County residents in opposition to Kokomo's plans to annex are required, by state statute, to present sixty-five percent of property owners' signatures to a judge. In this case, it's Tipton Judge Thomas Lett. Arguments between the city and remonstrators were mostly tangled in the wording of the waivers signed by developers, which have been purported to have surrendered residents' future rights to annex in exchange for city services. Lawyer for the remonstrators Alan Wilson called the description of "city services" ambiguous, saying that state law insists a waiver define what specific city service is being waived.
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