“From everything we’re hearing,” Garrett told the gathering, “we think this will be a short session. [Legislators] won’t want to have a lot of local fighting. There doesn’t seem to be an appetite for new cities. We also think there might be a pushback on anything Decatur might want to get through.”
“In other words,” City Manager Peggy Merriss added, “I think we have a year to figure things out.”
The city will eventually annex the 77-acre UMCH property it purchased in August, along with 12 residential properties on Derrydown Way north of the tract. There is still no timetable for making this move.