Fee increase is apparently $12 on top of the current $48 base, according to the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch. From the county CEO's Office of Neighborhood Empowermemt: Community Meeting. Storm Water Utility: Proposed Fee Increase. Hosted by Commissioner Stan Watson and Commissioner Jeff Rader. Thursday, May 2, 2013. Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Rd, Chamblee. For more information, call 404-371-7031.
From Emory's Office of Sustainability: All are welcome to attend Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's Rain Barrel Workshop from 1p.m.-2p.m. at Glenn Memorial Church on Sunday. There is no fee and registration is not required to watch the workshop, but all rain barrels to take home are sold out for this event. For event details, visit http://bit.ly/emoryrainbarrelworkshop
Carol Hayes, chair of the Burnt Fork Creek Watershed Alliance, has posted tips on how homeowners can protect the health of our creeks (Burnt Fork Creek is one of the two creeks flowing through Mason Mill Park) at her website here. For example, "Yard waste and plant debris should not be placed on the banks or in the creek. Excess nutrients helps lawns be green, but is bad for creeks. When normal nutrient levels are too high, noxious green algae develops.
A resident reported that there were torrents of silt-laden water flooding into South Fork Peachtree Creek today from the AGL pipeline project site on Willivee Drive. A call to the county led to a site visit and a request that the contractor stop work until silt and sedimentation controls were put in place. The contractor agreed to comply. Strictly speaking AGL is exempt from county ordinances. The county can still complain to AGL about the contractor and to EPD about AGL, however, and we are told they will especially since the project is heading right into the
From Emory Sustainability Initiatives: "Smart water solutions for Atlanta", Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, AT&T Midtown Two Auditorium, 725 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30375. Featuring Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The secret life and turbulent future of water. Following the presentation and Q&A, there will be a response panel.
From: Sharon VerBeek <email@example.com> of Tucker via the North Druid Valley Homeowners Association: I attended a neighborhood meeting hosted by DeKalb county on March 12th. This was one of 3 community meetings to be held to obtain comments and input regarding a Stream Cleanup Project which will involve South Fork Peachtree, Snapfinger and South river. Basically Dekalb County was sued by the US EPA and GA DNR for dumping sewage in waterways. As part of the settlement, they have to spend $660,000 on a one-time trash clean up of three creeks (including tributaries) that were involved in the dumping (South Fork Peachtree Creek is one of the three. In order to determine the areas most in need of clean up, they are asking for citizen input via a survey distributed through a series of public meetings as well as through direct contact with neighborhood associations.
From the AJC: Redrawn maps show updated risks. By Brad Loar. 6:12 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012. You may have seen recent news stories about updated flood insurance rate maps for communities across the Upper Chattahoochee River Region, specifically communities in Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. Because these stories have raised questions as to what this means for residents in these areas, we want you to know about the purpose of these maps and how they might affect you. [Read more]
From Doris Zumpe on behalf of Mr. Charles McGoff, President of the Medlock Floodplain Coalition: NEW FLOODPLAIN MAPS: The Corps of Engineers' latest Floodplain Maps have been revised and expanded causing more homes to be designated as in the floodplain.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: International Community School; New Floodplain Maps; Ira Melton Park; MANA Website
From Brian Shoun, DeKalb County’s new floodplain manager, and Carol Hayes, Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance, via the Civic Association Network: Flood Risk Information Open Houses [will be] held on:
1. January 24, 2012 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center (3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034)
2. January 31, 2012 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Reid H. Cofer Library (5234 LaVista Road, Tucker, Georgia 30084)