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Story last updated at 4:40 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Commission approves Kachemak City annexation

Annexation of about 50 acres of a residential subdivision near Kachemak City has been approved by the Local Boundary Commission. Commissioner Susan Bell of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, signed off on the annexation last week.

Acting on behalf of Kenai Peninsula Borough residents wanting to join it, Kachemak City submitted a petition last year to the Local Boundary Commission. The borough residents sought to join Kachemak City to get faster, more efficient fire, emergency and road service. The borough had maintained part of a road, Morning Star Road, that connected to the newly annexed area, but the road also passed through Kachemak City. Residents also paid for road service through their subdivision. The area also got fire and emergency medical service through Kachemak Emergency Services, and KES also had to go through Kachemak City to serve the annexed residents. Kachemak City contracts with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department for fire and emergency service.

The new boundaries of Kachemak include the Kachemak Estates subdivision and the Deitz Homes Estates subdivision. The city's boundaries now encompass about 1.7 square miles.