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May 13, 2014

Ingalls, Pendleton agree on boundaries

INGALLS — In a situation that could have turned ugly, Ingalls and Pendleton decided to work together on the annexation battle near exit 214 off Interstate 69.

Pendleton officials are currently putting a fiscal plan together to determine how much an annexation of 751 acres will cost the town. The council approved moving forward at its last meeting after finally agreeing on an annexation boundary with Ingalls.

Originally, Ingalls annexed area north of I-69 stretching from the county line on the west to County Road 750 West on the east. Then Pendleton got calls from people living east of Indiana 13 stating they would rather live in Pendleton than Ingalls. When the Town Council realized it had enough signatures to move forward, Pendleton started its own annexation stretching west to Indiana 13.

That left the two towns at odds with Ingalls and Pendleton annexing the same land. Not wanting to get involved in a legal battle, the two councils decided to meet and try and hash out boundaries. Fearing a remonstrance from the citizens wanting to live in Pendleton, Ingalls agreed to amend its annexation and stop just east of Ind. 13.

Pendleton, after a few weeks of looking at projected numbers, decided it would be too expensive to take in NewCo. Metals, so it decided to leave that to Ingalls.

Pendleton Town Council President Robert Jones said that running water out to Ind. 13 for the metal shop would have cost the town close to $1.2 million. So Pendleton opted for a less expensive annexation.

Ingalls Clerk/Treasurer Kip Golden said Ingalls got what it wanted with the land surrounding exit 214. Once the annexation becomes finalized, Ingalls will own the land north and south of the highway.

“Our hope was not to get into a dogfight with anyone,” Golden said. “But we wanted to protect our interests and I think we did.”

Golden said Ingalls is currently in the remonstrance phase of the annexation, a 60-day period where property owners who disagree with the annexation can file a complaint. Golden said the 60 days is up at the end of June and the town had not heard of any dissenters as of Monday.

Follow Zach Osowski on Twitter @Osowski_THB, or call 640-4847.

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