February 24, 2015
To our elected representatives in the Georgia legislature,
The Board of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association (CHCA) supports our inclusion in the bill authorizing a referendum to annex into the City of Atlanta. Our neighborhood survey from September, 2014, which had a very high participation rate, indicates that our residents favor inclusion in an existing city versus a new one. Our residents feel strongly about retaining access to our elementary school and deserve a voice and vote on this important matter.
You may find our survey results at http://clairmontheights.org/node/4208 .
In addition, The CHCA Board believes that the proposed annexation map preserves critical local control over the major access points to Clairmont Heights and decisions regarding future area development. Local jurisdiction over entrances to Clairmont Heights is vital to safety, service delivery, zoning and land development, and traffic issues – especially in long-range planning for proposed major mass transit expansion.
Signed by Board members of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association
Michael Dowling, President
Pete Rumsey, Vice President
Julia Byrne, Corresponding Secretary
Nancy Moore, Recording Secretary
Pam Daily, Treasurer
Jim Smith, Planning and Zoning
Super District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon:
(events: food drive, plant sale, animal adoptions)
DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon:
To rebuild trust with our citizens, we must reform DeKalb County government. There have been several citizen led organizations that have spent the past year developing meaningful reforms. These issues are now coming before the General Assembly and your voice must be heard.
Regardless of whether you are in or out of a city, we all live in DeKalb County. The reforms proposed are essential for rebuilding trust through transparency and accountability. Please email members of the DeKalb Delegation and ask them to reform DeKalb government. Below are the email contacts for the Delegation. Also shown below is a generic letter that you can use. If you want to add a statement about cityhood, annexation or remaining in unincorporated DeKalb feel free to add you views.
Thank you for your commitment to reforming DeKalb!
Kathie Gannon - DeKalb County Board of Commissioners- Super District 6
The teachers, staff, and parents at Fernbank Elementary School extend an invitation to all new and prospective parents to our Fernbank school community to join us at
The revised holiday schedule is:
Monday, Feb. 16 – Presidents Day observed; no sanitation collection services
Tuesday, Feb. 17 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled solid waste and recycling collection day is Monday, Feb. 16 will be serviced on Tuesday, Feb. 17
Wednesday, Feb. 18 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled solid waste and recycling collection day is Tuesday, Feb. 17 will be serviced on Wednesday, Feb. 18
Thursday, Feb. 19 – Normal solid waste collection services resume; however, recycling and green cart solid waste customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Feb. 18 will be serviced on Thursday, Feb. 19
Friday, Feb. 20 – Normal solid waste collection services resume; however, recycling and green cart solid waste customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Feb. 19 will be serviced on Friday, Feb. 20
WABE: The charter cluster petition would have given Druid Hills High School and its feeder schools more autonomy, loosening the grip of the school district. But the DeKalb school board narrowly rejected the proposal just over a year ago. Recently, some petitioners considered annexing to Atlanta, which would make the schools a part of APS. [READ MORE/ FULL ARTICLE]
MANA: Brief notes-- Meeting with Reps. Mayo and Oliver; Representatives of the MANA Working Group on Annexation met with Rep. Rahn Mayo on February 9 at his request.
We again discussed our concerns about Areas A and B in the proposed Decatur annexation. Specifically, we discussed concerns that should parts of our neighborhood and nearby commercial cease to be in the same jurisdiction, residents who will be directly impacted by Decatur's development plans will have no say on how those areas are developed.
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The Clairmont Heights Civic Association Board will hold its February meeting on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 6 pm. The location is Melton's. Among other items, the officers will discuss a Board statement regarding the potential legislation related to Atlanta annexation, and we will examine the current status of MARTA's Clifton Corridor Light Rail plan.
District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader:
(Party for Parks Gala, Presidents Day waste/recycling, sched + agenda)
Commissioner Kathie Gannon:
(sanitation mtg, food drive, senior fitness, lane closures, pet adoptions, + BOC agenda)
Friends of Ira B Melton Park, a DeKalb County Park Pride affiliate, will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Feb 13, from 7-8:30 at North Decatur Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall. We will review last year¹s park projects and plan for next year. All are welcome.
AJC's "Get Schooled" blog: Natalie DiSantis is a past resident of Atlanta who now resides in the unincorporated DeKalb community seeking annexation into Atlanta.
She supports Together In Atlanta, which she calls “a grassroots effort by neighbors in the Emory University area hoping to become part of the robust growth and positive direction of the city of Atlanta.”
Decatur Minute: Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of February so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 5 February 2015. If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.
ELPC: DeKalb Co. Schools Superintendent Search Stakeholder Community Engagement Meetings
Wed 2/4 --> Region 2: Lakeside High School
Thu 2/12 --> COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC FORUM DeKalb County BOE – Board Room
all mtgs 7PM - 8:30
Decaturish: Decatur’s Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley will not remain in the redeveloped Suburban Plaza. A book store may end up taking some of the basement space of the plaza on the Church Street side near where the bowling alley is now, according to developer, Selig Enterprises. [READ MORE]