Argos Town Council to petition itself for annexation

ARGOS – Now that the purchase of 75 acres of land has been finalized, the town faces one more hurdle - annexation.

In order to do that, the town council voted to petition as a landowner to the governing body, itself. This fulfills statutory requirements for annexation where the landowner is freely requesting the action, Argos town attorney Derek Jones said.

Jones reported that an agreement was signed between the town and the owner of property adjacent to the town’s recent purchase of 75 acres that if the entire parcel winds up on county tax rolls, then the private owner will repay the town for its portion of the tax bill, since municipalities are not liable for property tax.

(Review the other action taken by the council in Friday, May 3 edition of The Pilot News.)