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3rd Circuit: Henderson annexation should be heard

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 09, 2013 Mar 9, 2013 Saturday, March 09 2013 March 09, 2013 10:57 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. - A state appeals court has revived Henderson's attempt to annex 46 acres at the Interstate 10 exit west of town.

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal this past week overturned a state district judge's decision to throw out the annexation. The court ruled that the town of Henderson should have a chance to argue at trial that the annexation of an area that includes restaurants, truck-stop casinos and gas stations that could beef up tax revenues was legal.

The Advocate reports Henderson annexed the property in 2011 and several businesses sued, contesting the move.

Mayor Sherbin Collette says he wants to develop the area as a gateway to the town.

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