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Sunday, May 21 Council members (President Pro Tempore) Paige Bibbee and Kristi Hill along with City Clerk Stacy Gilley and I are learning and networking at the 2017 Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention (ALM). We are able to earn credits from the Certified Municipal Officials Program...

The City of Decatur has been pleased to offer CAPZO or Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official training at the Turner Surles Center the last few weeks. It is coordinated through UNA continuing education and the Alabama Planning Association. To achieve the certification the following...

Planning Next, our consultant for the One Decatur initiative, came to town this week! Juanita Healy, one of the co-chairs, and Jamie Greene made a presentation to the City Council on the One Decatur initiative. This experience was very informative and inspirational. We are all gaining new...

Seatbelts save thousands of lives each year. Therefore The Decatur Police Department wants to encourage drivers to always wear a seatbelt. To help raise awareness about this issue, Decatur Police Department will be participating in the national campaign for “Click It or Ticket” which starts next...

Employee of The Month Chief Allen will award certificates of appreciation to our “Employee of the Month” for February and March 2017. Chief Allen plans to formally recognize at least one person or group each month for their hard work and commitment to our mission to...

Purchase Order User of the Quarter The Purchasing Staff is happy to announce the PO User of the Quarter. This recognition is for an individual that Purchasing interacts with on a daily basis. This person possesses a great attitude and a willingness to adapt to change....

We Continue to Prepare For Growth The OneDecatur Summit showed us 14,500 Decatur residents commute to another community daily.  Decatur has long served as a bedroom community to Redstone Arsenal, Marshall Space Flight Center civil servants, contractors and contractors located in Research Park.  I-565 is a...

Fayette County, Alabama Volunteer Fire Department Earlier this year Mayor Bowling received the following email from the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department: "Good Morning Mayor Bowling, We understand that your fire Department has a Fire Engine in surplus. We are a very small rural department in Fayette County. We are...

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