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Council to look at school officer agreement

By Bob Buckel | Published Saturday, May 18, 2013

In a meeting moved up a week to avoid the Memorial Day holiday, the Decatur City Council will hear a raft of reports, swear in three victorious incumbents and name a few more members to city boards.

But the most interesting item may be consideration of an agreement with Decatur ISD to add more school resource officers.

Reports on the airport, the city’s finances, the Civic Center, the Main Street Program, the library and the police department will be offered in a workshop prior to the 6 p.m. meeting.

Once the meeting starts, the first item on the agenda is to canvass election results and swear in councilmembers Susan Cocanougher, Jason Wren and Randy Bowker, who won re-election in last Saturday’s voting. The council will then organize, naming the mayor pro-tem, deputy mayor pro-tem, council of governments representative and airport liaison.

After approving minutes from last week’s meeting and giving a second reading to a series of fee increases that was also aired last time (see story on page 5A) the council will consider a “memorandum of understanding” with the school district regarding heightened security on its campuses.

Also on tap is an annual report on the city’s sanitary sewer overflow initiative and appointments to the Cemetery Board.

The proceedings are all open to the public.

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