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July 12, 2013

Brownsburg passes annexation

Move adds 4,500 acres to town

BROWNSBURG — In a three-hour meeting that was at times contentious, the most searing of hot-button issues surrounding Brownsburg over the last few months culminated in a 3-2 vote by the council in favor of annexing 4,500 acres in the North and Ward territories.

A standing room-only crowd, mostly opposed to the annexation, came to give their final thoughts on the decision. One resident called pro-annexation members of the town council “rapists” and another said “you must be blind, deaf, or ignorant” and then said that it couldn’t be the first two.

Many residents said that regardless of town ordinances, they still worry that regulations would still force them to hook up to town water and sewer, a cost they simply couldn’t afford to bear.

Still, citing the desire to prepare for measured growth and with an eye 20 years ahead, Council President Dwayne Sawyer, along with councilmen Gary Hood and Rob Kendall, voted to pass the annexation of the two territories. Councilmen Don Spencer and Dave Richardson were the two opposing voters.

“The e-mail that I happened to pull out was one asking, ‘Will this annexation help Brownsburg 20 years from now?’” said Hood explaining his vote. “That’s a long time. A lot of us may not be here at that point, but many of us will. And there will be additional people who are coming, because growth will continue. I believe fundamentally that this annexation will position the community to be a much better community 20 years from now.”

Richardson gave his reasoning for opposing the annexation, saying it wasn’t necessarily the legislation that he disagreed with, rather the desire of the people in the room and living in the annexation areas that was influencing his vote.

“This stopped being about annexation for me about a month or two ago,” he said. “For me, this is about the will of the people. I think annexation is a good idea. To me, when we talk about the town, we’re not talking about buildings, streets, we’re not talking about street lights and yards. We’re talking about people. I can’t in good conscience vote for something that I might think is a good idea, but the people clearly have said ‘leave me alone.’”

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