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103 North McDonough St.
www.expressionchiropractic.com
404-981-4433

Expression Chiropractic is having a grand opening this Saturday, July 2-6 p.m. There will be refreshments, prizes and a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion at 2 p.m. Stop by and welcome Dr. Kate Wetterlin, D.C. and Dr. James Duga, D.C. to the neighborhood.

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The Unified Development Ordinance process has taken our existing development regulations, tidied up their inconsistencies, incorporated certain goals from the Strategic Plan, and consolidated everything into a single, easy, unified document. It’s now ready for your review and comment. Please join us at one or more of the following meetings:

Monday, July 21
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street

Tuesday, July 22
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street

Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m. – Noon and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Solarium in the Oakhurst Village

Thursday, July 24
10 a.m. – Noon and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St.

UDO phases

Too Good To Be True

Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.

Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:

Join us as we fine-tune the draft

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The Unified Development Ordinance process has taken our existing development regulations, tidied up their inconsistencies, incorporated certain goals from the Strategic Plan, and consolidated everything into a single, easy, unified document. It’s now ready for your review and comment. Please join us at one or more of the following meetings:

Monday, July 21
9 am-4 pm
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore Street

Tuesday, July 22
9 am-4 pm
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore Street

Wednesday, July 23
10 am-noon
7 pm-9 pm
The Solarium in the Oakhurst Village

Thursday, July 24
10 am-noon
7 pm-9 pm
City Commission Meeting Room

UDO phases

 

To learn more about the Unified Development Ordinance project, visit www.decaturnext.com.

The City of Decatur has issued a film permit to 999 Productions, LLC for filming of a project titled TRIPLE NINE to take place in the 200 block of Kings Highway in the evening and overnight hours beginning today through Friday morning.

Stretches of Ansley Street and Kings Highway will also be used for filming some neighborhood driving shots. To safely accommodate filming, Decatur Police will be directing
traffic with stoppages lasting no longer than 3 minutes. Most of this work will be done in the evening and through the night until 8am on July 12.
The production company  realizes they are guests in the neighborhood and the cast and crew will treat it with the utmost respect. In general, there will be some noise due to special effects associated with filming such as bright lights and engine noises. Also, the city has given permission to have the street lights turned off during the filming. Additional officers will be present to keep the area safe and secure.

 

From the Decatur Police Department’s Jennifer Ross: 

It is the time of year where I anxiously wait for October to arrive but we have many more weeks of “Hotlanta” temperatures ahead before my wish is granted so we wanted to send out a few hot weather reminders to help make sure those who are most vulnerable stay safe.

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Never Leave Children, Seniors or Animals in Parked Vehicles. Nobody should be sitting in parked cars this time of year but children, seniors and animals are even more vulnerable. Just don’t do it.  Not even for a the few minutes it takes to run a quick errand. It does not take long for the temperature inside of a parked vehicle to become dangerous.  According to the National Weather Service, the inside of a vehicle can reach temperatures over 120 degrees in just 80 degree weather. I decided to check out the Decatur sun today and with the outside temperature at 87 degrees and a light rain shower, within just one hour the temperature inside of the car reached 106 degrees. While thankfully there has not been any incidents of children, seniors or pets left in vehicles with tragic outcomes in our community, we have responded to a few instances of children and pets in hot cars that were noticed and reported by concerned citizens before something tragic occurred.

Check On Your Senior Neighbors. This is a particularly dangerous time of year for seniors. Seniors worried about high electric bills too often forgo air conditioning which can lead to heat stroke or worse.  Please take a few minutes to check on senior neighbors and family members. Make sure they are drinking enough water and not staying in homes that are too hot for their health. Let them know about Georgia Power’s senior bill discount if they are at least 65 year of age and live on an income no more than $23,340.  They can also call 2-1-1 (United Way) to learn if there are any other financial aid programs that might help offset cooling costs.

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The City of Decatur worked with Trusted Photographers Atlanta to develop Google Map Business Views for 4 of Decatur’s city buildings: Decatur City Hall, Fire Station 1, Fire Station 2 and the Decatur Recreation Center. Similar to Google Map’s street view option, anyone can click on the links below and “walk through” the city buildings.

Online tours:

City Hall
Decatur Recreation Center
Fire Station 1
Fire Station 2

The City of Decatur has approved a one-time only permit for the Alexan to carry out overnight construction at its site near 160 Clairemont and Commerce Dr. The developer is in the process of relocating an 8” public water main located on Montgomery St. In order to abandon the existing water line and transfer to the new line, water will need to be turned off for four to five hours.  This will disrupt the water flow to the nearby buildings.

In order to minimize the inconvenience to the adjacent buildings, DeKalb County has suggested this work take place in the evening, starting at approximately 11:00 p.m. As part of the work, the new water line will be filled with water, chlorinated and flushed prior to the switchover, which should help with any sediment or air gaps in the water line. For questions, please contact John Maximuk, John.Maximuk@decaturga.com, 678-710-5165.

4th of July Sale Lolli pop

1. Boogaloos Boutique 4th of July Sale. 40% off spring and summer merchandise, July 4-6.

2. HackDecatur on July 5 and 6 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center. Click here for more information.

3. This week’s specials at MARBAR include pollo con mole with rice and beans $10, Palomas and Modela 75s are $5 all week.

4. The Cafe at Cakes and Ale will be open throughout the day on the 4th offering an assortment of fresh “grab & go” items for those who want to secure a prime firework-watching post.

5. Cakes and Ale restaurant will host its inaugural “Independents” Day meal on July 4. This family-style menu will feature products from some of the C&A’s team’s favorite independent wine, food, and beer producers, and guests will have a prime spot to watch the Decatur fireworks. The 3-course menu is $36. Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged, 404-377-7994.

6. Kimball House is celebrating the Fourth on its front porch with Kimball House hot dogs,, BBQ, Three Taverns beer, fried peach pies and other cool things. Bring a chair and have fun at 5 p.m.

7. The Imperial’s 4th of July Decatur Fireworks Viewing Super Spectacular All You Can Eat BBQ. More info here.

8. On the 4th, Leon’s Full Service will have house made hot dogs, cobblers, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, Founders Ale and more.

 

Looking ahead:

  • Make sure to caste your vote for your favorite Decatur shops and restaurants in Creative Loafing’s Best of survey.
  • Starting Monday, July 7 The Pinewood will be serving lunch at 11:30 p.m.
  • After 12 years, Blue Moon is closing on Church Street. Their closing sale is 11 a.m.=6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays through Sunday, July 21. Everything is 30% off and all holiday items are 50% off. Some displays will be available for sale beginning Tuesday, July 22. Stop by and say good-bye to Terry-Lee and her team.
  • Between July 14 and July 20, Parker’s on Ponce is offering a week of specials: 1/2 price wine on Monday, a 3 course dinner for $30 on Tuesday and Wednesday, 20% off your check on Thursday, 1/2 wine and apps on Saturday and $1/oz prime rib with a side. Call 404-924-2230 for reservations.

Keep these things in mind while you’re celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence!

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