Interim CEO Community Report 2013-2014

A report on his first year in office from interim CEO Lee May:  Public safety; Police services; Fire services; Disaster response; Infrastructure; Sustainable communities; Development; Leadership (ethics reform); Youth services.  [Read more.]

DeKalb Police: burglary on Webster 7/25/14

From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapper.com

Fire training on Scott Circle

Event Date and Time: 
07/28/2014 - 8:30am

Message from Garret Smith, Deputy Chief of Administration and Logistics for DeKalb County Fire Rescue - via Lisa Crowder on NextDoor Medlock Park: "On Monday, July 28th we will be holding a training evolution at 1011 Scott Circle. We should begin around 08:30 a.m. We are inviting the community out to watch and will have our Public Education section at the park with the Fire Safety House. This is a great opportunity for citizens both young and old to see what we do and learn more about fire safety."

DHHS Football Golf Tournament fund-raiser

Event Date and Time: 
08/01/2014 - 7:00am

For Druid Hills High School supporters: DRUID HILLS RED DEVILS FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT at LEGACY ON LANIER. LAKE LANIER ISLANDS. Friday, August 1, 2014. 7-8:30AM Check In / 9AM Shotgun Start. Lunch is Included and will be Provided by Pig-N-Chik!  

Dunkin' Donuts Scott. Blvd. proposal withdrawn

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "The Dunkin' Donuts’ (DD) special land use permit (SLUP) proposed for 1450 Scott Blvd (old Avon Bldg. site) was withdrawn* at the Board of Commissioners’ session on July 22.  Many were looking forward to a Dunkin' Donuts but others warned that DD’s concessions, although substantial, did not address key impacts such as additional pollution from idling cars and traffic congestion...." [Read more.]

MANA pool party

Event Date and Time: 
07/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Hello neighbors! Quick announcement to let everyone know that the annual MANA Pool Party is coming up! It will be held Sunday, July 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The pool will open at 6:30. We are going all out again this year with chicken and pork bbq from Community Q and fancy schmancy popsicles from King of Pops-so come early before supplies run out!

Mason Mill Park Family Day confirmed

Event Date and Time: 
07/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

From the county CEO's office: Interim CEO Lee May & the Board of Commissioners Host a Community Education Family Fun Day at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive in Decatur. This event is free and open to the public. Food, fun, music, entertainment, information, games. SATURDAY, JULY 26.  12:00pm - 5:00 pm.   Educational and outreach information will be available regarding several county initiatives including Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG), Recycling and Stormwater, Adopt a Pet and more!

County adopts bike-friendly transportation plan

From Bike Emory: " The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has adopted aComplete Streets Policy as a part of its new Comprehensive Transportation plan. What does this mean for bicyclists? Simply put, DeKalb now has a policy stating that “all roadway projects, both new construction and retrofit/reconstruction projects, consi

DeKalb Police: burglaries in MANA area 7/21/14

From DeKalb Police via CrimeMappers.com

District 6 update 7/16/14

From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Ethics complaint; Voting; DeKalb awards; DeKalb strategic improvements; Animal services.

Bike Rodeo

Event Date and Time: 
08/02/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

From DeKalb Police: DeKalb County Police Department 2014 BIKE RODEO.  Saturday August 2, 2014, 8am – 12noon. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Tucker Ga.  30084. Hosted by: North Central Precinct.  Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  ***SEE ATTACHED FLYER***

District 2 events update 7/18/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Run-off election; Operations Task Force; Plants workshop.

DeKalb cities improving pedestrian safety

From Anne Marie Quill in the Reporter Newspapers: "A recent report by a group called Smart Growth America ranked metro Atlanta as the eighth deadliest city in the country for pedestrians. That’s why police and planners in Reporter Newspapers communities say they’re working to cut down on jaywalking as they try to make their streets more “walkable.”  Their tactics recently have included pedestrian and driver education and enforcement, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, and even an undercover sting...."  [Read more.]

County failed to issue boil water advisory last summer

From wsb-tv: " .... DeKalb water officials made a serious error with a public health warning last summer. The head of the agency downplayed the scale of the risk, even as complaints poured in from all over the county. When water pressure drops too low, for any reason, there’s a risk the water will become contaminated. In this case from August 2013, that risk was system wide, affecting 700,000 people.

County calendar 7/11/14

From the county interim CEO's office: Voting; Parks & Rec month; Drinking water quality report; Identifying and controlling invasive plant species; Tools for caregivers; Fire house open houses.

Interim county CEO on ethics charges

Reporter Newspapers published an article by interim CEO Lee May on the ethics challenges facing the county: "Nearly a year ago, I was appointed to the office of DeKalb’s Chief Executive by the governor under some pretty bad circumstances.

Family Fun Day at Mason Mill Park

Event Date and Time: 
07/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

From the county's interim CEO and the Board of Commissioners: Save the Date: Saturday, July 19 from 12 noon - 5 p.m. Interim CEO Lee May & the Board of Commissioners Host a Community Education Family Fun Day at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive in Decatur. This event is free and open to the public. Food, fun, music, entertainment, information, games.  See attached flyer.

Election is July 22

From the Brookhaven Post: ".... The runoff elections will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  To find your polling place and see your sample ballot, go to My Voter Page at http://www.sos.state.ga.us.  .... " [Read more.]

Bike thefts from homes rising

From Decatur Metro: ".... Your bike is actually far more likely to be taken while it sits unsecured at your residence.  Here’s a breakdown of the 2013/2014 bike theft data courtesy of Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross.

Druid Hills Tour

Event Date and Time: 
07/12/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Beautiful Druid Hills. Explore the architecture and landscape of the neighborhood designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., at the turn of the 20th century.  Expert guide Barbara Vogel knows every twist and turn in the Linear Park. Join her TOMORROW, July 12, for an hour-long tour. Meet at 10am at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 1410 Ponce de Leon (corner Oakdale); $10 in check or cash; $5 for seniors and students; free to members of the Atlanta Preservation Center, which sponsors the tours.

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