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Decatur Commission postpones approval of 10-year building plan

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Decatur Commission postpones approval of 10-year building plan

Decatur City Commissioners listen to public comments during a Dec. 15 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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Decatur City Commissioners listen to public comments during a Dec. 15 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur City Commissioners listen to public comments during a Dec. 15 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur City Commissioners have decided they need more time to digest a proposed 10-year plan for building projects and vehicle replacement.

Commissioners were set to approve the plan at their June 15 meeting, but Mayor Jim Baskett suggested commissioners study it further. The plan outlines millions in projects through Fiscal Year 2023-24.

“It’s an ambitious looking document,” Baskett said. ” … I think it deserves discussion and I would appreciate having some of that. I would appreciate a work session.”

City Manager Peggy Merriss said there was no pressure to approve the plan quickly. She said a work session would be possible in August or September.

Merriss told commissioners in a memo that the plan, “provides a comprehensive depiction of Decatur’s current and anticipated capital improvement needs, including expenditures and revenue sources, for a 10 year period. The plan is another step in an ongoing conversation with the community regarding infrastructure investment, service level standards and funding priorities.”

The plan covers a gamut of projects, from bike lanes, to streetscape improvements to improvements at the railroad crossing at McDonough and Candler Streets.

Here is the full list, published by the city:

Consolidated Capital-10yearplan_final

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