Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DeKalb commissioners resolve to fight City of Decatur annexation plan

Ken Watts at reports that DeKalb commissioners "are preparing to fight plans by the City of Decatur to annex an area that includes two shopping centers and 502 residents." The resolution also includes the Commissioner's support for House Bill 22, which calls for a moratorium on annexations. Another interesting tidbit:
The BOC’s Finance Committee estimated the loss could reduce the county’s tax revenue by $21.8 million in 2013 and become a catalyst for property tax increases of 9.3 percent and 11.3 percent.  
In contrast, Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss estimates that revenue from the targeted area would be about $825,000. Read the rest @