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City redistricting change slight

June 6, 2012

    Decatur City Council moved forward Tuesday night on redistricting for post-2012 elections.
    After each census, cities (and states, etc.) must redraw voting lines to keep something of an even balance in terms of population, with no district having more than 10 percent greater population than any of the others.

Downspout cuts being demanded

June 6, 2012

    Seeking to come into compliance with orders set forth by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), the city of Decatur has informed some downtown businesses and a few residences in other areas that they will have to disconnect their downspouts from the city's sanitary sewer system.
    Approximately 25 businesses and homes have received letters spelling out the needed change, according to Ann Butcher, who heads the city's sewage treatment plant and wastewater department.

County ponders golf cart approval

June 6, 2012

    Adams County resident Brice Hoffman addressed the county commissioners Monday regarding the golf cart ordinance covering their use on county roads.
    The Indiana Legislature passed a bill in 2009 allowing cities and towns to regulate golf carts on their streets, but not allowing golf carts to be used legally on county roads and state highways.

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