Huntington annexation plans dead

A sign voicing opposition to annexation plans in Huntington County (file)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- The Huntington Common Council has voted down two annexation proposals.

On Tuesday evening, the council first voted down a plan by a vote of 6-1 that would have annexed up to 800 acres in Huntington Township along U.S. 24 to the city.

After that, the council also narrowly voted down a second plan that would have taken away an area north of U.S. 24 and only annexed 400 acres. That vote was 4-3.

Residents against the annexation plans claimed the proposals were land grabs that would raise property taxes and run people off their land.

City leaders said the plans would have allowed for more development.

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