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July 28, 2013

Council to vote on annex rules

Proposed legislation addresses burning, firearms, stormwater, livestock and chemicals.

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Franklin agreed, but said he felt there seemed to be a great deal of distrust between many of the annexed residents and the city and hoped the proposed legislation would help ease their concerns.

Logansport City Councilman Joe Buck agreed.

“They asked for it in writing, so let’s give it to them,” he said.

Bishop’s concerns remained, however. He said he hoped the ordinances, if adopted, wouldn’t create an interpretation that fires and spraying chemicals would only be permitted in the annexation ares.

“I just want to make sure we’re not taking anything away from the city people,” he said.

Franklin said it will ultimately be up to the council whether the ordinances are adopted.

“If you want to kill it, kill it,” he told council members Wednesday.

Another recommended ordinance states “hunting and use of firearms will be permitted” as long as it is performed within laws already established by the state.

The raising of livestock on agriculturally zoned land would also be allowed, another proposed ordinance states.

The council will vote on the ordinances at 5 p.m. Aug. 5 in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of the City Building, 601 E. Broadway.

Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com.

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