"Our attorney told us we are OK to drop land, as long as we don't add any," Golden said.
Ingalls has held a second reading on the annexation ordinance and Golden said the council plans to do the final reading during its April 14 meeting.
Pendleton's annexation, which stretched west all the way to Ind. 13, will still conflict with Ingalls over the state land. Ingalls, however, is much further ahead in the annexation process. Pendleton still has several months to go before a second reading is even possible.
Pendleton Town Council President Robert Jones said he was not aware of this recent development and did not have a comment.
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What's next Ingalls has already held a public meeting and read the annexation ordinance twice. The next step will be a final reading making the annexation official. The meeting will be Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ingalls Town Hall.