Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Annexation. Changes contiguity requirements so that property adjacent to only one side of the public highway (instead of both sides) must be: (1) within the annexing municipality's boundaries; or (2) annexed by the same ordinance that annexes the public highway. Reduces the number of required public information meetings from six meetings to three meetings if the annexation is initiated by the landowners. Specifies that a landowner whose property is subject to a valid waiver of remonstrance may not file a remonstrance to the annexation. Establishes deadlines for: (1) the county auditor to forward remonstrance petitions to the annexing municipality; and Annexation. Changes contiguity requirements so that property adjacent to only one side of the public highway (instead of both sides) must be: (1) within the annexing municipality's boundaries; or (2) annexed by the same ordinance that annexes the public highway. Reduces the number of required public information meetings from six meetings to three meetings if the annexation is initiated by the landowners. Specifies that a landowner whose property is subject to a valid waiver of remonstrance may not file a remonstrance to the annexation. Establishes deadlines for: (1) the county auditor to forward remonstrance petitions to the annexing municipality; and (2) the annexing municipality to forward documentation regarding valid waivers of the right of remonstrance to the county auditor. Requires a fiscal plan prepared after June 30, 2016, to include in the information provided for each parcel in the annexation territory, the existence of a known waiver of the right to remonstrate on the parcel. Allows municipalities in Kosciusko County to annex noncontiguous territory that is to be used as an industrial park. Makes a technical amendment. Resolves a conflict with a provision in ESB 310-2016. ... View more