Decatur Commission will consider new tree fees

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 3, 2014

City Commissioners will meet on Monday, July 7, and they could approve a new set of fees to go along with the city’s new tree ordinance.

Commissioners approved the new regulations for tree removal back in May.

According to documents attached to the July 7 agenda, this will be the new fee schedule:

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Commissioners will also consider an ordinance designating the recently-annexed Parkwood neighborhood as a local historic district.

Commissioners annexed the neighborhood in April. Some of the neighborhood was part of Historic Druid Hills. During the April 21 meeting, commissioners said that historic designation wouldn’t carry over when Parkwood became part of Decatur on July 1.

City Planning Director Amanda Thompson provided commissioners with additional information about the historic district ordinance. Her comments are attached to the agenda.

“The creation of new local historic districts is governed by the state preservation ordinance which requires a series of direct mailings to property owners, legal advertisements and two public hearings,” Thompson wrote. “It also requires a designation report that documents the unique resources in the proposed local district that make it worthy of historic designation. On June 30, 2014 the Historic Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the draft ordinance and designation report.  They recommended that the City Commission adopt the draft ordinance and create the Parkwood local historic district.”

The July 7 City Commission meeting begins with a work session at 6:30 pm followed by the regular meeting which begins at 7:30 pm. All meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street.

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