Robert Busby

March 30, 2022 – Manhattan Chamber Supports Annexation

In its recently published “2022 Local Agenda“, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce emphasized, among other things, the annexation of what it calls the “Blue Township Urban Growth Area” as a key part of its “Growth Initiatives.” While the Chamber specifically mentions property owners requesting annexation, it also calls for “Island Annexation”. This type of annexation …

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Feb 10, 2022 – City Commission Largely Opposes Annexation

At their work session on February 9, the Manhattan City Commission largely opposed annexation of the Green Valley area. In the study conducted by Bethesda, Maryland, consultants TischlerBise, Inc., the area was divided into four Financial Analysis Zones (FAZ). Projections indicated a possible net benefit to the city of over $23 million over a 20 …

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Feb 5, 2022 – City of Manhattan Preparing to Annex Green Valley

The City of Manhattan is almost certain to move forward with its plans to annex the Green Valley area. On Saturday, February 5, 2022, The Mercury published on its front page, “City to talk fiscal impact of Green Valley annexation”, written by Christian Bright. According to The Mercury, newspaper of record for the City of …

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