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Decatur City Council to hear annual reports prior to meeting

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Decatur City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Monday to hear annual reports from an array of city departments prior to their regularly scheduled meeting.

Reports scheduled are:

  • Airport operations, highlights and a fuel sales summary;
  • Finances, including a year-end cash report and overview of fiscal 2013, revenues-versus-expenditures in the general and water/sewer funds along with expense details for those funds and departments;
  • Planning, including planning and zoning, geographic information systems, building inspections, code enforcement and environmental health;
  • Public works, including the recycling program, parks & recreation, street construction, utility maintenance, the water and wastewater treatment plants and engineering;
  • Civic Center;
  • Main Street review and highlights for 2013, and a 2014 community calendar;
  • Fire Department 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals:
  • Police Department 2013 accomplishments and 2014 goals;
  • Library milestones for 2013, return on investment, service statistics, summer reading and other programs, services and activities.

In its regular meeting, which will begin at 6 or as soon as the reports are completed, the council will consider on second reading a zoning change they approved at their last meeting.

They are also expected to call for this year’s city council election and hold that election jointly with Decatur Independent School District.

Also on tap are an annual report on police racial profiling, a service agreement for the Police Department’s emergency notification calling system, and a request for a 5K/fun run April 5.

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