Huntington Annexation Plans Struck Down

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

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Huntington Annexation Plans Struck Down

July 9, 2014 Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 10:35 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- A planned annexation in Huntington is no longer on the table as the Huntington City Council voted it down.

In a packed council chambers, the proposed annexation met its demise in a 4-3 vote against the first phase. Mayor Brooks Fetters asked the council how they felt about four other phases of the annexation, they voted 6-1 not to proceed.

The proposal would have added 4 1/2 sq. miles to the city of Huntington. Mayor Fetters planned on using the land to develop new residential and commercial projects.

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