LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - In a sharply divided vote, Logansport city leaders moved ahead with annexation plans on the city's south side. The annexation adds about 2,500 acres and includes about 40 homes.
As News 18 has already reported, the city unveiled a new map last month eliminating about 60 homes and 700 acres from the targeted annexation.
Mayor Ted Franklin says the annexation is important for potential new business once the Hoosier Heartland Highway is fully open.
In the end, after about an hour of discussion Monday night, the vote was 4-3. Councilmen Bob Bishop, Joe Buck, Chuck Hastings and Gary Fox voted for the annexation. Councilmen Jeremy Ashcraft and Chuck LaDow, along with Councilwoman Teresa Popejoy voted against it.
The annexed property will start paying city taxes in 2015.
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