March 8, 2019 Newsletter

//March 8, 2019 Newsletter

March 8, 2019 Newsletter

March 8, 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
DeKalb County News
List of Bus Stops Qualified for
Bus Shelters
&
List of New Bus Shelter Locations
Please click on the link below to see a list of bus stops that are qualified for bus shelters in the 5th District and a list of the new bus shelter locations within 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’s 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].
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 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.
Learn more about
2020 Census Jobs
The Census Bureau plans to hire thousands of residents of DeKalb County
These jobs are temporary, flexible, and pay well ($17-24/hr). Hiring has started and will continue until early next year. This is a great opportunity for residents who are housewives, college students, retirees, part time employees, teachers out for the summer or anyone looking to make extra money in their spare time. Also veterans will receive will 5-10 points added to their application which moves them higher up on the hiring list.
The application and additional information can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs
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 County Events
DeKalb to Host Spring Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event
Participation free for DeKalb residents
DECATUR, Ga.— The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a biannual household hazardous waste recycling event Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
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.
Browns Mill Recreation Center to 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 FairSaturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at 5101 Browns Mill Road Lithonia, GA 30038.
DISTRICT 5 COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
DeKalb Demolishes its First Blighted Property of 2019 in the Murfield Subdivision
 We are continuing to “Move DeKalb Forward” and we have been listening to the communities request. This week our community spotlight is for the Murfield Subdivision which was the first location in DeKalb County to be demolished in 2019. Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson said, “We are dedicated to eradicating blight in DeKalb, and this is just the beginning. We want people to know that property upkeep is a must in DeKalb County. We are looking forward to demolishing other blighted properties in DeKalb.
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
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
2019-03-26T15:09:03+00:00March 8th, 2019|Newsletters|

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