- Anderson Annexation
Lapel officials move forward with super-voluntary annexation
The Anderson City Council killed Anderson Fast Forward last month, but a proposed super-voluntary annexation designed to keep Anderson at bay is moving ahead.
Council members: Annexation failure could foster cooperation
In the end, there was probably little chance Mayor Kevin Smith’s expansive Anderson Fast Forward annexation proposals would be approved. They were large, complex, costly and controversial from the outset. Thursday night, the City Council rejected both plans.
Council votes down annexation efforts
The Anderson City Council on Thursday night rejected Mayor Kevin Smith’s Anderson Fast Forward Annexation proposals. The vote on the proposed northeast annexation was 7-2; the vote on the proposed southwest annexation was 6-3.
City Council could decide annexation questions tonight
There has been a month of intense public discussion about Anderson Fast Forward, Mayor Kevin Smith’s proposal to annex nearly 21 square miles of new land into the city. Tonight, the question of how, or whether, to move forward with that plan once again falls on the shoulders of nine members of the Anderson City Council.
Anderson annexation: Question one
With Anderson City Council set to consider an ambitious annexation plan Tuesday, questions abound about the short- and long-term impact of the plan abound. Key among them: What impact would annexation have on the Mallard Lake landfill?
Anderson annexation: Other key questions
The City of Anderson is proposing to annex more than 20 square miles of property, most of it giving the city more access to Interstate 69 to the southwest and a smaller portion on the northeast side of the city. Here are answers to 19 other key questions.
Debate rages over Anderson’s proposed annexations
“Anderson Fast Forward is the largest public policy proposal the city of Anderson has been engaged in since 1957,” Mayor Kevin Smith told The Herald Bulletin’s editorial board recently. He calls it a defining moment in charting the city’s future.
Editorial: On balance, annexation in community’s best interests
While residents of affected areas have many valid concerns, annexation would be a boon to Anderson — and what’s good for Anderson is generally good for Madison County.
Live chat: Discuss annexation with Stuart Hirsch
Herald Bulletin reporter Stuart Hirsch is answering your questions and responding to your comments regarding the city of Anderson's proposal to annex about 21 square miles of land on the city's northeast and southwest sides. Join us now by clicking here.
- Lapel officials move forward with super-voluntary annexation