June 21, 2019 Newsletter

//June 21, 2019 Newsletter

June 21, 2019 Newsletter

June 21, 2019
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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We’re on the Move
Denise Drive, between Glenhaven Drive and Denise Court, is closed to through-traffic through Friday, July 26, at 9 p.m., to complete infrastructure repairs. Residents living in the neighborhood will have access during the closure.
Congratulations to DeKalb’s latest Superior Court Judge, Judge Shondeana Morris!
DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for an amphitheater, walking trails, gardens and open meadows at Rainbow Park on Monday, July 1, at 10 a.m.
District 5 Community Clean Up
If your HOA, business, faith-based community or organization is interested in partnering with Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson for a community clean up please contact our office via phone at
404-371-2412 or via email at: dlpinkett@dekalbcountyga.gov
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DeKalb County News
DeKalb Firefighter Rescues Choking 3-year-old
Brookhaven,Ga. – A DeKalb County firefighter sprang into action Friday when a panicked mother burst into Brookhaven’s station No. 2 with a choking 3-year-old in her arms. Eva Rich was driving with her son, Braeden, when he choked on a gummy fruit snack in the back seat and stopped breathing, Channel 2 Action News reported. That’s when DeKalb firefighter Jeff Bramlett came to the rescue, alternating between abdominal compression and back blows to dislodge the snack and save Braeden’s life.
DeKalb Announces $20 Million Water Pressure Improvement Plan
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced a plan to resolve reported low water pressure issues in the Briarcliff and North Decatur areas. In July 2019, DeKalb County crews will begin work on a $20 million project that will replace seven miles of 60- to 100-year-old water pipes.
“Resolving water pressure issues in the Briarcliff and North Decatur area is a top priority for DeKalb County Government,” said CEO Thurmond. “DeKalb County is committed to fixing these longstanding problems and has directed significant resources to get the job done.”
The project will include the installation of more than one mile of high-capacity, 12-inch diameter water mains along Briarcliff Road.
Free Bulky Item Collection for DeKalb Residents
Schedule based on residents’ sanitation service day
DECATUR, Ga. – As part of the Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2019 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division offers free residential bulky item curbside collection every Friday and Saturday in June, from Friday, June 7, throughSaturday, June 29. Residents have an opportunity to place bulky items, including furniture and appliances, curbside for collection by Sanitation Division field collection teams. Collection schedules are based on residents’ designated sanitation collection service day.
DeKalb County’s
Operation Spring Clean Sweep begins June 7
DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2019 begins Friday, June 7, according to a press release. The initiative includes free residential curbside collection, paper shredding, litter collection and roadside enhancement activities.
DeKalb Library Offers
Fine-Free Summer
Kids, teens not charged overdue fines from June 1 to Aug. 31
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) will waive any overdue fines for materials in the children’s and teen’s collections during Fine-Free Summer.
The initiative will run from June 1 to Aug. 31 and is designed to encourage reading and remove any barriers so kids and teens will read more during the summer months.
District 5 Events
Summer Transition Center
The DeKalb School District is hostingtheir third Summer Transition Centers across the district in June. If you know of any DeKalb seniors or recent graduate who still need help with their college process, didn’t make any plans, their plans changed, or just have questions, please tell them to come toany of the locations listed on the attached flyer. This is not just for students who have college aspirations,all options will be discussed. Also, due to capacity, this event is limited to 2019 graduates or other recent graduates at this time.
Summer Solstice Open Mic
Bring power to your writing by reading your work aloud or join the audience to celebrate others’ writing.
Saturday, June 22
2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m
Redan-Trotti Library
169 Wellborn Road, Lithonia, GA 30058
Ken Scott’s Magic Show
Be amazed by Ken Scott and hilarious and educational magic show. He’s won the Great Atlanta Magician of the Year three times! Support provided by DeKalb Library Foundation
Thursday, June 20
1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m
Redan-Trotti Library
1569 Wellborn Road Lithonia, GA 30058
Dance Cuban Salsa
Learn to dance Cuban style Salsa with seasoned and fun instructors! No experience and no partner necessary. Men who attend will receive a prize!
June 29, July 27 & August 10,
3:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m
 Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
DeKalb County Events
DeKalb County
Men’s Health Fair
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
June 29, 2019
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Conference Center
495 N. Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, Ga. 30021
  • Demonstrations: cooking and fitness
  • Health screenings: Blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, vision, kidney and more!
  • Health talks
  • Resources on fatherhood, fitness, healthy eating,mental health, mentoring, employment and more!
Coffee With A Cop
Join our neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation
Thursday, June 27
6:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m
Zaxby’s
3490 memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
APPLY TO SERVE TODAY!
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
2019-06-24T16:36:22+00:00June 21st, 2019|Newsletters|

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