Council, haulers discuss premium yard waste service

Decatur, IL – On Monday night the Decatur City Council spent most of their regular meeting discussing premium yard waste service for Decatur residents. The City’s two largest haulers, Waste Management (WM) and GFL, were present to answer questions about their offerings. Both citizens and Council members made it clear that the current premium yard waste offerings were not acceptable. Read more about the discussion in this write-up

Future plans for Decatur Public Transit could include micro-transit options, transportation hubs

Decatur, IL – The Decatur Public Transit System will continue modernizing its transportation services, with plans to introduce micro-transit options and overhaul the current fixed-route system. The Decatur City Council reviewed plans at a study session on Monday night and gave City staff the go-ahead to continue modernization efforts. No formal action was taken at the study session. Major changes in the works include reducing the number of fixed-routes, creating decentralized transportation/mobility hubs, and implementing micro-transit (ride-share similar to Uber) options. Read more here

Submit permits with the City using our simple, online portal

Decatur, IL – We’ve made submitting permits with the City easy, using our online opengov portal. All permits are online, including certificate of occupancy, boat dock permit, fence permit, swimming pool permit, and many more. If you need assistance with our online system, you can call Building Inspections at 217-424-2787. We also have a tablet available in the Community Development Office on the 3rd floor of the Decatur Civic Center. We also updated several of our building inspection codes at the beginning of the year. Review them here

Reporting potholes in Decatur

Decatur, IL – Got a pothole to report? Let us know: Choose “Pothole” when filling out this simple form, or you can call the Municipal Services Center at 217-875-4820, or City Engineering at 217-424-2747. If on a state route (many of the main roads in town are), it is likely maintained by IDOT. You can report to them at 217-875-4181, or the City will forward reports to them as well.

City crews continue to be out patching potholes, many of which formed after the recent freeze-thaw. Best way to get them fixed is to provide a specific area/pothole and we will get it on our list. Thanks for your help!

City announces opening of workforce development, entrepreneurship hub

Decatur, IL – A new central location for entrepreneurs, makers, and individuals developing their workforce skills is now open in Decatur. The Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Hub @ 120 N Franklin on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 introducing the community to a one-stop-shop for citizens that want to develop and grow their personal skills or business. Read more