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City of Decatur considering more streetlights on Church, East Davis streets


City of Decatur considering more streetlights on Church, East Davis streets

Decatur City Hall.

Decatur City Hall.

The Decatur City Commission is considering proposals to add more lighting to Church and East Davis streets.

Both are on the commission’s Feb. 21 agenda. The meeting was pushed back from Monday due to President’s Day.

According to the documents attached to the commission meeting agenda, the Public Works Department was asked to review the level of street light coverage of both streets. The situation was evaluated in cooperation with Georgia Power.

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Church Street will receive a new 64 watt Verdeon LED roadway light and East Davis will receive a new 92 watt Verdeon LED roadway light, if the commission approves it.

The commission will also consider at 60-day deferral from compliance with the city’s High Performance Building Standards. The rules in question regulate “renovations to existing residential dwellings.”

According to documents presented during a recent city commission retreat, the new rules were adopted by the commission in November 2014, but were deferred. They were set to take effect on March 1 of this year pending the results of a pilot study to determine if any revisions to the rules are needed.

“This deferral would provide the City Commission with more time to review the completed pilot study findings and to consider subsequent amendments to the [Unified Development Ordinance],” a document attached to the meeting agenda says. “Currently, Design, Environment and Construction staff is working to schedule a work session with the City Commission for March 6, 2017 to discuss the pilot study findings and to generate feedback on proposed changes to the UDO. A deferral would allow the commission to review and discuss the findings at the March 6 work session and then vote on proposed changes at a later commission date in March or early April.”

The City Commission begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

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