DeKalb County finances now open for public review via online platform

The Chamblee Post:

DeKalb County finances now open for public review via online platform

 

DeKalb County, GA, September 12, 2015– The Post Reports – DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May announced Wednesday the County has begun use of a financial analysis platform called OpenGovthat opens up the County financials for public review.

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State of the District Address

State of the District Address by DeKalb County School System Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green
Thu - 9/24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Tucker High School Auditorium
5036 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

A portion of the meeting will be dedicated to Q&A. We encourage you to send in your questions ahead of time. Please email your question(s) to: Wendy Wheeler-Drew, Corresponding Secretary, ELPC at wheeleratl@comcast.net

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Ira B. Melton Workday

Greetings park friends

Marianne and I are hoping to schedule a workday at Ira B Melton Park on

BOC Summary from September 8th & Other News/Events

Summary:

http://www.commissionerrader.com/boc-business-past-agenda-summary.html

News / Events:

Only One Week Remains:  DeKalb Solicits Residents to Serve on Audit Oversight Committee!
The deadline to apply for DeKalb County’s Audit Oversight Committee (AOC) is only a week away.

In the interest of fostering accountability at all levels of the organization, DeKalb County Government is creating the AOC as authorized by the Georgia General Assembly in House Bill 599 (signed into law May 12, 2015).  This committee will function independently in conducting performance and financial-related audits for all departments, offices, agencies, and programs of the County.  The objective is to ensure County programs are effectively achieving the purpose for which they were authorized and funded.  

How to apply: County residents interested in volunteering to serve on the 5-member AOC are invited to submit their resume to executiverecruiting@dekalbcountyga.gov

Woodlands Garden: Garden Storytime

Saturday, Sept, 12 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Children All Ages

Join Woodlands Garden and DeKalb County Public Library for more outdoor storytimes. Come to the Woodlands Garden for stories, crafts and a walk in the woods.

Woodlands Gardens, 932 Scott Blvd.    [MORE INFO]

 

Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event

Deep Dekalb Beautiful: Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event

It's that time again...time to recycle your old electronics, shred your old documents and donate gently used shoes! Come join us and bring your old tax records, legal documents, etc. for free on-site shredding (limit of (5) standard size boxes per person). Recycle old computers, televisions, cell phones, game consoles or anything with a cord. We are also recycling gently used shoes. (Accepted Shoes: Sneakers, Casual Shoes, Dress Shoes, Sandals, Heels, Flats. No ski/winter boots, slippers or rubber flip flops please).
When Sat Sep 12, 2015 9am – 12pm Eastern Time
Where Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034, United States (map)
Attachments
Beulah Baptist Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event 2015 08 18 gab.pdf

 

 

West Nile Virus advisory

The Decatur Minute: The DeKalb County Board of Health has asked the city to share the following information: 

A mosquito collection from a DeKalb County Board of Health’s sampling station which is located in Decatur has been reported as positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

While most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms or experience mild flu-like symptoms, the virus potentially can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness. The chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite is low. The risk of severe illness and death is highest for people over 50 years old, although people of all ages can become ill.     [READ MORE]

BOC Summary from August 25th & Other News

Commissioner Rader:

BOC Summary:

http://www.commissionerrader.com/boc-business-past-agenda-summary.html

 

DeKalb Solicits County Residents to Serve on Audit Oversight Committee
DECATUR, Ga. – In the interest of fostering accountability at all levels of the organization, DeKalb County Government is creating an Audit Oversight Committee (AOC) as authorized by the Georgia General Assembly in House Bill 599 (signed into law May 12, 2015).  This committee will function independently in conducting performance and financial-related audits for all departments, offices, agencies, and programs of the County.  The objective is to ensure County programs are effectively achieving the purpose for which they were authorized and funded.
 

Upcoming Decatur Volunteer Opportunities

Decatur Community & Nonprofit News - End of Summer 2015:

Welcome to the end of Summer issue of the Decatur community and nonprofit volunteer e-newsletter. Fall officially begins September 23 but our Summer festivals will soon be coming to a close. You will soon have the opportunity to attend your favorite Fall activities. Will you be in town over Labor Day weekend? If you are, make sure to attend the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Have an even better time at the festival by volunteering (and get a great t-shirt)!

AutumnFest in Avondale Estates, October 3-4

Avondale Estates is inviting our neighborhood to "AutumnFest" -

"Experience AutumnFest in Avondale Estates, October 3-4, 2015, with live entertainment, an artist market, chef demonstrations, food trucks and more. Explore the work of more than 90 regional artists representing a diversity of styles and media. Live entertainment including music by Tribute – a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band. AutumnEats returns with hot local chefs preparing delicious tastings with locally farmed and sourced ingredients. Rain or shine!"

 

 

 

Senate cityhood and annexation committee will hold first meeting

Decaturish: State Sen. Elena Parent says the first meeting of a senate committee studying the state’s processes for annexations and creating new cities will take place on Monday, Aug. 24 at the state Capitol.

The meeting of the Annexation, Deannexation, and Incorporation Senate Study Committee will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 125. Parent is chairwoman of the committee.  [READ MORE]

 

 

Emory Village update

Emory Village Alliance: Proposed Wind Store on hold/ Traffic Study on the way -- Citing safety concerns over backing out of parking spaces onto the sidewalk and into North Decatur Road, the DeKalb Zoning Board of Appeals on August 12 deferred action for 30 days on proposed variances requested by a developer who wants to convert a long vacant Chevron Station in Emory Village into a wine store.  In the meantime, the county will conduct a traffic study to gauge the safety of these spaces.    [READ MORE]

 

 

Dekalb Emergency Mgt. Agency Survey

The DeKalb Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is re-visiting its five-year All Hazards Mitigation Plan.

Input from citizens is welcomed, as it ensures an accurate depiction of potential dangers faced by residents countywide and how DeKalb can proactively address these issues.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DeKalbHMP_public

 

CrimeMapping: burglary

Burglary

New School Year Info / Calendar

New School Year Info / Calendar

(these are the ones I could readily find. Please let me know if you'd like anything added via the "contact us" page -- thank you)

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Dekalb County Board of Education: Community Input Meeting

Sep 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm                                    

http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/news-and-events/event/board-of-education-community-input-meeting-12/

 

 

Superior Ave water main update

The Decatur Minute:

DeKalb County
Department of Watershed Management
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Division

Project Bulletin -- The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Division is scheduled to begin construction on the Superior Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvement Phase II project.
The project is slated to begin October 2015, and is expected to last approximately nine months. Initial activities will be comprised of site preparation, and may include the installation of silt fence in the construction area.   [READ MORE]

 

Rep. Oliver posts survey asking for input on cityhood, annexation

Link to Survey:

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ebcaov76icot6jzn/a012ricparep6/questions

 

Decaturish Article:

Georgia state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, is asking for input on the annexation and cityhood issue.

Rep. Oliver was recently appointed to the House Study Committee on Cityhood, Annexation and De-Annexation.

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Commissioner Jeff Rader: Blank Soccer Proposal

Commissioner Jeff Rader: Blank Soccer Proposal

On July 28, the administration of Interim CEO Lee May introduced legislation to incent billionaire Arthur Blank to locate the corporate offices and training facilities for his Atlanta United Football (Soccer) Club in central DeKalb County. The legislation is being carried by Commissioners Mereda Davis Johnson and Stan Watson.  [READ MORE]

Water pressure drops in DeKalb County

Decaturish: There were numerous reports about low water pressure in Decatur and the surrounding communities on Thursday evening, July 23.

Water pressure came back on for some residents by 1:05 a.m. on July 24.

According to the DeKalb County twitter feed, a vehicle hit a fire hydrant on a 48 inch main transmission line at Henderson Mill and Evans Road. The county said full water pressure was restored by 3:30 a.m., but work on the problem continues. There are no boil water advisories in effect, but the county is conducting testing to see if that will be necessary.   [READ MORE]

Mosquito testing

J. McQuiston reports that Emory students have been testing for mosquito breeding sites around Clairmont Heights. They are looking at Aedes in the Atlanta area and dengue/ chikungunya risks. Tests, at least at his house, were negative!

 

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