March 15, 2019 Newsletter

//March 15, 2019 Newsletter

March 15, 2019 Newsletter

March 15, 2019
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FROM THE DESK OF
COMMISSIONER MEREDA DAVIS JOHNSON
Greetings Family, Friends & Neighbors,
I would like to inform you of several updates concerning events and opportunities happening in District 5 and other important information that I believe you will find helpful.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information provided in this update, please feel free to contact my office at 404-271-2159.
As always, please share this information with your friends, family and neighbors.
Yours in service,
Mereda Davis Johnson
Commissioner, District 5
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DeKalb County News
DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Announces Green Industry Update
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Cooperative Extension will have a Green Industry Update training on Thursday, March 21, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at DeKalb County Cooperative Extension, 4380 Memorial Dr. Suite 200,Decatur, GA 30032 [see more].
Two Road Closures Begin March 16
Powell Lane, Webster Drive temporarily closed due to filming
DECATUR, Ga. – Powell Lane, betweenClairmont Road to Clairmont Circle, will be closed to through-traffic beginning at4:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16, through 6 p.m., Sunday, March 17, due to filming.Webster Drive, between North Decatur Road, and Myrtle Lane, will also be closed during the same time period. Residents living in the neighborhood will have access during the closure [see more].
DeKalb New Day Project to Replace 102,000 Water Meters
Results will be accurate meter reading,
billing and consumption data
DECATUR, Ga. – Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced theNew Day: Water Meter Exchange and Upgrade Initiative, a three-year program to replace 102,000 aging and potentially defective water meters, starting in April 2019. DeKalb County has 194,000 residential water customers.
Bus Stops Qualified for
Bus Shelters &
New Bus Shelter Locations Lists
Please click on the link below to see a list of bus stops that are qualified for bus shelters and the new bus shelter locations in the 5th District.
DeKalb CEO Names Three MARTA Board Nominees
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has nominated three county residents to serve on the MARTA board of directors.
“DeKalb nominees are dedicated civic and community leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the county,” said CEO Thurmond. “The addition of these three members will be a tremendous asset in helping the county strongly advocate for continuous transit and ridership improvements.” [see more]
DeKalb Rainy Day Fund Grows to $113 Million
Budget surplus to support retirees, protect environment
DEKALB, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced that the county’s projected FY2019 rainy fund balance has grown 10 percent, from $103 million to $113 million. The total represents two months of reserves to finance county operations [Read more].
District 5 Roads to be
repaired by November 2019
We are Moving DeKalb Forward and pleased to announce the list of roads estimated to be complete by November 2019.
Help District 5 update
our HOA Contacts
District 5 of DeKalb County is currently updating the contact information for the Homeowner Associations in our district.
Please send us your
community name, HOA President name, and the HOA Presidents contact information (email and phone number).
District 5 Events
Greater Lithonia Chamber Commerce
2019 Scholarship Program
For the fifth year in a row, the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host its
essay scholarship for the Lithonia/Stonecrest high school students. The scholarship program
was created in an effort to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of
the impact of media on our lives.
Deadline:
Postmark/upload deadline: March 29, 2019.
Nominations will be accepted beginning January 11, 2019.
Friday at the Movies
Eve’s Bayou starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Samuel L. Jackson. Rated R, 1997. No registration required.
Friday, March 15
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Redan-Trotti Library
1569 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
Let’s Sketch Together
Learn the basics of sketching and drawing with insights into composition and technique. Pencils and supplies provided by the library. No registration required.
Saturday, March 16
10:30am – 12:00pm
Redan-Trotti Library
1569 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
Filmmaker’s Club
Join the Filmmaker’s Club to discuss film craft and meet others interested in film craft. This month’s topic will be film editing. No registration required.
Saturday, March 16
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Redan-Trotti Library
1569 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
Jobs Bus
(Mobile Career and Resource Center)
The Mobile Career Center, or “Jobs Bus,” provides services including job search assistance, resume writing, and interviewing tips.
Monday, March 18
10:00am – 4:00pm
Lithonia-Davidon Library
1569 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA, 30058
Coffee, Tea and Poetry
Enjoy coffee or tea, and poetry therapy. Funding provided by the DeKalb Library Foundation.
Wednesday, March 20
11:30am – 1:00pm
Lithonia-Davidon Library
1569 Wellborn Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
Hike at the Library
Take a one-mile hike from our entrance on the paved Arabia Mountain PATH and return to the library for a light snack.
Friday, March 22
10:30am – 11:30am
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike road
Lithonia, GA 30038
Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a bottle of water. Meet in the lobby. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Funding provided by the Friends of the Stonecrest Library.
DeKalb County Events
Browns Mill Recreation Center
Host Health and Wellness Education Spring Fest Fair
DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs’ Browns Mill Recreation Center, in partnership with Zeta Sorority, Inc, Iota Eta Zeta Chapter and the DeKalb MLK Jr. Cluster schools will host a Health and Wellness Education Spring Fest Fair Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at 5101 Browns Mill Road Lithonia, GA 30038.
Park Pride’s 18th Annual
Parks & Greenspace Conference
Each spring, Park Pride hosts the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, the largest parks conference in the southeast, showcasing thought leaders from Atlanta and across the nation. Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for companies and individuals who are united by a common desire to improve parks and strengthen communities.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Monday, March 25th, 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm
DeKalb to Host Spring Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event
DECATUR, Ga.— The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a biannual household hazardous waste recycling eventSaturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station,3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
Participation free for DeKalb residents
Keep DeKalb Beautiful to Host Rain Barrel Workshop
DECATUR, Ga. – Keep DeKalb Beautiful will host a rain barrel workshop onSaturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dunwoody Community Garden in Brook Run Park, 4700 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Participants will learn how to build rain barrels and leave with a completed project.
APPLY TO SERVE ON A
DISTRICT 5 BOARD OR COMMISSION
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN DISTRICT 5!
District 5 Park Bond Citizen Advisory Committee – Click here to view more information
If you are interested in applying for any of the Boards or Commission volunteer positions, please email your resume to dmccoy@dekalbcountyga.gov
We look forward to hearing from you !
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson | DeKalb County Board of Commissioners
2019-03-26T15:32:30+00:00March 15th, 2019|Newsletters|

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