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Meetings 

  • Public Hearings on Budget and Millage Rates Monday, June 21 @ 3:30 p.m. To participate via the Zoom video platform, click on the registration links listed here: http://www.decaturga.com/budget
  • Decatur City Commission and Planning Commission Strategic Plan Joint Work Session| Monday, June 21@ 6 p.m.
  • City Commission meeting (including Budget and Millage Rates public hearing)| Monday, June 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Environmental Sustainability Board Meeting| Friday, June 25@ 9 a.m.

Visit decaturga.com/bc for additional meeting details. 

Event

  • Free COVID- 19 vaccinations at Hattie Marie’s BBQ– 130 Clairemont Ave. Suite 100 Decatur, GA 30030. This event will take place on Tuesday, June 22 from 12 – 6p.m. The Pfizer vaccine– which requires 2 doses– will be administered only to people ages 12 and up. Visit hattievax.coreresponse.org to register. Walk- ins are welcome! 
Photo of Decatur Square

Meetings 

  • City Commission Special Called Meeting| Monday, June 14 @ 6 p.m. 
  • Zoning Board of Appeals| Monday, June 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Historic Preservation Commission meeting| Tuesday, June 15 @ 6:30p.m.
  • City Commission Retreat| Thursday, June 17 @ 9 a.m.

Visit decaturga.com/bc for additional meeting details. 

Events

  • Attend the public budget hearing on Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m.and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2021 millage rates. There are two additional public hearings scheduled for  Monday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held via Zoom. Visit http://www.decaturga.com/budget for the schedule and registration links. 
  • Join the Beacon Hill Black Alliance, in partnership with the City of Decatur, and the Better Together Advisory Board for Juneteenth Decatur: a “Celebration of Liberated Spaces.” The event will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 4p.m- 8p.m. on the city square.

    Spend the afternoon learning more about the meaning of Juneteenth, the harmful impact of hate symbols, and anti-hate activism while enjoying live music performances and music from the winner of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. playlist competition. Browse an open-air marketplace and explore 12 points of interest on a self-guided walking tour. There will also be youth art and a mural project. 

    The purpose and goals of this event includes educating the community about the meaning of Juneteenth while bringing together a diverse community to celebrate liberated spaces.  

    For more information on the Juneteenth celebration, activists, vendors and media, contact transformation88.3@gmail.com. Donations to be sent to $beaconhill300.
Photo of Decatur City Hall

City buildings are now open to the public, by appointment only, with added regulations for COVID-19 safety including:

  • Visitors must schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the appropriate department (general contact information below and available via contact page-staff directory tab on the city’s website).
  • Guests must enter through the main entrance of the building and provide name and contact information upon entering a City facility to be used if contact tracing is needed.
  • Guests entering will have their temperature checked before entering – anyone with a temperature above 100.4° F will be asked to reschedule.
  • Visitors must wear face coverings while in City buildings. Exceptions may be made for children under 2 and for visitors who have a health condition that prevents wearing a mask or where a mask interferes with breathing.
  • Elevators will be restricted to one individual at a time, unless the visitor is accompanied by a family or household member. 

GENERAL CITY CONTACT INFORMATION
(404) 370-4100
decaturga.com

Decatur City Hall
509 North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Office hours: 8 am to 5 pm
By appointment only

ACTIVE LIVING
(404) 377-0494 | decaturga.com/activeliving

BUILDING PERMITTING SERVICES
(404) 377-6198 | decaturga.com/dec

SANITATION AND RECYCLING SERVICES
(404) 377-5571
decaturga.com/publicworks
sanitation@decaturga.com

PROPERTY TAXES AND BUSINESS LICENSES
(404) 370-4100
decaturga.com/adminservices

PLANNING SERVICES
(404) 371-8386 | decaturga.com/planning

HUMAN RESOURCES
(678) 553-6740 | decaturga.com/hr

DECATUR FIRE DEPARTMENT
Non-Emergency
(404) 373-5092| decaturga.com/fire

DECATUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
Non-Emergency
(404) 373-6551 | decaturga.com/police

Meetings

  • City Commission meeting (including Budget public hearing)| Monday, June 7 @ 7:30p.m.
  • Decatur Planning Commission meeting| Tuesday, June 8 @ 7p.m
  • Budget Virtual Work Session| Wednesday, June 9 @ 5-7:30 p.m. Visit www.decaturga.com/budget for meeting details
  • Environmental Sustainability Board meeting| Friday, June 11 @ 8a.m.
  • Decatur Development Authorities meeting| Friday, June 11 @ 8a.m. 

Visit decaturga.com/bc for additional meeting details. 

Events

Submissions for the Decatur Focus July/August issue are due Thursday, June 10. Visit www.decaturga.com/cd/page/decatur-focus-newsletter or contact decaturfocus@decaturga.com for submission guidelines.

The June test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen today (06/02/21) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 3 June 2021.

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

Meetings

Events

  • Kids and teens will have the opportunity to learn capoeira from Maculelê-Capoeira Academy Decatur! The academy will begin offering in-person classes at Core Studios in Downtown Decatur for kids and teens on Thursday, June 3. Classes take place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. They are also offering a Summer Promo for returning students: 4 Martial Arts Classes + T-shirts for only $25. Visit http://capoeiraatlanta.com/ for details.
  • Dine and shop outside at FAB First Friday! We’re reimagining a night OUT in Decatur with expanded patios, curbside storefronts, sidewalk pop-ups, and an open-air tent market on the plaza. Wear a mask and join us outside on the first Friday of the month from 5 to 9 pm. Plus, look for “fab” deals as our retailers and restaurants partner up to support each other! Follow on Instagram (@visitdecaturga), Twitter (@Decatur-Tourism), and Facebook (@VisitDecaturGA) for deals and updates.
  • The DDA is collaborating with City of Decatur businesses to host a Job Fair in the Square, June 7 @9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Applicants will have an opportunity to visit several businesses in one place and apply for jobs. There are 12 businesses participating, including one of our hotels.

    The first hour of the event, 9-10 a.m., will be dedicated to accepting applications and interviewing students from the Decatur High School Career Academy.
  • The draft recommendations for the Decatur Strategic Plan Equity and Racial Justice topic will open on Friday, June 4. The pop-up survey will close on June 13.
  • The Climate Change pop-up survey will close on Sunday, June 6. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to the draft recommendations for the Decatur Strategic Plan! Visit https://decatur2030.mysocialpinpoint.com to share your input.

This is a reminder that all city offices are closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Regular trash and recycling service for Monday will be on Tuesday, June 1; regular service for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, June 2.

The complete 2020-2021 schedule may be found at decaturga.com/sanitation.

The City of Decatur is beginning to re-open its facilities and resume municipal activities in a phased approach. The city is tracking several COVID-related data points and trends and following CDC guidelines as it moves forward in providing COVID-safe activities and facilities. The re-opening plan will guide decisions to expand activities and facility access if the trends remain stable or improve.  HVAC upgrades are underway in all city buildings to keep employees and visitors safe when the buildings open to the public at a future date.

Currently city playgrounds and tennis courts are open and basketball goals have been re-installed in the parks. The pools will re-open on Memorial Day weekend. Outdoor sports activities are ongoing with safety protocols.

Planned Summer Opening Activities include:

June 1 – Opening several Legacy Park buildings and Decatur Recreation Center for summer camps for June and July.
June 1 – Opening the Oakhurst Indoor Pool (inside the former Boys & Girls Club facility).
June 1 – Scheduling Kids Activities at Ebster Recreation Center.
July 4 – Fireworks Display (no parade or concert)
July 19 – City Commission holding first in-person meeting since March 2020; public will remain virtual.
August 1 –Resuming Active Living programming.
August 1 –Phasing in special event permits, bandstand rentals and park pavilion rentals.

The three COVID-safe guidelines – wear a mask, wash your hands, and remain socially distant – will remain in place. Watch the website and other social media for updated announcements related to activities and events.

The vaccination rate influences our ability to re-open safely. Please get the vaccine and encourage others so we can gather together safely soon.

Meetings

– Lifelong Community Advisory Board Meeting| Monday, May 24 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events

– Join us for Truckin’ Tuesday at Legacy Park Tuesday, May 25. Gather your friends, family, blankets, chairs, and most importantly, appetites! The area’s best Food Trucks will be offering up their delicious fare. There is plenty of space for families to gather while remaining socially distant. The goal is to bring people together safely and at the same time, benefit local non-profit fundraising efforts. This event will repeat weekly every Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m.

– The draft recommendations for the Decatur Strategic Plan Climate Change topic will open this Friday, May 28. The pop-up survey will close on Sunday, June 6.

– The Economic Development Survey will close Sunday, May 30. Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to the draft recommendations for the Decatur Strategic Plans. Visit decatur2030.mysocialpinpoint.com/decatur-strategic-plan/activities/ to share your input.

– The Legacy Park Day Camp opens in June and we are now accepting applications for summer jobs. We hire staff members that enjoy working with campers (ages 5-11) and being a part of a camp community. Visit decaturga.com/jobs for more details about available positions.

– Decatur outdoor pools are opening back up for daily swim starting Saturday, May 29. Glenlake and McKoy will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ebster will open 10am – 3:45 p.m. during the month of June due to swim team practice. Oakhurst indoor pool will open on June 1. Visit decaturga.com/activeliving/page/aquatics-pools for more information.

– The city is beginning to reopen facilities and resume municipal activities in a phased approach. You can read the full detailed description of the city’s approach here: decaturga.com/covid and continue to visit our social media for updates.

Decatur outdoor pools will open for daily swim Saturday, May 29. Glenlake and McKoy will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ebster will open 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. during the month of June due to swim team practice. Oakhurst indoor pool will open June 1.

Admission is $5 for each person 1 year of age and older. Cash and in-state checks are accepted. Please bring exact change. No change will be given for cash transactions. Resident season family pool passes are available for purchase at Glenlake Tennis Center for $150. Individual passes are $45. Patrons will be asked to exit the facility after 2 hours when others are waiting in line to enter the pool. Pool rentals will remain suspended during the 2021 pool season.

For the safety of the community and staff the following guidelines are in place:

  • Total occupancy at each pool has been reduced to the following bather loads: 106 people at Glenlake Pool, 62 people at Ebster Pool, and 50 people at McKoy Pool.
  • Bathrooms will be limited to 2 people at a time or immediate family members
  • Parents must supervise children and ensure that children are maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet social distancing from non-family members while on the pool deck and in the pool. Unsupervised children under 12 years old will not be admitted to the pool.
  • No toys, noodles, balls, or kick boards will be allowed in the pool. The only inflatables allowed will be those designed to help beginning swimmers stay afloat.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by someone who is at least 15 years of age.
  • The water fountain will be closed.
  • Pool furniture will need to be disinfected by patrons before use. Patrons may bring their own chairs to the pool.
  • Adult Swim will increase from 10 to 20 minutes to allow lifeguards time to wipe down high touch surfaces.
  • Anyone displaying visible signs of an illness will not be admitted to the pool.
  • 6 feet Social distancing guidelines must be maintained during check-in, on the pool deck, and in the pool. Any deck furniture will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Lost and found items will not be kept. They will be thrown away each day at closing.
  • Large groups and parties of more than 9 people are not allowed.
  • Front desk staff will wear masks at all times
  • Patrons are strongly recommended to wear masks while not in the pool.
  • If a patron reports a positive test for COVID-19 and they have visited a pool within the last 48 hours, that pool will be closed for 24 hours.
  • Patrons will sign themselves in before entering the pool deck. Hand sanitizer will be provided near the sign in station. Pens will be sanitized by front desk staff after each use. Used pins will be placed into a holder and will be moved to another holder after they are sanitized and are ready to use.
  • No snack or food service. Patrons may bring their own food and drink to the pool. No glass.

If you need to report violations of social distancing guidelines or any other concerns, please call 404-377-7231 or email Jabari.Cole@decaturga.com. For additional information, visit decaturga.com/activeliving/page/aquatics-pools.