UPDATE: OK, so the whole premise of my original post was wrong, as noted to CSD’s Bruce Roaden in the comments. A new Public Works building would actually serve as a joint MAINTENANCE facility with the city. Not an administration building. Oy.
My apologies. So here’s my revised – and much shorter – post.
Tonight, the Decatur city commissioners took quite a few steps forward towards finalizing the bond projects that will finance the city’s Rec Center, Fire Station #1 and Public Works facility. They designated the “Redevelopment Area”, finalized the Urban Redevelopment Plan, “activated the Redevelopment Agency”, and agreed to lease-purchase the property adjacent to the current Public Works facility for $1.1 million.
And as for that public hearing: well, only one resident spoke up.
The only remaining step – accepting the bonds and the bond rate – will take place on December 15th.