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North McDonough Street will be closed overnight to through traffic between Trinity Place and East Maple Street beginning Wednesday, April 19, and then repeating on Thursday, April 20. Each temporary closure will begin at 11:00pm and end the following morning at 6:00am. Everything is expected to be completed by Friday morning.

This will allow construction of a new storm drainage system as part of the North McDonough streetscape improvements.

How to manage

A detour will be in place each evening. Consult the map above for greater detail.

For more construction updates visit decaturmakeover.com.

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At its April 17, 2017 meeting, the Decatur City Commission voted to purchase approximately 77 acres of property currently owned by the United Methodist Children’s Home of the North Georgia Conference, Inc. (UMCH) for $40 Million. The property is located adjacent to the southeastern city limits of Decatur.

Mayor Patti Garrett said, “The purchase of this property fits with the City’s mission, vision and values and is an investment for current and future families and children. Garrett noted, “The City of Decatur is uniquely positioned to be the trustee of this resource and the purchase provides a long-term legacy for generations to come.”

Proceeds of the sale will help UMCH reach more children and families in crisis in new communities across North Georgia, according to Rev. Hal Jones, UMCH President and CEO. The sale terms include preservation of the historic Moore Chapel and the gravesite of UMCH’s founder Rev. Dr. Jesse Boring and naming the administrative building located near the gravesite in recognition of former Executive Director Bev Cochran.

It is anticipated that the UMCH will vacate the property by late summer or early fall, 2017. Once the City owns the property, the City will annex the acreage and begin a community-based master planning effort engaging nearby neighborhoods, UMCH alumni and other stakeholders to help determine a vision and plan for future use.

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Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March and April, 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 April 22 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Winnona Park Neighborhood –
S. Columbia Drive
Commerce Drive (RR Underpass to S. Columbia)
Conway Road
Avery Street
Bucher Drive
Bruton Street
Candler Oaks Lane
Derrydown Way
Heatherdown Road
Hilldale Drive
Inman Drive
Kirk Road
Kirk Crossing
Mimosa Drive
Mimosa Place
Missionary Court
Missionary Drive
Oldfield Road
Poplar Circle
Shadowmoor Drive
Winnona Drive
S. Candler St (W. College to Buchanan)
Green St (200 Block)
McKinnon Drive (Decatur Only)
Midway Road
Clarke Hill Subdivision

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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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, April 16

Tuesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 20

Saturday, April 22

 

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Join the community on Sunday, April 23 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. for the dedication of the MARTA Mural and the KaBOOM! Playscape under the bridge.  The celebration will take place at the corner of W. Trinity & Atlanta Avenues under and around the MARTA Overpass and under the bridge.  We’ll have cookies and ice cream and a cool art project with the Milagros Collective.  Come join the fun!

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An announcement from City Schools of Decatur:

The Elementary Facility Planning Steering Committee examined data and feedback from the community meeting and survey and offered two options to the Board of Education for consideration at the April 11 Board Meeting. We want to hear from the CSD community about these options. It is recommended that the presentation from the April 11 meeting be viewed prior to taking the survey. The survey and presentation can be found at http://www.dejongrichter.com/csdecatur/

The survey will close at 11:59 PM on April 23.

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Reminder: the City of Decatur is hosting Neighborhood Clean-up Days on Saturdays in March and April, 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 April 15 will take place in the following neighborhood:

Oakhurst Neighborhood #2 –
Ansley (from Kings Hwy to Oakview)
Greenwood Avenue
Greenwood Place
Evans Drive
Jefferson Place
W. College Avenue (from Mead Road to Kings
Highway)
Olympic Place
Mead Road
Oakview (from S. McDonough to East Lake)
Green Street (100 Block)
Winter Ave (east side only)
Johnston Place
Bryan Place
Beatty Place
Madison Avenue
East Lake (from Park Place/College to Oakview)
Third Ave. (100 through 400 blocks only)
Feld Avenue
Leyden Street
Cambridge Avenue
Hood Circle
W. College (Mead to Cambridge)

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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Since most of north and central Georgia is under a wind advisory until 10:00 p.m. tonight, the April test of the outdoor tornado siren system scheduled for 5:00 p.m. today has been cancelled.

The next system test is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

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The details

The intersection at E. Trinity Place and E. Howard Avenue will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 7-9 to complete the grading and resurfacing associated with the reconstruction of the railroad crossing. This will allow the pavement to be raised, providing a gentler slope on the north side of the crossing and a more accessible path, particularly for persons in wheelchairs or those using strollers.

Parts of the PATH Foundation’s Stone Mountain Trail near the crossing will be closed to bicycle traffic as well.

How to manage

There will be no traffic through the Trinity-Howard intersection during the closure, although access will be maintained for local businesses and residents. Consult the detour map for greater detail and alternate routes.

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After 7 years in Houston, Galeria Regina has relocated to Decatur community, at the Oakhurst Plaza (409 Mead Rd, unit 5).

The Inaugural Reception will be on Saturday, April 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. The first exhibit, “Regina’s Art Through the Years” is already on display.  For more information visit www.galeriaregina.com

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