Why Incorporate?

Incorporation supports the long-term survivability of Lisbon.  In other municipalities like Summit and Richfield, the citizens voted to incorporate in order to:

  • Gain direct control of land use.
  • Protect their boundaries from annexation by adjacent cities and villages.
  • Avoid boundary litigation.
  • Protect current and future revenue sources, such as property taxes from developed land that help offset the rising costs of providing government services.

If the Town doesn’t incorporate, we wouldn’t be able to:

  • Preserve our identity and character.
  • Have local control over planning and zoning decisions.
  • Attract and retain desirable businesses.
  • Preserve our borders to protect the future of our community.
  • Enhance fiscal control.
  • Finance projects more efficiently and effectively.
  • Improve our bond rating.
  • Access state and federal aids, grants and shared revenues only available to villages and cities.