Center Grove area residents likely have gotten a knock on the door, seen yards signs or heard someone sounding off.
Supporters and opponents of the proposal to create a new town government are trying to rally support.
Both sides said they’ve been hampered by the sweltering heat, and their volunteers haven’t been able to go door-to-door to gather signatures or talk to neighbors as much as they’d like. They also are placing yard signs, telling neighbors what they think and encouraging people to call the Johnson County Board of Commissioners.
Regardless of which side of the issue you are on, you can sign a petition on Saturday. Those for and against creating a new town are conducting dueling drive-through petition drives.
The petition drives will let people weigh in on the proposed town without getting out of their cars. Opponents will be set up at the Center Grove schools administration building, 4800 W. Stones Crossing Road. Supporters will be at Center Grove Middle School North, 202 N. Morgantown Road, and Sugar Grove Elementary School, 4135 W. Smith Valley Road.
Residents won’t be voting on whether to create a town. That decision is up to the three-member board of commissioners. But both sides are trying to show the commissioners that they have the support of many residents.
Greenwood and possibly Indianapolis also would have to agree to allow the formation of a new town of 28,000 residents in the White River Township area, because it would be within three miles of their borders.