CHCA Annual Meeting - Wednesday May 27, 2015

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

Please mark you calendars for CHCA's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm. The location is the North Decatur Presbyterian Church (611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033).

  • Traffic safety issues and improvements for the intersection at North Decatur and Superiorr
  • Development plans for the church property at Scott Blvd / N. Decatur / Medlock Rd (the Fuqua development)
  • Status of the Superintendent search for DCSD and other school issues
  • Neighborhood social events
  • Election of officers

Join us to find out about important developments affecting our neighborhood and YOUR quality of life.

CHCA pushes for safety improvements for North Decatur / Superior intersection

To:   Residents of Clairmont Heights and our nearby neighbors:

Re:   Update on Safety Improvements for the North Decatur Rd / North Superior Ave Intersection

Most of you are probably aware of the long history of traffic accidents at one of our neighborhood entrances, the intersection of North Decatur Road and Superior. Last week, on Wednesday, May 6, a cement truck collided with and landed on top of an automobile at this dangerous intersection. Fortunately, neither driver suffered major injuries. CHCA is already working to improve this situation.

Sen. Elena Parent holding town hall this Thursday

Decaturish:  State Sen. Elena Parent, D-SD42, will recap the 2015 Legislative session this Thursday, May 14, at a town hall meeting.

The event will be held at Drew Charter School in East Lake, located at 300 East Lake Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30317.

It begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 8 pm.  [READ MORE]


DeKalb Sanitation one-day-a-week collection ‘go-live’ date set for July 6

Brookhaven Post: DeKalb County, GA, May 11, 2015 – by The Post Reports – With the upcoming one-day-per-week sanitation collection service change implementation program drawing near, DeKalb County Sanitation Division Associate Director, Billy Malone says there is a plan and the program will be officially launched on May 28, 2015. [READ MORE]


Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda for May 12, 2015

District 2 / Dekalb County -

Board of Commission Meeting
May 12th @ 9:00 am

Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA  30030


Minutes to recent CHCA meetings

Minutes to recent CHCA meetings

please see invdividual attachments/ Word docs


DeKalb school chief says he will stay on until replacement is hired

AJC: DeKalb County school superintendent Michael Thurmond said Thursday he’ll stay with the district until his replacement is found, if the school board is delayed in finding his replacement after firing its superintendent search firm. [READ MORE]



CrimeMapping report

Sex Crimes INDECENT EXPOSURE 15-043720 2100 BLOCK HERITAGE HT DeKalb County Police 5/7/2015 7:13:00 PM


Lee May to resign from DeKalb commission seat

WSB: Channel 2 Action News has learned that Lee May will announce Friday that he is resigning his commission seat which has been vacant since Gov. Nathan Deal appointed him interim CEO nearly two years ago. [READ MORE]


"Open Letter to DeKalb’s Next Superintendent"

From Parent Councils United:

Open Letter to DeKalb’s Next Superintendent

Book Sale: Friends of the Toco Hill - Avis G. Williams Library

Book Sale: 
Friends of the Toco Hill - Avis G. Williams Library

Tue, May 12; 10:00 AM—7:00 PM
Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
Age Group:Family (All Ages)

District End-of-Session Town Hall Mtg w/ Elena Parent

What: Town Hall Meeting
When: Thursday, May 14th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Cafeteria of Drew Charter Elementary School
300 East Lake Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30317

DeKalb parents group: Hire new superintendent rather than entice Thurmond to stay

AJC: As Monday’s DeKalb school board meeting showed, community support exists for keeping Michael Thurmond in charge of schools. [READ MORE]



DeKalb County Schools terminates contract with superintendent search firm

Decaturish: The DeKalb County Schools system has abruptly ended its relationship with ProAct amid concerns about some racist remarks allegedly made by its CEO.  [READ MORE]

Interim DeKalb CEO under FBI investigation

WSB: confirmed the FBI is now investigating DeKalb County CEO Lee May for work done at his house that was paid for by taxpayers.   



Atlanta annexation proposal looms large in cityhood debate

Decaturish:  A proposal to annex Druid Hills into Atlanta failed in the Legislature this year, but discussion about it was alive and well during a voter information meeting on April 16.

The event, held at Clairmont Hills Church, drew about 100 people. There was no official representation from groups in support of the proposed cities of Tucker and LaVista Hills. [READ MORE]

Super District 6 Quarterly Update

Commissioner Kathie Gannon: 

(parks, city creation, backyard chickens)

Super District 6 Quarterly Update


"State of the District, Revisited w/ Superintendent Michael Thurmond"

Emory LaVista Parent Council:

"State of the District, Revisited w/ Superintendent Michael Thurmond"

Tue, April 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
*Please note our evening meeting time!*
Clarkston High School
618 N Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021

A portion of the meeting will be dedicated to Q&A. We encourage you to send in your questions ahead of time. Please email your question(s) to:
Julia Byrne, Corresponding Secretary, ELPC


Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda Summary from April 14, 2015

Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda Summary from April 14, 2015:


Ira B Melton Park Workday

Event Date and Time: 
04/22/2015 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Earth Day event at Ira B Melton Park.  On Wednesday, April 22, from 9:00am-12:00pm, volunteers from CSX and the local neighborhood will join forces to clear invasive plants, remove ivy from the trees, and pick up trash at Ira B Melton Park. Come play in the mud! All are welcome to join the fun. Please supply your own gloves and drinking water, and bring shovels or hand clippers if you have them.

Valerie Boss

Friends of Ira B Melton Park

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