RESOLUTION OF THE LEO-CEDARVILLE TOWN COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE FORMATION OF A STUDY COMMISSION, JOINTLY WITH COMMUNITIES AND TOWNSHIPS IN FAST ALLEN COUNTY, TO REVIEW H.B. 1362, LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION.
WHEREAS, the Indiana General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed into law, a certain statute known as HB 1362, which establishes a uniform procedure for the reorganization of political subdivisions; and
WHEREAS, the Leo-Cedarville Town Council has determined that it should begin discussions with other political subdivisions in East Allen County with reference to the effect of HB 1362 upon these political subdivisions; and
WHEREAS, the public discussion of the effects of local government reorganization should take place in a unified and organized manner,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LEO-CEDARVILLE as follows:
The Town of Leo-Cedarville, by and through its Common Council, is authorized and directed to appoint members to a Joint Study Committee for the purposes of investigating the potential for reorganization, including consolidation, of local political subdivisions under the terms of HB 1362.
It is anticipated that the Joint Study Committee shall be comprised of the cities and towns of New Haven, Woodburn, Grabill, Leo-Cedarville and Monroeville, and the townships of Adams, Cedar Creek, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Maumee, Milan, Monroe, Scipio and Springfield.
The Joint Study Committee shall be formed by the common agreement of the governing bodies of the member political subdivision, which shall appoint representatives as agreed by further discussion and deliberation.
The Joint Study Committee shall, in general, study the potential affects of HB 1362 on local government in Allen County, investigate possible consolidation of local political subdivisions, and make recommendations to the respective governing bodies of the member local political subdivisions.
Passed and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana on this 17th day of April, 2006.
R. Paul Steffens
Cindy J. Kimm