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The City Of Laurel Plans For Annexation

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LAUREL, Miss. - The City of Laurel is conducting a study on the Pendorff area to see if it would be possible to annex it to the city limits.

"The city council approved to do a study of the Pendorff area," said Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee.

He said study will included view everything from how much the area generates in sales tax, to how many homes and residents live there.

"We will also look at the water lines and see what it would cost to improve them," he said.

Pendorff is just south of Laurel down Highway 11 before Ellisville.

"We'll do the study and see what advantages it is to the city and if there are any disadvantages," Magee said.

One plus Magee said will help Laurel is the vacant lots present in Pendorff.

"We hope that we can be able to do some economic development in the area on some of the vacant properties," he said.

Magee said the annexation will be good for residents who live there because they will start receiving city services.

"Fire protection, they will receive police protection, and they hey will receive garbage pick-up."

The survey will take about a month to finish. Magee said if they do plan to go forward with the annexation, the process could take up to a year in court.

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