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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Ruling opens door for Sellersburg to annex Covered Bridge"

Yesterday's COA decision in Covered Bridge Homeowners Association, Inc., Clark County, Indiana Commission, et al. v. Town of Sellersburg, Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story today in the Louisville Courier Journal by Charlie White. It begins:

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld Clark Superior Court’s 2010 decision that voided the incorporation of Covered Bridge as a town.

The appeals court also upheld the lower court’s dismissal of a petition signed by more than 600 residents of the golf community and surrounding rural area who opposed Sellersburg’s proposed annexation of their properties.

Sellersburg extended its sewers to the upscale golf community in the 1990s with an understanding with developers — and deed restrictions placed on properties in Covered Bridge and the Willows at Covered Bridge subdivisions — that waived residents’ rights to oppose a future annexation.

The decision, handed down Wednesday, opens the door for Sellersburg to finally annex 1,852 acres, which includes the two subdivisions as well as other nearby properties on Perry Crossing, Allentown and St. Joe roads.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 19, 2012 07:01 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions