Annexation groundswell: Residents pack town- hall-style meeting

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South Madison County - If Anderson was looking for a read on residents living inside their proposed southwest annexation, some might consider the city well versed on local opinion after an emotional town hall style meeting Wednesday, March 6.

Close to 500 residents and several elected officials attended the gathering March 6at the Trinity Life Center, located at the heart of the proposed annexation at Ind. 38 and 13. Other than those affiliated with Mayor Kevin Smith’s office, not a single person stood up in support of the city’s hopes of capturing nearly 17 square miles of land that includes portions of Green, Fall Creek and Stony Creek Townships.

Mayor Smith gave a detailed presentation lasting more than an hour, outlining the history of annexations in central Indiana and their importance to the city’s growth.

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