Batesville Council Passes Annexation Ballot Measure

Published 08/25 2014 11:34PM

Updated 08/26 2014 08:28AM

BATESVILLE, AR - Batesville city council members have voted to place a hotly debated annexation proposal on the ballot in November.

The decision was made in front of a crowd of frustrated county residents Monday.

Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and other city leaders want to annex more than 2400 people into city limits for economic growth. Last week hundreds of residents rallied to fight the proposal and many more showed up Monday to voice their concerns to city leaders.

After two hours of public comments, mostly against the proposal, the council approved putting the measure before voters Nov. 4. 

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