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Council hears lengthy debate on request to de-annex land

 

Last updated 2/1/2022 at 2:25pm

Map from documents submitted to El Paso County

This map shows the two properties that developers want to use cohesively for a new project called Amara. Currently, Kane Ranch is in Fountain city limits while Tee Cross is in unincorporated El Paso County, with annexation to Colorado Springs under consideration.

Last week's Fountain City Council meeting included a lengthy discussion on a proposal to de-annex 2,400 acres on the east side of the city.

But no action is imminent, as the council voted 5-2 to table the ordinance until April 26. Mayor Sharon Thompson and Council Member Tamara Estes voted against the delay, with Estes stating that a decision to grant the request seemed obvious considering the information that was presented.

"I just think it's a foregone conclusion with the threat of a lawsuit over our heads," Estes said. "I don't think we have a choice in the matter."

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