Lebanon Reporter

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March 29, 2013

Whitestown approves amended annexation

Perry residents plan remonstrance

Whitestown — The Whitestown Town Council says it has listened to concerns from Perry Township residents, but many of those residents are livid about the town’s annexation.

The council unanimously approved during a special meeting Tuesday night, March 26, plans to annex a portion of Perry Township.

Council President Dawn Semmler said the annexation area was reduced by around 40 percent. The original area proposed was south of CR 700 S, east of CR 400 E, west of CR 600 E and north of the Boone County line.

“The annexation now doesn’t go further north than (County Road) 750 (South),” she said. “That is partially because of people that didn’t want to be in Whitestown, and also partly because we want to get to our wastewater treatment plant.”

Bev Ramsey, a Perry Township resident, said she was angry about the way Whitestown annexed Perry.

“First, they said that they talked to people in the area; they didn’t talk to me or anyone else I know,” she said. “Also the law doesn’t say that you have to have property contingent to a wastewater treatment plant, and they said that’s why they are doing it.”

Semmler said that while it is not required by law to have property contingent to a wastewater treatment plant, the town is choosing to operate the plant within town limits.

Ramsey said that at the public hearing in February, she presented the council with a petition signed by 90 percent of the Perry residents opposing annexation.

“It’s just totally not fair,” she said. “This is like legalized robbery; our taxes will go up; our fire department will lose funding; and everything they are offering, we already have.”

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