From: Britton, Margaret via Kathie Gannon's office: A Public Information/Input Meeting was held Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Maloof Auditorium on the Wireless/Telecommunications Ordinance of the Zoning Code Update.
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From the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden: Fall Lunch and Wildflower Series and Fern/Plant Sales. Our Fall Lunch and Wildflower Series continues this Friday, September 20, with George Sanko's talk on "Plant ID for Dummies: How to ID Common Plant Families". Recognizing a plant's family is the first step in being able to identify it. The walk at 10:30 is conducted by Orra Sue Naglich, who will show us some "Outstanding New Ferns for the Southern Garden". We have an excellent selection of ferns and you will see them in a garden setting. Signs will guide you to the walk and the classroom, SB-1140, for the talk.
For our cyclists from the Southern Bicycle League and Bicycle South: Bicycle South and the Southern Bicycle League (SBL) are kicking off the SBL's 2nd annual chapter event called I BIKE DECATUR. The ride starts at 9 AM, Sunday, September 22nd and is our regular casual, no-drop ride out to Stone Mountain and back. Return to Bicycle South for food, fun and New Belgium beer. Or just stop by at 11:45 am for the festivities.
From the county CEO's office: DEKALB COUNTY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FESTIVAL. Presented by the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Cityhood. New City bills for DeKalb popped up like mushrooms after a rainstorm in the waning days of this year’s General Assembly. There are bills for new cities called Tucker, Lakeside, LaVista Hills (aka Briarcliff), Stonecrest, and the City of DeKalb, not to mention a bill prohibiting new cities within 5 miles of an existing one. Each of these still requires passage by both houses, the Governor’s signature, and a referendum to become law, and at least three focus on areas where new city boundaries are contested. Why the flurry of activity and what will become of it?
From Avondale Arts Alliance: AutumnFest Arts & Music Festival To Take Place October 5-6. The Avondale Arts Alliance will host its AutumFest Arts & Music Festival the weekend of October 5-6, across from the historic Tudor Village on the beautiful residential streets of Avondale Estates. Now in its 11th year, AutumnFest has grown from a small-town folk art festival at Lake Avondale to an event drawing patrons from all over the Metro-Atlanta area. Sponsored by the City of Avondale Estates and DeKalb Medical Center, this year’s festival promises old favorites such as the artist market, live music and entertainment, food and beverage vendors and a Kids Zone.
From Atlanta Gas Light: ATLANTA – Sept. 13, 2013 – Atlanta Gas Light is warning customers of a scam, currently occurring in the Marietta and Decatur area, in which a person is reportedly impersonating utility employees in an attempt to obtain customers’ account and personal information....[Read more]
From a post in the Next Door Medlock Park site: Please be aware. There is a concern about a man who has frightened several people in Medlock. Please call the police if you see this man or the car with tag# DV 891X White male with dark tan, probably late 50s, white/grey hair and some facial hair. Deep southern accent. Was wearing a hat so couldn't see how much hair.
Report from neighbors in Medlock:
From Dave Butler: The Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is offering a bird watching field trip this coming Sunday September 22 at 8:00 AM for our Medlock neighbors. Come join us to see fall migrants and resident birds on a beautiful fall day. The event is free and all experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars. Contact me at email@example.com if you have questions. 2580 Pine Bluff Road, Decatur.
My name is Susan Feingold and I'm the new Shelter Director at DeKalb County Animal Services. Our shelter has experienced an extremely high intake of animals this past couple of months and in an effort to get the dogs and cats adopted, we're having a "Tail End of Summer" adoption promotion for the rest of September. Dog adoptions are only $20 and cat adoptions are only $10 including the spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, etc (well over a $200 retail value). Photos of pets for adoption are on our website at: http://www.dekalbanimalservices.com/. DeKalb County and our shelter are also overwhelmed with an extremely high number of pit bulls and pit bull mixes, and we have a new program that hopes to help fix that.
From DeKalb County: Public Information/Input Meeting, DeKalb County, Wireless Telecommunication Regulations (Cell Towers). Monday, September 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m. Maloof auditorium, 1300 Commerce drive, Decatur, GA 30030. Join state representative Karla Drenner, commissioner Larry Johnson & Andrew Baker, Dekalb county planning department and provide input on the proposed cell phone tower ordinance. Your input is solicited.
Reported by Collin Kelley in the Atlanta InTown newspaper: "Around 200 residents of the proposed City of Briarcliff came out for an update and informational meeting tonight, Sept. 12, at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda summary; Wireless district 2 meetings; City of Briarcliff meeting; Environmental events.
From the DeKalb County CEO's office: DeKalb Workforce Development (DWD) will host its 8th Annual Workforce Development Day Job Fair from 10-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 774 Jordan Lane, Building #4, Decatur, GA 30033. The job fair allows job seekers the opportunity to meet with top employers hiring in various high-demand occupational fields. By meeting with these industry professionals, job seekers are able to gain access to resources which makes the process of obtaining sustainable employment more convenient while simultaneously receiving invaluable advice on their resumes, job search strategies and interviewing styles.
From the DeKalb County Center Precinct Police Facebook page: Advisory. There has been a recent series of thefts of water meters. If you see someone working on water meters either during the late night or early morning hours, call 911 and report it. If DeKalb Governement (Water and Sewer) is working on your water meter, there will be a marked county truck on the scene with the DeKalb Government Logo.
From the Alliance to Improve Emory Village: Sample the specials from Village businesses, stroll in the street as a cappella groups, choirs, and improv troupes share the curb with jugglers, stilt walkers and face painting. Bouncy houses , bicycle repair, plus a fire truck and a Farm mobile sustainable food truck will all be on site. Jam with the Jazzercise group, swing your hips with the hoola hoop team, and listen for the drum ensemble, as neighbors take to the streets. Stroll, cycle or salsa your way to the Village this Sunday – you won’t be disappointed!
From Marianne Skeen: "Thanks to another great group of Scouts from Troop 534, we were able to spread gravel in some of the muddiest sections of the trail in Ira B.
For our gardeners: Fernbank Science Center's Fall Plant Sale will be taking place Saturday, September 21, 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowering perennials will be available for purchase. Many of the plants are native species that are difficult to find elsewhere! Fernbank Science Center horticulture staff will be on hand to provide planting advice and suggestions for gardening problems. All money generated at the plant sale supports programming at Fernbank Science Center. More information: http://fsc.fernbank.edu/plantsale.htm