The biggest highlights of the reorganization plan will remain the same, but the Zionsville Town Council did make several amendments to the proposed partnership with Perry Township.
The council discussed Thursday night, April 24, changes to the mayor's power, parks board and other minor changes to the reorganization plan.
Town Council President Jeff Papa said the reorganization is possible because Eagle and Perry townships are next to each other even though Zionsville has 1,600 linear feet adjacent to Perry Township.
"In terms of a town and a township merging, there are two ways to do that," Papa said. "The township, which has part of the municipality, can reorganize; or two townships that touch each other can reorganize. Although the Eagle Township government is eliminated, the statute states the resulting entity retains all rights, duties and responsibilities of the township. So, we are Eagle Township, and we are Union Township. There may be a municipality in between, but we are two adjoining townships."
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.