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Gulfport Council VP disappointed by Biloxi's annexation response

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Disappointing. That's the word Gulfport's city council used to describe Biloxi's response to the city's earlier resolution asking for mutual withdrawal from the current annexation battle.

Just last week, the Biloxi City Council passed a resolution saying the city would withdraw from an attempt to annex 7.6 square miles in the Woolmarket area of Highway 605, but only with some stipulations. Gulfport would have to agree not to try to annex east of the Biloxi River for the next 15 years. And both Gulfport and Harrison County would have to agree not to contest Biloxi's attempt to annex land owned by Pitcher Point Development.   

Gulfport City Council Vice President Rusty Walker said Biloxi's move was "an offer of something Biloxi knew could not be agreed to in an attempt to appease Biloxi's tax payers; a way to appear that Biloxi wants to shut off the faucet that is pouring money into the fight for more territory..."    

Walker said he looks forward to a positive reconsideration and response from Biloxi.

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