Court: Carmel can annex Clay Township

Court: Carmel can annex Clay Township

There are 119 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jun 28, 2007, titled Court: Carmel can annex Clay Township. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

In a decision expected to influence land battles across the state, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Carmel can move ahead with its controversial annexation of southwest Clay Township.

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“Equality for ALL”

Since: May 07

Indianapolis/Muncie

#1 Jun 28, 2007
Yuck
Carmel

Morenci, MI

#2 Jun 28, 2007
Carmel just needs money the boys were sweating!! YUCK I agree.
cabert

Shelbyville, IN

#3 Jun 28, 2007
I guess Home Place is next
racecar_fan

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jun 28, 2007
I wish Shepard would check his math.
"The organization leading the remonstrance negotiated favorable terms with the city and decided to settle,"

About 2380 property owners signed the petition against being annexed. Later on, when the city of Carmel negoitiated with the organizations of the petition, the terms of an agreement wre mailed out, about 500 of the property owners agreed with the deal or about 15% of the total property owners. This makes the assumption that this mail-in vote was not tampered with.

I'd love to know how Shepard equates signing a petition against doing something amounts to giving the organizers the ability to negotiate terms.
A Friend

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jun 28, 2007
I've never understood why they won a court battle to begin with. They get all the same benefits as all other Carmel residents...schools, library, police and fire services, youth leagues, etc, so why shouldn't they be paying the same amount of taxes as all other residents?
Hang In There

Mansfield, IL

#6 Jun 28, 2007
There is a way of stoping this. It's called BOMB.
good news

United States

#7 Jun 28, 2007
now we can vote the mayor out of office
Lord Garth of Izar

Carmel, IN

#8 Jun 28, 2007
Now that Carmel has annexed Austria, er, I mean Clay Township, what's next?
not-so-thrilled

Louisville, KY

#9 Jun 28, 2007
I'm glad Mr. Yde is so thrilled to be paying increased taxes for services we already paid for. I expect to see Mr. Yde run for the pivotal post of "CITY COUNCIL" someday. This is one vote you shouldn't count on in your bid. You sold us out. Neighbors trusted you and NOAX and signed that agreement thinking that it was yet another petition from NOAX -and blindly signed. NICE WORK. You sold us out, and you have the audacity to let yourself be quoted on this matter. You should be hiding from embarrassment today -not giving interviews!

To all the idiots who don't think SW Clay pays for education, please learn a little something before you mouth off.
Back to Kansas Toto

Kokomo, IN

#10 Jun 28, 2007
racecar_fan wrote:
I wish Shepard would check his math.
"The organization leading the remonstrance negotiated favorable terms with the city and decided to settle,"
About 2380 property owners signed the petition against being annexed. Later on, when the city of Carmel negoitiated with the organizations of the petition, the terms of an agreement wre mailed out, about 500 of the property owners agreed with the deal or about 15% of the total property owners. This makes the assumption that this mail-in vote was not tampered with.
I'd love to know how Shepard equates signing a petition against doing something amounts to giving the organizers the ability to negotiate terms.
2380 homeowners were given the chance to weigh in on whether or not they wanted to deal. 500 people sent in their responses by mail. The other 1880 folks were to lazy to be bothered with it, and now they want to complain? It's called having a chance to participate in setting their own future and they blew it. No pity from me at all.
That's why we have such crappy government in general at local, state and federal levels. People want to gripe and moan but they don't do anything to really participate in the process. As our country becomes more prosperous, we also become more lazy. What happened in Carmel is a symptom of what's happening all over the country.
Ubie

Avon, IN

#11 Jun 28, 2007
Ol' Jim needs the money.
Willie

AOL

#13 Jun 28, 2007
Look at the bright side of this..This gives Mayor Jim a new place to build another 'round-about'....so carmel's traffic jams can be even more screwed up.. I say we invite Judge Randy to move away from Crown Hill...to beautiful Home Place...gotta love those new taxes...

Since: Feb 07

Carmel, IN

#14 Jun 28, 2007
good news wrote:
now we can vote the mayor out of office
I am sure JB and his clan will make sure you wait another four years. I just hope they get this over with so we can all move on....

Since: Feb 07

Carmel, IN

#15 Jun 28, 2007
Maybe we can stop that $700K roundabout that the county was going to start sometime soon. That would be way too plain! We can spend our $700K and then add another $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 to embellish it a bit. You know, lights, irrigation, fountains?? I was reading somewhere where the city spent six figures with a nursey to plant the World's Tiniest Roundabout.

Since: Feb 07

Carmel, IN

#16 Jun 28, 2007
OOps! I forgot to mention the above referenced roundabout in planning is the one at 96th and Towne...
American

Jeffersonville, OH

#17 Jun 28, 2007
Wow. The Supreme Court is as corrupt as it is stupid. This is just the SC skipping the law and deciding cases based on chosen outcomes.
American

Jeffersonville, OH

#18 Jun 28, 2007
A Friend wrote:
I've never understood why they won a court battle to begin with. They get all the same benefits as all other Carmel residents...schools, library, police and fire services, youth leagues, etc, so why shouldn't they be paying the same amount of taxes as all other residents?
Talk about arrogant Liberalism.

Who ever asked you for these services?
Annexation

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jun 28, 2007
Lord Garth of Izar wrote:
Now that Carmel has annexed Austria, er, I mean Clay Township, what's next?
What's next? Next CarMEL will be annexing Indianapolis.
Make them work

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Jun 28, 2007
After annexation, the residents should make sure they get their money worth. If I see a twig or leaf on the street, I am calling the street department. If there is flooding, I am calling. If there is a dog loose, I am calling. Make sure you get what you pay for.
Brent

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Jun 28, 2007
Clay township are slums to start with.They need to be torn down and some nice houses built there.

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