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Decatur council to consider sewer development fund

By Evan Belanger
ebelanger@decaturdaily.com · 340-2442

The Decatur City Council is set to discuss a proposed measure that would create a special fund for new sewer development.

The fund is designed to allow the city to pull money from the general fund for extending sewer service to new development areas.

It is set for discussion at 6 p.m. Monday during the City Council’s work session on the seventh floor of city hall.

According to Mayor Don Kyle, the fund will allow the city to front money for new sewer development. He said money would be reimbursed to the fund as new customers tie into the system in the development area.

All reimbursed funds would be used for more sewer development.

“It could grow to be a significant source of sewer funding,” Kyle said.

For the first project, Kyle said about $250,000 would be used for sewer development if the measure passes.

The fund is similar to programs utilized in Madison and Huntsville.

Other items up for discussion Monday include acceptance of a $200,000 state grant to build a handicapped-accessible playground at Delano Park.

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