Voters in Banks brought about 200 acres of additional land into city limits last November and they’ll decide on two more property annexations in September 2015.

This time around, though, the land being voted on totals only about 8 acres, and none of it is slated for residential development.

The city of Banks is sending two annexation applications to the September ballot, one for a 1.2-acre island property surrounded by Sunset Park, and another 6.6-acre property adjacent to the Banks Lumber Company.

The larger property, applied for by Banks Lumber, would be zoned for industrial use if voters choose to annex it into city limits. According to its annexation application, the company plans to someday expand its lumber mill onto the land.

The 1.2-acre plot is made up of two smaller residential properties, which would remain that way if annexed. The city is applying for this annexation in an effort to keep the city lines tidy.

From Oregon Live: http://www.oregonlive.com/forest-grove/index.ssf/2015/07/banks_to_vote_on_further_city.html