The kick-off Visioning meeting for the Methodist Children’s Home property will take place on Sunday, February 11th.
But that’s just the beginning. There are a lot of ideas to work through for this unique 77 acre property – as the video above showcases – so the city has extensive plans to collect and work through all of those options.
The City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority was awarded an $11,452,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) executive committee.
The loan will finance the acquisition of 22.08 acres of land as part of the United Methodist Children’s Home land purchase of 77 total acres. This project will permanently protect the land for the purpose of conservation and public recreation.
The city will pay 1.70 percent interest on the 30-year loan. The loan will finance an eligible conservation project, which qualifies for a reduced interest rate.
Last night we were honored that Ben and Jerry (YES! That Ben and Jerry!) stopped by Butter and Cream. They tried several of our flavors and decided on Dark Chocolate Sorbet, Pistachio, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Salted Caramel. While enjoying their ice cream, they graciously chatted with our staff and customers. Thank you Ben and Jerry for finding time to visit after your speaking engagements at Georgia State.
Photo of Ben Cohen courtesy of Butter & Cream Facebook page