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Lawsuits flying in Boone County land tussle

March 28, 2007

Prospects of losing about $675,000 in county option income taxes convinced Boone County commissioners yesterday to sue Whitestown to slow the town’s planned annexation of 3,918 acres.

It’s the fourth annexation-related suit to emerge in the county northwest of Indianapolis, according to The Daily Sun of Lebanon.

Whitestown and Brenwick Associates separately sued the commissioners after the commissioners decided in early February to grant a petition by Fayette to incorporate as a town. Fayette wants to incorporate 5,515 acres—1,600 of which spills across the 3,918 acres desired by Whitestown. Brenwick plans to develop part of the area being annexed into Whitestown.

A fourth suit is expected to be filed by residents of Fayette and Perry Township who want to be part of Fayette, not Whitestown.

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