Posts tagged with "Decatur City Commission"

Decatur launches site to track progress on numerous downtown projects

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2016

The next couple of years will be busy ones for downtown Decatur. There will be streetscape projects, infrastructure repair, private development and more. Many of these projects will occur at the same time, creating disruptions and detours for residents. “A lot of construction going on right in the heart of downtown Decatur,” Deputy City Manager Hugh […]

Doh … Typo in bill means vote on sales tax for roads is unlikely this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2016

It always helps to read the fine print, particularly when it comes to legislation. That could’ve saved everyone in DeKalb County some time instead of spending it on input sessions and special called meetings to get ready for a proposed Nov. 8 vote on a sales tax for infrastructure projects, like roads. The penny sales […]

Decatur City Commission approves list of projects to be funded with penny sales tax

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 18, 2016

The Decatur City Commission held a special called meeting on July 14 and approved a list of $22 million worth of projects to be paid for with a proposed penny sales tax. The bulk of those projects, about 68 percent according to City Manager Peggy Merriss, are already being paid for out of the current […]

UPDATE: Special meeting could determine how Decatur spends sales tax money

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2016

This story has been updated.  The Decatur City Commission has announced a special called meeting for Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. to consider approving a list of projects to be funded with proposed penny sales tax. But the project list wasn’t available on Wednesday, July 13. The city published the list on July 14, […]

City of Decatur delays streetlight replacement

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 6, 2016

The city of Decatur has informed Georgia Power that intends to hold off on replacing the city’s streetlights with LED fixtures. Earlier this year, the Decatur City Commission approved a proposal to replace “approximately 1,379 high-pressure sodium (HPS) and mercury vapor (MV) light fixtures with LED fixtures.” During its July 5 meeting, Assistant City Manager David Junger […]

City of Decatur considers agreement for master plan for bikes, pedestrians

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 4, 2016

The city of Decatur is considering an agreement with the PATH Foundation for a master plan for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The agreement, which will cost the city $12,100, is being considered on the City Commission agenda for Tuesday, July 5. The total fee is $24,200, but PATH has offered to pay for half of […]

Decatur will consider banning electronic cigarettes in parks, booting reforms

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2016

The Decatur City Commission is considering updates to the city’s clean air ordinance that would ban electronic cigarettes in public parks. There’s also an item on the agenda that’s intended to rein in some of the aggressive booting of people who illegally park in private lots. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be […]

Booting calls: Police often respond to heated arguments over parking

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 13, 2016

There are numerous stories about run-ins with opportunistic parking attendants in the city of Decatur. According to data released by the Decatur Police Department, officers called to intervene in booting disputes are busier than ever. Calls to resolve these disputes increased 188 percent from 2014 to 2015, records show. The officers often don’t file reports, but […]

Alcohol licenses, occupation tax hearing on Decatur City Commission agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2016

The Decatur City Commission will consider granting two alcohol licenses and will hold a special hearing on occupational taxes at its regular meeting on April 18. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at City Hall, located at 509 North McDonough Street. All meetings are open to the public. City Commissioners will […]

Decatur appointing new members to Ethics Committee

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 5, 2016

Decatur has filled two vacant positions on the city’s Ethics Committee. Mayor Patti Garrett announced the members will be Charlie Bailey, a local attorney, and Mark Douglas, a professor of Christian ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary. They will join former mayor and current Ethics Committee member Elizabeth Wilson. They will replace Davison Philips, who passed away, […]

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