Emory Community quarterly meeting

Event Date and Time: 
09/28/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

From Emory University: Greetings to all: I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying a bit of a respite from the summer heat. Our next quarterly community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, from 6:30-8:00 PM., in the 1599 Clifton Road Building, conference room 1.432 (first floor). As you know, these informal quarterly meetings are an opportunity to share information and discuss any particular issues of interest or concern to you with Mike Mandl, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Burglary on Woodridge

From DeKalb County police via CrimeMapping.com (no other details given):

Description Case # Location Agency Date Map It
BURGLARY - FORCED ENTRY - RESIDENCE 10-114230 2400 BLOCK WOODRIDGE DR DeKalb County Police 9/25/2010 8:00:00 AM Map It

County tax assessor maps

Posted by CHCA board member Tim Bryson, May 2006. Updated and Revised September 2010.

To see the map for your street (together with owner, property, sales history, and tax information for each lot), go to this site and enter your address or use the map index below:

Here are links to the maps:

Trash to Cash initiative

From Curbside Recycling via Laurel Ridge neighborhood newsletter: Good afternoon Homeowners Associations, I am contacting you regarding a wonderful green initative available to Dekalb and Fulton Counties. I am a natural food educator, mother, and resident of Dekalb County and am really concerned about the future of our environment.I recently sat down with a local DeKalb business owner who has started a wonderful initiative to collect used vegetable oil as a way to create an alternative energy source that is healthier, non-toxic, & more sustainable than gasoline.

School Redistricting

From a concerned group of local residents 9/24/10: DeKalb County School System Begins County-Wide School Redistricting Initiative

Also this weekend: Druid Hills Yard Sale, Child Safety Day

From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield...

Decatur Garden Tour this weekend!

Event Date and Time: 
09/25/2010 (All day) - 09/26/2010 (All day)

From Oakhurst Garden director via Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association:  THIS WEEKEND – 9/25 & 26! Step "behind the fence" to explore 16 extraordinary private and community gardens in charming Decatur, GA, featuring fall color, native plants, serene water features, edible gardens and stylish outdoor living areas.

Reminder re. County curbside recycling

In case people might have begun to forget what goes where, here's a refresher from the county's website:

What to Recycle
Mixed papers and commingled containers (Plastic, Glass & Food Containers) can be recycled.  Mixed papers should be placed in the county provided Blue Bin.  All other items should be placed in the County issued semi-transparent blue bag.

School Scores Can Sink Or Swim Your Property Values

From Brookhaven realtor Collette McDonald's newsletter: If you do or do not have children that are school aged, it is still important that you are involved in local school developments. Educate yourselves to understand how your property values rise, or fall as school scores trend. This was a recent article posted on Collette's Blog that will give you empirical data to support this.

The South Fork Conservancy Fall Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
10/05/2010 - 7:00pm

From SFC member Sally Sears: The South Fork Conservancy Fall Meeting, Tuesday, October 5, 2010,  7 pm  Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Come share your vision for improving the South Fork of Peachtree Creek.  Hear some new ideas for protecting and connecting the green spaces along the banks.  Meet your neighbors who care about the creek and trails beside it.   What is up with Zonolite? Please come, and forward this invitation to other members of your neighborhood groups.

Neighboring neighborhood website

Our neighborhood association to the south, Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association now has a website: http://www.cglna.org/

Wanted: Photographs of the Nature Preserve

From Nature Preserve pres. Chris Beck: You’ve taken some great shots at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Now is your chance to share them with others who also value the Preserve. We are putting together a fall newsletter and are in need of photos from the Preserve. If you have some that you are willing to share and have published in the newsletter, please send them to information@cshepherdpreserve.org by October 1.
Christopher Beck
President, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

Explanation of Health Reform from the Kaiser Foundation

From district 57 state rep. Pat Gardner: Take a look at this explanation of Health Reform from the Kaiser Foundation.

$50 MM Sports Complex May Replace DeKalb's Defunct PDK Development

Posted by request of author Tom Doolittle from his blog: A youthful Tuskegee University alumni and former Air Force “brat” born in Taiwan, is proposing to develop a 28-acre property across the street from PDK Airport that Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkston once viewed as crucial to the city’s economic future.

EduKalb

From eduKALB : Dear Neighbor: For decades our DeKalb County Public Schools were a source of community pride, and often set the standard in the state. Our children, as well as our teachers set examples that were often the envy of the region. eduKALB is working to help put us on a path back to those days of glory...and just in case you can't remember them, we have done your homework for you.

Vandalism on Scott Circle

From DeKalb County police via CrimeMapping.com:

Description Case # Location Agency Date Map It
Vandalism. DAMAGE TO PROPERTY - PRIVATE 10-112112 900 BLOCK SCOTT CIR DeKalb County Police 9/21/2010 11:40:00 PM Map It

Electronics Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Posted on the Civic Association Network listserv : The "ecoDepot Collection" is on Saturday, Sept 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will collect a number of standard electronics for recycling as well as household hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinners,  insecticides, lighter fluid and medicines for disposal. More details from their website are below as well as a link to the complete list of items that will/will not be accepted.

Code Enforcement Public meetings 9/23, 10/7, 10/19

Posted via our neighboring neighborhood Laurel Ridge listserv: DECATUR – DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Stonecrest Library located at 3123 Klondike Rd. in Lithonia. The task force will identify and assist in the implementation of solution-driven recommendations to address code enforcement issues affecting communities throughout DeKalb.

Clifton Corridor Transportation Alternatives Analysis

From the fact sheet: "The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has launched the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative to develop transit options connecting the Lindbergh Center area in Atlanta with Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), VA Hospital, Decatur, and other points in west-central DeKalb County. The area features the highest concentration of employment within metropolitan Atlanta without direct access to the existing heavy rail system.

Judicial Candidates Forum

Event Date and Time: 
09/21/2010 - 6:00pm

From Civic Association Network: Meet Your Judicial Candidates For highly Contested Judicial Races in Cobb, DeKalb, and fulton Counties. Join us and hear from candidates appearing on the november 2 ballot.  Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

reception: 6:00 p.m.

judicial forum: 6:45 p.m.

Free to the public

Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Moderated by Lisa Rayam, Fox5 News Anchor

Participating candidates:

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