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2020 City Commission

The Decatur City Commission has re-elected Patti Garrett to serve as Mayor for 2020 as well as Tony Powers to serve as Mayor pro tem. Garrett was elected to the City Commission in 2009 and has served as Mayor since 2016. Powers was elected to the City Commission in 2015.

Newly elected Commissioners Lesa Mayer and George Dusenbury were also sworn in at the Jan. 6 City Commission meeting. Dusenbury and Mayer join Mayor Patti Garrett, Mayor pro tem Tony Powers and Commissioner Kelly Walsh. City Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street.  The City Commission holds an annual retreat to set its work plan and goals. The 2020 retreat will be held January 30-31 at Brasstown Valley, Young Harris, GA.

Mayer and Dusenberg

The Decatur City Commission elects one of its own to serve as Mayor and Mayor pro tem annually at the first City Commission meeting of the year. Both the swearing in and the election as well as all City Commission meetings may be viewed on streaming video on the City of Decatur’s website at decaturga.com.

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It’s going to get really cold the next few days, so just a reminder to keep pets inside (especially at night), check on any vulnerable neighbors to make sure they have heat, and wear lots of layers (long underwear, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, heavy coats, etc) when you go out and about.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA

430 AM EST MON NOV 17 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

VERY COLD WIND CHILLS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. A COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE AREA FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY…POSSIBLY BREAKING RECORDS FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL SEE LOWS IN THE

TEENS FOR SOME AREAS…BUT AT LEAST LOWER TO MID 20S. NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Clear, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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The results of a project researching diversity in the City of Decatur were presented at a City Commission work session in August. The entire work session is archived and can be viewed here.

 The final written report, Findings on the state of diversity in the City of Decatur, is now available as a PDF.

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Polar bears photographed by the NOAA's National Ocean Service (not in Decatur)

Polar bears photographed by the NOAA’s National Ocean Service (not in Decatur)

UPDATE: Please bring a lunch for each child you drop off at Polar Camp.

It’s still really cold out, and City Schools of Decatur will be closed tomorrow. For City of Decatur residents looking for something for the little polar bears (aka children) to do, there will be a special Polar Camp tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Polar Camp is first-come, first served for a limited number of City of Decatur students in Kindergarten through fifth grade only. There is no cost for Polar Camp for Decatur residents. Parents will need to fill out registration and health forms when dropping off campers who are not already enrolled in after school programs.

For more information, please call Children and Youth Services at 404-378-1082.

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October’s “Eat Well Indie-Catur Campaign” starts today. Active Living and the Decatur Visitor’s Center teamed up with local restaurants for this month-long promotion. Diners who eat three healthy entrees on any of the five Tuesdays in October will be rewarded with a recipe collection.

How does it work?

1) Visit a participating restaurant on any Tuesday in October (Cakes & Ale, Café Lily, The Corner Pub, Leon’s, Steinbecks, Twains, Colbeh, Parker’s on Ponce, Universal Joint and Sapori di Napoli).

2) Order the featured healthy entree.

3) Get your “Eat Well Indie-Catur” card signed (Cards are available at participating restaurants and at the Decatur Visitor’s Center).

4) Repeat two more times to earn the Indie-Catur Recipe Collections.

 

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