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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Carmel annexation efforts awaiting Supreme Court

The Northside Topics today has a review headed "Topics reviews top '06 stories." Among the stories:

The fate of Home Place and southwest Clay Township is still undecided as both sides wait for an Indiana Supreme Court ruling.

In May, Hamilton County Superior Court 3 Judge William Hughes ruled against the city of Carmel in its attempt to annex southwest Clay Township. Hughes also ruled against Carmel's annexation of Home Place. In both decisions, the judge said Carmel did not demonstrate how it could afford to annex the two areas.

In August, the southwest Clay case was sent to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Home Place case was sent to the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Residents say they don't want to pay more taxes for services they already receive from the township. City officials claim the residents aren't paying their fair share.

The Clay Township decision could affect other annexation cases in Indiana, particularly Fishers' plans to annex homes in the Geist area.

Check here for a list of other ILB entries referencing Carmel annexation.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 27, 2006 08:57 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions