LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - Two Logansport city council members declared Tuesday they would vote against the current annexation proposal.
Cass County residents who are mobilized against the proposed annex met at the Washington Township fire station Tuesday evening. Six city council members also showed up to hear concerns and answer questions. Councilman Gary Fox was the only one not in attendance.
A few hours earlier, Mayor Ted Franklin sent out a news release indicating that the annex vote which was scheduled for June 24 would be pushed back to July.
At times, the evening meeting got heated between the officials and the nearly 50 people gathered.
"There were some heated moments but overall I think people handled themselves pretty well and we were able to get some things out there that we haven't been able to do," says Lindsay Ruby, an attorney representing residents.
But council members Teresa Popejoy and Chuck LaDow got applause when they told the crowd they were against annexing the 3,200 acres and 100 homes. Both say they will be out of town for the June meeting.
Council President Joe Buck says there are still a lot of unanswered questions, even after Franklin provided written responses to some questions raised by residents during a public hearing last month.
"I was a little disappointed with the written responses because several of them were taken under advisement and no definite answer had been given," says Buck. "My personal opinion is until I get all the answers, I cannot make up my mind."
Buck says the first answer he wants is a definite map of the annexation area and the financial data to go with it.
Franklin told residents he couldn't make Tuesday's meeting but residents say they couldn't change their meeting date on short notice.
Franklin did not return messages left Tuesday by News 18.
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