The city council will hold the first of two required public hearings regarding the proposed annexation of four areas on Tuesday.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at city hall. The four areas, which will be voted on separately, cover a rough total of 700 acres and will each move through the 90-day annexation process, city planning director Kevin Lasher said in a previous article. State law allows any track of land with less than one 100 dwellings on 100 lots to be annexed through the 90-day process instead of the 3-year process, he explained.

The second public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11. The council will vote on the final ordinance adoption at a special call meeting to begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1.

The largest track being considered for annexation is 437 acres along Springbrook Road and Waterworks Road and extending west towards the Martin Marietta quarry land. The area includes less than 100 dwelling units.

The remaining three annexation area are all completely surrounded by properties currently inside the city limits, a doughnut hole of sorts.

One is 210 acres of land along Tar Road and Onward Road where they intersect with Shiloh Road. This area includes 25 lots, many on larger acreage plots. Another includes about 51 acres along the east side of Onward Road north of Mockingbird Lane. The area includes 18 lots. The smallest is approximate 18 and a half acres of land to near the northeastern corner of Bryson Road and Lone Star Way. There are six homes in the area.

At Tuesday's meeting, the council members will also consider the annual operating budget for the MidTowne Public Improvement District and consider approving a $250,000 grant from the Midlothian Community Development Corporation to the Midlothian Senior Citizens Center for the expansion project.