Letter: I’m confused



The Zionsville Community School recently got into the development business. It financed the development of the Dow property along 106th Street with funds from a school bond.

Then the town of Zionsville got into the school business. It is advocating for change in the public schools’ funding formula at the state legislature.

Zionsville’s town council thinks the consolidated town of Zionsville is a hybrid town/township. If it merged with the unincorporated part of Perry Township, the town of Zionsville would be in Perry Township.

Meanwhile, a Boone County judge ruled against Zionsville on all counts in a lawsuit in favor of  Whitestown; that Zionsville could not legally merge with Perry Township. The ruling nullified the Zionsville – Perry merger question on the Nov. 4. ballot. Yet early voting continues as the referendum question could not be removed from the ballot. Too late, ballots had already been printed. Oh – there’s another part to the referendum. Does Zionsville want to have a mayoral form of government?

Currently, the president of Zionsville’s town council intends to appeal the trial judge’s ruling. But voting goes on while to-date the judge’s ruling stands.

The Zionsville town council president states, if the trial judge’s ruling is reversed by the appellate court in favor of Zionsville, and if the referendum gets a favorable 51 percent vote from Perry and Zionsville voters, the referendum vote including the mayoral component would be approved.

However, many voters think the referendum question is no longer valid, though still on the ballot. This confusion certainly clouds using any results from the Nov. 4 vote on the referendum.

Now let’s see:  The school gets in the development business. The town gets involved with the school’s funding issue. Who knows what Zionsville is and where it is located? Maybe I should just call 911.

Wendy Brant


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