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The Decatur City Commission voted to adopt a new Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance that will go into effect on July 7, 2014. The purpose of this update is to modernize the current ordinance (which dates back to 1988) and to encourage the conservation of existing tree canopy.oakhurstpres

You can learn more about the Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance at a public information meeting Monday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Leveritt Public Works Building, 2635 Talley Street.

To read the new ordinance, please visit the following website: Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance

The Design, Environment, and Construction Division is currently working to finalize processes and procedures to implement the new ordinance. More information will be available soon. Questions? Contact John Maximuk, john.maximuk@decaturga.com, 678-553-6570.

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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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