Coast city calls truce in long-running annexation fight

by Associated Press

Published: December 19,2012

Tags: annex, annexation, city, government, land, municipal, municipality, property, real estate, resolution

BILOXI and GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted unanimously to approve a resolution that could put an end to a longstanding annexation dispute with the city of Biloxi.

The property in question consists of about two-and-one-half square miles along the Mississippi 605 corridor north and east of Gulfport’s corporate boundaries.

The Sun Herald reports the resolution says if Biloxi stops the annexation effort that it began on Aug. 13, 2010, Gulfport will stop its bid to annex a portion of that same area, which was filed July 29, 2009.

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway told the newspaper his city has spent a lot of money on the annexation and he isn’t in favor of walking away.

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One Response to “Coast city calls truce in long-running annexation fight”

  1. Alan Says:

    The City of Gulfport annexed an area adjacent to current area in questionmore that 10 years ago. Even though we receive a water bill , WE HAVE DO NOT HAVE WATER SERVICE.

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