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2 New Maps

Druid Hills Civic Assoc: As the 2015 legislative session draws to a close, two new maps have been released. The first one depicts annexation of part of unincorporated DeKalb County to the City of Atlanta. The second one shows the annexation plan of the City of Decatur. Both are revisions of previous maps.

Larger versions: Atlanta Annexation MapDecatur Annexation Map

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Clairmont Heights Civic Association Supports Our Inclusion in a Referendum for Annexation into the City of Atlanta

February 24, 2015

To our elected representatives in the Georgia legislature,

The Board of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association (CHCA) supports our inclusion in the bill authorizing a referendum to annex into the City of Atlanta. Our neighborhood survey from September, 2014, which had a very high participation rate, indicates that our residents favor inclusion in an existing city versus a new one. Our residents feel strongly about retaining access to our elementary school and deserve a voice and vote on this important matter.

You may find our survey results at http://clairmontheights.org/node/4208 .

In addition, The CHCA Board believes that the proposed annexation map preserves critical local control over the major access points to Clairmont Heights and decisions regarding future area development. Local jurisdiction over entrances to Clairmont Heights is vital to safety, service delivery, zoning and land development, and traffic issues – especially in long-range planning for proposed major mass transit expansion.

Signed by Board members of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association

Michael Dowling, President

Pete Rumsey, Vice President 

Julia Byrne, Corresponding Secretary  

Nancy Moore, Recording Secretary

Pam Daily, Treasurer                                         

Jim Smith, Planning and Zoning                                          

Brian Feagans

Ian Sifuentes

Mike Fink

 

CHCA letter to Dekalb Delegation

The CHCA Board met on 1/11 and approved the following letter to the DeKalb Delegation. It was sent, with the attached map, via email. (The CHCA also encourages you to write your own letter to express your individual opinion- a list of committee member emails will be in an upcoming post)

January 11, 2015

To our elected representatives in the Georgia Legislature,

The Board of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association writes to protest the City of Decatur’s proposed Annexation Master Plan. We respectfully request that you object to legislation related to this plan during the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Our Board feels that Decatur’s planned annexation harms and negatively impacts options for our neighborhood as annexation and city creation efforts in DeKalb County proceed. CHCA conducted a neighborhood survey in September to determine the course of action our residents preferred, and we have done our best to ensure that our opinions would be known and our voices heard as the legislature considers the current annexation and city creation efforts. CHCA officers and individual homeowners consulted with our local legislators and the Decatur City Manager to seek their advice over the past several months. In particular, following the advice we received from our local legislators, neighborhood members carefully pursued the petition process set forth by Decatur. Decatur declined to consider the petitions they had solicited.

The Clairmont Heights neighborhood abuts the City of Decatur (please see map attached as PDF). Our neighborhood students attend Fernbank Elementary School and Druid Hills High School, and Decatur’s proposal would change our contiguous nature to this school community. Specifically, the section designated as Area A would sever Clairmont Heights from the schools that have served it since the neighborhood was developed in the 1950s. Jurisdiction over the intersections involved in Area A is critical to safety, development, service delivery, and traffic issues important to our neighborhood, and our residents deserve a role in future developments in this key location.

The City of Decatur intends to annex predominantly commercial property historically and geographically connected to our neighborhood without accepting the adjacent residents and families who support these businesses. Their proposal would remove an estimated $8 million in annual tax revenue that supports our local schools while simultaneously cutting our contiguous relationship with these schools. Furthermore, the Decatur proposal negatively impacts other efforts our neighbors are pursuing to secure a strong voice for Clairmont Heights as DeKalb communities contemplate future city boundaries.

This intersection and section of North Decatur Road are currently proposed as possible routes for future light rail development. Decatur’s jurisdiction over this area leaves our neighborhood without a voice in a critical transportation issue.

We respectfully request that you object to annexation by the City of Decatur during the 2015 session.

Signed by Board members of the Clairmont Heights Civic Association

Michael Dowling, President
Pete Rumsey, Vice President
Pam Daily, Treasurer
Nancy Moore, Recording Secretary
Julia Byrne, Corresponding Secretary
Jim Smith, Brian Feagans, Ian Sifuentes , Mike Fink

"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]

 

Creek re-routed 1950's?

If you compare the 1940 aerial photo to the 1960 aerial (http://clairmontheights.org/aerial), it looks like South Fork Peachtree Creek in 1940 ran straight through the middle of what is now Ira B.

Online Demographic Maps

The Emory Libraries Electronic Data Center has made available an interactive map of the metro Atlanta area which allows you to zoom in on our area and look at such layers as median age, median income, population change, median home value, unemployment rate, and average household size.

County tax assessor maps

Posted by CHCA board member Tim Bryson, May 2006. Updated and Revised September 2010.

To see the map for your street (together with owner, property, sales history, and tax information for each lot), go to this site and enter your address or use the map index below:

Here are links to the maps:

S Peachtree Watershed

South Peachtree Creek Watershed This map shows the area that drains into S Peachtree Creek and its branches. Major branches are named: Burnt Fork Creek, Glen Creek, Peavine Creek, and Lullwater Creek. Unnamed branches are also shown. Any trash or excess water from stormdrains upstream affect our area and likewise any trash or excess storm water from our area affects those downstream.

Schools, Parks, Neighbors

This map shows our boundaries and those of nearby neighborhoods, school locations, hospitals, fire stations, police stations, parks and other natural features. Schools Parks Neighbors Maps created by CHCA are in Google Earth format but are displayed in Google Maps for easier access. The common format shows a list of features in a panel on the left with a map on the right. Here are basic instructions:
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