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Decatur to discuss sewer, annexations

By Evan Belanger · 340-2442

Decatur’s new sewer-development ordinance will play a role in two property annexations to be considered by the City Council on Aug. 20.

During a work session Monday, the council discussed annexing 166 acres on Burleson Mountain into the city. The annex is for a planned subdivision in the area.

In return for annexation, the city will provide about $250,000 for extending sewer service to the 400-home subdivision proposed by Tuscaloosa-based developer Joe Brown Duckworth.

“We’re very excited about the possibility of annexing this,” said Planning Department Director Michelle Gilliam-Jordan.

Also on the agenda for the council’s next meeting is an 8.25-acre annexation request for an expansion to the Crowne Point subdivision in Southeast Decatur. The expansion will add 23 homes to the subdivision.

Sewer ordinance

Unanimously approved by the City Council on July 16, the city’s new sewer-development ordinance lets the city partner with prospective developers to provide sewer service for new development areas.

In return for the city’s funding to run sewer service to the area, the developer is expected to annex his or her property into the city.

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