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Are you interested in learning more about the City’s FY19-20 budget and 2019 millage rates? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 17, 2019.

  1. Take some time to read through the budget document. It’s available online at www.decaturga.com/budget. Or if you prefer to look at a hard copy, head over to the Decatur Library reference desk (215 Sycamore Street) or stop by the City Clerk’s Office (509 N. McDonough Street) to check one out.
  2. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2019 millage rates. We have two more public hearings scheduled in the coming weeks. One is Monday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m. and the other is Monday, June 17th at 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at Decatur City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.)
  3. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. If attending a meeting at City Hall just doesn’t work for you, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.
  4. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY18-19 revised budget and the FY19-20 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

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Come out to the Square from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19th to experience the City’s proposed spending plan for FY19-20.  In addition to learning about the city’s plans for spending in the July 2019 – June 2020 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 take this chance to check some things out. 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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Tuesday, March 19, 5-7 p.m. on the Decatur Square

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Get an up-close and personal look at the city’s budgeting process at the free Touch-A-Budget event. See what “pending spending” is planned for the FY 2019-2020 city budget and how it supports the 2010 Strategic Plan principles developed by Decatur residents. Talk to representatives from all city departments and play budget games for prizes. For information, check decaturga.com/budget.

 

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The City of Decatur’s 2010 Strategic Plan identified four principles that the community felt were important to creating and sustaining a wonderful place to live. Since the implementation of the plan, it has become the guide to direct financial resources and planning in almost every aspect of government. The plan included 89 tasks and as of January 2019, 86 of those tasks have been completed or are underway.

As the time frame on the 2010 Strategic Plan nears its completion date, city staff would like to know how you think it should spend its time and your tax dollars on the few remaining strategic plan tasks that are either underway or yet to be started. City staff and decision-makers will review the overall feedback from this topic as they begin the annual budget development process for fiscal year 2019-2020.

The survey is available on the Open City Hall forum until February 8 at 5 p.m. – opentownhall.com/portals/49/Issue_7164

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Are you interested in learning more about the City’s FY18-19 budget and 2018 millage rates? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 18, 2018.

  1. Take some time to read through the budget document. It’s available online at www.decaturga.com/budget. Or if you prefer to look at a hard copy, head over to the Decatur Library reference desk (215 Sycamore Street) or stop by the City Clerk’s Office (509 N. McDonough Street) to check one out.
  2. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2018 millage rates. We have two more public hearings scheduled this upcoming Monday, June 18th –  3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at Decatur City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.)
  3. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. If attending a meeting at City Hall just doesn’t work for you, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.
  4. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY17-18 revised budget and the FY18-19 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

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We have been made aware of a recent spoof/bluff call made to a city resident. The caller ID indicated the call was coming from the City of Decatur and came from 404-377-1708, which is not a number assigned to any City of Decatur phone. The call was a sales call. This appears to be a spoof/bluff call where the caller ID is manipulated to make it appear the call is coming from a certain person/entity. Please know that you will not receive sales calls from the City of Decatur and we suggest hanging up.

Additionally, we have been made aware of a message received by a city resident claiming an agent with the FBI is issuing a final notification “against your case with from the Department of Tax and Crime Investigation” and stating the home address is under investigation and a warrant has been issued. You are then instructed to call 415/842-9158. This is a computer generated robocall that is being made across the United States. Upon calling the number left in the message, you are instructed to leave a message. Do not call back and leave a message. If you receive this call, just hang up. These calls are typically generated outside of the United States and are phishing calls designed to steal money and personal information.

Please spread the word about these calls to your senior neighbors who may not be on social media, but who are often the victims of phone based fraud.

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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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Tuesday, March 20, 5-7 p.m. on the Decatur Square

touch-a-budget-city-logo-top

Get an up-close and personal look at the city’s budgeting process at the free Touch-A-Budget event. See what “pending spending” is planned for the FY 2018-2019 city budget and how it supports the 2010 Strategic Plan principles developed by Decatur residents. Talk to representatives from all city departments and play budget games for prizes. For information, check decaturga.com/budget.

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Are you interested in learning more about the City’s FY17-18 budget? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 19, 2017.

  1. Take some time to read through the budget document. It’s available online at www.decaturga.com/budget. Or if you prefer to look at a hard copy, head over to the Decatur Library reference desk (215 Sycamore Street) or stop by the City Clerk’s Office (509 N. McDonough Street) to check one out.
  2. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2017 millage rates. We have three public hearings scheduled in the coming weeks – Monday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m.; Monday, June 19th at 3:30 p.m.; Monday, June 19th at 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at Decatur City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.)
  3. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. If attending a meeting at City Hall just doesn’t work for you, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.
  4. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY16-17 revised budget and the FY17-18 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

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Check it out – www.decaturga.com/budget

If you’d prefer to look through a hard copy, there are public copies available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Manager’s Office and Personnel Office (509 N. McDonough St) as well as at the Decatur Library (215 Sycamore St.)

Curious to learn more about the city organization and this year’s proposed budget? Tune in this upcoming Monday (5/22/17) to the City’s streaming video feed to watch and listen to City Manager Peggy Merriss talk about these topics during the 3rd edition of our new web series “Open Office Hour.”

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