• Brownsburg Town Council votes 3-2 in favor of North annexation

    June 28, 2013 No comments

    Brownsburg town officials have proposed annexing nearly 5,000 acres of land north of the town limits, but not everybody is on board with the proposal. Critics include Brownsburg Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Jim Snapp. Dr. Snapp mailed a letter to parents in the district, saying schools would lose about $400,000 a year in funding if the annexation is approved. Supporters say annexation is needed to control growth in the community, which has seen a dramatic increase in population over the last 20 years.

    Brownsburg Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz said they’re working on several proposals that would lessen the loss to the school corporation considerably. Last night, the Brownsburg Town Council worked to come up with ways to save the school district money by not charging for certain city services and saving the school hundreds of thousands of dollars over time. This is before the district starts having to pay taxes to the town, which won’t start until 2015.

    Kleinhenz said the north side is already growing with housing developments and will need town amenities and infrastructure to meet future demand.

    The council voted last night 3-2 in favor of the north annexation. The annexation is expected to cost an additional $217 to $270 per year in property taxes on a home valued at $100,000.

    There will be another meeting where residents can make public comment on July 11 at 7 p.m.

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