I hope the Decatur City Commission members eat Wheaties before tonight’s meeting. (Sorry, the organic equivalent to Wheaties!)
Tonight, the commission holds another work session at 6:30p regarding a potential wide-scale annexation and then will take up approving/denying the zoning changes recommended by the Zoning Task Force to a pile of things such as parking, accessory dwellings, urban gardening, etc etc. Aren’t you tired just reading about this?
If not, and you love a good Powerpoint presentation with maps and setback mockups, I suggest you click HERE and check out this rather succinct wrap up of the zoning changes.
As for annexation, no new news yet, but the agenda does reference a “report” that I’ve asked about and whether it’s been updated since the last meeting. The commission is still scheduled to vote on a potential annexation on December 17th, while the school board will vote on their recommendation next Tuesday, December 11th.
If that wasn’t enough, the commission is also scheduled to vote on budgeting the temporary move of the Police Department (to 250 East Ponce – you can read more about that HERE) and Municipal Court (to the Callaway building) while renovations are made to the Beacon Hill complex. If approved, Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon’s letter states a move-in date to these temporary locations of late January/early February.
Rendering above showing “30’ minimum setback between facing commercial and residential properties, measured from the residential property line” courtesy of the ZTF presentation