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Decatur Council expected to vote on train depot

The Decatur City Council is expected to vote Monday about the downtown L&N Railroad Depot. The Decatur City Council is expected to vote Monday about the downtown L&N Railroad Depot.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

The Decatur City Council is expected to vote whether to buy and save a piece of the city's history Monday.

The downtown L&N Railroad Depot dates back to 1904. The historic landmark is in disrepair. The projected cost to restore the depot is more than $2.5 million. 

City Council President Gary Hammon said the city would have to put up $1.4 million of that. The rest is already secured through grants. 

The council will vote whether to put down $150,000 to buy the property. Hammon said the Decatur Police Department would also get much needed office space there. 

"If we turn this down and say we don't want to buy this building, then within the next couple of years, we're going to have to find a way to build more space for the DPD," Hammon said. 

The city would also use the property for public parking. 

For those wanting to weigh in on the purchase of the train depot, there will be time provided for the public to comment before the vote. The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. Monday. 

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