Batesville Fire Chief Clearing Up Misconceptions About Proposed Annexation

Published 08/16 2014 05:57PM

Updated 08/17 2014 01:54PM

JONESBORO, AR -- A proposal to annex an area in the city's proposed Fifth Ward is creating anxiety in Independence County.

But Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn wants to clear up some misconceptions.

If the area is annexed into Batesville -- water, addresses, and the 911 system will not change.

He says school district boundaries will also remain the same.

"That's a huge savings financially for the citizens and its incentive for more industry to come to that area of the county," Gleghorn said.

That proposed annexation will also create two additional city council seats that would specifically represent the Desha and Southside area.

Gleghorn added, "That would make ten city council members to make decisions for the whole city."

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