Under K.S.A. 12-520 (a)(7), property that adjoins the existing corporate limits of the City may request to be annexed by the owner signing a consent annexation form and filing it with the City Clerk. The City Council will then review and consider the consent annexation. City Council can approve the annexation with the passage of an ordinance which becomes effective upon its publication in the official City newspaper. There is no public hearing requirement.
Consent annexation as described above is the most efficient method of being annexed by the City. The items necessary for a consent annexation include a contiguous boundary with the existing City limits, a consent to annex form filed with the City Clerk and a legal description for the property to be considered for annexation.
Property that does not adjoin the City boundaries is considered an “island annexation” and requires certain approvals from both the City of Edgerton City Council and the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, which will increase the time required for the annexation proceeding. To the extent possible, the City would like to avoid “island” annexations unless a greater public good is served in proceeding with such an annexation.
At the end of each year, the City Council must pass a resolution declaring the corporate boundaries of the City in any properties were annexed into the City. This step is more of a formality and property owners have no responsibility in fulfilling this requirement.