§ 11.01  CITY BOUNDARY.
   (A)   The entire boundary line or corporate limits of the City of Columbia City, Indiana, located in parts of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15, all being in Township 31 North, Range 9 East, together with part of Sections 6 and 7 in Township 31 North, Range 10 East, all being in Whitley County, Indiana, and all together being more particularly described as follows, to wit:
   BEGINNING at the point of intersection of the West line of said Section 14 with the centerline of the Phillips Ditch; thence Easterly, on and along said centerline to the centerline of the Blue River; thence Northerly, on and along said centerline of the Blue River, to the North line of said Section 14; thence East, on and along said North line, to a point situated 1004.5 feet East of the Northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 14; thence South, a distance of 30 feet; thence East, a distance of 116.8 feet; thence South, a distance of 468.3 feet; thence East, a distance of 548.5 feet; thence North, a distance of 498.3 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 14; thence East, on and along said North line, to a point situated 99 feet West of the East line of Indiana Street; thence South, a distance of 57.75 feet; thence East, a distance of 123.75 feet; thence Southeasterly and parallel to the North line of Collins Street to the West line of Smith's Addition; thence South, on and along said West line, to the Southwest corner of said Smith's Addition; thence East, on and along the South line of said Smith's Addition to the East line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 14; thence South, on and along said East line, to a point situated 322 feet South of the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 14; thence S83°E, a distance of 747.6 feet; thence South, a distance of 145.6 feet; thence East, a distance of 150 feet; thence North, a distance of 356.5 feet to the point of intersection with the centerline of Raber Road, said point being 381.1 feet Southeasterly of the intersection of said centerline with the North line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 14, said distance being measured along said centerline; thence Southeasterly, on and along said centerline, a distance of 270 feet; thence North, to a point on the North line of said Section 14, said point also being on the South line of Shank's Addition, said point further being situated a distance of 571.4 feet East of the intersection of the centerline of said Raber Road with the North line of said Section 14; thence East, on and along the South line of said Shank's Addition to the Southwesterly right-of-way line of the Penn Central Railroad; thence Southeasterly, on and along said Southwesterly right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the Southerly projection of the East right-of-way line of Towerview Drive; thence North, on and along said Southerly projection to the point of intersection with the South right-of-way line of County Road 100S; thence East, on and along said South right-of-way line, to a point South of the Southwest corner of a certain 1.00 acre tract of land as recorded in Document Number 86-8-95 in the records of Whitley County, Indiana; thence N00°-49'-52"W, on and along the West line of said 1.00 acre tract of land, a distance of 310.4 feet to the Northwest corner of said 1.00 acre tract of land; thence S89°-11'-22"E, on and along the North line of said 1.00 acre tract of land and on and along the North line of a certain 1 acre tract of land as recorded in Document Number 99-4-293 in said records and on and along the North line of a certain tract of land as recorded in Document Number 90-3-226 in said records, being parallel to the South line of said Section 12, a distance of 450.00 feet to an iron pin found at the Northeast corner of said tract of land in Document Number 90-3-226; thence S00°-56'-45"E, on and along the East line of said tract of land in Document Number 90-3-226, a distance of 290.4 feet to a Mag nail found at the Southeast corner of said tract of land in Document Number 90-3-226, said Mag nail being on the South line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 12; thence S89°-11'-22"E, on and along said South line, being within the right-of-way of County Road 100S, a distance of 367.0 feet to a Mag nail, said Mag nail being situated N89°-11'-22"W, a distance of 57.0 feet from an iron pin found at the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 12; thence N01°-23'-12"W, parallel to the East line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 12, a distance of 2640.26 feet to a point on the North line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 12; thence East, on and along the South line of the North half of said Section 12 to the Northwest corner of a certain tract of land as recorded in Document Number 90-6-299 in said records, said corner being situated 330 feet West of the Southeast corner of the North half of said Section 12; thence South, on and along said West line of said tract of land in Document Number 90-6-299 and the Southerly projection thereof, a distance of 885 feet to the centerline of U.S. Highway Number 30; thence Southeasterly, on and along said centerline, a distance of 511 feet to the point of intersection with the East line of said Section 12; thence continuing Southeasterly, on and along said centerline, a distance of 996 feet to a point situated 53 feet (measured at right angles), Northwest of the centerline of the Eel River; thence N40°-46'E, parallel to the centerline of said Eel River, a distance of 579.4 feet to the Southeast corner of a certain tract of land recorded as Parcel "B" in Document Number 90-6-299; thence North, parallel to the East line of the West half of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7, a distance of 289.7 feet; thence East, parallel to the South line of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7, a distance of 33 feet to a point on the East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7, said point being 33 feet North of the Southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7; thence North, on and along the East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7, a distance of 1307 feet to the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7; thence East, on and along the North line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 7, to the Southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 7; thence North, on and along the East line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 7 to the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 7; thence West, on and along the North line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 7 to a point situated N89°-25'E, a distance of 1316.40 feet from the Southwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 6; thence N01°-30'E, a distance of 1071 feet to a point on the South right-of-way line of Old Trail Road; thence N80°-20'W, on and along said South right-of-way line, a distance of 169 feet; thence S82°-25 'W, on and along the South right-of-way line of Old Trail Road and the South right-of-way line of State Road Number 205, a distance of 615.30 feet; thence S84°-25'W, on and along said South right-of-way line of State Road Number 205, a distance of 569.30 feet to a point on the West line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 6; thence Southwesterly, on and along the South right-of-way line of State Road Number 205 to the point of intersection with the East line of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 1; thence N00°-44'W, on and along said East line, being within the right-of-way of County Road 150E, to a P.K. nail found at the Northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 1; thence N88°-41'-09"W, on and along the North line of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 1, a distance of 1331.42 feet to a wood post found at the Northwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 1; thence North, on and along the East line of the West half of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 1 to the point of intersection with the centerline of the Blue River; thence Southwesterly, on and along said centerline to the North right-of-way line of U.S. Highway Number 30; thence Northwesterly, on and along said North right-of-way line to the Southeast corner of a certain tract of land as annexed in Ordinance No. 1996-22 and recorded in Document Number 96-10-28 in said records; thence N00°-36'E, a distance of 1508.1 feet; thence West to the Southeast corner of a certain tract of land annexed as Tract II in Ordinance No. 988; thence North, a distance of 838.1 feet; thence N88°-45'E, a distance of 155.53 feet; thence N00°-01'-35 "W, a distance of 291.81 feet to a point on the South line of a certain tract of land as recorded in Document Number 2011050171 in said records; thence West, on and along said South line to the Southwest corner of said tract of land in Document Number 2011050171; thence North, on and along the West line of said tract of land in Document Number 2011050171 to the point of intersection with the centerline of State Road Number 9; thence Southwesterly, on and along said centerline to the point of intersection with the East right-of-way line of Airport Road extended South; thence N00°-11'E, on and along said East right-of-way line to a point situated 620.88 feet South of and 20.0 feet East of the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 2; thence N89°-24'-23"W, a distance of 231.12 feet; thence N00°-11'E, a distance of 620.88 feet to a point on the North line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 2, said point being situated N89°-24'-23"W, a distance of 211.2 feet from the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 2; thence N89°-24'-23"W, on and along the North line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 2, a distance of 2320.0 feet to a point on the East right-of-way line of State Road Number 109; thence S00°-04'-20"W, a distance of472.5 feet; thence East, a distance of 277.0 feet; thence South, parallel to the West line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 2, a distance of 286.0 feet; thence East, a distance of 34.0 feet; thence South, parallel to the West line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 2, a distance of 280.0 feet; thence West, a distance of 351.0 feet to a point on the West right-of-way line of State Road Number 109; thence South, on and along said West right-of-way line to a point on the South line of a certain tract of land as recorded in Document Number 92-12-200 in said records; thence S89°-33'-20 "W, on and along said South line, to a point on the West line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 3; thence North, on and along the East line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 3 to the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 3; thence S89°-50'-20"W, on and along the North line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 3, a distance of 1442.8 feet to a wood post; thence S01 °-45'-40"E, a distance of 920.O feet; thence S89°-22'-00"W, a distance of 1088.87 feet; thence S01°-50'-30"E, parallel to the West line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 3, a distance of 1419.56 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot Number 1 in Armstrong Corporate Park Section 1 as recorded in Document Number 95-12-502 in said records, said corner being on the Northerly right-of-way line of Connexion Way as shown on said Armstrong Corporate Park Section 1; thence S88°-12'-40"W, on and along said Northerly right-of-way line, a distance of 2.74 feet to the point of curvature of a regular curve to the left, having a radius of 340.00 feet; thence Westerly, on and along said Northerly right-of-way line, being defined by said curve, an arc length of 142.71 feet (the chord of which bears S76°-11'-12"W for a distance of 141.66 feet), to an iron pin found at the point of intersection with the West line ofsaid Section 3, said iron pin also being on the East line of said Section 4, said iron pin further being at the Southeast corner of Lot Number 1 in Armstrong Corporate Park, Section 14 as recorded in Document Number 2018100192 in said records; thence N01°-47'-20"W, on and along said East line, also being on and along the East line of said Lot Number 1, a distance of 278.49 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of said Lot Number 1; thence S51°-56'-36"W, on and along the Northwesterly line of said Lot Number 1 and the Southwesterly projection thereof, a distance of 632.73 feet to a point on the Southwesterly right-of-way line of Lincolnway; thence S45°-32'-00"W, on and along said Southwesterly right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the East line of said Section 4, said point also being on the West line of said Section 3; thence South, on and along the West line of said Section 3 to the point of intersection with the South right-of-way line of U.S. Highway Number 30; thence West, on and along said South right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the West line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 4; thence South, on and along the West line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 4 to the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 4; thence West, on and along the North line of said Section 9 to the point of intersection with the Northerly projection of the West right-of-way line of Niles Street; thence South, on and along said Northerly projection and on and along said West right-of-way line and on and along the Southerly projection of said West right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the North right-of-way line of the Penn Central Railroad; thence Southeasterly, on and along said North right-of-way line to the centerline of the Phillips Ditch; thence Southerly, on and along said centerline to the South right-of-way line of said Penn Central Railroad; thence Southeasterly, on and along said South right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the Southeasterly right-of-way line of the former Vandalia Railroad (now abandoned); thence Southwesterly, on and along said Southeasterly right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the centerline of the Phillips Ditch; thence S16°-37 'E, on and along said centerline, a distance of 350.4 feet; thence N89°-44'E, a distance of 485.9 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot Number 1 in Frank's Addition as recorded in Document Number 93-9-505 in said records; thence S00°-16'E, on and along the West line of Lots Numbered 1 and 2 in said Frank's Addition, a distance of 140.0 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot Number 2, said corner being on the North line of Lot Number 3 in said Frank's Addition; thence S89°-44'W, on and along said North line, a distance of 100.0 feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot Number 3; thence S12°-00'E, on and along the West line of said Lot Number 3, a distance of 103.7 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot Number 3, said corner also being at the Northwest corner of Lot Number 4 in Frank's Addition, Section 2; thence S14°-25'E, on and along the West line of said Lot Number 4, a distance of 384.7 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot Number 4; thence S13°-21'E, a distance of 245.8 feet; thence S29°-08'E, a distance of 552.3 feet; thence S68°-49'-30"E, a distance of 268.7 feet; thence S73°-48'E, to the point of  intersection with the West right-of-way line of State Road Number 205; thence South, on and along said West right-of-way line to the point of intersection with the centerline of the Phillips Ditch; thence Easterly, on and along said centerline, to the point of beginning, containing 3495 acres, more or less.
   (B)   All territory contiguous to the City of Columbia City, lying within the boundary or corporate limits hereinabove described, is annexed to the City of Columbia City, Indiana.
(1980 Code, § 11.01)  (Ord. 604, passed 2-23-1971; Am. Ord. 2017-6, passed 4-11-2017; Am. Ord. 2019-01, passed 2-26-2019)