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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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With the City Schools of Decatur new 3-4-5 Academy on Talley Street and the Avondale Transit Oriented Development on Sams Street, the southeast portion of the City of Decatur is entering a transformative period.

The community is invited to attend the first public meeting for a Transportation Improvement Study. This is a joint project between the City of Decatur and the City Schools of Decatur to study the transportation network in the southeast area of Decatur to identify improvements to accommodate new developments and future changes. To begin the study, we want to hear from you!

 

SAVE THE DATE

Public Input Open House

When: Tuesday, May 15, 6 – 8 pm

Where: City of Decatur Public Works Building, 2635 Talley Street

The study includes identifying improvements to address all modes of travel for: pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles that navigate through and around the corridor.  This public meeting is an opportunity for you to share your concerns and suggestions in an open house format. Come by at your convenience. There is no formal presentation.

In addition to this initial public meeting, an online survey will be available for the public May 16-May 31. We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information, please contact Michelle Hirose at 678-553-6530 or michelle.hirose@decaturga.com

 

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The May test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (5/2/18) 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 May 2018.

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.

You may or may not know that the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System is currently receiving an upgrade and an expansion. The poles and equipment have been installed and we are close to being able to test out the new system. Stay tuned to the Decatur Minute blog and social media for details on when the upgraded siren system will be tested later in May.

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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 5 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Oakhurst Neighborhood #3 –
Spring Street
Fayetteville Road
Underwood Street
West Pharr Road (100 to 500 block)
Russell Street
East Lake Drive (700 to 1000 block)
McKoy Street (500 to 700 block)
Adams Street (1000 to 1100 block)
Lenore Street
Sterling Street
South McDonough Street (800 to 1000 block)

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.

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