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In order to continue to protect the health and safety of our community, please be advised that the July 4 fireworks are cancelled this year.

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CHP City Challenge Graphic

Recently City of Decatur employees were announced as winners of Corporate Health Partners’ 2020 City Challenge! The City Challenge is an annual event in which employees from different cities within the greater Atlanta metropolitan area compete to be most active.

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GA DPH Testing Graphic

A message from Georgia Department of Health

Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs – locations and hours vary daily.

Individuals wanting to be tested can contact any Georgia public health department to schedule an appointment at a SPOC location convenient to them. Contact information for local health departments can be found on the DPH homepage at https://dph.georgia.gov/.

For more information about COVID-19 visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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Beginning Monday, May 4, the collection of yard waste will resume. The health and protection of our employees and community are our top priority. We want to make sure they can do their job safely and return home to their families safely. Conserving our resources now will help ensure that we have the capacity to pick up everybody’s garbage and recycling in the future. Check our website often for any updates at decaturga.com/yard-waste.

Yard Waste Collection Requirements

· Yard trimmings must be placed into single-use yard waste bags or a container no larger than 32- gallons.

· Bundles of sticks, hedge clippings, and small brush must be securely tied and not exceed 4 feet in length or 50 pounds.

Given the highly dynamic response to this pandemic, we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation very closely and adjust our services as circumstances dictate.

Please stay safe and thanks for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

General Information:

Sanitation Requirements

· Set Out Time. All garbage, trash, recyclables, yard trimmings, furniture and appliances for collection must be ready for collection by 7:30 a.m. on collection day. (See code section 82-34 (e) in the City of Decatur Code of Ordinances.) Arrival times will vary due to many conditions, but no collector will arrive before 7:30 a.m.

· Containers on the Curb. Refuse and recycling containers may be not placed at the curb before 5 p.m. the day before collection and must be removed from the curb by midnight on collection day. (See code section 82-34 (f) in the City of Decatur Code of Ordinances.)

· For more information regarding sanitation requirements, see code Section 82-43 in the City of Decatur Code of Ordinances.

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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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