Decatur City Council lowers tax rate, adopts budget

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a 3.6-cent drop in its property tax rate.

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City of Decatur seeks to create court of record

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur may soon upgrade their municipal court.

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Resident wants city parks smoke-free

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

Morris said enacting a non-smoking ordinance at all city parks and ballfields would help promote being smoke-free as a social norm.

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City of Decatur eyes tax cut

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

Decatur taxpayers who have seen their property values soar will get some relief if the Decatur City Council approves a proposed 3.6-cent tax cut to fund next year's $8.7289 million budget.

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Decatur City Council approves daycare request

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

Nearly four months after a proposed daycare failed to garner enough support from the Decatur City Council, a new vote has given the daycare new life.

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Action on daycare request postponed

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Brian Knox

A decision on a daycare in a residential Decatur neighborhood will have to wait a little longer.

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Daycare issue returns to Decatur City Council

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council will soon have another decision to make regarding a possible daycare at the entrance to the South Martin Branch neighborhood after holding a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance Monday.

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Birthing and bingo: Decatur city council, P&Z discuss where such uses should be located in city

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur does not have a birthing center/midwife facility or a bingo hall, but city leaders are discussing where those types of places should be located in the future.

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Future fees; Fire chief proposes payment for services

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur could soon approve a number of fees that would be charged for services rendered by the fire department.

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Now permitted: Council approves change to downtown apartment rules

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a zoning change that will allow for an apartment building downtown.

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New council begins work, considers zoning change

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

Three Decatur City Council members and the mayor took the oath of office at Monday's meeting.

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Options for Hale Street corridor discussed

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur will look at moving forward with a plan to create a mixed use corridor along Hale Street.

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Council approves trash cart plan

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

Green trash carts will be coming to Decatur this summer. The city council Monday approved a request by Waste Connections of Texas to provide residents with 95-gallon trash carts.

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Meeting slated on Hale Street

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

A new business is about to go in at the west end of Hale Street in Decatur. The question is, could more businesses locate along Hale Street in the future?

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City of Decatur hosts discussion on downtown land use

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A proposal to expand a mixed land use designation near downtown Decatur has drawn a mixed reaction from local property owners.

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Input sought on downtown land use

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents have a chance next week to provide input and ask questions about a possible change in the downtown land use map.

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Decatur City Council approves bond refunding

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur city leaders received some good news at Monday's council meeting: the city will be saving some money over the next 10 years.

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Daycare not permitted; Bohn cites safety concern in swing vote to deny

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

After more than an hour of discussion about a specific use permit (SUP) application for a daycare at the entrance of the South Martin Branch neighborhood in Decatur, the SUP failed to receive a "super-majority" vote of council members Monday.

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Moving ahead: Decatur City Council authorizes bond sale for business park

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur has moved another step closer to the creation of a business park off Farm Road 2264.

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No kids: Council puts daycare decision in timeout

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

A decision on a proposed preschool/daycare at the entrance to the South Martin Branch Subdivision in Decatur will have to wait until later this month.

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