Zionsville Town Council approves merger


By Sophie Pappas

There was an air of positivity in spite of the many questions asked inside town hall last week, all of which led to the Zionsville Town Council voting in favor of a reorganization with Perry Township. This plan will now be on the November ballot for residents to vote on.

The council, led by president Jeff Papa, held a unified public hearing with the Perry Township Board of Trustees, led by board president Lee Giles. This public hearing comes after both groups completed first and second readings of the reorganization proposal and sent the plan’s fiscal analysis to the Indiana Dept. of Local Government Finance.

“This was about a voluntary offer,” Papa told the crowd, emphasizing that while Whitestown and Lebanon each have annexed parts of Perry Township, Zionsville is simply hoping for a reorganization and not a complete annexation.

Eight members of the Perry and Zionsville communities addressed the combined board and council.

To read more about what was said during the meeting, read Current in Zionsville’s print edition on May 28.