WABE: Voters will decide this year on creating two new cities in DeKalb County. If passed, LaVista Hills and Tucker would be the eighth and ninth cities formed in metro Atlanta over the past decade. [READ MORE]
AJC: The DeKalb County School Board this morning approved a $300,000 contract for R. Stephen Green, who’s expected to be the district’s next superintendent.
Green, 61, currently the superintendent for Kansas City Public Schools in Missouri, made $342,500 for the last school year, including incentives of $92,500 atop a base annual salary of $250,000. [READ MORE]
DeKalb's Sanitation Department is rolling out its single day combined pickup program, Rolling Forward to One, starting this summer. All homes will receive one of the green cans sometime in the next 6-8 weeks, but single day service starts July 6 county-wide for ALL, whether or not your green bin has arrived. According to interim CEO Lee May, "We're offering Cadillac service at a Ford Focus price." (more details forthcoming...)
Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC & Zoning Summary from 3/26/2015 & Other News: [READ MORE]
KDB has moved one of their electronics recycling locations to next to the Tax Commissioner’s office at Memorial Drive and 285.
They have hours M-F, 8-4pm [READ MORE]
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is hosting a community input meeting this Thursday, May 28, about a Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project along Superior Avenue.
City spokesperson Casie Yoder provided the details about the meeting in a post on the city’s Decatur Minute blog. It begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center, located at 231 Sycamore Street. [READ MORE]
Commissioner Jeff Rader: Commissioners Respond to Interim CEO’s Criticism
In finally resigning his Commission Seat after 23 months as Interim Chief Executive, Lee May has made much of the resistance of “three Commissioners” of the BOC to his efforts to install a hand-picked successor to represent District Five. As the “three Commissioners” he referred to, we think the public might benefit from a broader perspective on the issue. [READ MORE]
Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda for May 26th and other News
WABE: DeKalb County's sole finalist for school superintendent wraps up a three-day visit to the district Thursday. Stephen Green currently leads the Kansas City Schools in Missouri.
Green met with school leaders, staff and parents during his trip. He said he’s coming in with an open mind, but he’s also taking inventory.
Decaturish: DeKalb County is changing the way you see your water bill each month after thousands of residents looked at their bills and began seeing red.
The county Department of Watershed Management is rolling out new changes for residents’ water bills intended to give them a clearer picture of how much water they’re using. [READ MORE]
Superior Avenue Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Major Improvement In Your Area!
DeKalb County Department of Watershed
Management's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Division will be hosting a community meeting to update residents on construction activities in the area. Please join us to find out how these improvements will impact and enhance your community!
You may also call 1-800-986-1108 with questions
(Lite refreshments will be served)
Decatur Minute: If you would like to help place flags and/or flowers on the graves or memorials in the Decatur Cemetery for those who were killed while serving in the military as part of your Memorial Day Weekend activities, please contact Chris Billingsley at email@example.com. You can also show up for any of the following:
6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21
Place flags on graves. Meet at the Veteran’s Rock in the new cemetery (enter Church St. gate and go to area above pond).
6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24
Place Flowers On Graves. Meet at Veterans’s Rock.
5:00 p.m., Monday, May 25
Brief Remembrance Ceremony. Afterwards volunteers will pick up all flags and flowers from graves.
Soak up the summer fun at Fernbank Museum with an exciting line-up of unique programs, events, activities, celebrations, giveaways and more. From immersive special exhibitions to engaging family events, you’ll have plenty of ways to stay entertained during the hot summer months when school’s out and the long, restless days of summer start to set in. [READ MORE]
The Clairmont Height Civic Association membership drive for 2015-2016 has officially started. Please join our Association to stay informed and get involved to help transform our community. Membership Dues are $20.00 for the year.
Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda + MARTA public hearing, solid waste/recycling schedule
WSB: The Dekalb County School District selects R. Stephen Green to be its next superintendent. [READ MORE]
AJC: DeKalb County’s government will lose roughly $13 million a year if voters approve the formation of the cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker, according to the county’s calculations. [READ MORE]
AJC: Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law today several bills focused on DeKalb County that call for referendums on new cities, increase oversight of public money and prevent subtle tax increases. [READ MORE]