May 24, 2019 Newsletter

//May 24, 2019 Newsletter

May 24, 2019 Newsletter

May 24, 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 Are On The Move
Commissioner Davis Johnson addressed residents at the Southeast DeKalb Concerned Citizens Coalition meeting
Commissioner Davis Johnson joined residents at the Hunters Communities Homeowners Association meeting
Commissioner Johnson welcomes a new business to DeKalb at the Grand Opening of Preferred Vascular
in District 5
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and the DeKalb County Board of Education met concerning joint strategy and partnership for advancing DeKalb County
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
REGISTER TO VOTE!
14 – YEAR – OLD District 5 Resident
Gets Into Spelman College
Sydney Wilson
Photo Credit: WSB – TV
Congratulations to District 5 Resident, Sydney Wilson on her historical achievement!
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson is proud to recognize the achievement of Sydney Wilson who has made history as the youngest EVER to be admitted to Spelman College. “It is remarkable to see that history is being made right here in DeKalb. We celebrate Sydney and look forward to her continued success”, said Johnson.
DeKalb Fleet Becomes a Vehicle to Success
Photo Credit: On Common Ground News
DeKalb Fleet Apprenticeship Program Offers Trainees The Chance To Learn And Earn
Four recruits are gaining hands-on experience in the automotive world, thanks to DeKalb County Fleet Management, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, District 5.
The students are among the first to participate in the DeKalb Fleet Apprenticeship Program.
DeKalb County News
DeKalb SPLOST Program Paves 35 Miles, 107 Roads
First 100 miles to be
complete by September
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County contractors have finished resurfacing 35 miles of roads in DeKalb through funding provided by the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). More than 100 roads and streets have been paved, including Norman Road, Rockbridge Road, McLendon Road and Mountain Oaks Parkway.
Media Alert
DeKalb Continues Brannon Hill Blight Removal Efforts
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County is set to demolish 56 dilapidated and neglected units at Brannon Hill Condominiums. In 2017, CEO Michael Thurmond allocated $3.8 million in funds approved by the Board of Commissioners to enhance county blight-fighting initiatives and address derelict properties.
DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approve funding for improvements to Redan Recreation Center
On Tuesday, April 23rd, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a motion made by Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson to designate $20,000 for upgrades to the security system for Redan Recreation Center Tennis Courts.
Commissioner Davis Johnson’s motion passed unanimously. Upgrades will begin within the coming weeks.
DeKalb County
Mobile Career Center
May Schedule
DECATUR, Ga. – WorkSource DeKalb announces its Mobile Career Center schedule for May. The center will be stationed at locations throughout DeKalb County to help put DeKalb County citizens back to work.
In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will run one day late.
District 5 Events
DeKalb County Fire RescueOpen House May 30th
The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department will host its annual open house on Thursday, May 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. Residents will be able to tour fire safety equipment including ladder trucks and the event will feature fire safety information and car seat safety checks.
Marbut Road Closure
Temporary closure to replace gravity storm sewer line
DECATUR, Ga. – Marbut Road, between Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and Phillips Road, will be closed to through-traffic beginning at9 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, through 9 p.m., Friday, June 7, to replace a gravity storm sewer line.
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.
Joy of Painting
Learn painting basics in this hands-on tutorial. Paint and canvases will be provided. Open to first 10 participants. No registration required. Funding provided by Friends of the Redan-Trotti Library.
May 25th
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Redan-Trotti Library
3D Modeling
Ages 10 to 17 years
Want to create digital art, visual effects, 3D printing or animation? Begin your first steps by learning the basics of 3D modeling using Blender. Open to the first 12 participants.
May 25th
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
Filmmaker’s Club
Film Showcase
Join the Filmmaker’s Club to discuss film craft and meet others interested in film craft. This month we’ll share some of the Filmmaker’s Club members’ shorts and clips for feedback and support.
May 25th
2 PM – 4 PM
Redan-Trotti Library
Coding Learning Lab
Explore basic computer coding in a facilitator-led, connected learning environment. In this self-paced lab, attendees will have an opportunity to explore a variety of computer languages.
May 28th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
2019 Summer Reading Program Kickoff
A Universe of Stories
Sign up for the Universe of Stories
Summer Reading Program!
We’ll get the summer started with an Out of This World Magic Show with Jeff McClure of Got Magic! Pick up your reading log and calendar of events and learn about the fun and exciting activities happening in our libraries this summer. Bring cameras and smiles for a picture with the Library’s mascot, Dog in the Woods, and many more!
May 29th
10 AM – 11 AM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
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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. Meet in the lobby. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
May 30th
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
Gentle Vinyasa Yoga
Learn basic yoga postures and breath work with energetic movement while building strength and balance. Open to all levels. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Groups call the branch for an appointment.
May 30th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
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Friday Movies
Carmen Jones
Carmen Jones, starring Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte and Pearl Bailey. NR, 105 minutes, 1954. Doors open fifteen minutes before movie starts. Funded by the Friends of Stonecrest Library.
May 31st
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
DeKalb County Events
DeKalb Free Paper Shredding Event on June 15
DECATUR, Ga. – As part of the Operation Clean Sweep 2019 initiative, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from
8 a.m. – noon, at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
County Tax Commission Limited Saturday Hours
In preparation for the new motor vehicle DRIVE system the
Memorial Drive Tax Office will be open
Saturday May 18th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
because ALL Tag Offices will be
CLOSED May 23rd- May 28th
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
2019-06-24T16:23:10+00:00May 24th, 2019|Newsletters|

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