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Town of Sherman wants to expand its limits

Reported by: Robert Byers
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Updated: 12/03/2013 7:31 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Sherman Mayor Ben Logan was the only person who took the stand at the annexation hearing in Lee County Chancery Court.

Logan outlined the town's plans to take in about two and a half square miles.

It's an area which primarily includes land around the highway leading to the nearby Toyota plant.

Logan said, "We need to be able to put zoning and planning controls there so that intersection is a gateway to Tupelo, Pontotoc and New Albany."

The mayor also says part of the annexation plan includes room for more residential areas in this town of about 650.

Logan said, "Those are primarily in the north and east. The rest of the area is more prone to industrial and commercial developments."

Logan testified on the status of the town's finances and other services that must be addressed in court before annexed areas are ever taken in.

The city of Tupelo officially dropped its opposition to the annexation, after an almost two mile buffer zone between the Sherman and Tupelo limits was added to the annex plans.

Logan said, "I'm just pleased we could work with our neighbors. We worked with the town of Blue Springs and the city of Tupelo to make sure that each of us has room to grow."

Because Sherman sits in Lee, Union and Pontotoc Counties hearings on this matter will also be held in Pontotoc and Union Counties.

The judge is expected to rule next week on whether or not to approve the annexation plans in Sherman.






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