LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) – After much controversy in Logansport, an annexation southwest of the city will not be finalized.
Approved by the previous city council, the annexation was contested in an Indiana Court of Appeals case last year.
The city won that case, but missed deadlines to officially file for the annexation.
The nullified annexation will not lower property taxes for those who live and or own businesses within the area.
“I think the right thing has happened here,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said. “I think we can still do annexation but in Indiana, forced annexation is now a thing of the past. So what you have to look at is voluntary annexation, who wants to be in the city? And what services do you want to provide to that area of the city?”
Kitchell said he does intend to move forward with the annexation of the Unger Addition and the Logansport State Hospital.