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Residents wanted their own town because they feared an aggressive annexation thrust by nearby Whitestown, Perry Township Trustee Jack Belcher, who spearheaded the incorporation movement, said in an interview with IBJ.
Taxes would have increased to 53 cents per $100 of assessed valuation from the current 4 cents, Belcher said. Under incorporation, taxes will be 20 cents per $100, he said.
Supporters of incorporation also fretted that quality of Whitestown public services would be inferior, Belcher said.
Whitestown, located along Interstate 65, is expanding its borders in anticipation of development. It has annexed part of Duke Realty Corp.’s 1,700-acre Anson development and plans to swallow the rest. Anson is expected to have residential, civic and commercial elements.
Fayette could grow quickly. It is in the path of an expanded