Leachville annexation passed by voters
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.