- Why would someone want to Annex into the Town of Avon?
Annexation enables Avon residents to manage future growth in the area that will directly impact the Avon community in issues such as schools, housing quality, roads, and economic development.
- Will I pay more taxes?
Residential properties with a Gross Assessed Value of $93,500 or more will not pay more taxes for one acre of the property, which includes the home because they are at the 1% property tax cap. Portions of residential property in the area greater than the one-acre will be at the 3% property tax cap and may pay an additional amount. Properties assessed by the County Assessor in the agricultural category are already at the 2% property tax cap and will not pay more taxes unless there is a portion in the 3% property tax cap category.
- What are the steps for annexation?
The Town Council introduces an annexation ordinance, adopts a fiscal plan for the annexation, notifies property owners of the public hearing, holds the public hearing, considers changes to the ordinance based on public comment, and votes on the final adoption of the annexation ordinance.
- What services will the Town provide?
Some of the services include:
- Police protection: Avon Police Department
- Snow removal and road maintenance: Avon Public Works
- Plan review and approval: Avon Planning and Building
- Building permit review and approval: Avon Planning and Building
- The Washington Township/Avon Fire Department will continue to provide fire protection. Police and Fire have mutual aid agreements with surrounding agencies to assist when necessary.
- Residents receive an annual $50 programming discount at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. Membership is not required to receive the discount.
- Does the Town provide trash collection?
No. Trash collection is a private service.
- Does the Town charge any fees?
Yes, for stormwater, permits, and police reports. Some of the permits are gun permits, alarm permits, and planning/ building permits. The stormwater fee for residential property is $6 per month and replaces the legal drain fee. Chapter 4, Article 12 of the Town Code lists the fees of the Town. It is online at www.avongov.org.
- Can I serve on a Board or Commission?
Yes. Residents will be able to serve on Town Boards and Commissions, run for elected office, and vote for the Town Council, Town Judge, and Clerk-Treasurer.
- Who governs the Town?
The Town Council is responsible for governing the Town.
The current list of Council Members can be found at www.avongov.gov/towncouncil
- Will the zip code change?
No. The zip code is determined by the United States Postal Service and is not related to Town boundaries. In the past, the Town has had discussions with the United States Postal Service about having an Avon zip code for additional areas but this is unrelated to annexation.
- Will the Town require my home to connect to water or sewer lines?
No. Water and sewer services are provided by other entities that are not part of the Town government.