Dayton accuses Lafayette of ‘acting like colonizers’ on annexation, promises lawsuit
Lawsuit coming, Dayton officials tell Lafayette, after the city annexes property just north of its neighboring town. Plus, West Lafayette OKs parks plan that reaches into the county
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DAYTON ACCUSES LAFAYETTE OF ‘ACTING LIKE COLONIZERS’ ON ANNEXATION
Look for the town of Dayton, population of roughly 1,500 people, to take Lafayette to court, saying the neighboring city is breaching longstanding agreements by jumping Interstate 65 and taking acreage town leaders say they’ve had in their growth plans for generations.
On Monday, the unpersuasive plea for Lafayette to slow down before the final vote on the annexation of 132 acres near Haggerty Lane, came with accusations from Dayton Town Council members that Lafayette officials had total disregard for their neighboring town and were part of orchestrating the plan to bring the industrial land owned by Carr Family Farm LLC into the city.
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