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AMERICAN FORK — An expected vote by the American Fork City Council regarding the proposed city border change with neighboring Lehi has been postponed.

Mayor Ted Barratt announced at a Tuesday meeting that no agreement had been reached with either Lehi or Costco Wholesale Corp. and the issue was tabled.

Costco's plan calls for the construction of a 140,000-square-foot warehouse store in Lehi, but the proposed parking lot would be partly in American Fork.

The retailer has made it clear that it will not develop property that straddles two cities and has given a deadline of Feb. 1 to resolve the border issue.

Lehi has requested that American Fork agree to a non-firm city border change to ensure the entire Costco project would fall within Lehi. Once construction was completed, the cities would work together in setting a firm city boundary. The parcel of land under consideration is west of 900 West in American Fork and north of State Street in Lehi.

With the Costco-imposed deadline looming near, it is expected that the American Fork City Council will be called into emergency session before its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 8 — a week past Costco's deadline.