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A message from DeKalb County’s Department of Watershed Management –

A temporary road closure to facilitate Sanitary Sewer System improvements on Superior Avenue is expected to begin on Monday, November 30th and weather permitting, will last approximately three (3) weeks.

Be advised that Superior Avenue between Scott Boulevard and Willow Lane will be closed to thru traffic. Access will also be limited to local traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The County is alerting residents that detours will be in effect, and heavy equipment and construction noise may be noticeable. However, County crews will work diligently to minimize the duration of the construction period and road closure. Patience is appreciated while the improvements are made.

Please call the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) information line at 1-800-986-1108 with any questions or concerns.

 

 

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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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Here’s a quick update on when everyone can expect a smoother surface on Ansley St. in Oakhurst:

An earlier blog post reported that the repaving of Ansley St. would take longer than originally expected due to an unexpected water leak. The good news is DeKalb County is almost finished with the installation of the new water main line, and repaving is expected to begin the first week of December (weather permitting, of course). Any questions about this process should be directed to John Madajewski at the Design, Environment and Construction Division, 404-370-4104.

roadwork

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UPDATE to the update: DeKalb County estimates it will take 30 days for its crew to finish upgrading the water system, weather permitting. Once that is done, final paving of Ansley St. will be completed.

The repaving of Ansley St. started on Monday, and as sometimes happens, an unexpected water leak issue developed. The city is currently working with DeKalb County to replace and upgrade the water system underneath Ansley St. before finishing the repaving process.

The good news is this means once everything is complete Ansley St. will have a new, smooth surface AND an upgraded water system. The only downside is Ansley St. will be torn up for a bit longer than anticipated. Once an updated work schedule is finalized we will share it here on this blog.

Questions? Contact the Design, Environment and Construction Division at 404-370-4104 and ask for John Madajewski.

roadwork

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Too Good To Be True

Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.

Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:

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The City of Decatur has approved a one-time only permit for the Alexan to carry out overnight construction at its site near 160 Clairemont and Commerce Dr. The developer is in the process of relocating an 8” public water main located on Montgomery St. In order to abandon the existing water line and transfer to the new line, water will need to be turned off for four to five hours.  This will disrupt the water flow to the nearby buildings.

In order to minimize the inconvenience to the adjacent buildings, DeKalb County has suggested this work take place in the evening, starting at approximately 11:00 p.m. As part of the work, the new water line will be filled with water, chlorinated and flushed prior to the switchover, which should help with any sediment or air gaps in the water line. For questions, please contact John Maximuk, John.Maximuk@decaturga.com, 678-710-5165.

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DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management will be smoke testing the sewer system from March 19 through April 20. The testing will take place at various locations throughout the City of Decatur.

From the Watershed Management notice:

This will enable us to detect any defects in the sewer system. You may experience smoke escaping throughout your sewer inside the house, do not be alarmed. In the event (which is extremely rare) this does occur the smoke is harmless, just open a window and it will escape the house.

For more information, please contact the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management at 770-621-7230.

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Commissioner Cunningham and Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson

Commissioner Cunningham and Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson

Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson was honored on Thurday, February 26 at “A Salute to Civil Rights Leaders” held at the Old Courthouse on the Square. The event, put on by the Dekalb History Center, honored Ms. Wilson, along with Thurbert E. Baker, Dr. Eugene Walker, and the Reverand Hosea and Mrs. Juanita Williams. Commissioner Michael Thurmond presented the awards.

Ms. Wilson, who came to Decatur in 1949, has always been a civil rights activist in Decatur and has distinguished herself in community service. Mayor Wilson founded the Oakhurst Community Health Center in South Decatur and also served as Executive Director. In 1984 Ms. Wilson became the first African-Amercian to serve on the Decatur City Commission and in 1992 was elected by the commission as Mayor Pro-Tem; in 1993 she became Mayor, serving until 1998.

Elizabeth Wilson has been an integral part of the Decatur community, and remains active today. In 2008, Agnes Scott College honored her with a Doctor of Laws degree. Ms. Wilson considers herself retired, but her community involvement continues unabated.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Wilson!

Ms. Wilson and Commissioner Kemp

Ms. Wilson and Commissioner Kemp

 

The James C. Ward Classical Arts Chorale Performs at the Celebration

The James C. Ward Classical Arts Chorale Performs at the Celebration

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