Westchester Drive Getting a New Sidewalk and Other Decatur Sidewalk Repairs

Do you like sides of the road designed specifically for walking?

Also on tonight’s Decatur City Commission agenda, new and improved sidewalks around Decatur!  Spit straight out a note from Asst. City Manager David Junger to City Manager Peggy Merriss, here are the recipients of this year’s $150,000 in sidewalk improvements.  Jackhammer drumroll please…

  • Clairemont Ave from Michigan Ave to the northern city limits, repairs
  • Derrydown Way/Poplar Circle pedestrian bridge over Shoal Creek, removal and replacement
  • Kirk Road from South Candler Street to Avery Street, repairs or replacement of existing sidewalk on northern side of street
  • Maxwell Street from Oakview Road to Third Avenue, repairs to both sides of the street
  • Westchester Drive from Scott Boulevard to Dogwood Way, new sidewalk on one side of street

Why did Westchester get a NEW sidewalk?  According to Mr. Junger’s note, they asked.  And over 75% of residents in the area were in favor. Well, alright then!

AJC: Anna Nicole Smith Movie Filming in Decatur Today

I think this post title speaks for itself, but here’s a blurb anyway…

The Lifetime movie about Anna Nicole Smith is filming at the old Decatur courthouse today.

The small-screen project has filmed at a number of other locations including the King Plow Arts Center as well as a restaurant scene at New York Prime.

Read more HERE.

City Recommends Temporarily Relocating Decatur Police to Wells Fargo Building

While the Beacon Hill complex is under renovation, City of Decatur staff is recommending that 7,500 square feet of space be leased in the Well Fargo building at 250 East Ponce de Leon Avenue for approximately $10,500/month.

According to Deputy City Manager Hugh Saxon in a letter to City Manager Peggy Merriss

The property will be used to provide office space for the Decatur Police Department’s administration, uniform patrol and criminal investigation divisions while the Beacon School Municipal Complex is under development. Funds are available for this in the Capital Improvements fund balance.

The city commission will take up the recommendation tonight at it’s regularly scheduled u-shaped table fun-fest at Decatur City Hall starting at 7:30p.

Photo courtesy of Google Streetview

Decatur and Avondale Mayors to Celebrate Merging of City Boundaries Along College Avenue This Saturday

The city of Decatur’s Katie Abel sends in this note…

Please join the City of Decatur and the City of Avondale Estates in celebrating the merging of our City boundaries on Saturday, November 10th at 12:00 p.m. at Lanier Park located at Sam’s Crossing. The recent annexation of property along E. College Avenue allowed, for the first time, the boundaries of the City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur to meet. The annexation gives both the City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur control over the redevelopment of these areas, which are gateways to both cities. The City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur are partners in creating successful, sustainable communities.

Refreshments from local Avondale Estates and Decatur merchants will be provided.

All are welcome to attend