Posts tagged with "decatur’s debt"

What’s it to Utz? – On finance and freak outs

Posted by March 5, 2015

By Hans Utz I realize that a conversation about municipal debt is about as riveting as a root canal, but based on what I’ve seen discussed on the topic so far I think some explaining is in order.  Bear with me…the decisions we as voters will be asked to make are extremely important, and we […]

Decatur Commissioners weigh in on bond request that would raise city taxes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 23, 2015

Decatur’s School board will meet tonight at 6:30 pm to discuss the details of a request for a referendum on issuing more debt to pay for school construction. The debt, in the form of a bond issue, could increase taxes for residents by hundreds of dollars each year. It’s a dicey moment for the school […]

Decatur pushing debt limit with bond request

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 11, 2015

This story has been updated.  Sit down. Pull up a chair. We need to have a serious conversation about the city of Decatur’s debt. Now, back in February of last year, Decaturish reported that the city has borrowed $154.2 million since 2005. Since that happened, City Schools of Decatur decided to borrow about $18 million more […]

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