Decatur Commission To Discuss Annexation Monday Night

A work session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in city hall. The city commission is scheduled to decide Dec. 17 whether to go ahead with annexation.

The Decatur City Commission will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. Monday to further discuss the possibility of annexing 2,000 people into the city.

The work session should last an hour. At 7:30 p.m., the commission starts one of its monthly meetings.

On Dec. 17, the city commission is scheduled to decide whether to proceed with annexation. If it's a go, a referendum probably would be held in November 2013.

Some of the land under consideration for annexation includes Suburban Plaza, the Publix shopping center at Clairemont and North Decatur Road, as well as residential areas.

Annexation would have a major impact on the the City Schools of Decatur. The city School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, to talk about annexation themselves.

The school board meets again on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to decide on what recommendation to send to the city commission.

Here are some previous Patch stories about annexation.

  • Decatur taxes bashed at annexation hearing.


  • Report says annexation would swell school system attendance.
  • Decatur school system starts annexation blog.
  • Decatur planning to annex.
  • Mayor says the city should annex Suburban Plaza.
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  • Could a 'City of DeKalb' affect annexation timetable?
Ralph Ellis December 03, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Should annex some areas but not others? Should it drop most of the residential areas?
Mike Easterwood December 03, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I do not believe they can jump the residential areas to get what they really want. The commercial districts, they can tax at will with no representation. Now I have heard that somewhere? I think the real original tea party had that as a motto!


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