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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.

 

Alzheimer's Concert

Join the Dementia Spotlight Foundation, Alzheimer’s Music Fest and Laona M. Kitchen Foundation on May 14 at Eddie’s Attic, 11 am – 3 pm. for the Alzheimer’s music fest. Limited seats available, RSVP at vincezangaro@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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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Savi Provisions is now open on the corner of W Ponce de Leon Ave and Commerce Drive (former home to Cook’s Warehouse). Open seven days a week, this location features complimentary on-site parking in the parking lot behind the store just off of Commerce Drive. The neighborhood destination offers locally sourced gourmet and organic foods, fine wines, craft beers and will soon offer spirits too. This is the sixth Savi Provisions in the metro area and the first to offer spirits as well as a deli counter and fresh flowers.

The Savi menu includes breakfast options such as omelets, Chia Seed bowls, biscuits, bagels and croissants, as well as breakfast burritos, sandwiches and weekend brunch. A few lunch highlights include the Quinoa Super Food Bowl, a Simple Salad and Wild Mushroom Tart, and sandwiches such as a grilled cheese with three cheeses on sourdough bread with tomato soup and a shaved prime rib French Dip complete with horseradish mayo and porcini au jus on French bread.

Catering for large or small groups is also available and special tastings and events as well as weekly specials will all be part of the gourmet experience.

Market hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 am until 10 pm; Friday and Saturday from 7 am until 11 pm and Sunday from 8 am until 10 pm. For additional information, visit http://www.saviprovisions.com/home.aspx or call (404) 600-6021.

Coming Soon:

Spirit hours will be 9 am to 10 pm.

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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 City of Decatur hired Bartlett Tree Experts  to level out the tree grates along Sycamore Street on the Square. It has been over a decade since the trees were planted, which means a lot of compacted dirt and buckling tree grates.

For the past week, a team of tree experts has been cleaning out the tree wells, aerating the soil, pruning the tree roots, and leveling the ground before replacing the grates. All of the work will enhance the health of the existing trees, which have done well despite their urban environment.

To reduce the impact the work has on the nearby businesses, Bartlett is starting early in the morning and ending before 9 a.m. each day. Work should be complete by the end of this week.

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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.

Open Office Hour

Wednesday, May 2, Decatur will host its first Open Office Hour of the year with Mayor Patti Garrett from 7 – 8 p.m. Mayor Garrett will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of tensions between modes of transportation in the City, including the steps the City is taking to improve safety on our streets and sidewalks as well as how to move people, bikes and cars safely and efficiently through Decatur. She will also talk about how the City Commission and staff are addressing the tensions between transportation modes and working with other government agencies such as DeKalb County and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen via livestream, http://www.decaturga.com/ci…/city-commission/streaming-video, and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live (beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday) via the following channels:
1. https://www.facebook.com/decaturga/
2. @downtowndecatur
3. Openofficehour@decaturga.com
4. 678-553-6568

If you already have a question in mind related to this topic area, submit it here now –https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/49/Issue_6203. This question will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Social media links, e-mail address and phone number will be posted on Wednesday right before the meeting. Check this post for updates.