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  • 9/21/2016
    Annual Paving Work Set to Begin

    City Construction activities are scheduled to start September 26, 2016 (Weather permitting) Work will be performed on the following streets: 1. Swanton Way from Commerce Drive to the MARTA loop 2. Chelsea Drive from Coventry Road to Kathryn Avenue 3. Olympic Place from West College Avenue to the dead end 4. Midway Road from South Candler Street to the City Limits

  • 9/19/2016
    Work Starts on the North McDonough Streetscape and Railroad Crossing Improvements

    Work is starting on the North McDonough Streetscape Improvements and the Railroad Crossing Improvements at McDonough and Candler.

  • 9/6/2016
    City of Decatur Launches Fiscal Transparency Portal

    The City of Decatur announces its partnership with ClearGov, a municipal transparency and benchmarking platform, to launch a fiscal transparency portal. The new tool will enable taxpayers to clearly see how Decatur is funded and how this funding is allocated to provide services to its residents.

  • 9/1/2016
    West Nile Advisory

    A mosquito collection from a DeKalb County Board of Health's sampling station which is located in Decatur has been reported as positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

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Decatur Gears up for ‘Extreme Makeover’

New program aims to keep residents informed and on the move.

The City of Decatur has launched a new website and communications program — dubbed “Extreme Makeover: Downtown Decatur Edition” — to keep residents informed and moving throughout an upcoming period of potentially disruptive construction projects.

Residents are invited to visit the site and join the email list at


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