THE TOWN OF BROWNSBURG CONTINUES TO WASTE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS FIGHTING THE NORTH AND WARD ANNEXATION REMONSTRANCE
Mar 5, 2014: We are still in limbo on the Judge issue. The town would not agree to local a Judge and they have requested that the Supreme Court appoint a special Judge. We have submitted a motion to follow local court rule in hopes of getting a local Judge.
I will update web site as soon as a Special Judge is appointed.
Ward annexation agreed to Judge Kincaid of Lebanon, Boone County Superior Court. Relating to the Ward annexation only: Hearing on the Town of Brownsburg's Motion to Dismiss is set for April 16, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in Boone County Superior Court I.
The following links you to the court web site that provides Chronological Case Summary information. http://mycase.in.gov/default.aspx select civil, family and probate court cases then enter required information (case # North Annexation 32C01-1310-PL-109; Ward 32C01-1310-PL-112) be sure to use zero and not the letter “o” when inputting the case number
School Superintendent Dr. Jim Snapp has verified the following information:
Due to our litigation efforts, we have already prevented the loss of $400,000 in annual revenue that would be redirected away from our schools to the town. This revenue is currently in the Brownsburg Community School Corporation’s budget that would have to be cut and would adversely impact our children. This prevented loss of annual school revenue will continue every year that we successfully prevent the Proposed North Annexation.
About half of the parcels were due for a tax increase upon annexation (597 of 1193 parcels). Due to our litigation efforts, your property taxes will not go up in 2014(pay 2015) as the town had planned, and when we prevail, not for the next four years!
Due to our litigation efforts, we have also prevented revenue loss to the Brownsburg Fire Territory, Brownsburg Police Departments and the Brownsburg Library.
As soon as the weather breaks, I plan to have a meeting here at the house to update everyone on our progress and to organize fund raising efforts. Many people have not yet donated.
Pass this information along to all concerned parties.
If any questions, feel free to call 317-286-7316.
If you do not have a “No Annex" T-shirt, and want one,
If you have already made a donation there is no cost for the shirt. If you have not yet donated, shirts cost $10 (this is our actual cost)
Jan 21 2014, Attorney conference. Judge Boles recused himself due to conflict of interest. Our case and the Ward annexation case is on hold pending appointment of another Judge.
The hearing at the Hendricks County Circuit Court in Danville on Jan 21 2014 regarding the town's motion to dismiss was canceled.
The town requested and received an attorney conference with the judge.
Dec 18, 2013: Today we filed response in opposition to Town’s motion to dismiss
Dec 2013: We requested and was granted extension to file response to motion to dismiss. We now have to file before Dec 23, 2013
Oct 28, 2013: Kevin Koons from Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP -representing the town of brownsburg - filed a motion to dismiss our remonstrance petition. This is standard practice and we are preparing our response which is to be filed before December 2, 2013.
Oct 07 2013: The north annexation territory filed a remonstrance and petition for declaratory judgment and damages with the Hendricks County Circuit Court. The annexation will not occur until the court decides.
We have every reason to believe we will prevail, as we have the necessary signatures and there is ample case law supporting our argument.
It will be up to 4 years before they can try this again, and during which we need Indiana's annexation law to be changed consistent with the 47 other states that do not allow forced annexation. Please contact your state senator and representative to urge them to change Indiana's annexation law!
We will need your continued financial support to fund the litigation process, so please donate. To donate select the "please donate" tab above.
All Brown / Linclon township residents have a stake in this litigation outcome. This annexation will permanently reduce funding to the schools. The town has passed ordinances to temporarily make-up a small portion of the lost school revenue.
July 12 2013: Despite overwhelming public opposition, the town council voted 3-2 for annexation.