The FY12-13 revised and FY13-14 proposed budgets are now available for review. You can check out a hard copy at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street or at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street. The budget is also available online at www.decaturga.com/budget.
This year there are several ways you can share your input about the budget, including speaking at the public hearings on June 3rd and June 17th during the City Commission meeting, participating in the Open City Hall online forum (topic to be introduced next week) or by stopping by the inaugural Budget Expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29th at the Decatur Recreation Center. The “Touch a Budget” event will feature items included in the proposed budget, so come on out and chat with staff, see some cool things and maybe win a prize or two. For more information on the budget or any of the ways you can get involved in the input process, contact Budget & Performance Measurement Manager, Meredith Roark at Meredith.Roark@decaturga.com or 404-370-4102.
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Come on out to the Square and join us on the Community Bandstand for the Blue Sky Concert today at noon. Bring a picnic and listen to the sounds of soulful rock performed by Tim O’Donovan. Be sure to stop by the DBA tent to sign up for our drawings and to thank our sponsors, Wells Fargo and Gas South. Be sure to also thank our co-sponsors, Jazzercise Decatur Fitness Studio and Consolidated Copier Services.
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Reeves Contracting made considerable progress on the new south drainage line last week and is almost up to the driveway at the East Maple Street Townhouses. An unmarked gas line was hit providing some unanticipated excitement.
Work will continue this week on the new south line while the contractor shores up the area next to the LexTechs shop at North McDonough and East Maple. Once shoring is complete, Reeves will resume laying the new north line.
Traffic control measures will remain in place on North McDonough Street, so expect traffic delays.
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The Decatur Police Department is investigating the theft of catalytic converters from seven (7) vehicles in the past 72 hours. All of these thefts occurred during the overnight hours. Six of the thefts were from Honda Elements and one was from a Honda CRV. The thefts occured on Jefferson Place, Adair Street, 5th Avenue, Spring Street, Cambridge Avenue and Feld Avenue. Some vehicles were parked in driveways and some were parked on the street. Please pay extra attention to these types of vehicles if you or a neighbor owns one and call police immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious. If you have any information related to the thefts, call Sgt. Jennifer Ross 404-373-6551.
Chief Mike Booker
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Get your coworkers, friends and family together and help bring the sand and fun in the sun to downtown Decatur! Sounds like a blast, right? To make it even sweeter, we’re having a contest! The group with the most volunteers wins a $500 gift certificate to Big Tex Decatur! Please note that individuals can create a group. Just pick one name and have all your friends and family members sign up under your “group name.” Thanks to My Own Bookkeeper, LLC and The Decatur Business Association for sponsoring the prize.
Volunteer application (PDF)
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The fifth Decatur Green Fest will be held today, Saturday, May 11 from 3-10 p.m. in downtown Decatur. This free event will feature live music, dozens of vendors displaying sustainable goods and services, local and organic food and drinks, an artists’ market, a kids zone, and more. All proceeds benefit the Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur-based organization Poverty is Real. The day wraps up with the DBA’s Concert on the Square featuring Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project
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Do you art Decatur? Get it? Well then, volunteer at the end of this month and celebrate the arts in Decatur! Click here for more information.
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The City of Decatur is hosting another Community Budget Gathering on Tuesday, May 14 from 7pm to 9pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street. Join Budget Manager Meredith Roark, Assistant City Manager Andrea Arnold and others interested in learning about the City’s budget process.
This is your chance to find out how the budget process works and give your input. This is the third of three meetings. Participation in one of the previous two gatherings not required to attend. Please sign up today with Meredith, Meredith.Roark@decaturga.com or call 404-370-4102, if you think you’ll be attending.
Click here to find the current 2012-2013 budget.
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- Take mom out to see a CORE performance at the Goat Farm this weekend. The Decatur-based dance group will perform The Liberated Accident. Click here for more info.
- Parker’s on Ponce is putting on a special Brunch Buffet this Sunday, 10am-2:30pm just for mom. Expect omelettes to order, eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, shrimp and grits, and much more. Click here to make a reservation.
- Celebrate Mother’s Day a few days early by bringing mom to Boogaloos for its Dress Sale. The sale ends today, so hurry on over if you want to get 20% off all full price dresses.
- Check out Sq/Ft’s shoe picks for mom on Instagram.
- If mom is more of a jewelry type, head over to Worthmore Jewelers for some shopping – at least tell them how much you liked their cheeky mother’s day promo.
Know of any other Mother’s Day events/specials going on in Decatur this weekend? Leave a comment on this post and I’ll make sure to add it to the list.
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