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Sign company asks city to annex land

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A traffic sign company wants the city to annex property next to the site where the northern Indiana firm is expanding.

Traffic Control Specialists Inc., which is developing a plant north of Corda Boulevard on Crawfordsville’s far east side, plans to purchase a neighboring six-acre lot that sits just outside the city limits.

The company seeks to use the land for storage and development, Crawfordsville Planning and Community Development director Brandy Allen said.

During Monday’s City Council committee meeting, the annexation committee voted to send an ordinance establishing the addition to the full council for final approval.

The entire council will also review a fiscal plan showing no additional services will be required for the annexed property because the city is already hooked in to the larger site.

A routine public hearing will be held on the annexation request at the full council’s meeting 7 p.m. Dec. 9 in the municipal building.

The company provides traffic setups and switches, flagging crews, temporary and permanent striping and signage, a sign and print shop, traffic information technology services, traffic plan maintenance and sales of safety equipment and supplies.

A property tax abatement was approved for the business by the council last month.

The Crawfordsville plant is at least the company’s second expansion this year. A Fort Wayne branch opened in the spring.

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