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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

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Presidents Day Holiday Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 19, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will run one day late through Friday.

 

The revised collection schedule is:

Monday, Feb. 19 – Presidents Day observed. No sanitation collection service.

Tuesday, Feb. 20 Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Feb. 19, will be serviced on Tuesday, Feb. 20. 

Wednesday, Feb. 21 Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Feb 20, will be serviced on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Thursday, Feb. 22 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be serviced on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Friday, Feb. 23 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Feb. 22, will be serviced on Friday, Feb 23.

 

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




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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?

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DeKalb County Government 
2nd Annual Food Drive 

Feburary 12th - March 5th

Super District 6 County Commissioner Kathie Gannon, District Attorney Sherry Boston, Clerk of Superior Court Debra DeBerry, Solicitor General Donna Stribbling, Tax Commisioner Irvin Johnson and the DeKalb County Libray System are joining together to sponsor the DeKalb 2018 Food Drive.

Drop off locations can be found in the Maloof Auditotium, Senior Centers, Tax Commissioners Office and DeKalb County Libraries.

Visit the link below to donate monetary contributions and to help us reach our goal! 
http://engage.acfb.org/goto/DeKalbCountyGovt

We have Neighbors in Need in DeKalb County. Just one (1) dollar can make four (4) meals, where as, one (1) pound of food might only provide one (1) meal. Our community's low-income working families, children, and seniors are in need and DeKalb neighbors like you can help.  




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 

 


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Help prevent sewer spills into our creeks. Never pour Fats, Oils, or Grease (F.O.G.) down the drain! Always remember, Cool it, can it and trash it. Please spread the word! 

 


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New Year- New You! Eat right even when money is tight!

Did you know that over 4 million older Americans use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy healthy food? If you apply for SNAP, you’ll get a special debit card that you can use to buy nutritious foods at over 250,000 grocery stores nationwide!


Visit their website today at www.benefitscheckup.org!



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3rd Annual Love Run 5k
Decatur Square, 101 E Court Square
February 24th at 8:30 a.m. 


Join DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 24 for the third annual Love Run 5K to benefit the Women’s Resource Center. The 5K will take place in the streets of downtown Decatur and is walker friendly, while also being competitive for runners.

For more information or to register, visit www.active.com/loverun5k


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The Jungle Book Family Fest
Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive
February 25th at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.


On February 25th, families can join the Arts Partners of the Woodruff Arts Center at Porter Sanford for an afternoon of festival fun!

Festival activities will include free performances of the Alliance Theatre’s The Jungle Book, an Instrument Petting Zoo by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Art-Making with the High Museum of Art, performances by the DeKalb School of the Arts, Creative Movement workshops, autograph signings by the Jungle Book cast, book giveaways, and more! 

The Jungle Book will have 16 Public performances with opening night starting on February 10th and will continue until March 4th.

To learn more and RSVP, visit https://alliancetheatre.org/festival.




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DeKalb County Library 
Various Locations
Throughout the Month of February


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
All branches will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Your DeKalb County Library has a variety of events that can be knowledgeable and beneficial to us all! Check out these events coming up in February. Click Here!
*Highlighted are the District 6 locations

For more events or questions visit DekalbLibrary.org

February is Love Your Library Month at DeKalb County Public Library.  Donate $1 or more at the Main Desk  or online by clicking this link: https://app.etapestry.com/…/DeKalbCount…/OnlineDonation.html and receive a heart that you can customize and display at the library branch.


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DeKalb County Park Visioning Applications Open
Deadline is March 2nd

Park Pride has reopened applications for citizen groups to apply for Park Visioning.

The park visioning process is an opportunity for neighbors to come together and build agreements around a park master plan that meets the needs of everyone in the community.Community participation is a necessity for park development and if you have a community group who could benefit from this opportunity, please apply!

Applications can be found by clicking the link below and scrolling down to “Get Started.”  Applications are due by March 2nd at 5PM.

Click: https://parkpride.org/we-can-help/park-visioning/



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Georgia Kicks off 4th Annual Opioid Video Crisis Contest
Deadline is March 15th 

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Partners are launching the 4th annual “We’re Not Gonna Take It” video contest to combat opioid abuse. On Average, (4) four Georgians die every day from opioid Video submissions should highlight the dangers, risks and consequences associated with opioid abuse and misuse. Winning submissions will be aired on television and radio stations across the state. 

Click here, to view contest guidelines and to submit your video. 

 


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DeKalb Parks Summer Employment 

Applications Available Until March 30

 
The DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is accepting applications until March 30 for seasonal summer employment opportunities such as food monitors, camp counselors, recreation assistants and bus drivers.

All applicants will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check prior to employment. To view available positions or complete an application, visit DeKalb County’s job search portal here or visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov, click onHow Do I?, then select Apply For Jobs.
 
For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, Parks public education specialist at (404) 371-3643 or lsdavis@dekalbcountyga.gov.

 



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Georgia Walks Summit
Rome,Ga
March 15th - 16th 


Join the Georgia Walks Summit to learn best practices, help make pedestrian safety the top priority, and build momentum for walkable communities. The Summit has classes for Transportation Engineers, Urban Planners, Elected Officials, Public Health Officials, Community Advocates, and more! You'll return home informed and inspired!

To register, visit Peds.org/georgia-walks-summit/program



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Lifeline Animal Project Needs Your Help! 

LifeLine Animal Project recently had three hoarding cases over the span of three days that have brought an additional 79 cats into the shelter in DeKalb County. The shelter now houses over 100 cats and 400 dogs. They are currently safe in their care and receiving the medical attention they so desperately needed.

Visit, LifelineAnimal.org, to see how you can help! 




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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
 


Click the link to the Mobile Career Center’s scheduled locations for February.
WorkSource DeKalb Mobile Career Schedule




County Events & Meetings

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