Decatur weighing annexation

Decatur officials are looking at several areas around the city for possible annexation.

Under review are taking in parts of Midway Woods and Derrydown to the south and the Suburban Plaza and Emory Commons areas along North Decatur Road.

If approved, the annexations would add about 4,000 people and 300 acres to the city, now at a population of about 18,000.

City Manager Peggy Merriss is expected to make a recommendation on annexation at the Dec. 17 City Commission meeting. If the city approves a plan, it then goes to the General Assembly to authorize a voter referendum on the issue.

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