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Are you a fan of the great outdoors? Are hikes and bike rides your favorite pastimes? If so, you’re certainly in luck in Decatur, especially this time of year! Here are three great recreational trails to visit on your outdoor excursions: Wheeler Wildlife Refuge: The Wheeler Wildlife...

The crisp fall air has made its appearance. If you and your family are looking for fun ways to enjoy the season, we have a great list to kick off your adventures. Fall Fun in Decatur Complete the Downtown Turtle Trail Up and down Second Avenue, ten turtles...

It's almost September. How did that happen? This month on the City of Decatur blog, we're talking about meetings, agendas, and everything you need to know to stay informed. Whether you attend in-person or watch along from the comfort of your office or home, we want...

Hi! My name is Emme Long, and I'm your friendly City of Decatur Communication Specialist. How many times have you been looking to the answer for a question and aren't sure where to start? I hope you find this blog to be a handy tool for...

I hope you and your family are staying safe and well as we continue to experience this mark in history. This week we have heard from President Trump and Governor Ivey along with our federal and state leaders. As we have all heard, we continue to...

Today’s landfills must follow strict government regulations that address the issues of yesterday’s landfills. While regulations make landfills safer for the environment and nearby communities, modern engineering has also helped landfills become more environmentally-beneficial parts of the national waste management system. Our landfill captures byproducts...

In Spite of the current health issue all of us are facing…. The City Clerk department is open and ready to help our residents and want what is best for the people in Decatur.  We may be working with modified staffing but even if they are...

Critical staff for the City’s Engineering Department represents all essential personnel needed to maintain day-to-day operations for the purpose of making decisions, attending meetings, approving financials, managing projects/contractors, and generally representing the City on engineering matters. Presence of the City Engineer and Engineering Secretary are...

In regards to cart service, the Street & Environmental Services Department continues to run their scheduled routes. We have a heavy concentration of our work force dedicated to collecting Sanitary Waste, (waste placed in carts). It is important that our staff completes their assigned duties...