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 site) was withdrawn* at the Board of Commissioners’ session on July 22.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.]
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!
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!
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
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMappers.com
From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Ethics complaint; Voting; DeKalb awards; DeKalb strategic improvements; Animal services.
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***
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Run-off election; Operations Task Force; Plants workshop.
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.]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
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.
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.
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; Human Development Non-profit Partnership Grant; Family Fun Day at Mason Mill Park; Open house for new fire chief.
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver 7/8/14: Both the Democratic and Republican primaries from the May 20th election have important runoff elections on July 22, and you are free to vote early at the Memorial Drive Elections office up through July 18--PLEASE VOTE. For those of you choosing a Democratic ballot, please consider supporting my endorsed candidates:
From Collin Kelley in the Reporter Newspapers: ".... “We are two groups trying to get to one map,” Kahn said.
From state rep. Mike Jacobs: A week ago, I held a town hall meeting at Chamblee First United Methodist Church. The subject matter was how to appeal your property assessment. You can read about the meeting in the Dunwoody Crier and the Brookhaven Reporter. We had about 150 chairs. Every chair was filled, and the meeting was standing room only. The high attendance was a symptom that our community has been hit especially hard this year with property assessment hikes. It’s summertime, and I recognize that some residents who would like to appeal their assessments were not able to attend the meeting. I have compiled this summary of some of the information shared in the meeting. I hope you will forward it to your neighbors, some of whom may not have been able to attend. The advice given in this e-mail is more detail and less generic than you will find elsewhere.