City of Decatur....Working Together We Can Do Awesome Things!

Decatur is a small city nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Its heart lies at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 102. At first glance, with a population of 1,699 residents, Decatur may look like a sleepy little town. A closer look will reveal city parks, locally owned businesses, churches, and schools buzzing with activity.

Our town provides most needs of life; however, we are always glad to welcome new businesses  to our community. There is a convenience store, truck stop, a bank, a medical clinic, the public library, restaurants, and numerous churches. Families can enjoy outings to one of our parks where one can let their children play on the playground equipment, picnic, fish, walk, swim, play disc golf, tennis, basketball, softball, or soccer.  

Other points of interest includes Annual Decatur Barbeque which happens the first Saturday of every August. This is a 60 plus years of tradition that includes a parade, entertainment, chicken dinners, car show, crafts, and much more. Decatur is also home to one of the last standing Kansas City Southern train depots that has been converted to a museum. Close by is a mid-1800s log cabin that preserves some of the history of the area during the Civil War Days.

Whether you are passing through, visiting, or making Decatur your home, with an area of approximately 5 square miles, everyone is a neighbor.

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Job Posting

1/26/2021

The City of Decatur is now accepting applications for Water Utility Operator 

Applications will be Accepted From 1-27-21 to 2-8-21

General Description

  • Water Utility Operators are Responsible for inspecting, Sampling, maintenance, and Repair activities...

McClelland Designs State's First Membrane Bioreactor System

12/31/2019

     McClelland Consulting Engineers and the City of Decatur this February completed a $9 million wastewater treatment plant expansion that included a process conversion from a sequencing batch reactor to Arkansas' first membrane bioreactor (MBR)...

Simmons

11/1/2019

For an article on the transition from the old plant of Simmons to the new plant of Simmons, please Click Here

Congratulations Simmons on your new plant! We wish you the best and look forward to see what growth transpires in the future.

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