City Council to consider B.G. Nevitt memorial street signs

DECATUR—In what is expected to be an otherwise slow fall meeting, the Decatur City Council is expected to approve a motion that will honor a fallen community leader.
During their October 7th meeting, the council heard an unofficial proposal from the Decatur Police Department to honor fallen GT Church Pastor, B.G. Nevitt, by putting up two memorial street signs outside of GT Church in the 500 Block of S. 27th street.
“B.G. was an important part to our community, and very important to the police department,” Police Chief Todd Walker said.  Since 2008, Nevitt served as the lead chaplain for the police department, eventually becoming an Auxiliary Sergeant.  “He served with the police department on a professional level, but he was also very close to several of our officers.  He provided countless hours of interpersonal assistance to our officers that included stress management, relationship counseling, and grief counseling.”
The memorial signs would be put up on both the westbound and eastbound lanes at the intersection of South 27th street and Rt. 36.  The cost of the signs is estimated at $75.00 per sign, a cost which the Decatur Police Benevolent Association and the Decatur Police Chaplain Committee will cover.
Walker first presented the department’s request to honor Nevitt earlier this month, at which point he got full council approval.  On Monday he will present the formal proposal to the council.
The Decatur City Council will meet on Monday night at 5:30 on the 3rd floor of the Decatur Civic Center.

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