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DC Green Street Sewer for Post

DeKalb County’s Green Street Sewer Replacement project is scheduled to begin later this month. The project includes installation of new sewer pipes on Green Street and nearby within the Oakhurst community. No street closures are currently planned but vehicle travel may experience periodic disruptions. The work is expected to take about 6 months, depending on the weather. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com.

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Come speak with local arborists, landscapers and tree care services in celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.! The first 200 city residents to join us on the Square will receive an official Bicentennial Red Maple, Red Cedar, Dogwood or Persimmon tree with certificate as part of our project to plant 1000 trees by 2020 for Decatur’s bicentennial celebration.

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City Fiber

Network Cabling Infrastructures, LLC will be at the intersection of Clairemont Avenue and Scott Boulevard tomorrow, February 15 between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon to install infrastructure for the city’s fiber network. This will require the closing of the southbound turning lane and left travel lane. Please note that vehicular access will be maintained but delays should be expected. Drivers should proceed through the area with caution and patience. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com.

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Scott Blvd EDIT

The Scott Boulevard Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) at Westchester Elementary School will be fully operational beginning February 18. This signalized crosswalk will serve as a Safe Route to School route for elementary students so please proceed with caution.

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Monitoring Talley Intersection

The City is currently monitoring the now fully operational South Columbia/Talley/Shadowmoor signal. Adjustments will be made to the signal timing to improve traffic flow on all approaches of the intersection. Please be patient as we work to find the optimal timing that accommodates all vehicular and pedestrian movements.

Shadowmoor Drive is now a part of the intersection. When Shadowmoor gets a green please proceed through the entire intersection, you no longer need to stop at Talley!

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Resized Talley Intersection

The S. Columbia/Talley/Shadowmoor signal is now fully operational. The all-way stop signs have been removed and traffic will be controlled by the signal; Shadowmoor Drive will be included in the signal operations of this intersection. This intersection serves as a Safe Route to School route for elementary students so please proceed with caution.

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Downtown Cycle Track

If weather permits, the final phase of the downtown cycle track connecting Commerce Drive with McDonough Street will begin Monday, Feb. 10. The work will take place on the northern/Courthouse side of West Trinity Place and is expected to take about 4 weeks to complete. West Trinity Place will remain open to traffic throughout the process but motorists should expect occasional delays. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com

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2020 City Commission

The Decatur City Commission has re-elected Patti Garrett to serve as Mayor for 2020 as well as Tony Powers to serve as Mayor pro tem. Garrett was elected to the City Commission in 2009 and has served as Mayor since 2016. Powers was elected to the City Commission in 2015.

Newly elected Commissioners Lesa Mayer and George Dusenbury were also sworn in at the Jan. 6 City Commission meeting. Dusenbury and Mayer join Mayor Patti Garrett, Mayor pro tem Tony Powers and Commissioner Kelly Walsh. City Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street.  The City Commission holds an annual retreat to set its work plan and goals. The 2020 retreat will be held January 30-31 at Brasstown Valley, Young Harris, GA.

Mayer and Dusenberg

The Decatur City Commission elects one of its own to serve as Mayor and Mayor pro tem annually at the first City Commission meeting of the year. Both the swearing in and the election as well as all City Commission meetings may be viewed on streaming video on the City of Decatur’s website at decaturga.com.

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Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board’s Taxation and Affordability Committee is hosting a Third Thursday information session for City of Decatur residents to learn more about the new homestead exemptions that will come up for vote on the November 8 ballot. Please join us on Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m., at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, to learn more about the exemptions.

A panel from City Schools of Decatur and City of Decatur will answer questions and provide information about these five homestead exemptions. One of them is an exemption from school property taxes for homeowners over the age of 65—an exemption that expires in five years when it will be re-evaluated.

For more information about the Decatur for a Lifetime initiative or the board, contact leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548.

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A message from Captain Violante with the City of Decatur Fire Department:

The City of Decatur and Dekalb County have 2,100 homeless school age children and their families who are in need this winter.  We are asking for your help to assist individuals in need this season. Please donate non-expired food items or a winter coat. The City of Decatur Fire Department will be collecting items until December 19.  All items will go to Decatur Cooperative Ministries as they help families who face homelessness settle into safe, stable homes.

DCM offers comprehensive services helping to prevent, endure, and overcome homelessness. Drop off items at either of the City of Decatur Fire Stations (230 East Trinity Place or 356 West Hill St.), the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore St.), or City Hall (509 N. McDonough St.).

For more information you may call Captain Violante at 678-553-6583 or Decatur Cooperative Ministries at 404-377-5365.

Fire dept food drive

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