One item from last week’s Ames City Council meeting may be of interest to residents of Kelley.

The Ames City Council approved the voluntary annexation of 18 parcels — 156 acres of land — near Kelley.

Petitioned by 11 property owners, the parcels are located south of the current city limits between University Boulevard and 530th Avenue and Cedar Lane. The annexation area includes land used for agricultural purposes and land developed with single-family homes.

Since a portion of the area to be annexed is within two miles of the city of Kelley, the Iowa Code requires the City Development Board (a board of the State of Iowa government) must review the proposed annexation, and approval by the City Council and the City Development Board is required for the annexation to be final