Huntertown Residents Talk Annexation

Published 05/21 2014 10:31PM

Updated 05/22 2014 11:56AM

 Huntertown residents had the opportunity to voice their opinion on the proposed plan to annex a section of Huntertown.  The proposal would add about 1,500 hundred people to Huntertown’s population and contribute over $100,000 in additional revenue.

As you know, with annexation comes a mix of emotions.  Roughly 500 households spanning 530 acres, that's the AEA that's being zeroed in for annexation.  The public got to sound off for the first time on the proposed plan.

The proposal would annex roughly 511, 1500 people covering 230 acres.

The town of Huntertown currently provides the proposed annexation area with water and sewer service.  If council moves forward with the annexation, Huntertown has 1 year to provide services like police, fire, and 3 years for street lights and road maintenance.

Attorney Josh Neal spoke in opposition of the project, he's representing residents of the Twin Eagles Edition.

Property owners who have reached their circuit breaker caps won't see an increase to their property taxes but Northwest Allen County Schools, which is the largest taxing body would received about $60,000 dollars less in tax revenues if the annexation is approved.

The annexation would add about 1500 people to the population boosting Huntertown's revenue by almost $100,000 dollars.

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