PolitiFact: The specter of annexation still floats around DeKalb County, even as voters decide in two months whether to form the cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker.
If approved, the cities would share a border roughly along the eastern edge of I-285. Depending on how those votes go, the decisions could revive Atlanta’s failed effort to annex Druid Hills and a bid for Decatur to take in key commercial areas such as Suburban Plaza and the Kroger shopping center on DeKalb Industrial Way. [MORE INFO]
Open Streets Emory Village
3pm - 7pm
Free / open to the public
Note: North Decatur Road will be closed to vehicular traffic at/around the roundabout for this street festival
Fernbank Science Center - Fall Plant Sale
8am - 3pm
AJC: A study of the proposed city of LaVista Hills’ finances relied on unrealistic tax estimates that overstated its viability, according to a researcher’s analysis. [MORE INFO]
Smoking Out Sewer Leaks
"DeKalb County contractors will be conducting Smoke Testing Assessments in your area in the upcoming months. Smoke testing is used to detect sources of infiltration and inflow of the sewer system, and citizens may witness smoke escaping through leaks in the sewers, providing a visual identification of defective areas. This evaluation will locate leaks in the sewers that allow rainwater, creek water and other storm water run-off to enter the system. Smoke test are non-toxic and are not harmful to pets. One third of the County will be undergoing Smoke Testing Assessments. Be on the lookout! The picture below will show you what you can expect to see with smoke testing happening in your neighborhood."
THIS Saturday -- you are invited to the:
CHCA "Fall Boil and Ice Cream BLOCK PARTY/ Membership Drive"
4pm to 8pm
703 Densley Drive
CHCA will be serving:
Low Country Boil (w/ Shrimp, Potatoes, Corn, and Sausage
Ice Cream Truck Treats
**Bring a side to share and your own drinks!!!!
Decaturish: A report published on Monday raised questions about whether the proposed city of LaVista Hills could run the surplus its supporters claimed. [MORE INFO]
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
Greetings park friends
Marianne and I are hoping to schedule a workday at Ira B Melton Park on
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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]
|When||Sat Sep 12, 2015 9am – 12pm Eastern Time|
|Where||Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30034, United States (map)|
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]
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.
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)!
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!"
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 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]