TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo has already annexed 16 square miles from Lee County, but the city is still tying up some loose ends.
Property owners who were in Lee County didn't have to think about their land being zoned, but now that they're Tupelo residents, they do.
And the city's Planning Committee has been hearing from some of them.
"We had a public hearing on this at the previous Planning Committee meeting and had several people come and talk to us about it, especially property owners," said City Planner Pat Falkner. "Said 'I'd like mine to be zoned this way or that way.' We responded to those, and we incorporated those changes on the map."
"In every one of these changes, except for one, we followed the request of the owner," said Falkner.
Zoning is not the only change that's come about with the annexation.
Mayor Jack Reed Jr. says the city must now redraw its ward lines to make sure there's proper minority representation on the City Council.
When that new map is drawn, it'll have to be submitted to the U.S. Justice Department for approval.