Posts Tagged ‘annexation’

Council votes to drop annexation plan with provisions

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted to drop its annexation bid for property east of the Biloxi River — but only if Gulfport and Harrison County drop objections to Biloxi’s annexation of 2.5 square miles to its north. Yesterday’s resolution also requires that Gulfport refrain from annexing any property east of the Biloxi […] [...]

Attorneys preparing final briefs in hospital-annexation case

OXFORD — Attorneys have 30 days to submit final briefs in case that will decide whether the land that a company has selected as the location of its new $300 million hospital will be included in the Oxford city limits. The Oxford Eagle reports Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi wants to build on the 160-acre site […] [...]

Coast city calls truce in long-running annexation fight

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 […] [...]

Officials vote not to oppose city’s annexation plan

TUPELO — The Lee County Board of Supervisors has decided against opposing the city of Tupelo’s annexation effort. WTVA-TV reports the supervisors’ vote was unanimous. Their decision comes just a few days after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city’s effort to take in approximately 16 square miles from the county. Lee […] [...]

City’s annexation plan upheld by Supreme Court

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo’s plan to expand its borders has been upheld by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the 16-square-mile annexation would add approximately 2,500 residents to the city. Special Chancellor Edward Prisock approved the city’s annexation plan Dec. 17, 2010, but the decision was appealed by Lee […] [...]

Commission votes to oppose Louisiana’s water annexation

GULF OF MEXICO — At a special meeting of the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR), the commissioners unanimously passed a resolution opposing Louisiana’s move to extend its state water boundaries Gulf-ward into federal waters. The approved resolution has been submitted to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. The resolution states: “The MCMR is opposed to […] [...]

Coast city decides not to appeal decision on proposed annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian has now decided it won’t appeal a judge’s decision denying the city’s request to annex 5.4 square miles in Harrison County. The Sea Coast Echo reports the board of aldermen reached that decision this week after Mayor Chipper McDermott said an appeal would cost $60,000. Aldermen then […] [...]

City looking to push out closer to highway bypass

OKOLONA — Okolona officials want to push the city limits out closer to the U.S. 45 Bypass. Mayor Louise Cole tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal moving the city limits eastward to within about a tenth of a mile of the bypass might attract a hotel and restaurant to the area. Robert Shinn, who lives […] [...]

City budgets $175K to finance proposed annexation

PASCAGOULA — An additional $175,000 will come out of the Pascagoula general fund this fiscal year to finance annexation. The Mississippi Press reports city leaders approved the budget amendment. The city’s plan to annex about 21 square miles east of the city got rolling in fall 2010, and has been a subject of debate ever […] [...]

Coast city to appeal judge’s decision on proposed annexation

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian plans to appeal a judge’s decision denying the city’s request to annex 5.4 square miles in Harrison County. That’s according to a court notice the city has filed. The Sun Herald reports the city will appeal to the state Supreme Court the ruling specially appointed Chancellor Hollis […] [...]

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