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Bloomington Area 7 Annexation Group To Meet Tonight
Updated March 16, 2017 8:43 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Residents of Area Seven in the Bloomington annexation plan are invited to a meeting tonight to learn more about Mayor John Hamilton's annexation proposal.

The Rural Monroe County Citizens Against Area 7 Annexation group will host the meeting at Bloomington High School North in the large group instruction room, across from the library. The meeting is set to start at 7 p.m.

The main purpose of the meeting is to inform Area Seven residents about the annexation process, its effects and the options to fight annexation, according to a press release.

Meeting organizers hope to persuade Area Seven residents to sign a petition against the annexation.

Mayor Hamilton's proposed annexation plan would incorporate 9,848 acres. Seven areas have been proposed to be part of the official bounds of the city. These areas expand as far south as the intersection of Rogers and Walnut streets; as far west as the block of West Gifford Road, S.R. 48 and South Park Square Drive; as far north as the intersection of S.R. 37 and North S.R. 37 Business; and as far east as Heritage Woods Road.

This would add about 15,000 more people to the city population and bring the total population of Bloomington to 100,000. This would make Bloomington the fifth largest city in Indiana, according to the most recent Census data.

The city plans to have a series of public information meetings next week to discuss the plan with residents. The meetings will run March 20-25 and will take place at City Hall.

For more information about the annexation plan, visit bloomington.in.gov/annex.



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