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This is a reminder that all city offices are closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.*

Regular services for Mon., May 28 will be on Tues., May 29.

Regular services for Tues., May 29 will be on Wed., May 30.

Public Safety will operate on a normal schedule.

Open Office Hour (1)

Decatur will host its second Open Office Hour of the year with Mayor pro tem Tony Powers on Wednesday, May 23 from 7 – 8 p.m. Mayor pro tem Powers will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of myths and facts of development in the City.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen via livestream, http://www.decaturga.com/city-government/city-commission/streaming-video, and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live (beginning at 7 p.m.) via the following channels:
1. City of Decatur, GA-Government
2. Twitter: @downtowndecatur
3. Openofficehour@decaturga.com
4. 678-553-6568

 

 

 

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The Community Empowerment Foundation, Inc. will host a College Prep and Connect Clinics at the Decatur Library on May 19. For more information, visit inschoolspirit.com. To RSVP for this event email communityempowerment2017@gmail.com or call 678-431-6740.

Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March-June, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday. Visit the Neighborhood Cleanup Days page on the city website for detailed instructions and specified dates for each street.

Collection for May 19 will take place in the following neighborhood:

MAK Neighborhood #2 –
Ansley Street
Greenwood Avenue
Greenwood Place
Evans Drive
Kings Highway
Adams Street (100 to 500 block)
South McDonough Street (100 to 500 block)
West College Avenue (100 to 700 block)
West Dougherty Street
West Davis Street
West Hancock Street
East Hancock Street
East Davis Street
College Place

All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.

The online survey allowing residents and other stakeholders to comment on their preferences and concerns related to the first round of draft options for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property will be closing soon.

That survey closes Sunday, May 13 so don’t miss your opportunity to contribute to the plan’s next iteration. You can get up to speed by reviewing presentation materials and additional details here.

For more detailed information and to access the survey, visit decaturnext.com.

 

Beware of Scam Calls

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We have been made aware of a recent spoof/bluff call made to a city resident. The caller ID indicated the call was coming from the City of Decatur and came from 404-377-1708, which is not a number assigned to any City of Decatur phone. The call was a sales call. This appears to be a spoof/bluff call where the caller ID is manipulated to make it appear the call is coming from a certain person/entity. Please know that you will not receive sales calls from the City of Decatur and we suggest hanging up.

Additionally, we have been made aware of a message received by a city resident claiming an agent with the FBI is issuing a final notification “against your case with from the Department of Tax and Crime Investigation” and stating the home address is under investigation and a warrant has been issued. You are then instructed to call 415/842-9158. This is a computer generated robocall that is being made across the United States. Upon calling the number left in the message, you are instructed to leave a message. Do not call back and leave a message. If you receive this call, just hang up. These calls are typically generated outside of the United States and are phishing calls designed to steal money and personal information.

Please spread the word about these calls to your senior neighbors who may not be on social media, but who are often the victims of phone based fraud.

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The City of Decatur has upgraded and expanded the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System adding two new sirens, one at to the Children’s Home property and one between the Decatur Police Department and Ebster Pool. The new system will be tested tomorrow, Thursday, May 10 at 5 pm. The test should last no more than 3 minutes. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.

If you have questions or want more information about the upgraded siren system, contact the system upgrade project manager Greg Reihing at greg.reihing@decaturga.com.

 

The impact

Blount Construction will be resurfacing the intersection of Church Street and E. Ponce de Leon Avenue starting Thursday, May 10 at 8:30 am and will be completed by Friday, May 11 at 6 pm.

How to manage

Traffic will be maintained at all times through lane shifts or one-way traffic with Flaggers, though delays should be expected. Commerce Drive on both the east and west sides of downtown provides for optional routes of travel.

For updates on this and other projects, visit decaturmakeover.com.

 

Alzheimer's Concert

Join the Dementia Spotlight Foundation, Alzheimer’s Music Fest and Laona M. Kitchen Foundation on May 14 at Eddie’s Attic, 11 am – 3 pm. for the Alzheimer’s music fest. Limited seats available, RSVP at vincezangaro@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March-June, to allow residents to dispose of bulky materials that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Every street in the City has been assigned to one Saturday. Visit the Neighborhood Cleanup Days page on the city website for detailed instructions and specified dates for each street.

Collection for May 12 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Oakhurst Neighborhood #4 –
West Hill Street
East Hill Street
East Benson Street
West Benson Street
McKoy Street (100 to 400 block)
Adams Street (600 to 700 block)
South McDonough (600 to 700 block)
Green Street (100 block)
Oakview Road (400 to 800 block)
Mead Road
Olympic Place
Jefferson Place

All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.