Council Approves $1.2 Million in work to Streets & Infrastructure, Seeks More Info on Library Contract

The labor agreement the Decatur Public Library governing board and its represented employees was tabled Monday night by the Decatur City Council so that the council members could gather more information on the proposed nine-year eight-month agreement.

A portion of the library’s employees are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – or AFSCME – and the group’s labor agreement with the Decatur Public Library expires on April 30, 2017. The parties have negotiated a successor agreement and the City is required to consider and ratify the contract for it to go into effect because the library’s tax levy is authorized by the City.

The City Council received the ratified agreement this week and had several questions related to various items contained in the document.

In other business, the Council approved the funding of more than $1.2 million in infrastructure improvements to be funded through the city’s annual State Motor Fuel Tax allocation. The work will include more than six miles of street restoration and rehabilitation, traffic signal maintenance and repairs and funding will also cover the city’s road salt purchase.

Contact Billy Tyus at 217-424-2727 for more information.