This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, June 25

Tuesday, June 27

Wednesday, June 28

Saturday, July 1 



For all who are enjoying the new MARTA Overpass Mural at the corner of W. Trinity and Atlanta Ave, here is a video documenting the process.  Many thanks to the Atlanta Regional Commission for the grant, to the steering committee partners, and to the community for their input in making this dream a reality.  Thanks also to Lampe-Farley Communications for documenting the entire process and producing this fun video.

If you haven’t seen the mural, be sure to go by it and while you are there, check out the cool Playscape underneath funded with a KaBOOM grant.

This is a reminder that all city offices are closed for the 4th of July holiday, Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.

Regular services for Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, will be on Wednesday, July 5.

W Howard 6.20 public open house flyer

The City of Decatur is exploring ideas to improve the safety, comfort, and sense of place along West Howard Avenue using low-cost, semi-permanent materials.

Join us for a public open house about this project on Tuesday, June 20th to learn more and share your feedback on a preliminary design for the corridor.

When: Tuesday, June 20, 6- 7:30 p.m.

Where: Atlanta Friends Meeting,  701 W Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

For more information, contact Michelle Hirose, Senior Engineer, at Michelle.Hirose@decaturga.com

This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, June 18

Wednesday, June 21

Saturday, June 24


SeeClickFix is undergoing routine system maintenance on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. ET. The SeeClickFix website and mobile applications will be unavailable during the outage.

What does that mean for you? If you are a user of the “MyDecaturGA” mobile app or the “Submit a Service Request” button on the City’s homepage, the request portal won’t work during the 30 minute maintenance period. If possible, wait to make your request until after 9:30 p.m. so that it will go through without any issue.


The impact

As tentatively announced previously, effective the morning of Monday, June 19, CSX will begin rebuilding their crossings at Candler and McDonough Streets.

Site work will continue uninterrupted until its completion which is projected to take roughly seven days. Both intersections will be closed and will remain closed for the duration.

Completion could be delayed due to rain. Stay tuned here for updates if an extension proves necessary.


How to manage

The following graphics detail the closures, resulting traffic patterns, and alternative options for crossing the tracks.




The details

This collective project, including rail crossings at both McDonough and Candler, will significantly improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists, further encouraging those who live in Winnona Park, the McDonough-Adams-Kings Highway community, and other neighborhoods south of the CSX rail corridor to walk and bike into downtown Decatur. The improvements will provide gentler slopes on the north side of both crossings resulting in an accessible path for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers, and a much safer route located outside the railroad crossing gates for pedestrians and bicyclists. Presently, pedestrians and bicyclists have to share the roadway with vehicles at these crossings.

In addition to improvements at the crossings, there will now be new pedestrian crosswalks where none presently exist — on the east side of both intersections and just north of the Candler crossing connecting to the sidewalk along the old Depot property.

Finally, improved vehicular mobility is also a project priority. Both crossings will include new traffic signals on both sides which will allow protected left turns on all legs of the two crossings.

To obtain updates on this and other construction projects in downtown Decatur, sign up for Extreme Makeover: Downtown Decatur Edition at decaturmakeover.com.

This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, June 11

Wednesday, June 14

Friday, June 16

Saturday, June 17


Today is the first Wednesday of June so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 8 June 2017.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.


Are you interested in learning more about the City’s FY17-18 budget? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 19, 2017.

  1. Take some time to read through the budget document. It’s available online at www.decaturga.com/budget. Or if you prefer to look at a hard copy, head over to the Decatur Library reference desk (215 Sycamore Street) or stop by the City Clerk’s Office (509 N. McDonough Street) to check one out.
  2. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2017 millage rates. We have three public hearings scheduled in the coming weeks – Monday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m.; Monday, June 19th at 3:30 p.m.; Monday, June 19th at 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at Decatur City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.)
  3. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. If attending a meeting at City Hall just doesn’t work for you, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.
  4. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY16-17 revised budget and the FY17-18 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

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