From the Decatur Minute blog: Combines electronics recycling, styrofoam recycling, and paper shredding. Location is 120 W. Trinity Pl.
Recyclables must be dropped off during the hours of the event. Early drop-offs are not possible.
The FBI has published a detailed web page outlining common scams targeting seniors. Categories include Health care or health insurance faud; Counterfeit prescription drugs; Funeral and cemetery fraud; Fraudulent 'anti-aging' products; Telemarketing fraud; Internet fraud; Investment schemes; and Reverse Mortgage scams. They describe these frauds in detail and offer tips on how to avoid them. [Read more. H/t to the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch which has a summary.]
Members of the Druid Hills Civic Association have gone through the proposed new ordinance carefully and have identified potential concerns. "A proposed new zoning ordinance for DeKalb County has serious implications for the Druid Hills neighborhood. Under the new ordinance, all properties in the county will receive a new zoning classification. The DeKalb County administration appears eager to push through the new ordinance. Here are some of the proposed changes:
-Reduce the size of buffers between zoning classifications to make it easier to redevelop commercial corridors;
-Eliminate the 35 ft. height limitation in zones classified for office buildings, thereby permitting five-story buildings to go up adjacent to single family homes;..." [Read more.]
From the Druid Hills Civic Association blog: COBI invites you to its next informational meeting, Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm, at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church, 1995 Clairmont Road, Decatur. Please see http://briarcliffga.org/who-are-we/
For our gardeners: Fall 2013 Lunch and Wildflower Series and Plant Sales. Fern Madness Plant Sale Starts Friday, September 6 10:00 - 2:00
From Joe Greear: Community Meeting: For a safer North Decatur Road, Sept. 26, 2013 7:00 PM, North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Rd, Decatur, GA (at the corner of Medlock Rd. & N. Decatur). You know how dangerous N. Decatur Rd. is, now is your chance to let the County and the City of Decatur know. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and Bike Emory will present the results of the Road Safety Audit that was conducted on N. Decatur Rd. from Church Street to Clifton Rd. to study and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on N.
From the Wylde Center: Hosted by the Wylde Center, the 6th annual Urban Coop Tour is a self-guided tour held each fall. Tour is open to those wanting to add chickens to their homestead, those who currently have chickens, or those who are just curious. Tour is family friendly and highlights some of Atlanta’s funkiest neighborhoods: Decatur,
From Wade Medlock: Hey all you talented music lovers, Let's pick and sing yet again this Thursday, 7pm as the North Decatur Pickin' Community gathers at North Decatur Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall for another country jam! Electric instruments will be welcome, but we will tightly regulate the volume. Address is 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Your attendance and $5 a head for the church is all we ask. Oh, and the favor of an RSVP. Which you can do right now with a simple reply.
From Emory: Dear Neighbors: Please mark your calendars for our next quarterly community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, from 6:30-8:00 PM, in the new Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB). The HSRB is adjacent to Druid Hills High School (DHHS) on Haygood Drive and parking spaces are available between the HSRB and DHHS. If needed, additional parking is available at DHHS. Please come to the entrance facing DHHS and someone will be there to let you into the building and direct you to the conference room.
From Brian T. Clark and LaTria Garnigan in the Neighbor Newspapers: "Citing evidence of government corruption and collusion, a DeKalb County grand jury has called for the reorganization of the county government. In a report released Wednesday, the Special Purpose Grand Jury impaneled to investigate the county’s handling of Watershed bids and contracts, recommended a series of changes to the county structure and called for the elimination of the CEO position. Read more: Neighbor Newspapers - Grand jury recommends reorganization of DeKalb County government..." [Read more. Includes link to download the Grand Jury report.]
From DeKalb police via CrimeMapping.com:
More in our series on what cityhood in DeKalb looks like. From Dan Whisenhunt in the Reporters Newspapers: ".... According to records provided by the cities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, Dunwoody has awarded $8.4 million in incentives and Sandy Springs has awarded $1.8 million.
From the Druid Hills Civic Association: ".... With the floor open to questions, audience members focused on taxes, historic preservation, and how the community would actually go about becoming the City of Briarcliff or of being annexed to the City of Atlanta.
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Tuesday night, the memorial's creator Dave Mathews posted on his Bike Friendlyatlanta Facebook page that the Decatur City Manager and a commissioner contacted him and informed him that the city did not remove the memorial.
From MANA: Bicycle/Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Results. Thursday, September 5th, 5-6 p.m.. The conclusions from July's Bicycle and Pedestrian Road Safety Audit of North Decatur Road will be presented for feedback from road users, county officials, and area stakeholders.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com:
From Fernbank: On Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m., Fernbank Science Center and the Southern Order of Storytellers collaborate on Stories Among the Stars, a fund-raising event marking the autumnal equinox. As the star projector depicts the night sky on the planetarium dome, storytellers Mary Apps, Tersi Bendiburg, Sarah Beth Nelson and Nancy Riggs will share tales of the autumn constellations, including the stories of Demeter and Persephone, Andromeda, the Milky Way, and Mars. Bridging the gap between folklore and science, Fernbank Science Center astronomer April Whitt will lead a tour of the season's brightest stars, and answer questions about the reason for the seasons.
The Emory News Center has produced a summary of the meeting at Glenn Auditorium 8/20/13 in which the Druid Hills Civic Association heard about the options to stay in the county, be annexed into Atlanta, or join the City of Briarcliff. It is also reporting that Emory has not yet taken a postion on the options. "The University is also remaining neutral on annexation and cityhood at this time.
From Melissa Forgey: Volunteer! Books for Sale! Visit our Exhibits! Esp. the Ranch House Exhibit!
From a resident on Webster Drive, via email August 20, 2013: "We found half of a dead cat in our yard on Webster Drive at 6:00 this morning. Given the nature of the kill, a dead rabbit across the street, and hearing howls along Clairmont Circle for several weeks, we concluded this is a coyote kill."