Fuqua Phase II plan deferred by Board of Commissioners

MANA: Fuqua Development presented its plans for Phase II of the Decatur Crossings development at the May 26, 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting (meeting notes can be found here). Fuqua had submitted four requests: 

1. change the land use designationfrom SUB(Suburban) to TC (Town Center); 
2. rezone property from O‐I (Office‐Institutional) and R‐75 (Single‐Family Residential to OCR (Office‐Commercial‐Residential), for a mixed‐use development with 95,000 square feet of retail,restaurant, and office space and 450 multifamily residential units;
3. increase the height of multifamily residential buildings in a mixed use development from the allowed maximum of two stories to five stories;to allow two drive‐through lanes for two commercial buildings; and 
4. allow a drive‐through restaurant  [READ MORE]


OneDekalb: "ICEO Lee May presented his 2015 mid-year budget recommendations to the Board of Commissioner on Tuesday. The recommendations include a tax decrease, which is the first adjustment downward since 2004."


District 6 Events & June 9th BOC Agenda

Commissioner Gannon:

Walk with the Commissioner at Bouldercrest Park
June 16, 6:00 pm
Bouldercrest Park, 4184 Bouldercrest Park Rd., Ellenwood

Come walk the half mile trail with Commissioner Gannon and her staff. Don't forget to bring your water and wear sun protection.

Rolling Forward To One: Sanitation Service Change
Starting on July 6, DeKalb County will move to one-day-a-week Sanitation Pickup.


Superior Ave Water Main & Sewer Projects

Katie Dorian Paden: Here's the presentation from DeKalb Co. from last week's community meeting on the Superior Ave water main and sanitary sewer projects. I have more scribbled notes in the margins of my hard copy from the meeting, so possibly I-- and others! chime in!-- can shed a little more light if folks have questions. I admit that my attention was biased toward the sewer work (which starts on our property) versus the water main (which starts further north on N Superior). Get ready for some big, long projects! (see attachment)

New DeKalb County Cities Could Create Battle For Resources

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]


DeKalb school board approves contract for new superintendent

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 Sanitation Dept. update

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...)


CHCA Membership Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting

CHCA Membership Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting
CHCA held its Annual General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the "Mtg Agenda" attachment. Members also had the opportunity to hear brief activity summaries and ask questions of guest State Senator Elena Parent, DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader, and Together in Atlanta Co-Chair Anne Wallace. Members elected the following officers for 2015: 
Michael Dowling, president
Pete Rumsey, vice-president
Hal Bailey, treasurer
Julia Byrne, corresponding secretary
Nancy Moore, recording secretary

BOC & Zoning Summary from 3/26/2015 & Other News

Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC & Zoning Summary from 3/26/2015 & Other News: [READ MORE]


Keep DeKalb Beautiful Electronics Recycling

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]

DeKalb County holding meeting about Superior Avenue water main project


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]

Commissioners Respond to Interim CEO’s Criticism

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]


BOC Agenda for May 26th and other News

Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC Agenda for May 26th and other News



DeKalb Superintendent Finalist 'Taking Stock' Of District

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.




DeKalb County announces major changes for water bills

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 ProjectCommunity Meeting

Superior Avenue Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project
Community Meeting

Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:30 PM

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)



Memorial Day weekend activities

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 cbillingsley1823@gmail.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.



Fernbank Museum: Summer Fun for All Ages

Summer Fun for All Ages

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]



CHCA Membership Drive for 2015-2016

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.

BOC Agenda Summary from May 12th and Other News

Commissioner Jeff Rader:  BOC Agenda + MARTA public hearing, solid waste/recycling  schedule


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