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A neighborhood meeting (open to all) with Decatur Police Chief Nate Allen is scheduled for June 28, 6:00 PM at the E-Center, to discuss public safety and neighborhood watch programs. A District 2 Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 20, 6:00 PM at the Decatur Public Library....

Municipal Court On May 3rd, the kindergarten classes from Walter Jackson Elementary School had their annual City of Decatur field trip. One of the stops on the field trip is City Hall for a visit to the Municipal Court. The students started the lesson on the...

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....