Residents driving down Highway 15 may want to slow down as Newton County crews will be working on a culvert at the American Legion Hut in Decatur.
If the discussions at the table were any indication at last week’s monthly meeting, the Union Board of Aldermen appear ready to take stronger, more decisive action to get owners to keep their property clean.
Decatur aldermen are seeking answers about a proposed 911 dispatching agreement with Newton County as the deadline to approve or reject the contract draws near.
In a Board of Aldermen meeting last Tuesday, Mayor David Marshall reminded the board the county was set to begin charging for dispatching service October 1.
The City of Newton is looking at a nearly $3.3 million budget that, if approved, would give most city employees a one percent raise for the new budget year, which begins Oct. 1.
City Clerk Charlene Evans said the raise would increase the personnel salaries by about $19,100 from this year.