County Meeting: Accessible Transportation in DeKalb County and Beyond

Thursday June 30th, 2011 at The Conference Center @ DeKalb Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, Georgia 30021. 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Commissioner Kathie Gannon's District 6 Happenings

From commissioner Kathie Gannon: Parks, Pools, MARTA, Public Safety, Budget, Sewer Spills

Rep. Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for June 24, 2011

Contents: Saving homes; Jobs; Equal rights; Seniors; Medicare; Foreign Affairs; Afghanistan; 4th in the Fourth; Passports, Alert, Transportation.

Summer Clifton Community Partnership Update

From Clifton Community Partnership : New Research Facility on Haygood Drive; Roundabout Circles to Completion; Emory's Continuing Education Division Changes Name;Emory Point Mixed-Use Project Takes Shape;Commencement Marks Milestone for Graduates; Emory Hospitals Take Top Spots in Rankings;Social Ridesharing Service Links Drivers & Passengers;175 Years of Emory

Lost Cat... Found

From MANA: "We just received word that the elderly cat that was lost in area of Brengare came back home  and is safe.  Lynn and Greg want to thank all who responded to their request for help."


We lost a cat overnight. Our air conditioner was not working and she pushed through the screen. We brought her here from SC yesterday due to her owner having died. She is a large long hair mostly white cat with black spots. She has a black stripe down her nose. She has no ears due to surgery for cancer last year. She is about 14 years old and is shy of people. If seen or found, please call Lynn or Greg van Liew at 404-329-8573. We live at 2289 Brengare Drive. Thank you.

Emory Community meeting and new hospital proposal

Event Date and Time: 
06/21/2011 - 6:30pm
From Emory Community Affairs: I am writing to let you know that Emory will be applying for a modification to the site plan approved in 2008 by DeKalb County for a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) for a new hospital and clinic. The SLUP was required because the building heights exceed five stories. The proposed modification would entail swapping the clinic and hospital sites, but importantly, the building heights for each site will not change.

Sidewalk repair

The county is finally repairing the sidewalk at the corner of Reckle and Desmond... thanks to CHCA board emails to the county and the assistance of commissioner Jeff Rader's office.

New county greenspaces possible in our district

From Beth Nathan via Civic Association Network listserv: DeKalb Greenspace has options on two properties in District 2. If they go to closure, they will be new additions to the county parks system.

June 4 workday at Nature Preserve cancelled

Dear Supporters of the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Our Volunteer Day for June 4 will be canceled. Please join us for our next volunteer day on July 10 at 8am.

Break-ins in North Druid Valley

Several reports of break-ins last Friday night from the North Druid Valley Homeowners Association on our neighborhood's northern boundary: "mostly from unlocked/partially locked cars in driveways and on the street." Taken were "loose change & small amounts of cash, tech gadgets, CD's, and 2 laptop computers.  In two cases, victims were actively in-and-out-of  their own cars during Friday afternoon and apparently left them   unlocked. One car was on the street; the rest were in driveways."  

Traffic alerts: N Decatur Rd, Lullwater Rd

From Emory's Communications office: To the Emory Community:  The following two non-Emory projects have implications for those driving to and from campus. Please plan your travel accordingly.

1.       DeKalb County continues repairing and repaving North Decatur Road between Clifton Road and Emory Village.  Lanes will remain open but delays are likely.  This project includes milling off the top surface of the road, patching the existing roadway, and repaving this section of North Decatur Road, including the roundabout in Emory Village. It is expected to be complete in approximately two weeks.

2.       Next Wednesday through Friday, June 8-10, Lullwater Road will be closed in the evening (6:00 p.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m.) between Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Decatur Road for a movie shoot.   DeKalb County will have officers and signage on site during the closure.

Medlock Park Pool hours

From commissioner Jeff Rader: Medlock Pool Hours May 28 - August 5th: Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun 1-6pm

Melton Park workday III success

As you'll see when you pass by, the entrance to Ira B. Melton Park is a lot more open and inviting.   Less obvious is a lot of work also done in the interior cleaning out privet and the walking trail.  Thanks to Marianne, Valerie, Don, Charlie, Catherine, Tim, Angela, Ben, and others who helped.  We'll probably wait till cool weather returns for the next workday but a kiosk is now in the design phase and plans for small bridges over the steeper gullies are also being considered.  Thanks on behalf of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association, Medlock Area Neighborhood Association, and the South Fork Conservancy.

A more open and inviting entrance

Young hawks on South Peachtree Creek Trail

Slightly shaky video taken from the rusty steel bridge near Willivee Drive shows two young hawks in the nest.  If anyone has better photos or videos to share, email info AT

Medlock School cell tower plan update

From Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Dekalb County School System has posted the full scope of their cell tower plan, see  .  For Medlock Elementary, you will see they list two potential sites.... [Read more.]

Crime prevention tips

From the Druid Hills Patrol via Clairemont/Great Lakes neighborhood newsletter: Tighten security at your home. Communicate with your neighbors. Report every incident to the Atlanta or DeKalb County Police Departments immediately.

Rep. Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for May, 27, 2011

Contents: Honoring Vets, I-20 East, Fighting foreclosures, Stamps, Fighting fraud, Clean air.


News From Congressman Hank Johnson, 4th District of Georgia
Proudly Serving DeKalb, Rockdale, and Gwinnett Counties

CHCA Annual Meeting election results

Thanks to all who came to mingle, munch, and vote at last Sunday's CHCA annual meeting.  As a result of the election, the new 2011-2012 board consists of the following members:

President: Suzan Rowe

Vice President: Charlie Bleau

Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Ciliax

Treasurer: Catherine Larson

Recording Secretary: Tim Bryson

Erosion and Sediment Control Seminar and Exposition

Event Date and Time: 
06/02/2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

From Civic Association Network: A useful workshop held at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for those with interest and concern about enviromental issues and how they are be handled, or should be handled. Good networking opportunites with staff from various local issuing authorites, engineering firms, other citizens and government agencies....

the DEKALB COUNTY SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT  24th Annual Erosion and Sediment Control Seminar and Exposition
June 2, 2011
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

CHCA Annual Meeting and Block Party May 22

Please join us this Sunday, May 22, 3-6 ish, in the vicinity of Woodmoor and Densley Drives  -- for the CHCA annual meeting and block party.  We'll rent an inflatable for the kids and provide some basic finger food.  Other food or beverage contributions will be welcome.  The meeting part, ca. 5:30, mostly will consist of electing officers to the CHCA board with some updates on current or emerging issues and projects.  Feel free to nominate yourself or another for any of the following slots: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and Recording Secretary.  We are especially hopeful to have nominees active in local schools.  Thanks, 2010-2011 CHCA Board (Charles Bleau, Suzan Rowe, Catherine Larson, Nancy Ciliax, and Tim Bryson) Contact us at info AT

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