WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's official. Seven neighborhoods in Tippecanoe County are no longer targeted for annexation. The West Lafayette City Council adopted a smaller map for a proposed annexation Monday.
City leaders said they will focus on annexing the U.S. 231 corridor, rather than neighborhoods.
Mayor John Dennis (R) said seven neighborhoods in Tippecanoe County were included in the map originally. Those neighborhoods included The Greens, Green Meadows, Huntington Farms, McQuinn Estates, The Orchards, Sherwood Forest and Wake Robin.
As News 18 reported two weeks ago, Dennis eliminated those neighborhoods from the map.
At Monday night's meeting, city council members voted to adopt an amended ordinance for the annexation plan to include the new, smaller map.
"The original ordinance was relatively opposed by the residential areas included and we felt it's our obligation to be responsive to those objections so we modified the plan an presented to the council," said Dennis.
Also at the meeting, the city council heard opposition from West Lafayette residents about an entirely different issue. Residents in the New Chauncey neighborhood are upset by how many signs are being put up on rental houses. Residents stated that most of these signs are not in compliance with city code.
Mayor Dennis said they made it clear to the council and city leaders that they want the city to start enforcing code. He said the city will start talking to landlords to get them to voluntarily comply. If they don't comply, he said the city will start writing citations.
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