Resignation of Jim Smith

Friends,

Parking in Decatur

Here is a useful overview of parking policies, charges, and locations with map: http://www.decaturga.com/cgs_citysvcs_ced_parking.aspx

County summer camp at Mason Mill

DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Camp Superstar Mason Mill Recreation Center 1340-B McConnell Dr., Decatur GA 30033 http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/parks/ June 9 - August 1 Monday - Friday 7 am - 6:15 pm 8 Weeks Day Camp Breakfast & Lunch Provided Ages 5-15 -Field trips, nature activities, sports, health & wellness clinics, arts & crafts, swimming and more For more info., call 404-679-5917

Traffic Control Update

Hello Medlock and Clairmont Heights Neighbors, Please see the attached map of the area we are examining for traffic control. Please feel free to share this email with other neighbors. Please send your questions,thoughts, plans/solutions, ideas etc to John Maynard maynard_john@bellsouth.net and Kathryn Firago kfirago@mindspring.com. Our next meeting will be in early to mid-July and will be announced via email and on the CHCA and MANA websites. Some points to keep in mind: • Traffic control is NOT the Traffic Calming Program (no speed humps, speed tables or islands).

Candidates Fair June 5

Thursday, June 5, 2008 7–9 pm Hellenic Community Center/Greek Orthodox Church 2500 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta Talk one-on one with candidates: hear their vision for DeKalb, learn about their experiences, and inform yourself about the upcoming elections. Candidates for these offices are invited: DeKalb: CEO Board of Commissioners, Districts 1 & 6 Board of Education, Districts 2, 4, 8 Sheriff Tax Commissioner Georgia: House, Districts 57, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 Senate, Districts 40, 41, 42 Public Service Commission (2 seats) Federal / Congress: Senate (1 seat)

Historical Note: E.V. Camp Steel @ N Druid Hills Rd

Article and photos on the steel plant that used to be located from ca. 1930’s until the 1960s between Willivee Place, CSX, Willivee Drive, and N Druid Hills where two apartment complexes now are located. http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/misc/steel.htm

Close call car wreck

This past Friday afternoon, my daughter was on her way to town to run some errands. While still in the subdivision (not CHCA) -- speed limit 25 -- a graduating high school senior boy who had just finished his last day of class, was speeding home. When my daughter was rounding a curve, in an instant she saw the other car coming toward her completely in her lane traveling about 50 to 60 mph (my estimate). My daughter was able to swerve slightly up on the curb before he hit her...nearly head-on.

DeKalb County Police Meet and Greet

DEKALB COUNTY POLICE DEPARMENT I.C.P. & CRIME AWARENESS Your Community is invited to attend the Meet & Greet for the Center Precinct Saturday, June 28, 2008, 12 noon - 4 pm @ DeKalb County Police Services Building 1960 W. Exchange Pl., Tucker, GA 30084 The Dekalb County Police Department is proud to invite you to the Center Precinct Summer Meet & Greet. This activity is designed to allow our communities and business owners to meet face to face with police personnel, view equipment and ask questions.

Show Your Support for a Comprehensive Transit System for Atlanta

Metro Atlanta ranks second in the country for traffic congestion, and cars, trucks and other vehicles are the source of more than half of the metro area's ground-level ozone problem and one of the largest sources of fine particulates (soot). As Atlanta continues to grow, the need for an expanded public transit system is becoming more and more apparent.

Coyote Alert

A pack of 3 coyotes (or possibly dogs at large) killed a neighbor's cat on Hunting Valley Drive last night (5/20). Please be sure your pets are safe inside your homes after dark.

PATH Trail updates

May 20, 2008. Uploaded notes on May 16 Oversight Committee site visit and link to photos. May 19, 2008. Added links to May 16, 2008 AJC article and May 18, 2008 GDK article. Added section with articles on multi-use trails in urban forests and along stream corridors. Added more documents from 1997 including route options, meeting flyer, steering committee roster, letter from Willivee Place.

Nightclub permits / ordinance deferred 60 days

"The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners extended the moratorium on permits and licenses for new nightclubs for 60 days and deferred full cycle a proposed ordinance that would define nightclubs and allow owners to apply to the Board for special land use permits (SLUP) to operate nightclubs in nine zoning districts." See GoDekalb article.

Black lab and brown retriever picked up

Two dogs were picked up on North Superior by animal control Thursday, May 22, and will be held for 7 days to be claimed and then put up for adoption. One is a medium sized black lab and the other a brown chesapeake bay retriever (we think). Each has collars but no tags. They are very friendly, but apparently out of the fence or lost.

Reminder: Traffic Study Meeting Thursday

If traffic is an issue for you please attend the Traffic Study Meeting for all interested in current and future traffic flow through our neighborhood – Desmond, Willivee, N. Superior, Park, Densley… this Thursday, May 22, 7pm at the N. Decatur Presbyterian Church (corner of Scott and Medlock) Commissioners Gannon and Rader are scheduled to attend along with staff from Dekalb County and Emory University and members of MANA (Medlock Area Neighborhood Assoc.) Traffic flow will be examined along with ways to control it.

Free SLOW DOWN Signs Available (while supplies last)

PEDS distributed over 2,000 yard signs to neighborhoods across metro Atlanta during the past few weeks. Quantities are limited, so if you still need some, here's your chance. Please coordinate with your neighborhood association so that one person picks up signs on behalf of the community. You can pick up signs at these distribution events: Friday, May 16, 11:00AM to 1:00PM Northlake Mall Main Entrance, 4800 Briarcliff Rd. Atlanta. Tuesday, May 20, 11:00AM - 1:00PM Pike Family Nursery parking lot, 2101 LaVista Rd. NE, Atlanta.

Annual Meeting notes

Last night (May 15) about 60 residents showed up to our annual meeting. The CHCA board had set up table displays on CHCA boundaries, the North DeKalb Mall / Costco plan, proposed Entry Signs, and CHCA history, including parks and the PATH trail. After refreshments and introductions of the board member candidates, the election was held and the following board was elected: President: Charlie Bleau Vice President: John Maynard Treasurer: Catherine Larson Recording Secretary: Tim Bryson Corresponding Secretary: Jim Smith

Monthly Electronic recycling Midtown

Pat Gardner, the State Representative for the 57th district (Morningside and Surrounding Areas) has sent notice that they are holding an E-Recycling day at Grady High School on May 17th and each 3rd Saturday of every month. pat@patgardner.org wrote: E-Recycling Drop-off May 17, 2008, come out and join your Midtown friends and neighbors in helping keep Midtown the greenest neighborhood in Atlanta. Midtown Neighborhood Association has arranged for an e-recycling drop off on the 3rd Saturday of every month at Grady High School in the parking lot on 8th St.

Annual Meeting & Elections

Thursday May 15 - 7pm North Decatur Presbyterian Church Still On - Meeting signs were stolen, but meeting still on The Clairmont Heights Civic Association Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 15, @ 7pm at North Decatur Presbyterian Church (across Medlock Rd. from Melton's). Topics to include status of Medlock Park, PATH status and more. A new board will be elected and proof of residency within our boundaries will be required to vote.

Car Vandalism

Last Saturday my husband was headed to Fernbank Science Center to do some volunteer work. That is when he discovered the passenger window had been smashed to pieces. This was quite a shock because nothing like this has ever happened before to us. We live on Harrington Drive, 1 1/2 blocks in from Lawrenceville Highway. Please let us know if anyone has any information about this sort of thing happening either in the Clairmont Hills or Medlock communities. Also any advice would be appreciated. Maria Zorka Please keep an eye out for each other.

Dog found at Medlock Park

Date Found: 5/11/08 Location Found: Medlock Park (Decatur, GA) Description: Female American Eskimo Dog. All white. No collar or chip. Very sweet disposition. Seems to have some arthritis in her back legs/hip. Age appears to be around 8 years according to veterinarian. Call: Richard @ 678-779-8377
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