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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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District 6 Updates and Events

CEO Water Billing Meeting 
May 23rd 
Rehoboth Baptist Church
The CEO will give an update on progress made towards addressing water billing concerns.

Civic Association Network Meeting
May 24th at 7PM
H. Mack Love Building - Mason Mill Park
The Civic Association Network (CAN) is a network for DeKalb neighborhood leaders that provides a forum for civic leaders to share knowledge about civic issues and political processes. May’s meeting will feature CEO Thurmond as a speaker. 



Clarkston Milam Park Pool Opening Party
May 26th from 10 AM – 2 PM
3867 Norman Road
Summer is in air, and the temperature is just right for pool fun! Enjoy a party, games and prizes at the season opening of the Milam Park Pool.  For regular pool hours, visit www.clarkstonga.gov


DeKalb County Pools Open May 27th
Click HERE for a list of locations and times of operation. 


Storytelling
June 3rd at 9:30 AM
Frazier- Rowe Park
Bring your kids’ blankets and snacks to get ready for story time in the park!


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 
South Precinct's Safety Tips
Click HERE to view South Precinct's Auto Safety Tips. 

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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County Events & Meetings

DeKalb Mobile Career Center - May 2017 Dates 
Click HERE to view the  scheduled stops for the month of May.  


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.