Leachville annexation passed by voters

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
With the approval of annexation by voters, the city of Leachville hopes to see growth in the near future.

Leachville is one step closer to expanding its city limits and population with voters approving the city's proposed annexation 124 for, 53 against during the Tuesday, May 20, Primary Election.

"We want to thank the voters for their support," Leachville Mayor Sheila Spurlock said. "The annexation will be an asset to our city and will give us the room we need to grow. Once it has final approval, Leachville will have several new businesses as well as residents. For the citizens in the annexed area we can now offer more police protection and other things. We are very happy about this opportunity."

Mayor Spurlock and city clerk Ruth Keith explained that voter approval is a vital step in the annexation process. Next the annexation will be filed with Mississippi County and the state. If it is not contested it will be final in 60 days. The annexed area will move the Leachville city limits to include Buffalo Ditch to the Craighead County Line on Highway 18, Highway 119 (Wildy Road) across from the Leachville intersection to the curve, and one mile north and south on County Road 17.

Once the annexation becomes affective the city will look into changing its wards for voting as well as possibly request an additional census count.

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  • Has the rural area been notified about the extra tax they will be paying by being in the city limits?? and most of the cities duties that are common in town that they want be getting, although they will be paying the same taxes for it?? Its something to take in consideration, after all these folk's had chosen to live in a rural area instead of living in town because of the quietness of country living. In closing think before you VOTE !!!!!...............James Atkinson.

    -- Posted by oldiebutgoodus on Wed, May 28, 2014, at 11:24 PM
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