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The Landfill is on schedule to cover 34 acres of the Landfill with a geosynthetics membrane which has a 100 year life span. This encapsulates the waste to help protect the environment. The project is on schedule for completion in late January. Leaf season, leaf season!...

Decatur Fire and Rescue is working through fire prevention activities as this is National Fire Prevention Month! Please make sure you have working smoke alarms in your house and that you close bedroom doors when you go to bed. These two things together can mean...

Moulton Street Resurfacing: All items have been completed for this project.  The Contractor will begin correcting items during September that were listed on the Final Inspection punch list.  Once work begins on the punch list, completion is expected in less than two weeks.  After which the...

Every 3rd Thursday of each month Decatur Youth Services will be holding a Mentoring Training Session for Volunteers who want to become involved in the community by mentoring the youths in Decatur City Schools. Mentors must : Be willing to mentoring a child for an hour...

  The artificial turf field has been installed at Jack Allen and we can’t wait to see what responses we get from soccer groups as they get to use the field. The field looks fantastic and will help us land more tournaments in the future. Schedule of...

Partners, I have heard from several of you already but wanted to resend some information so it’s at the forefront of your email if needed. Please know our teams have been working tirelessly to prepare for these hurricanes/TS. We have been engaged from the southern tip...

NWS Huntsville Weather Briefing for Hurricane Irma Potential Impacts Overview Hurricane Irma is impacting southern Florida this morning.  The current forecast track has it taking a turn to the northwest and northward off the coast of Florida on Sunday and Monday. As it does so, it is...

Valley Stockyards Offer Space For Hundreds Of Animals Decatur, Alabama Veterinarian Steve Osborne said, "At the request of the Mayor of Decatur and The Alabama EMA, Bill Wallace and Osborne, owners of Valley Stockyards, would like to offer the old Valley Stockyard building in Decatur to...