Posts Tagged ‘commission meeting’

It’s cold out today in Decatur and set to get colder by evening, but tonight’s work session about the draft tree ordinance at 6 p.m. and the regular City Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. will still take place as scheduled at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St.

Don’t feel like braving the weather but want to see what happens? You can live stream both meetings on the City of Decatur website’s City Commission page by clicking on “streaming video.”

The Decatur City Commission

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Updated information is now available regarding the proposed temporary moratorium on single-family residential structural demolition and large tree removal as a part of construction or renovation.  This proposal was initially made available on October 14, 2013 as a single ordinance.  However, after public review and feedback, the two issues have been separated into individual ordinances that can be discussed and acted upon separately.

The City Commission will discuss the proposals during the work session and regular meeting on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. Both meetings are open to the public.

  • 6:30pm- Work Session
  • 7:30pm- Regular Meeting

If either or both proposals are adopted, the properties affected would be limited to those  zoned R-60 and R-85 Single Family Residential. Each moratorium would be effective through Jan. 24, 2014.


All comments & questions should be directed to Amanda Thompson at amanda.thompson@decaturga.com or 404-370-4104.

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Many of our residents know the city’s senior engineer, John Madajewski, but I bet few are aware that he’s a talented woodturner. At the Oct. 20 Commission Meeting John presented two beautiful bowls he made and dedicated to the Decatur fire stations. The bowls are made from trees that were located by the fire stations.

The larger bowl was made from an ash tree that was removed for the Fire Station 2 construction. The darker bowl is from a 100 year old dying oak that was located behind Fire Station 1. Each bowl will be placed in its respective fire station once construction is complete. In the mean time, they’ll be on display at City Hall.

 John has been woodturning for ten years. On the weekends, you’ll most likely find him in his garage surrounded by his tools and piles of wood. The image below shows off some of his other work. Pretty impressive, eh?

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