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Milton boundary agreement approved

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Gazette staff
October 8, 2009
— The Milton City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a boundary agreement with the town of Milton.

Discussion on the matter was “very minimal” once council members talked about the town’s level of comfort with the agreement, Mayor Tom Chesmore told the Gazette after the meeting.


The city and town have been ironing out the agreement for more than two years. Under state statutes, the city has the right to approve or deny development a mile and a half beyond its borders. The agreement would limit that right to an area bounded by Interstate 90/39 to the west, Klug Road to the north, Vickerman Road to the east and Milton-Harmony Townline Road to the south.


In return, the town would agree to not oppose city annexation within that boundary.


Officials and township residents have said the agreement would benefit landowners no longer under city jurisdiction because they would be able to do more with their land.


The Milton Town Board is scheduled to vote on the agreement Monday.



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