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The City of Decatur’s Design, Environment & Construction Division with support by SAFEBuilt, Inc. will host a 2015 code update training session on Thursday, January 29.

SAFEbuilt, Inc. will provide a training opportunity to the local contractors regarding:

1.       2015 Code updates primarily focused on the National Electrical Code,

2.       Basic Residential Code brace wall provisions focused on the APA prescriptive design,

3.       Basic residential project plan review process and plan set requirements.

This free training session will take from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leveritt Public Works Building, 1st floor Community Room, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030.

All those who are interested in attending should send an email to Gary Mullinix, Interim Building Official, at GMullinix@safebuilt.com, or sign up in person at the Design, Environment & Construction Division permit counter.

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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.


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Street milling, repair and resurfacing activities are scheduled from Aug. 18 to Oct. 31, weather permitting.

Work will be performed on the following streets during this time frame:

  • Forkner Drive from Church Street to Sycamore Drive
  • Kirk Road from South Columbia Drive to Avery Street
  • Madison Avenue from Johnston Place to end of Street
  • Nelson Ferry Road from Scott Boulevard to West Ponce de Leon Avenue

The City’s contractor, Stewart Brothers., will be performing all of the required work to mill, patch, resurface and replace street humps with speed tables on these streets and will post signs on each street three days in advance of the start of construction. Please note: ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE STREET DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, 7AM to 6PM, WHEN WORK IS PERFORMED. Vehicles parked on the street during the posted times are subject to towing. PLEASE WATCH FOR THE POSTING ON YOUR STREET.

Contact John F. Madajewski with the Design, Environment and Construction Division at 404-370-4104 for further details or questions.


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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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The Design, Environment and Construction Division of the City of Decatur provides general floodplain information on property located within the incorporated city limits. The Decatur Library also provides references on flooding and flood protection.

A map and information service is available for a $10 fee. This service provides inquirers with flood insurance rate map information and identifies whether a property is in a special flood hazard area. An accurate street address or DeKalb County/Decatur Tax Parcel Identification number is needed to obtain this information. Call 404-377-6198 or email john.madajewski@decaturga.com

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Derrydown bridge.Decatur2014.5.12.bThe Derrydown Bridge is now open! Funded through the City of Decatur’s Sidewalk Improvement Program, this new bridge restores a key connection across Shoal Creek between Poplar Circle and Derrydown Way. Senior Engineer John Madajewski of the City’s Design, Environment & Construction Division managed the project and Ohmshiv Construction, LLC of Lawrenceville constructed the bridge, which cost approximately $79,000.

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Changes for Permitting in the City of Decatur

Starting January 21, 2014, permitting services will take place in a new location at the renovated Public Works Facility, 2635 Talley Street.

The move takes place at the same time as the formation of a new one-stop shop for permitting that will make it easier for residents and applicants to access these services.  This one-stop shop is part of a larger reorganization and the creation of the new Design, Environment & Construction Division of Public Works.  The new Division will be home to permitting, inspections, engineering, streets, the storm water utility, and codes enforcement.

Limited Permitting Next Week:  What you need to know

Between Jan. 13 – Jan. 17 the City of Decatur will provide limited permitting services during the move from City Hall to the Talley Street Public Works Facility.  During this time, roofing, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fencing permits will be issued. Staff will be available largely by appointment only. Inspection requests will continue as usual. For more information, call 404.370.4014 or email  John.Maximuk@decaturga.com.pwsign2

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