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April 7, 2014

Columbus Avenue residents oppose southside annexation

Council to consider 2 requests on properties

ANDERSON – Residents along Columbus Avenue, south of Madison Park Church of God, are opposed to a planned voluntary annexation of a 66-acre tract.

The Anderson City Council will consider an ordinance on two of three required readings Thursday for the annexation of the southeast corner of 67th Street and Columbus Avenue. The annexation request was made by property owner Jerry Alexander.

The area consists of farm fields, with a stand of trees along the railroad tracks extending to the south.

The nine property owners to the south of 67th Street on Columbus Avenue are opposed to the proposed voluntary annexation.

Sharon Nescola, who has lived in the area for 43 years, said residential property owners are concerned about what future development might take place on the 66-acre tract.

Nescola said property owners have heard rumors that if the Mounds Lake Reservoir project becomes a reality and the Irondale neighborhood is submerged, the residents will be located to the property.

“We don’t want a trailer court on the property,” she said. “We love the open fields and the wildlife.”

A fiscal plan to be considered by the City Council indicates there will be no additional expenses incurred by the city. The fiscal plan indicates the property owner will pay to extend water and sewer lines to the site, expected to be constructed this year.

If passed on two readings on Thursday the voluntary annexation will be up for final approval at the council’s May 8 meeting.

Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said it would make sense for the property to be included in a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.

“The TIF could be extended to Eagle Park, which is located to the east of the property,” he said. “We could upgrade infrastructure for future commercial and industrial development.”

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