Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Annexation Plan Stirs Lawmakers.

Byline: Arley Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Tax, Water, Sewer Issues Cloud Bosque Farms' N.M. 47 Aims

Some Valencia County commissioners expressed concern this week about Bosque Farms' announced intention to annex a 1.7- mile strip of N.M. 47 and adjoining lots.

The annexation would run from the village limits south to Valencia Road in unincorporated Peralta.

"I live in Bosque Farms, and I have some major concerns about this annexation," Commissioner Gary Daves told fellow commissioners during Monday's regular meeting.

Daves said he is concerned about the loss of between $100,000 and $200,000 annually in gross receipts tax revenues.

"I think another concern is that for Bosque Farms to annex that strip, even though they may not want to do it, is that Bosque Farms needs to look at annexing that whole area and providing water and sewer to that whole area," Daves said, referring to lots behind N. …

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