Zionsville Times Sentinel

December 5, 2012

Lebanon joins annexation talks on Worth

By Sarah Lang
For the Times Sentinel

— Lebanon has now entered the ring, attempting to annex land in Worth Township, where Whitestown and Zionsville are already duking it out.

The Lebanon City Council approved an ordinance at its Monday meeting, Nov. 26, to annex 8,270 acres in western Worth Township, overlapping 2,621 acres Whitestown is also trying to annex.

This all began Nov. 6, when a Whitestown-Worth Township reorganization plan was defeated in the general election via a referendum question. The defeat, with a final tally of 61 percent of the votes (1,120) to 39 percent (716), opened the door for Zionsville to annex the area, which it began the next morning.

Zionsville Town Council President Tim Haak told The Times Sentinel that the council did not discuss the annexation until the residents of Worth Township contacted Zionsville, expressing concerns about being annexed into Whitestown.

See Wednesday's paper for the full story.