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Below are photos of our Parks and Recreation essential workers hard at work doing what they do best. The many different jobs they are doing to ensure we are maintaining our process. They are still working hard every day to keep up the many tasks...

School’s In Over the years in waste management and recycling, I am approached by individuals with great passion, who want to share their thoughts about how to run a successful recycling program. Many have the belief that our schools should be a part of such a...

  POINT MALLARD PARK IS NOW HIRING! ALL POSITIONS Starting at $9 per hour! Seasonal Employment *Lifeguards, maintenance, concession and gift shop team members needed. Apply Today! Pick your application up at the Point Mallard Ice Complex or online at http://www.pointmallardpark.com/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/2018Application%20For%20Employment%20-%20SEASONAL%20POINT%20MALLARD%20%20Rev%20Oct%202017.pdf...

With the onset of Spring, the Street & Environmental Services is placing our focus on potholes, drainage structures, sidewalks and curb and gutter repairs. It’s been extremely wet and there’s a lot to do. We encourage you to call our office with any concerns you...

PLANNING Much time is being given to comments for the staff review part of the Re-write of Decatur’s Zoning Ordinance.  We are in constant communication with Engineering, Police, Fire, Building, Parks and Recreation and Streets and Sanitation to develop a set of zoning regulations that will...

The Decatur Police Department is kicking off the holiday season with a busy start!   CALEA Accreditation On Saturday, November 16, The Decatur Police Department has received official agency accreditation through the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). This marks the DPD as the tenth agency...

The engineering department is working diligently to keep multiple projects moving forward throughout the city. These projects include: Austin High School Traffic Signal: Site assessments have taken place at the Austin High School entrance on Modaus Road and plans for a mast arm traffic signal...

  We now have 9 home built in the Seville Subdivision 6 of which we have sold or have contracts on we also have another home under contract that we have yet to start. The Enolam Park project is almost complete with only the pavilion yet...