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Thank you for visiting my website which I hope will be a good source for information about District 6.  Please visit it often as the News and Calendar change frequently.

 

I am always looking for ways to stay in touch.  Your neighborhood and community meetings are important to me as they give me a chance to hear directly from you about concerns and ideas.  If you do not belong to an association, I can arrange to meet with your friends and neighbors for conversation in your home.  Please get in touch with me about upcoming activities so that I can attend. You can reach me at 404-371-4909, through my website, www.kathiegannon.com or email at kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov.
 
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Hazardous Conditions Remain on Some DeKalb County Roads

Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling

 

The following roads in DeKalb County are open, but hazardous conditions remain and isolated patches of ice are expected to redevelop overnight in shady areas:

 

  • Pleasantdale Road
  • Rainbow Drive
  • Mason Mill
  • Rockbridge @ Rock Chapel
  • Mulberry Lane @ Rodgers Lake
  • Rock Chapel @ Pleasant Hill
  • Rock Chapel @ Center Street
  • Pleasant Hill Road to the county line
  • Main Street @ Martin Road
  • Chamblee Tucker Road—various sections from I-285 to Tucker
  • Memorial College Avenue


Motorists are urged to use extreme caution when traveling for the next 24 hours until all hazards from the recent storm have been eliminated. 


With temperatures forecast below freezing through Thursday, visit www.Dekalbcountga.gov  where county officials are sharing tips for winter weather safety! 





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For many wondering about DeKalb County Special Purpose Local Option Tax (SPLOST), here is a link for more information: www.Dekalbcountyga.gov/SPLOST





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DeKalb Offers Residents Free Flood Plain Information

The DeKalb County Roads and Drainage Division provides general flood plain information free of charge to county residents. The county participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program “Community Rating System” and offers residents information about flood hazards, prevention and mitigation.

Information and services offered to county residents include: 
• Flood zone determination and information concerning the Flood Insurance Rate Map
• Higher hazard flood areas such as floodways and high velocity zones
• Flood depths around structures and on land
• Other flood problems that cannot be provided on the Flood Insurance Rate Map
• Historical flood information and previous Flood Insurance Rate Maps
• Copies of elevation certificates that are on file
• Structure flood-proofing techniques
• Publications concerning flood hazards and damage reduction techniques
• On-site visits by an engineer experienced in floodplain matters

The current Flood Insurance Rate Map and additional floodplain related information can be viewed online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/roads-draina…/floodplain-management-0.

DeKalb County is updating its database listing of all structures within the special flood hazard area. Included in this database are elevation certificates, base flood elevations and estimated flood depths.

For more information, contact the DeKalb County Roads and Drainage Department at 404-294-2878 or visit the office at 727 Camp Road, Decatur, GA.




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DeKalb Offers Residents Free Flood Plain Information

The DeKalb County Roads and Drainage Division provides general flood plain information free of charge to county residents.

Information and services offered to county residents include:

•  Flood zone determination and information concerning the Flood Insurance Rate Map

•  Higher hazard flood areas such as floodways and high velocity zones

•  Flood depths around structures and on land

•  Other flood problems that cannot be provided on the Flood Insurance Rate Map

•  Historical flood information and previous Flood Insurance Rate Maps

•  Copies of elevation certificates that are on file

•  Structure flood-proofing techniques

•  Publications concerning flood hazards and damage reduction techniques

•  On-site visits by an engineer experienced in floodplain matters

 

The current Flood Insurance Rate Map and additional floodplain related information can be viewed online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/floodplain-management



Recycling Update – Sanitation

Effective Sept. 11, 2017, only two recycling container options will be offered. A new standard 35-gallon recycling roll cart will replace bins and bags, and the existing 65-gallon recycling roll cart upgrade option will continue.

The 18-gallon recycling bin and 40-gallon recycling bag options will no longer be available.

Requests for roll carts can be submitted by mail, online by visiting www.dekalbsanitation.com, in person at the Sanitation Division's administrative office, or by emailing sanitation3720@dekalbcountyga.gov






NEW Glass Recycling Program in DeKalb 

Unfortunately, the recycling company that buys recyclables from DeKalb County will no longer accept glass. This is a problem across the country, as the economic value of recycled glass has dropped. As of July 17th, the placement of glass in curbside single-stream recycling has been discontinued. DeKalb County has created an alternative way to recycle glass.

We encourage you to continue recycling glass by placing it within recycling drop-off containers that will be placed around DeKalb. Thanks to your participation, DeKalb has one of the largest recycling programs in the Southeast. Thank you for being green!

Read more information about the new glass recycling process HERE 


FOG HEAT MAP

The FOG "Heat Map" will clearly show which areas in DeKalb are most prone to sanitary sewer overflows due to fats, oils, and grease. Click HERE to view. 




Commissioner Gannon's Facebook Survey

Your opinion matters! Help us continue to bring you great content. Please take our brief survey to tell us what you think is useful that we continue to provide via social media  HERE

 

Operation Clean Sweep Updates

Click HERE for updates on DeKalb's newest blight reduction initiative, Operation Clean Sweep. 


Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program 

More than 47% of water use in the average American home occurs in the bathroom, with nearly 24% being used by toilets.  Fortunately, your household can significantly curb its toilet water usage in a number of ways. Would you like to decrease your water usage and aid in the conservation of water? Participate in DeKalb County’s Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program! There are two rebate options:

 

Option 1:  For the purchase of any approved 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) toilet on the list of eligible toilets, a rebate of up to $50.00 will be given.

Option 2:  For the purchase of any approved 1.28 gpf WaterSense labeled toilet on the list of eligible toilets, a rebate of up to $100.00 will be given.

 

Only the exact model names and number combinations on DeKalb County's list of eligible toilets will qualify for the toilet rebate. These toilets have been tested by the Maximum Performance Test in specific combinations for performance and water savings - tank and bowl number cannot be "mixed and matched" from different models. Other models may be available for purchase, but WILL NOT qualify for a rebate. Customers will only be allowed to apply for a maximum of three (3) toilets per household.

Whats Going on in District 6?

Dekalb Board of Health Flu Vaccines


With flu season just around the corner, vaccines are now available at the following Super District 6 Board of Health centers on weekdays from 8:30 to 4:30 PM.

-       Clifton Springs Health Center

-       T.O. Vinson Center

-       North DeKalb Health Center

For more Infornation, visit DeKalbBoardofHealth 

 

Advisory Board Appointments

-       PDK Airport Advisory Board

Are you interested in aviation operations and policy? I am accepting applicants for the Airport Advisory Board.

This board consults with the CEO and the Board of Commission about management, operations and public policy for the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. 

Contact my office by email, kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov,  or phone, 404-371-4909, if you are interested in serving.  

 

 

N.H. Scott Park Visioning Survey

Weren’t able to make the park visioning session? Don’t worry! Visit parkpride.org to view the current preliminary plan, as well as take a short survey to share your opinions. 



MARTA Community Meetings and Public Meetings
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street
January 16th


MARTA will be hosting several Community and Public meetings this month on proposed changes to the bus service taking effect on April 14th, 2018. A public hearing will take place at the Decatur Recreation Center Tuesday, January 16th at 6 p.m.


To find the bus services effected and the many community and public hearings, visit April 2018 Proposed Service Modification. If you can, give your feedback and share comments at these upcoming meetings. 



Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association
Welcome Friend Baptist Church, 3198 Bouldercrest Road
January 18th, 2018 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Join the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association as they are informing the community of the new tax law and how it affects home owner’s mortgage and mortgage interest. This meeting will be held at Welcome Friend Baptist Church, January 18th, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  

The Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association looks forward to improving knowledge and wealth within the community. 



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DeKalb County Public Library Events in January 2018 
Various Locations in District 6



Special Programs 
Citizenship Application Assistance Clinic. An attorney and a Bureau of Immigration Appeals representative will be on hand to provide legal advice and assistance in the citizenship process. You must have a green
card for the appropriate amount of time. 

January 26th: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive
404-508-7175


Debt Clinic. If you have been sued for a debt and you have questions, get answers from the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.  Local attorneys will discuss information regarding debt cases in DeKalb County and
facilitate free, one-on-one consultations. You should bring documentation related to your case. 

January 23rd: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street
404-370-3070 

Medicare 101. This educational workshop presented by Georgia Medicare 101 explains how Medicare works and what to expect from each plan option. To register, call 404.946.8702 or visit GAMedicare101.org. This is an educational workshop only; no insurance companies or products will be recommended or sold.

January 17th: 11 a.m. - Noon
Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street 
404-370-3070

Healthy Aging: Make a Plan for a Healthier You. This two-part series will teach you how to create an individualized plan in order to improve your health over the coming year. Areas covered will include diet, exercise, stress relief and sleep hygiene. Presented by Certified Health and Wellness Coach Naomi Salberg.

January 18th: 11 a.m. - Noon 
Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Drive
404-679-4404 


Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival Continued
Atlanta Chinese Dance Company Performance. The Atlanta Chinese Dance company presents costumed traditional dances from many of China's diverse ethnic groups. 

January 20th: 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Road
770-936-1380





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Clarkston Community Center Global Craft Store and World Art
Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave
Open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Clarkston Community Center Global Craft Store and World Art is now open!  You can stop by anytime from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Clarkston Community Center, World Art Market has some one a kind items from all over the world, and are thrilled to share them with you. Stop by to purchase one of these amazing pieces, while also supporting the community. Holiday giving while enjoying holiday shopping.

The World Market international selection includes:
Indigo hand dyed batik pillows, shawls, scarves, wall hangings, silver filigree jewelry from the Miao Tribe in Guizhou China, silk scarves from India and many more! 

To learn more about the World Art Market, visit www.CCCWorldMarket.com. Happy holidays, The Clarkston Community Center look forward to seeing you there!




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WorkSource DeKalb Mobile Career Center 
Various Locations
 


Below are the Mobile Career Center’s scheduled locations for January:

 

Thursday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hills at Fairington

5959 Fairington Rd.

Lithonia, GA 30038

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Division of Family and Children Services

178 Sams St.

Decatur, GA 30033

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Clarkston Library

951 N. Indian Creek Dr.

Clarkston, GA 30021

Thursday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Rd.

Lithonia, GA 30038


Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DeKalb Access and Resource Center

949 North Hairston Rd.

Stone Mountain, GA 30083 

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Redan-Trotti Library

1569 Wellborn Rd.

Lithonia, GA 30058

Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Chamblee Public Library

4115 Clairmont Rd.

Chamblee, GA 30341

Friday, Jan. 19, 7 a.m. - noon

Fort McPherson

1788 Hardee Ave. SW

Atlanta, GA 30330

Monday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lithonia-Davidson Library

6821 Church St.

Lithonia, GA 30058

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Division of Family and Children Services

178 Sams St.

Decatur, GA 30033

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hairston Crossing Library

4911 Redan Rd.

Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Thursday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Decatur Library

215 Sycamore St.

Decatur, GA 30030

Monday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Re-Entry Program

The Way, The Truth and The Life Christian Center

2255 Miller Rd.

Decatur, GA 30035

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Covington Library

3500 Covington Hwy.

Decatur, GA 30032

 

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Salem-Panola Library

5137 Salem Rd.

Lithonia, GA 30038

 




County Events & Meetings

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