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The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections has approved the following polling place changes for the November 3, 2020 General Election and any following Runoff elections. These changes are necessary because the regular polling locations for these precincts are not available or are no longer able to accommodate indoor social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A complete list of polling locations for both Advanced Voting and Election Day voting can be found online at DeKalbVotes.com. Be sure to double-check your precinct location by logging into mvp.sos.ga.gov.

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Register to join the Better Together Advisory Board and the City of Decatur for the next installment in our 2020 Anti-Racism Speaker Series. The Speaker Series seeks to mine the knowledge and wisdom of numerous thought leaders to challenge and inspire our community to take actionable steps to instill anti-racism throughout our norms and practices.

On Friday, November 6 we’ll hear from Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University. Visit decaturga.com/speakerseries to register for this session and for the upcoming sessions and check out the recaps from our previous speakers.

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Have you reviewed and commented on Decatur’s draft Storm Water Master Plan? Well, now is the time! We’re down to the final week of our month-long public comment period so make sure we hear from you by Friday, October 2. Visit the link below to provide your input:

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Register to join the Better Together Advisory Board and the City of Decatur for the second installment of our 2020 Anti-Racism Speaker Series. The Speaker Series seeks to mine the knowledge and wisdom of numerous thought leaders to challenge and inspire our community to take actionable steps to instill anti-racism throughout our norms and practices. Don’t miss this Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m. where we’ll hear from the Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Dr. Catherine Meeks. Visit decaturga.com/speakerseries to register for this session and the upcoming speakers.

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Lane closures associated with a DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) sewer replacement project will impact traffic on E. College Avenue between New Street and Sams Street from September 8-19, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Motorists and MARTA passengers that use East College Avenue should expect delays and plan for extra commuting time. Message board signs and traffic flaggers will assist drivers in moving safely around the lane closures. For updates, visit Decatur Makeover.

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Beginning Thursday, August 27, the southbound lane of Commerce Drive will be closed between West Trinity Place and West Howard Avenue. Southbound traffic on Commerce will be detoured to North McDonough Street during the closure.

The lane closure is expected to be in place for 4 to 6 weeks and is necessary to allow completion of the Allen Wilson Terrace Drainage Improvements. Delays should be expected during this time. To view traffic patterns and for more information, visit Decatur Makeover.

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The Better Together Advisory Board and the City of Decatur announces an Anti-Racism Speaker Series designed to generate awareness of equity concerns in the city and to hold the city and community accountable for meeting established goals and implementing policies to achieve the aspiration of being an inclusive, equitable and just city.

The Speaker Series seeks to mine the knowledge and wisdom of numerous thought leaders to challenge and inspire our community to take actionable steps to instill anti-racism throughout our norms and practices. Join us next Thursday, August 27 at noon as we kick off the series with internationally known teacher, lecturer, and diversity trainer, Jane Elliot. Register here for this session and visit decaturga.com/speakerseries for upcoming speakers.

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We are at a moment in time when numerous conversations around racial injustice in our nation and in our community are happening. Many have acknowledged this is a time for listening, while others have focused on the need for action. Toward both of those ends, the Better Together Advisory Board is soliciting feedback from the Decatur community to better inform city officials about what is needed to improve racial equity in Decatur. We would appreciate if you would answer the survey questions and complete the demographic information.

The deadline to submit feedback is Monday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/49/Issue_9218

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If you are a Decatur resident age 60 or older and in need of a face mask, please contact Lee Ann Harvey, Lifelong Community Manager, at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or call her cell 770-652-8593 to arrange delivery of the mask.

Please pass this information along to your neighbors, especially those who do not have internet access.

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The City of Decatur’s Design Environment and Construction Division (DEC) is announcing that there will be a temporary road closure for Winn Way on July 18-19.

A portion of Winn Way near N. Arcadia will be closed on Saturday, July 18 from 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 19. The purpose of the closure is to enable the construction of a road safety feature in the street. The contractor, YLI Construction Co., will set up detour signs in the area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DEC Director John Maximuk at 678-710-5165 or John.Maximuk@decaturga.com. The on-site point of contact for YLH Construction Co. is Project Manager Wesley Stubblefield at 770-900-2042.

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