After the legislation failed to get unanimous approval of the Decatur City Council, Fowler re-wrote the legislation to apply to all governments in Limestone and Morgan counties, requiring only county commission approval. But the measure failed to pass the Morgan County Commission on Tuesday. The site plan, labeled “Tennessee Valley Crossing Development,” shows the development on the southwest corner of the interchange.
A semicircle of five giant retail stores backs up to I-65 and Alabama 20. The rest of the development includes a “lifestyle shopping center” similar to The Summit in Birmingham, according to the developer, plus a multiplex theater, hotel, fitness center, service station and 10 locations for smaller stores or restaurants. The plan also shows an arena, convention center/hotel, minor league baseball complex, softball complex and welcome center that Belew said would become the property of Decatur to operate or sell by sydney property valuers.
Trinity Police Chief Chris McLemore adheres to the adage that good things come to those with patience. About four years ago, McLemore applied for a grant through the Project ChildSafe program for firearm safety kits. “Trinity residents who own pistols and need the device can pick them up at Town Hall as long as they last,” McLemore said.
We understood there would be a delay because the large cities received the kits first. Eight Decatur elementary schools are moving toward full implementation of the Maysville Math Initiative, and Director of Curriculum Jeanne Payne wants the school board to hire four math coaches this summer. She said Tuesday night at the Decatur school board meeting that the math coaches would work with students struggling in math, conduct professional development and work with teachers in the classroom and on lesson plans.