Dayton promises ‘litigation for years’ over Lafayette annexation
Town accuses Lafayette of ‘steamrolling’ Dayton. Lafayette officials don’t blink, move forward on plans to accommodate annexation request from landowner at odds with neighboring town of Dayton.
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DAYTON PROMISES ‘LITIGATION FOR YEARS’ OVER LAFAYETTE ANNEXATION
Lafayette officials seemed unfazed Monday night after a Dayton Town Council member promised a lengthy court battle if the city followed through on annexing a piece of ground the town has considered a key part of its future growth plans.
Moments before the Lafayette City Council unanimously approved a fiscal plan – laying out a timeline for how the city planned to provide utilities, police and fire protection – for a voluntary annexation of a 132-acre piece of land known as the Carr Family Farm, Dayton Town Council member Marc Buhrmester challenged the council to look at the situation from the neighboring town’s point of view.