Clairmont Heights Trash Guys Appreciation Days

from: Odette Diaz Schuler:

Clairmont Heights Neighbors:

Inspired by Oak Grove and Leafmore’s efforts, we want to have an official Clairmont Heights Trash Guys Appreciation Days. We all appreciate our trash crew and know that so many of us give little Holiday treats for the crew, but this year we’d like to have it be a little more concentrated so that we make their day really special.

*NEW* DeKalb County Water/Sewer Authorized Bill Payment Centers

Comissioner Rader: DeKalb has made it easier to pay your water bill. Please click here to view a listing of Water/Sewer Authorized Bill Payment Centers. Payments can also be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the new DeKalb County automated payment line at 404-371-6294.   [READ MORE]

DeKalb County Schools releases annexation report

Decaturish:  One of the questions raised by a proposal to annex three DeKalb County Schools into the city of Atlanta is what it would do to the students at the other schools that feed into it.

The proposal from Together In Atlanta would call for a referendum on annexing the neighborhoods around Briar Vista Elementary, Fernbank Elementary and Druid Hills High schools into Atlanta. They are three of seven schools in the Druid Hills High cluster. The proposal also encompasses Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.  [READ MORE]

Bonfire/ Marshmallow Roast -- Thu, Dec 18 - 7-8 p.m.

Bonfire/ Marshmallow Roast -- Thu, Dec 18 - 7-8 p.m.

On the square in downtown Decatur.
Join the community and roast marshmallows around the giant bonfire.
Visit Santa in the Community Bandstand [READ MORE]

"Look For The Big Red Barrel"

The Decatur Minute: Don’t forget that the City of Decatur Fire Department is collecting non-expired food items and gently used winter coats to share with those in need in our community this holiday season.

You can can drop off items at either of the City of Decatur Fire Stations (230 East Trinity Place or 356 West Hill Street,) the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street) or City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.) OR bring some with you to the Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on Thursday, December 18th. Just look for the big red collection barrels!  [READ MORE]



via CrimeMapping:

Vehicle Break-In/Theft LARCENY - ARTICLES FROM VEHICLE 14-122696 2500 BLOCK N DECATUR RD DeKalb County Police 12/7/2014 6:00:00 PM Map It


"Decatur releases updated annexation plan"

Decaturish: "Decatur releases updated annexation plan"

The city of Decatur has just released its revised annexation master plan.

Preliminary estimates of the areas under consideration show they would deliver $5 million in tax revenue and providing services to these areas would cost $4.2 million in year five. In the first year, the annexed areas would generate $4.6 million in revenue and cost the $4 million in expenses.    [READ MORE]


Organized Opposition to LaVista Hills

FYI: Steve Perkins asked to make known an effort to organize a group opposing LaVista Hills [READ MORE]

Dekalb Young Democrats hosting Panel Discussion on Cityhood initiatives

DeKalb Young Dems are hosting a Panel Discussion on Cityhood initiatives Dec 9  at Avondale Pizza Café at 7pm Reps from both LVH and Tucker will be on panel.  [READ MORE]


"Time to Register for Run With the Dogs!"

BeActiveDecatur: The Decatur Bulldog Boosters would like to let the Decatur dog-loving and running communities know of the 10th Annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters 5K “Run with the Dogs” on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:00 am.  [READ MORE]

"Further confirmation: Decatur will not annex the Medlock Park neighborhood"


SUMMARY: MANA Board members (again) met with City of Decatur officials and contacted the City of Decatur Schools Superintendent to discuss the possibility of the Medlock Park neighborhood being annexed to City of Decatur. Each party deferred to the others’ authority but as is clear in the information below, (1) annexation is the purview of the City Commission and they oppose the idea of annexing the Medlock Park neighborhood and (2) the school system is also against annexing the Medlock Park neighborhood. [READ MORE]

Cityhood comments from LaVista Hills co-chair

From Allen Venet, co-chair of LaVista Hills Yes, in response to questions posted on the Sagamore Hills Yahoo Group 11/29/14.  Re-posted with permission. "I am happy to make a few comments -- and to let you know that LaVista Hills Yes (the group I co-chair that is advocating for a new City of LaVista Hills) will set up another information meeting for our area soon, to allow a forum to exchange information.  As soon as we have a date and a location, I will post something on the hotline. First and foremost, new cities and annexations will NOT devastate DeKalb County!  I also am nothing more or less than a very concerned citizen, and I am the first to say that I do not have all of the answers, but do I know that the existing cities -- new and old -- have helped build DeKalb County.  I am personally confident that new cities will do the same.  Moreover, no one is leaving DeKalb; we will all remain DeKalb county residents, and we will all continue to want DeKalb County to flourish.

District 2 BOC Agenda for December 9th & Other News

From Commissioner Jeff Rader-

Info on:
BOC Meeting: December 9th @ 9:00 am
Zoning Code Update Telecommunication Facilities Meeting:  Dec 8th,  6:30 pm
Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative Scoping Meetings


District 6 Events & December 9th BOC Agenda

from Dekalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon:

District 6 Events & December 9th BOC Agenda

The December BOC meetings will be held on December 9th and December 16th. Second and fourth Tuesday meetings will resume in January. 



Artful Stories for kids at Emory's Carlos Museum

Event Date and Time: 
12/06/2014 - 10:00am

From Alyson Vuley of the Carlos Museum: Saturday, December 6, 10 am, Classical Sculpture Court, Level One. Children will hear the Greek flood story of Deucalion and Pyrrha from Virginia Hamilton's beautiful collection In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World in the Carlos Court, surrounded by Greek sculptures of gods and goddesses whose clothing was beautifully carved by ancient hands. Afterwards, they will head downstairs to the Tate Room for some serious dress-up fun with traditional Greek garments —peplos, chitons, himations and chlamys — and pose for photos.  For ages 3 to 5 years and accompanying adults. This programs is free but a reservation is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at404.727.0519 or  Space is limited.

Civil War walking tours

From Jenny Goldemund of the DeKalb History Center: Join us for guided Civil War walking tours in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour begins in the Lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and complements our new exhibit, Tears and Curses: A Human Perspective on the Civil War. You will learn about the early history of the county, the effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur. Various Dates and Times (click here for complete list):

DeKalb Police: Assault on Willivee 12/1/14

From DeKalb Police via

Description Case # Location Agency Date Map It
SIMPLE ASSAULT/SIMPLE BATTERY 14-120220 600 BLOCK WILLIVEE DR DeKalb County Police 12/1/2014 11:17:00 AM Map It


AtlantaIntown: "LaVista Hills, Tucker proponents meet with lawmakers"

AtlantaIntown: "LaVista Hills, Tucker proponents meet with lawmakers"/  A standing-room-only crowd of about 100 residents filled a meeting room at the Capitol on Dec. 3  to voice support for one of two proposed new cities – LaVista Hills or Tucker –  and to argue over which should claim disputed territory. Some residents objected to creation of either city, saying carving new cities would harm DeKalb County services or schools. [READ MORE]  

Dekalb Police report larceny, burglary in recent days

From DeKalb Police via

LARCENY - FROM MAIL 700 BLOCK N SUPERIOR AVE 12/2/2014 11:49:00 AM Map It



Sunday; "Community Listening Session: City of Decatur Annexation"

"Community Listening Session: City of Decatur Annexation

Decatur City Commission &
City Schools of Decatur Board Members
When: Sunday, Dec. 7, 4:00 P.M.
Where: The Church at Decatur Heights

735 Sycamore Dr., Decatur, Georgia 30030

Confirmed Attendees:
Decatur City Commission
Fred Boykin
Scott Drake
Patti Garrett
City Schools of Decatur Board
Annie Caiola
Garrett Goebel
Lewis Jones
Julie Rhame

**Come hear their views on the potential annexation of new areas into the City of Decatur.**
This community listening session is organized by City of Decatur residents, for City of Decatur residents.
Please join us!


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