Archive - Jul 3, 2013
Could it be that the almost-daily rains Decatur-area residents have been seeing of late are going to take a rest in time for the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks.
One thing's for sure: there is no talk of cancelling the show, as there was almost right up to the Fourth during a severe drought last year. The National Weather Service says there is a 40 percent chance of rain Thursday evening, and temperatures should be in the low 70s when the show begins.
Homes and businesses violating the city's sewer ordinance were in the spotlight at Tuesday night's Decatur City Council meeting.
Seeking to come into compliance with orders set forth by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on separation of the storm and sanitary sewers, the city had smoke testing done to determine where violations are located. Many of the violations are minor, but some have been termed "significant."
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson presented an update on the School Resource Officer agreement to the town council at its meeting Tuesday night.
Because the grant that initially funded the wages of South Adams School Resource Officer Scott Dailey has expired, the town and the school have been working together to figure out a way to continue Dailey's presence in the school. Johnson presented the official agreement, a one-year contract in which the town and school agree to work together to pay Dailey's wages as school resource officer.