Anti-Annexation Group Claims Enough Signatures, City Disagrees

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KOKOMO, IN. Almost as soon as the city of Kokomo began trying to annex outlying areas of the city last year, a petition campaign started among residents of those areas trying to stop the annexation. Last week, the remonstrators submitted rebuttals to signatures the city claimed were invalid.

West side opposition lawyer Alan Wilson says more than 2,500 signatures were submitted, of which 721 were rejected. The group was then faced with the task of rebutting those rebuttals – one written response for every signature deemed invalid…

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