes six other annexations in the following areas: south Farmington, southwest of Murray Drive, the Sports Complex area, West Pinon Hills Boulevard, southwest of Pinon Hills Community Church along Pinon Hills and east of U.S. Highway 64, according to plan maps.

Council will vote on the annexation ordinance currently under consideration at its Dec. 10 afternoon meeting. The annexation will take affect immediately if officials approve the legislation,

Dan Schwartz covers government for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4606 and dschwartz@daily-times.com. Follow him @Dan_J_Schwartz on Twitter.