City Council approves 2023 Budget, grant for T/CCI EV renovations, continues Brush College Separation Project

Decatur, IL – Highlights from the December 5, 2022 Decatur City Council meeting include the adoption of the City’s 2023 Budget, a fiscal sponsorship agreement for EV renovations with T/CCI Manufacturing, and an agreement to relocate sanitary sewer to support the Brush College Grade Separation Project. Full release is opens in a new windowhereopens PDF file

Road Closures for Dec. 5-11, 2022

N. State & E. William St. – Dec. 7, 2022

Culy Contracting LLC will be changing sanitary sewer castings at North State Street and East William Street, beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This work will cause westbound traffic shifting into parking spots on the north side of East William Street, starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022, until 7:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022.  Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  Arrow boards and signage with help with traffic control.  For further details, please contact Jake Hart at 765-584-8509.

W. Main St. – Dec. 7, 2022

Culy Contracting LLC will be changing sanitary sewer castings in the 1400 block of West Main Street, beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This work will cause the flagging of both west and east bound traffic of West Main Street, between Taylor Avenue and Cobb Avenue, starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022, until 7:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022.  Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  Arrow boards and signage with help with traffic control.  For further details, please contact Jake Hart at 765-584-8509.

E. Wood & S. Water St. – Dec. 7, 2022

Culy Contracting LLC will be changing sanitary sewer castings East Wood Street and South Water Street, beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This work will remove both north and south turn lanes on East Wood Street, starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022, until 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2022.  Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  Arrow boards and signage with help with traffic control.  For further details, please contact Jake Hart at 765-584-8509.

N. Monroe St. – Dec. 7, 2022

Culy Contracting LLC will be changing sanitary sewer castings in the 100 block of North Monroe Street, beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2022. This work will cause a lane shift from the outside southbound lane to the inside southbound lane in the 100 block of North Monroe Street, starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022, until 7:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022.  Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  Arrow boards and signage with help with traffic control.  For further details, please contact Jake Hart at 765-584-8509.

N. Fairview Ave. – Dec. 6, 2022

Culy Contracting LLC will be changing sanitary sewer castings at North Fairview Avenue, beginning Tuesday, December 6, 2022. This work will cause a lane shift from the inside northbound lane to the outside northbound lane at 570 North Fairview Avenue, starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022, until 7:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022.  Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  Arrow boards and signage with help with traffic control.  For further details, please contact Jake Hart at 765-584-8509.

E. Decatur St. – Dec. 5, 2022

A.D. Binder Plumbing & Heating, LLC will be boring a water service on East Decatur Street, beginning Monday, December 5, 2022. This work will cause the closure of the south side of the street at 1415 East Decatur Street, starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2022, until 3:30 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022.  Motorist should slow down, use extreme caution, and are encouraged to seek an alternate route around the work zone.  For further details, please contact Jack Melton at 217-875-4149.

City experiencing technical issues affecting bill payment & customer service, asks for patience

Decatur, IL – The City of Decatur is asking residents for patience as they may experience longer-than-normal wait times to pay bills and receive related customer service.

On November 14, the City implemented a computer software upgrade. Despite successful tests of the new system beforehand, we are currently experiencing certain processing issues that are complicating our ability to provide the normal level of customer experience we strive for. The City would like to apologize for any inconvenience and asks that residents have some patience with our customer service representatives if they experience delays. Read more opens in a new windowhere.opens PDF file

City Council Lottery Notice (November 21, 2022)

Decatur, IL – A lottery determining ballot position for those who filed their City Council election petitions simultaneously on the first day of filing at 8:00 a.m. will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Clerk’s office, located on the third floor of the Decatur Civic Center.

The lottery is open to the public.

Kim Althoff
City Clerk
217-424-2708

City Council Filing Notice (November 21, 2022)

Decatur, IL – Nomination petitions for the office of Mayor and three City Council member positions may be filed during regular business hours starting today, Monday, November, 21, through Monday, November 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. Please note – City offices will be closed Nov. 24 & 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Petitions should be filed with the office of the City Clerk, located on the third floor of the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The 2023 Consolidated Primary Election, if necessary, will be held on February 28, 2023. The 2023 Consolidated Election will be held on April 4, 2023.

The City Clerk cannot provide any legal advice with regard to the election process.

Kim Althoff
City Clerk
217-424-2708

City Council reviews Public Works, Decatur Transit budgets, ARP allocations

Decatur, IL  – The Decatur City Council continued its review of the 2023 proposed City budget during a study session on Monday night. This was a special meeting and no other topics were covered. Last week during their November 7 meeting, the Council reviewed one half of the proposed budget during a study session, where they focused on Public Safety and Neighborhood Revitalization initiatives. This week’s focus was the Public Works budget, American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocations, and Decatur Public Transit. See the full release opens in a new windowhereopens PDF file