Riley County Commissioners will consider final approval of resolution to annex land near Manhattan Regional Airport into the City of Manhattan when it meets Thursday.

The consideration comes after a public hearing held last Saturday at a special meeting of the Riley County board. Commissioners John Ford and Greg McKinley both believed the annexation would help lure more potential commercial activity on smaller lots in the area. Commissioner Kathryn Focke voted against the annexation Saturday, agreeing with City of Ogden officials that the annexation would hinder growth in Ogden.

A number of departmental updates are scheduled, including the health department and RCPD, with new director Brian Peete making his first appearance in front of the governing board.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. following the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Good Morning Manhattan meeting.