Here’s a summary of Decatur’s 4th of July plans from the Decatur Minute. What are the odds of dry weather this year?
We are looking forward to celebrating Independence Day in Decatur. Decorate your bike, wagon, or scooter-dress up in a silly costume, or go big and create a patriotic float to be a part of our annual community parade- the Pied Piper Parade!
Have a kazoo band? Come join us! Play the tuba? Come join us! The more the merrier. Line-up is at 5:30pm on Friday, July 4th at the Decatur First Baptist Church. Pedestrians gather on the lawn and vehicles will be lined up by volunteers in the parking lot.
Concert on the square features Callanwolde Concert Band. Parade 6 p.m.; Concert 7 p.m.; Fireworks at dark.
Photo courtesy of Kevin
My apologies to “Oakhurst Neighborhood #1″, since I’m just posting this and your clean up day is tomorrow! Neighborhood clean up days start this weekend, so without further ado, from The Decatur Minute…
The City of Decatur offers Neighborhood Clean-Up days once a year to allow residents to dispose of bulky items that wouldn’t normally be placed in Pay-As-You-Throw bags. Each street in the City is assigned to one Saturday each spring, generally between March-June.
The event starts this Saturday, so make sure to check the schedule below to find out which day your street will be picked up.
For more information on either event, contact: Sean Woodson, Solid Waste Superintendent, firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-898-8562.
As for the list of items the city will NOT collect, here’s this year’s list…
WE WILL NOT COLLECT:
- • liquids
- • dirt
- • bricks
- • blocks
- • stone, rocks, or concrete
- • motor vehicle batteries or parts
From The Decatur Minute…
Reeves is completing installation of the new storm sewer on Church Street south of East Maple and will start construction of the new system on East Howard Avenue. During this phase, East Howard Avenue will be closed to all traffic between North Candler Street (at the Dairy Queen) and Church Street.
Starting next week, on-street parking will be available on Church Street and traffic will again run in both directions, except for the area closest to the CSX railroad. Download a schematic plan illustrating temporary traffic changes here.
Following completion of the work on East Howard, Reeves will start installing the new storm sewer north from East Maple towards East Trinity Place.
Photo courtesy of the Decatur Minute
The Decatur Minute reports that barring any weather delays, construction of a new storm sewer along Church Street south of East Maple will close the street to northbound traffic starting today. Here’s the full note, which also includes the map above…
Weather permitting, Reeves Contracting plans to start installing the new storm sewer on Church Street south of East Maple on January 2. The new storm sewer will extend from East Maple down Church Street towards the CSX railroad and then east on East Howard Avenue.
Businesses on Church Street between East Maple Street and East Howard Avenue should notify patrons that once work begins, traffic will be limited to one-way in the southbound direction, so they will have to approach this area from East Trinity Place.
On-street parking on Church Street will be limited in the immediate area of construction. A schematic plan illustrating temporary traffic changes can be viewed here.