City of Decatur considers zoning; Workshop to address downtown land use extension

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur's city council and planning and zoning commission will hold a joint workshop Monday to discuss a number of items, including possibly extending the downtown land use district.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, November 25, 2017

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport City Council regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27, has been canceled.

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Decatur City Council approves Fernihough’s sign request

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a number of planning and zoning items, including granting a sign variance and approving an encroachment agreement with a local business in the city's extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

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Council approves Decatur EDC land purchase

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday gave its approval to the city's Economic Development Corp.'s plan to purchase 162 acres of land southeast of Decatur for development of a business park.

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Decatur City Council makes board appointments

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council took care of routine business at Monday's meeting, including appointments to various boards and commissions.

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Decatur City Council approves tax rate, budget

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur's property tax rate will remain the same next year.

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Decatur City Council addresses sign issue with business owner

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

The future of a recently-installed business sign just outside Decatur's city limits remains up in the air following a lengthy discussion at Monday's council meeting.

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Decatur City Council set to adopt budget, tax rate

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

It appears the public has no issue with the city of Decatur's proposed budget and tax rate after no public comments were received over the course of two public hearings.

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City of Decatur to hold public hearing on tax rate, budget

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur citizens will have their second chance to comment on the proposed tax rate and their only chance to comment on the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year next week.

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City approves zoning request for annexed property

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Brian Knox

Recently annexed land that will be home to future industrial businesses was officially zoned heavy industrial Monday by the Decatur City Council.

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City of Decatur aims for same tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur is working on a budget that won't require much if any increase in the tax rate, the city council was told Monday.

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Green named associate municipal judge

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur attorney Barry Green has been appointed associate municipal judge for the city of Decatur.

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City approves voluntary annexation; Zoning action tabled until full council can vote

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

The city limits of Decatur are expanding once again following the approval of a voluntary annexation request of 163 acres of land southeast of the city.

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Council to act; City of Decatur considers move on annexation

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council has one more annexation item to take care of at Monday's meeting.

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3 annexations approved; Agreements reached with other property owners

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur got a little bit bigger Monday.

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Annexation action on Monday’s agenda; City looks to bring enclaves into limits

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

After months of public hearings and workshops on the issue, the Decatur City Council will vote on the involuntary annexation of certain properties at Monday's meeting.

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Council approves center’s name change

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

Sixteen years after it opened its doors, the Decatur Civic Center now has a new name.

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Neighbors oppose annexation, heavy industrial zoning

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Neighboring property owners Monday night spoke against the annexation and re-zoning of 163 acres on the north side of Farm Road 2264 east of U.S. 81/287, just outside Decatur.

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Property owner angry over annexation

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Chris Fernihough expressed frustration with Decatur city staff at Monday night's council meeting as he spoke against the annexation of his property, 2601 S. U.S. 81/287.

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Decatur business owners concerned about annexation plan

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Brian Knox

At least a couple of property owners of land identified for annexation by the city of Decatur expressed concerns at Monday's council meeting.

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