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Every year in May during National Preservation Month, the City of Decatur and the Decatur Preservation Commission recognize and honor projects or individuals that promote excellence in preservation, design, sustainability, and advocacy.

Nominations must be received by April 6. Design Awards Ceremony will be held May 9 at City Hall.
For more information and Design Award application visit the Design Awards webpage.

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The impact

The City of Decatur is contracting with Georgia Safe Sidewalks to repair sidewalk trip hazards along West Ponce de Leon AvenueEast Ponce de Leon Avenue, and East Court Square. Weather permitting, work is anticipated to begin on Monday, April 2 and last approximately four days.

How to manage

Sidewalk access will remain open, except in the block of any sidewalk undergoing repair at any given time. On-street parking will not be affected, however be advised that residual dust may collect on vehicles parked adjacent to repair sites.

This round of repairs will include all trip hazards up to 2 inches in height; trip hazards greater than two inches and panels with cracking will require panel replacement to be completed at a later date.

Project impact areas are shown on the map above. Click image for larger view.

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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 March 31 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Great Lakes –
Clarion Avenue
Nelson Ferry Road
Woodlawn Avenue
Coventry Road(Nelson Ferry to Scott Blvd)
Fairfield Street (Coventry to Woodlawn)
Vidal Blvd.
Lamont Drive
Garden Lane
Beaumont Avenue
Oakland Street
Montgomery Street
Fairview Avenue
Ponce de Leon Place
Northern Avenue
Wilton Drive

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 impact

West Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur will be closed from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 23, for Spring Movie Night. This event is free to the public. More information can be found here.

How to manage

The closure will occur between the 335 West Ponce condo parking garage entrance and Ponce de Leon Place. Vehicles will be able to detour around the area using Ponce de Leon Place and Fairview Avenue.

To stay up to date on road closures and construction in the City of Decatur, visit decaturmakeover.com and subscribe.

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The local businesses on West Ponce are pulling out all the stops for Friday’s Movie Night with discounts, movie snack packs, face painting and more!

Farm Burger – Lunch specials all day, $6.50 Agave Wine Margaritas, $5 Creature Comfort Bier Garden, milk shake specials, corn hole, face painting for kids all starting at 4 p.m.

Sushi Avenue – To Go specials all night including a free soda with two rolls, a volcano roll, dumpling combo, calamari, pork cutlet sticks, Takoyaki, and half priced Ramune.

Vivid Boutique – Pre order a special movie night snack box! Choose from an extensive list of candy, snack and beverage options along with fresh, hot popcorn all in an easy-to-carry caddy for $15. Order here.

Chai Pani –  $9.99 special for any sandwich + Indian chip combo.

Found Co. – The store is celebrating owner Jason’s birthday/movie night with cake and champagne. Check out the Facebook event page for details.

Mellow Mushroom – Selling pizza slices to movie-goers all night.

Aimee Jewelry and Gallery – 20 percent off Genuine Polish Amber Jewelry, 20 percent off German Designer Jewelry, 20 percent off fine jewelry from Turkey, and high fashion jewelry with Swarovski Crystal, stones and Cubic Zirconia are $25 each.

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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 March 24 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Great Lakes –
Clairemont Avenue (100 to 800 block)
Champlain Street
Seneca Street
Erie Avenue
Huron Street
Michigan Avenue
Superior Avenue
Lucerne Street
Geneva Street
Superior Avenue (400 to 600 block)
Church Street (600 Block To 1335)
Willow Lane
Pensdale Road
Eastland Drive
Parkside Circle
BrownStones
Landover Drive
Ferndale Avenue
North Decatur Road
Scott Blvd (800 to 1300 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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Come out to the Square from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th to experience the City’s proposed spending plan for FY18-19.  In addition to learning about the city’s plans for spending in the July 2018 – June 2019 fiscal year, the expo will feature music, food and prizes. A few of our city vehicles will be parked in the East Court Square turn around so since you were unable to make it to last Saturday’s Touch a Truck event due to the drizzle, take this chance to check some things out (before the rescheduled event on May 5th.) The event is free and open to everyone in the community.

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Should the weather keep us from being outdoors, the event will be moved to the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street.) Stay tuned for updated information.

 

 

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Are you sad that you weren’t one of the 1,500 randomly selected households to receive a copy of 2018 edition of the National Citizen Survey? We have good news that will turn your frown upside down. The City just received word that it has access to an opt-in version of the survey this year allowing anyone who is interested in taking the 2018 survey to be able to do so just by clicking on the link below between now and Friday, March 23:

 http://bit.ly/decatur2018

 (This link is different than the one included on the mailed copy of the survey so if you did receive a mailed copy, please submit that version to NRC.)

 The data from the survey is used by the City in its budgeting, strategic and annual planning processes. If you have any questions regarding the survey, contact City Clerk Meredith Roark at meredith.roark@decaturga.com or call 404-370-4102.

 

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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 March 17 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Westchester –
Westchester Drive
Dogwood Way
Maediris Drive
Harold Byrd Drive
Clairemont Avenue (900 to 1100 block)
Ridley Circle
Mockingbird Lane
Chelsea Drive
Kathryn Avenue
North Parkwood Drive
Coventry Drive (North Parkwood Drive to Scott)
Merrill Avenue
Harold Byrd Lane S

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 2018 edition of the National Citizen Survey was mailed to 1,500 randomly selected households in the City of Decatur in early February. If you didn’t receive a copy this year but want to share your thoughts on a few questions, visit the Open City Hall page on our website to answer seven questions that are specific to Decatur. The survey will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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