Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss didn't have a headcount Monday night when she offered an annexation recommendation. She just sent the numbers to Patch.
Her plan would bring 511 new residents into the city, with 42 of those residents age 16 and under--that is to say, possible City Schools of Decatur students.
It breaks down like this:
- The land on the northwest corner of the city ilmits with Emory Commons Shopping Center (called A.3 on the annex map) has an estimated 146 people, with 22 age 16 and under.
- The land on the northeast corner with Suburban Plaza (called B.3) has 365 people, with 20 age 16 and under.
Merriss recommended Monday night that four heavily residential areas not be annexed right now.
If all six areas had been annexed, would have been added to the city, according to city government estimates.
The city thought the six areas would add 228 new city school students, but the school system estimated the number at 276.
A power point of Merriss's presentation to the city commission was posted on the city website Tuesday morning.