The Great Ugly Wall of Decatur looks like it will be getting a major facelift before winter sets in, and city council on Tuesday night took a major step toward securing a new — and much improved – city hall building.
Preliminary financing has been secured for a rural sewer project designed to serve approximately 265 Adams County households.
The Adams County Regional Sewer District board of directors, with four members present, met in special session Tuesday morning to entertain quotes submitted for Bond Anticipation Notes for the estimated $4.5 million project to install the county's first-ever rural sewer in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
A onetime bank building has become money in the bank for the City of Decatur as it moves toward gaining a vastly larger and improved city hall building.
Given four different plans for renovating the onetime First State Bank building downtown, council and Mayor John Schultz were in agreement on Tuesday night that option No. 4, with modifications, was the way they wanted to go.