Decatur City Commission considering list of streets to be repaved

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 21, 2016
Decatur City Hall.

Decatur City Hall.

The Decatur City Commission is meeting on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and will consider approving a list of streets to be repaved in 2017.

The paving would be paid for in part using $168,331 in money from a Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant from the state Transportation Department. The city will pay $316,668 for the project.

The streets being considered for repaving are:

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– Eastland Drive, from Willow Lane to the city limits

– Pensdale Road, from Willow Lane to the city limits

– Kathryn Avenue, from Coventry Road to Mockingbird Lane

– Bucher Drive, from S. Candler Street to Avery Street

– Jefferson Place, from E. College Avenue to Ansley Street

– McKoy Street, from East Benson street to the dead end

According to a memo to the city commission, the list was created based on complaints and inquiries from residents.

“GDOT requires that the LMIG application be submitted for review no later than January 01, 2017,” the memo says.

In other business, the city is amending a prior approval of a planned unit development, the Clarke Hill subdivision, approved in 2007.

One of the conditions said, “If the PUD Application is approved, a $5,000 donation shall be contributed to the Midway Woods Park upgrade within thirty (30) days after the final plat for the proposed subdivision is recorded.”

However, before the final plat was recorded in 2012, the city staff requested an easement in lieu of the payment. The easement would allow for construction of a pedestrian trail along the stream on the east side of the property.

“The easement, measuring 20 feet by approximately 388 feet, would assist the City in implementing a greenway trail identified in the City’s 2004 Greenway Plan, providing connectivity between the Winnona Park neighborhood and Dearborn Park,” a memo to the City Commission says. “The owner of the subject property agreed to such request.”

The amendment to the 2007 conditions would reflect that the city received an easement instead of a $5,000 donation.

“City staff finds the value of such easement is more important than a $5,000 cash donation to help achieve the City’s greenspace planning objectives,” the memo says.

The City Commission meeting begins with a work session at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public.

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