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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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CEO Water Billing Update Meeting
June 29th at 6:30 PM 
Maloof Auditorium 

CEO Thurmond will provide an update on progress made to toward addressing water billing concerns.Before the meeting, DeKalb County water billing representatives will be available to assist you with questions. 

Do you have a question for the CEO? Submit one to InDeKalb’s Facebook page or Twitter account, @ItsInDeKalb. If you can't make it to the meeting, the update will be available live on "It’s In DeKalb’s" Facebook page,
DCTV , live-tweeted using  #NewDayProject, and Comcast Cable Channel 23 . 





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






Construction Continues on Candler & McDonough 
Construction to rebuild railroad crossings at Candler and McDonough Streets is still underway. The project was slated to take seven days to complete, however, delays due to this week's rain are possible.  

Click HERE for continued updates on the closures and to view traffic detour and alternate crossings maps.




PLAN AHEAD - Westfield Square Water Main Replacement
GS Construction Inc., is set to begin construction mid-July to replace about 3,300 linear feet of water pipe serving the Westfield Square Subdivision.

Approximately 60 homes on Downing Lane, Downshire Lane, Downing Square, Downshire Circle, Downshire Square and a small portion of Fair Oaks Road will be impacted.  The project is scheduled to be completed in early October.
 
  




4th of July Office Closing 
Happy Birthday America! In observance of Independence Day, Commissioner Gannon's office will be closed on July 4th, and will re-open on July 5th. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July celebration!


DeKalb County Pools Open May 27th

Click HERE for a list of locations and times of operation. 


Mosquito Summer Safety
Click HERE for tip on staying safe from mosquitos this summer! 

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



MARTA's "Live Music Mondays"
Mondays @ MARTA
Do you love jazz music? Every Monday, enjoy MARTA's local talent showcase and hear the smooth sounds of jazz. Stop by the MARTA stations listed below for live music Mondays!
  • Decatur 
  • Lindbergh Station
  • College Park Station 
  • Midtown 

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.

Download the application today!




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July 4th 2017 Holiday Sanitation Schedule 

 

Due to the holiday, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be based on the revised collection schedule below:

  • Monday, July 3 – Normal collection day.
  • Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day observed; no collection service.
  • Wednesday, July 5 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, July 4, will be serviced on Wednesday, July 5.
  • Thursday, July 6 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, July 5, will be serviced on Thursday, July 6.
  • Friday, July 7 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, July 6, will be serviced on Friday, July 7.


The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, Central and North Transfer Stations and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen on Wednesday, July 5, during normal operating hours.


For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900, sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov or visit www.dekalbsanitation.com



DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market 2017 Season 

Click HERE to view the schedule of the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market as they make stops around the county to improve access to fresh and healthy foods! 

DeKalb Offers Tips for Conserving Water While Maintaining a Pool

 The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) is reminding businesses and residents that the county is still under a Level 2 drought status. Under Drought Level 2 Response, pools can remain in use and can be filled as necessary.

DWM recommends the following practices to conserve water while maintaining a pool:

  • Repair any visible leaks immediately.
  • Wash cartridge filters when the pump operating pressure increases by 10 pounds per square inch. Never allow wash water to run off into a storm drain, stream or other natural water body.
  • Maintain 78 degrees Fahrenheit as the ideal recreational pool temperature, since warmer water means higher evaporation rates.
  • Plant trees and shrubs that buffer the pool, but won't shed or drop leaves in the water, since wind exposure can increase evaporation in uncovered pools. Additionally, invest in a pool cover, which will be required if a Level 3 Drought Response is declared.
  • Determine if you have a leak or a high evaporation rate with this four-step bucket test:
    • Turn off the automatic fill valve.
    • Place a bucket on a step where the bucket rim is at least a few inches above the water line.
    • Place a heavy weight in the bucket and add water until the water level inside the bucket is equal with the water level in the pool.
    • Leave the bucket and pool undisturbed for several hot days, then compare the water level in the bucket to the water level in the pool.
    • Contact a pool leak detection specialist if the water level in the bucket is noticeably higher than the water level in the pool. 

The drought conditions in the metropolitan Atlanta area are expected to continue for the next three to five years. Because the metro area’s recent rains have not refilled the area’s water source, Lake Lanier, which feeds the Chattahoochee River, everyone is urged to conserve water.

 

For questions on the drought restrictions, contact DWM at DWM_ECMS@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-414-2355 or the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at 404-463-1511 or epd.drought@dnr.ga.gov.

 

 

 

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