Should the town of Fishers become a city?
Residents asked to consider changes ahead of vote
Last Updated: 251 days ago
FISHERS, Ind. - The town of Fishers launched a campaign to consider reorganizing into a city.
The first of several meeting was scheduled for Wednesday to explain two referenda questions that residents will vote on in November.
The first question asks residents if the town of Fishers and Fall Creek Township should reorganize as a single unit.
The other question asks voters if Fishers should become a city.
Officials said Hoosiers living in Fishers and Fall Creek Township can vote on question No. 1, and only current Fishers residents can vote on question No. 2.
Fishers Town Manager Scott Fadness said residents must ultimately decide if they want a traditional or reorganized government.
"There are very big differences between a reorganized city and what we would consider the traditional city in Indiana, such as a Carmel or Noblesville,” Fadness said.
The purpose of the meetings scheduled this month and in October is to help residents make a decision.
"I think it shows a lot of concern by the town of Fishers to really educate voters on this important issue on the ballot in November,” said Wayne Crane with Citizens to Reorganize Fishers.
Resident Diane Spradlin said she hopes people take advantage of the information presented at the meetings.
“Unfortunately, the people who attend those (meetings) probably already know a little bit more than the people who won't attend them,” Spradlin said.
Fadness said officials are working to educate residents.
"The town council, one of its main directives was to make sure we educate employees and citizens to the best of our ability,” he said.
The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Fishers Town Hall Auditorium located on One Municipal Drive, in the Fishers Municipal Complex.
For more information, visit The Future of Fishers.
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