Decatur Releases Details of Proposed Temporary MoratoriumDecatur Metro | October 17, 2013
During all the talk surrounding the proposed temporary moratorium on structural demolition or tree removal in residential areas last week, commenters here expressed a desire for details or they claimed that they somehow already knew all the details. Well, now you can all claim the latter…as long as you have 10 minutes available to you AND can translate ordinance speak.
The city has just posted the drafted ordinance of the proposed moratorium on it’s website.
Of note – based on the discussions here last week – here are a few clarifications found in the document. First, what classifies as demolition…
For purposes of this Ordinance, “structural demolition” shall mean one or more of the following: (a) the removal of 50% or more of the original exterior walls; (b) the removal of 50% or more of the original, first floor sub floor and joist systems; (c) the enclosure of the original exterior walls by another wall system.