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As we prepare to observe Independence Day on Monday, July 6 this is a friendly neighborhood reminder of the holiday scheduling for City of Decatur Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Regular services for Monday will be on Tuesday, July 7 and regular services for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, July 8.

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is rapidly increasing in DeKalb and across Georgia. Protect yourself and others by wearing a mask when you go outside, practice social distancing, stay home when possible and wash or sanitize your hands often. Testing is available and encouraged. For testing locations go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.

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Decatur City Buildings Remain Closed to Public Until Further Notice

In order to continue to protect the health and safety of our employees and community, City of Decatur office buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Sanitation

Trash and recycling pickup remains curbside only during this time. Please call 404-377-5571 if you are unable to bring your trash to the curb.

Municipal Court

Municipal court sessions are canceled through mid-August. All court sessions have been rescheduled for at least 60-90 days out. Court staff will contact defendants via mail with new court dates. Defendants for court sessions related to the School Bus Crossing Arm will be contacted by American Traffic Solutions via mail with new hearing dates.  However, the ability to pay a citation online remains available in most cases.  Continue to check the city’s website for updated and on-going information regarding court operations. You may also contact the court at 678-553-6655.

Visitors Center

Decatur Visitors Center is closed until further notice.

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Ebster Recreation Center, Decatur Recreation Center, McKoy Skate Park, Legacy Park gym and Decatur pools (including Oakhurst Indoor pool) remain closed until further notice.

The City of Decatur is gathering information to determine if and how we can open the pools this summer and still provide a safe environment for swimmers and employees. We are looking at ways we may need to make adjustments such as the number of people in and around the pools and necessary cleaning procedures. At the same time, we are paying close attention to the rate of new infections as a result of the new guidelines around the revised Stay At Home Order before making a determination.

City of Decatur public parks (including dog parks) are open, however, all playgrounds remain closed until further notice. Adherence to the following guidelines is imperative to protect the safety and health of our community:

  • If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, stay home, and avoid public parks and other public spaces.
  • Adhere to social distancing requirements and remain 6 feet away from others or you may be asked to leave the park.
  • Do not engage in contact sports or games, such as playground soccer, basketball, etc.
  • Bring hand sanitizer as bathrooms are closed.
  • Bring water as water fountains are temporarily unavailable.
  • Pavilions are open but large group gatherings are prohibited.

Tennis courts reopened Monday, June 15. You must call 404-377-7231 to make a reservation. Tennis Center hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Masks will be required to enter Glenlake Tennis Center.

Virtual activities are available through the Virtual Rec Center. Virtual classes for adults and youth will begin in July. Click here to access these activities.

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Changes in Decatur Polling Locations

Five of the 7 polling locations in the City of Decatur are unavailable for the June 9th Primary Election. If you plan to vote in person on Primary Election Day, please review the temporary locations.

The Clairemont West and Decatur polling locations have not changed. Voters will still go to the Church at Decatur Heights (Clairemont West) or Evergreen Baptist Church (Decatur) to cast their ballots.

To confirm your poll’s location, check out the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

If you have questions, contact DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections at voterreg@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-298-4020.

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Are you interested in learning about the City’s FY20-21 budget and 2020 millage rates? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 15, 2020.

1. Take some time to read through the budget document.

2. Spend some time with the City Manager and the City Clerk while enjoying your favorite beverage or snack at the virtual Budget Happy Hour on Monday, June 8th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Click here to register.

3. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2020 millage rates. There are three public hearings scheduled in the coming weeks. One is Monday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. and the others are Monday, June 15th at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in via Zoom. Check out the schedule for the registration links.

4. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. Since City Hall is closed to the public right now, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.

5. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY19-20 revised budget and the FY20-21 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

6. Send your questions &/or comments to City Manager Andrea Arnold (andrea.arnold@decaturga.com) and City Clerk Meredith Roark (meredith.roark@decaturga.com).

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COD Budget for Social (Facebook)

This year’s budget work session is set for 4 p.m. on Monday, June 1. City Manager Andrea Arnold will walk the City Commission through the City’s “pending spending” plan for the FY20-21 proposed budget as well as the revised FY19-20 budget.

There are two ways to access the work session:

1. You can view the session at decaturga.com/citycommission/page/streaming-video
2. You can register as an attendee in “view only mode” at zoom.us/j/96411777669

Following the work session, the PowerPoint presentation will be posted to www.decaturga.com/budget.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the budget with the City Commission, consider attending a virtual public hearing on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. as well as June 8 at 6 p.m. and June 15 at either 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Registration information is below.

June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Register at zoom.us/j/93855477195 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 938 5547 7195)

June 8 at 6:00 p.m.: Register at zoom.us/j/97831285721 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 978 3128 5721)

June 15 at 3:30 p.m.: Register at zoom.us/j/98216847954 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 982 1684 7954)

June 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Register at zoom.us/j/98743958590 or dial (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 987 4395 8590)

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DU Social Graphic - Final Week

Legacy Decatur is now in the FINAL week of fundraising efforts for the city’s emergency small business loan program. Give at Legacy Decatur while there’s still time!

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Graphic for Sanitation Reminder

As we prepare to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 this is a friendly neighborhood reminder of the holiday scheduling for City of Decatur Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Regular services for Monday will be on Tuesday, May 26 and regular services for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, May 27 following the holiday.

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As applications for Decatur’s Emergency Small Business Loan Program have exceeded the $500,000 in funding provided by the city and its Development Authorities, ongoing resident donations are well on their way to making up the difference. And while the application period has ended, donations will continue through the end of the month.

Currently, donations have totaled just over $30,000 in the past two weeks, more than half way towards a goal of $50,000. With the continued donations, we’ll provide additional loans that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. And there’s still time to give! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made through non-profit Legacy Decatur’s Decatur United fund at www.legacydecatur.org.

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