Monday, October 22, 2012
You have until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, to make an online comment on the City of Decatur website.
The City of Decatur Zoning Update Task Force has developed ideas on how to change the city -- from increasing community gardening opportunities to coming up with new parking strategies. The task force has been seeking public comment for months, but that period is about to end. You have until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, to give your opinion on the City of Decatur website. City Planning Director Amanda Turner says, The topics include accessory dwelling setbacks, transition standards between residential and downtown commercial properties, community gardens and home based businesses among others. The forum will close on Tuesday, October 23rd at 2PM. It is open 24 hours per day. Please forward to other Decatur residents and business owners so we…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A zoning ordinance task force meeting will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Decatur City Hall.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
City of Decatur Planning Director Amanda Thompson sent this information about a meeting that will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Decatur City Hall. The Zoning Task Force has been hard at work researching and crafting new city ordinances to help implement the 2010 Strategic Plan. You are invited to learn about the proposed changes to encourage Accessory Dwellings (e.g. garage apartments or granny flats) and define appropriate transitions between residential and commercial properties in downtown Decatur. From 7:00-9:00 PM city staff, task force members and PlaceMakers, LLC will be available to present the proposed changes, facilitate discussion and collect your comments. We need your input! The City Commission will consider the …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Public invited to Wednesday meeting on updates of Zoning Update Task Force.
A group called the Decatur Zoning Update Task Force has been looking for ways to change the city zoning ordinances to reflect the ideals of the 2010 strategic plan. From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, the task force will hold its first public meeting in city hall. Everybody is invited to come by, learn about proposed changes and give feedback. The task force will discuss its ideas about how to: For details, email Planning Director Amanda Thompson at Amanda.email@example.com or look at the meeting agenda on the city website.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Decatur officials met with an Oakhurst property owner to discuss animals, property conditions.
City officials met Tuesday morning with an Oakhurst resident after her neighbor claimed the owner's animals were creating a nuisance. Assistant City Manager David Junger and codes enforcement officer Cynthia Hardnett visited Stacy Reno's Feld Avenue home. They inspected her property to determine if the three goats, 29 chickens, and turkey were being kept unlawfully. "They stated that the space I have provided was [sic.] appeared to be adequate," Reno wrote in response to emailed questions. "They also stated that my animals appeared well cared for & the space & accommodations appeared to be sanitary." Reno also wrote that the officials instructed her to bring the premises into compliance with city codes. According to Reno, she was told to …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Two animal lovers await the outcome of Decatur city investigation.
Stacy Reno loves animals. So does Tanya Floyd. The two Oakhurst neighbors disagree, however, on the type and number of animals appropriate for individual residential lots in their densely developed Decatur neighborhood. Patch reported on the City of Decatur acting on a complaint Floyd filed that Reno was keeping livestock at her home. Officials cited Reno for having three goats, a violation of Decatur health and sanitation codes. The city reversed itself when it learned that Reno’s goats are Nigerian pygmy goats. Since 2000, the city has considered the breed pets, not livestock. The disagreement among the neighbors spilled out onto blogs and Twitter and Decatur officials are investigating. Behind the investigation and the Internet …