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  Schedule of Events August 11 … Brothers 4 Life Run (Point Mallard) August 18 … USSSA Softball Tournament (Wilson Morgan) August 25 … USSA Softball Tournament (Wilson Morgan) August 31 – September 2 … Alabama Labor Day Soccer Tournament (Jack Allen) September 1- 3 … Battle for Decatur Civil War...

Join us this week Monday through Thursday (August 6 through August 9) for the last week of half price days for the 2018 water park season. Weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) start on August 12.  Kids Swim Free on Sunday! Join us on Sundays for...

Why Do Companies or Muncipalities Hire Consultants? Great question and I will do my best to give a little insight to the reasoning. We Want an Outside Eye You know how sometimes when you’re dealing with an issue in your life, you turn to friends and family for...

The Contractor will begin paving the final wearing surface of asphalt on Monday July 16th for the West Moulton Street Widening project.  On Monday morning (July 16th) the traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes.  Extensive traffic control devices have been planned to be...

Gutters are Great! They are built along the edge of our streets to carry surface water into our storm-water system. Some things to consider. When you are out and about, save those wrappers, bags and bottles until you arrive at your destination and can dispose of them...

Decatur Fire and Rescue has responded to 922 calls for service since May 1st, 2018. DFR responded to 39 fire calls, 624 Emergency Medical calls (79 of these were motor vehicle accidents with injury), 82 Service calls (40 to assist invalid persons), 44 Good Intent...

The Planning Department is currently working on amending the definition of Restaurant to make some adjustments to the food to alcohol ratio in our downtown in particular.  We are working through this with the Planning Commission prior to making a recommendation to the City Council. We...

Spring Ave. Widening:   Pre-construction meeting was held Thursday May 3.  Construction signs and erosion control are being placed.  The beginning of construction will follow closely behind.  The project is slated to last 18 months.   Resurfacing:   We have completed 9 of our 18 approved roads for this year.  We...