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Council to Vote on Major Storm water Improvements


DECATUR- Major improvements are planned for the storm water system, coming with a major price tag of 60 million dollars.  The city has prioritized the areas with the biggest flooding problems.  There are about 15 in all they're looking to fix.  
Route 36 and Baltimore, for example, sees regular flooding during heavy rains.
The average household will pay just under four dollars per month tacked onto their city utility bill. 
City Manager Ryan McCrady says the fee won't go to a general fund.
"We want them to understand that the fee will go into a fund specifically for storm water improvements," McCrady says.  "It doesn't pay people.  It doesn't pay salaries.  It only pays for the improvements and maintenance of the storm water system."
They will be voting on this at Monday's council meeting. 


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