Independence County Residents Planning To Fight Annexation

Published 08/24 2014 07:39PM

Updated 08/24 2014 07:40PM

Anti-annexation poster
Anti-annexation poster

BATESVILLE, AR -- Voters in Independence County are planning to fight a proposed annexation into Batesville.

The city council is giving residents until Monday to make their final vote on the issue.

Batesville's Mayor wants to bring in close to 2,400 people from surrounding communities to attract new business to the area.

The move would result in higher property and sales taxes for annexed homeowners.

Those opposed to the annexation plan to make their case before the council tomorrow.

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