One More Town Wants To Join Trempealeau County Annexation Lawsuit

2 Towns Currently Challenging Nearby City's Annexation Of Frac Sand Mine


Residents in a Trempealeau County town want to join a lawsuit against the city of Independence for its controversial annexation of a frac sand mining site.

Seven residents from the town of Arcadia have filed motions to join the towns of Lincoln and Burnside in their lawsuit against Independence, which aims to reverse a controversial annexation of a frac sand mine. Attorney Sean O’Flaherty said the Arcadia Town Board stayed neutral, forcing his clients to take legal action.

“Up ’til now the residents of the town of Arcadia, including my clients, have not had any say in the lawsuit,” said O’Flaherty.

Stay informed on the latest news

Sign up for WPR’s email newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If a judge lets the residents join the lawsuit, it will make them equal parties in court, meaning a settlement can’t be reached without their approval.

O’Flaherty expects up to eight more people from the town of Arcadia to join the suit. He said the judge should rule on the motions by the end of the month.

Related Stories