Annexation agreement reached

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Zionsville Town Council members unanimously voted last Thursday to approve an annexation agreement between the towns of Zionsville and Whitestown.

Council members held a special meeting to discuss a recently proposed agreement between the towns. The agreement states that both towns agree not to pursue further legal action against one another if both towns agree to the terms.

The amended annexation plan removes any overlaps in both of the towns’ annexation plans, and it will create a consistent municipality. Two Zionsville Community School parcels will be unannexed out of Whitestown, and while there will be no change in districting, the parcels will be under Zionsville jurisdiction.

The Town of Whitestown will maintain Whitestown Road and County Road 700 East, but Zionsville has agreed to pay up to $100,000 to install a traffic signal at this intersection if the property owners of the adjoining 40 plus acres,The PK TIF District, agree to annex into Zionsville as part of the amended agreement.

The original terms of the agreement remain unchanged regarding services provided to the areas in question and no additional services will be necessary, such as police, fire, etc., and the existing county ordinances will remain unchanged and in effect. The original fiscal plan was amended to reflect the new territory acreage of 2,390, with a population of 198 and 103 housing units.

“There are no changes except that your taxes and tax liability will go down,” Zionsville Town Council President Jeff Papa said. “It will not change the school districts or where you go to school, it just brings them into Zionsville’s jurisdiction.”

The Council also voted at the special meeting on the amended written fiscal plan that passed 4-0, and the amended ordinance annexing territory into the Town of Zionsville also passed 4-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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