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Decatur's 175th anniversary celebration has come and gone, but the city's Operation Cleanup is continuing, Board of Works and Safety member Bill Karbach told city council on Tuesday night.
Karbach, who headed up the months-long program to get the city spruced up for the celebration, said the effort is continuing, although headed in another direction.
"Now we're working with businesses that are violating our ordinances; it's more of a code enforcement thing now," he pointed out.
He noted that enforcement has been so lax that some business owners have been violating a particular ordinance for years and were not even aware of it.
"The majority (of business people) contacted so far have really started working with us," Karbach said.