County water restored

DEKALB WATERSHED MANAGEMENT RESTORES WATER TO RESIDENTS DECATUR – DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management experienced a power outage at the Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant at approximately 6 a.m., causing residents in Northern and Central DeKalb County to experience water loss. County officials immediately began working with Georgia Power to address these concerns and were able to restore power and bring up water pressure in the system by 9:00 a.m.

Alert! New stop signs at Willivee/Scott

In preparation for the crossing of Willivee Drive by the new South Peachtree Creek multi-use trail, there are now stop signs on either side of the crossing on Willivee Drive at the bridge. There have been reports of people flying through them.

Reminder: Tuesday Meeting re. Clairmont Campus Parking Expansion

Emory will host a community meeting to discuss plans to redevelop Emory Healthcare facilities and expand the parking deck on the Clairmont campus to replace parking decks on Lowergate Drive. CHCA will be impacted by the additional traffic and Emory wants to hear our concerns and suggestions. As part of this process, Emory has initiated a traffic study of this area. Druid Hills High School Auditorium, 1798 Haygood Drive. Tuesday, June 24, 7-8:30 p.m.

CHCA/MANA Traffic Control Meeting #2

The next CHCA/MANA traffic control meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, 7-9 p.m. at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church. The goal will be to consolidate a community consensus on a plan. Details to follow.

Thief on bike

We have received two reports over the weekend of a petty thief in our neighborhood riding a blue bike. He is described as a young 20ish african american male. He has been reported knocking on doors and, in one case, taking a pair of shoes from a garage on Desmond and, in another case, a weed whacker and blower on Ava Place. The police asked that anyone seeing this person to call them with information.

Google Maps now showing "street view" photos of our area

When you look at Google Maps for our area, you now have the option of seeing "street view" 360 degree photos from most of our streets. Medlock School If you click "More", you can see photos and videos taken in our area -- esp. at Emory -- and Wikipedia entries for nearby institutions or sites.

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION DEADLINE TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 16

From Commissioner Jeff Rader... All Registration Information Due Today to Vote on July 15 DECATUR- As the July 15, 2008, General Primary approaches, the last day any person can register or make changes to his or her registration and be eligible to vote in this election is Monday, June 16, 2008. County Candidates to be decided during this election include the Chief Executive Officer, Commission Districts 1, 4, 5 & 6, Chief Magistrate, Clerk of Superior Court, Sheriff and Tax Commissioner.

Absentee and Early Voting info

To vote ABSENTEE by mail, you must submit an application. Absentee ballot applications are available at both the DeKalb County website (https://dklbweb.dekalbga.org/voter) and Secretary of State website (http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/absentee_voting.htm) or by contacting the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections Office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032, Phone: 404-298-4020. You can request an application now. Mail or hand-deliver your application to the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections Office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.

DeKalb County Candidates Hold Forum at Emory

A roundtable discussion featuring the candidates for the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DeKalb County and Board of Commissioners, Super District 6 will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at Glenn United Methodist Church (1660 North Decatur Road). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the forum will start promptly at 7 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Fishburne parking deck. This forum will provide a unique opportunity for candidates to address issues that are important to the Clifton community.

Our district makes greatest use of 311 service

A recent report to the Board of Commissioners indicated that people in our district (District 2) were the heaviest users of 311. We accounted for 28% of calls among the five regular districts. Note that 311 now handles non-emergency police calls and code enforcement will be added later this year. Excerpts from GoDeKalb.com's article: "top four categories of calls from District 2 in 2007 involved information about courts and sanitation, the top category for Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 was water and sewer billing....

Q&A with County District 6 Candidates

District 6 is one of two county "super-districts" and our area falls within its scope. Incumbent is Kathie Gannon. Challenger is Don Broussard. GoDeKalb.com has a helpful Q&A article on them here: http://broadcastatlanta.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=88...

Voter Registration Info

Info from State Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield: The voter registration deadline for the upcoming July 15 primary is Monday, June 16. The easiest way for you to register to vote is either go to the Georgia Secretary of State's website by clicking here. Or you can visit your local library and pick up a voter registration form there.

Emory announces new plans for Hospital

One side effect of the plan is the proposed expansion of the parking deck at Clairmont Campus to replace parking spaces lost to the new construction on the east side of Clifton Road. Here is the Emory press release: With a special focus on fighting cancer, heart disease, pediatric ailments and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Emory University trustees have authorized the next stage of program definition and design work for redevelopment and innovation of Emory Healthcare, the state's largest and most comprehensive health care system.

Notes from June 6 CEO Forum

The following GoDeKalb article gives a useful summary of the June 6 forum. You'll have to watch for a few typos including one howler in the second to last paragraph. http://broadcastatlanta.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87... Information on more CEO forums are at this url: http://broadcastatlanta.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=86...

Emory Meeting re. Clairmont Campus Parking Expansion

Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 7:00 PM – Emory will host a community meeting to discuss plans to redevelop Emory Healthcare facilities and a parking deck on the Clairmont campus. Druid Hills High School Auditorium, 1798 Haygood Drive.

Missing Dog ... Found!

[Buddy has been found. He had been picked up by county animal control.] Our Gordon Setter, Buddy apparently jumped the fence and escaped from our backyard today. He is black & brown with long hair, approximately 55 lbs. and is wearing a red collar. If anyone has seen him, would you please let us know? Our cell numbers are: (404) 993-8145 (Jennifer) and (404) 993-8165 (Doug's). Buddy is very gentle and affectionate and is not at all aggressive.

Car break-in at Heritage Square

Last Thursday, a car window in Heritage Square was smashed and some items stolen from the vehicle. The common advice from police to help prevent such crime is not to leave valuables including cell phones, CDs, etc in your car in plain view. Don't hesitate to report suspicious activity to the police. The non-emergency number for DeKalb county police in our precinct is 404-294-2911.

Vandalism

Over the course of construction of the South Peachtree Creek Trail in the last two months, there have been frequent reports of substantial and costly vandalism of both materials and equipment, and now an officer of the Three Forks Heritage Alliance reports they have found a flat tire on their cars repeatedly over the same period. The CHCA board believes the overwhelming majority of residents in our neighborhood strongly opposes any and all vandalism, especially when it becomes a political tactic to sabotage our sense of safety and community.

Native Plant Sale June 12-14 at GPC

Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Garden Plant Discount Sale (10-25%) June 12, 13, 14 (Thursday-Saturday) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Native Azaleas, Ferns, Perennials, Shrubs, Wildflowers Call 678-891-2668 for information or directions Or see http://www.gpc.edu/~decbt/

New Georgia Native Plant website

For native plant lovers, this new site is full of photos and info for identification and/or cultivation. -------------------------
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