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Decatur has delayed opening, DeKalb won’t open

Decaturish updates

Decatur has delayed opening, DeKalb won’t open


Icon_GovernmentLocal governments are firming up their plans for Thursday, Jan. 30.

Here’s the latest.

The city of Decatur will have a delayed opening on Thursday, Jan. 30 and will open at noon. Offices open will include city hall, the Design Environment and Construction Division of Public Works at Talley Street and the Decatur Recreation Center. The city has called off Thursday evening activities at the rec center, however. The center will close early. Trash and recycling will be delayed, starting at 10 am on Jan. 30.

“If sanitation crews can safely get to your rear yard they will pick up trash tomorrow,” the announcement from city spokeswoman Casie Yoder says. “If they cannot, they will pick it up next week. Please use good sense when deciding if it is safe to put your recycling bin by the curb. If your driveway is too frozen to safely move your bins leave them until next week’s pick up.”

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is recommending that people stay off the roads, the announcement says. Roads and sidewalks may freeze tonight. The city said there have been a few minor traffic accidents with no serious injuries.

DeKalb County has announced it is closing its administrative offices on Thursday.

“This includes Parks and Recreation facilities, senior centers, water billing offices, Recorders Court and other administrative divisions. Payroll functions will occur without delay. The county will return to regular operations and normal business hours on Friday morning,” the statement from DeKalb County says.

The county has also revised its sanitation schedule as follows:

– Wednesday recycling and yard waste routes and Thursday garbage routes will be collected on Friday.

– Thursday recycling and yard waste routes and Friday garbage routes will be collected on Saturday.

– All missed items will be collected on Sunday.