BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WISH) - The Town of Brownsburg is one step closer to expanding its borders.
The town council reached a controversial decision Thursday evening to expand its borders, but residents say the fight over annexation isn't over yet.
The council voted Thursday 3-2 in favor of annexation.
It includes 4500 acres, 996 homes, and about 2,600 people.
At a public hearing Thursday, residents spoke out, dozens blasting the proposed plan.
"Your documented actions while this side of legal, are certainly not moral, and reflect really how little you value our opinions, which our message has been consistent," said one resident.
"I regret that I have to come before you today to express my dissatisfaction that you are pushing something on us that we didn't ask for, we don't need, and we don't want," said another.
Two business owners spoke in favor of the annexation, saying they believe it will be good for the town.
The majority of council members said the expansion is critical for the town's growth.
"We've heard everything you have been sharing with us these past few months. We do see you all as individuals, and we know you have families… budgets, and still have some unanswered questions," said Council President Dwayne Sawyer. Sawyer explained this decision is for the future of the town.
Residents say they plan to take this battle to court.
"Our 90 days has just started now. We have 90 days to get all the signatures we need, and we're close already. So there is no doubt we're going to have the number of signatures, and we will remonstrate through the court, and we will win," said Sabrina Graham, who has fought against the annexation from the beginning.
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