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(UPDATE) Decatur City Commission will consider cleaning up neglected properties, repairing sidewalks


(UPDATE) Decatur City Commission will consider cleaning up neglected properties, repairing sidewalks

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Update: The City Commission at its Oct. 7 meeting approved all of the items mentioned in this article. Here is our earlier story ….

At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Decatur City Commission will consider addressing code violations on two residential properties and consider an agreement to repair two sidewalks in the city.

The Oct. 7 meeting begins with a closed-door executive session at 5 p.m. to discuss real estate and legal matters, followed by a work session at 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. The work session and regular meeting are open to the public.

City Code Enforcement Officer Cynthia Hardnett is asking the City Commission to authorize the correction of code violations at 216 Ansley Street and 522 Ansley Street. Both properties have tall weeds, grass and hedge overgrowth. Both are considered a “blighting influence” on the neighborhood, creating dangerous and unsanitary conditions. In both cases, the property owners were notified and didn’t take any actions to fix the problem, according to Hardnett’s memo to the City Commission.

If the City Commission approves the requests, the properties will be secured, cleaned and brought into compliance with the city’s Health and Sanitation Ordinance.

In other business, City Commissioners will consider a $40,000 agreement with Georgia Safe Sidewalks. The agreement will be for repair of a sidewalk on Sycamore Drive from East Ponce de Leon Ave. to Forkner Drive and on South McDonough Street, from College Avenue to Pharr Road.

To see the full agenda for the Oct. 7 City Commission meeting, click here.

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