Ingalls pushes forward with annexation

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Ingalls - The town of Ingalls continued its non-voluntary annexation process by holding a public meeting last week, and officials say the town is now one step closer to capturing nearly 715 acres of land and its own interstate exit.

Clerk-Treasurer Kip Golden said while there were “quite a few questions,” the meeting went well and lasted around an hour. He added that most of residents who asked questions implied they would rather be annexed into a different town.

“The questions basically leaned toward the negative end, and several of the residents who asked questions wanted to go with Pendleton,” Golden said. “But other than that, it went pretty well.”

The proposed site is 714.89 acres and will include Exit 214 on Interstate 69. Boundaries for the site run along Ind. 69 to the south, CR 800W to the east, CR 1000W to the west and CR 700S to the north. The annexation does not include the Summer Lake housing edition.

Golden said the town introduced the annexation ordinance on Dec. 16 and that originally the town of Pendleton was “not interested” in the site.

“At the time, when we were setting this thing up, Pendleton was not interested,” Golden said. “I don’t really know what’s going to happen now that both towns want the same spot.”


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