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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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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 Thanksgiving Sanitation Schedule Announced


In observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 23rd

, sanitation collection service for residential customers will be based on a revised collection schedule as follows:

 

 



Monday, Nov. 20

Normal collection day.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21 - Normal collection day.


Wednesday, Nov. 22
Normal collection day.


Thursday, Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Day observed; no collection service.


Friday, Nov. 24
- Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Nov. 23, will be serviced on Friday, Nov. 24. 




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 

 

Advisory Board Appointments

-       PDK Airport Advisory Board

Are you interested in aviation operations and policy? I am accepting applicants for the Airport Advisory Board.

This board consults with the CEO and the Board of Commission about management, operations and public policy for the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. 

Contact my office by email, kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov,  or phone, 404-371-4909, if you are interested in serving.  

 

 

N.H. Scott Park Visioning Survey

Weren’t able to make the park visioning session? Don’t worry! Visit parkpride.org to view the current preliminary plan, as well as take a short survey to share your opinions. 



Thanksgiving Day Meal 
Lynwood Community Center, 3360 Osborne Road. 
November 23rd, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

No plans for Thanksgiving? Well you're in luck! Brookhaven will be giving out Thanksgiving meals at the Lynwood Community Center Thursday, November 23rd, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thank you Lynwood Community Center for proving such holiday cheer to the community for Thanksgiving!   


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Christmas at Callanwolde
980 Briarcliff Road NE
November 24 - December 12, Noon - 8 p.m. daily.

The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– An Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years, visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door (credit or debit card only). Bring a donation for Toys for Tots, and make young dreams come true this holiday season.

To purchase tickets visit, www.ChristmasatCallanwolde.org


 

Avondale Estates Christmas Celebration
Intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Clarendon Road
November 27th, 6 p.m.


The Avondale Estates Christmas celebration begins with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree, located at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Clarendon Road. This is a rain-or-shine event. 

Santa Claus also will be making a special personal appearance for the occasion.



Adjunct Hiring Fair
Georgia Perimeter College - Clarkston Campus
Monday, November 27th, from 10a.m. – Noon


Georgia Piedmont College has increased in student enrollment over the years, and now they are looking to increase their current staff. Georgia Perimeter Technical College will be hosting an Adjunct Hiring Fair between the times of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Instructors are needed to teach during the day on campus and also for the College’s “Move on When Ready Program”, which is a dual enrollment initiative for high school students to earn college credits. 

Please bring your resume, transcripts, and cover letter.


For more information about open positions, visit their website, www.gptc-adjunct.com


Light Up Brookhaven 
Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road
November 30th, from 6-7 p.m.

Getting into the holiday mood will be easy at the “Light up Brookhaven” community event. This annual event will feature several happenings such as a special musical performance, holiday crafts, toys for tots collection, hot chocolate sales, refreshments, and the lighting of the Christmas tree and Hanukah display.

The City of Brookhaven will also get an early visit from Santa Claus! 

Don’t miss this wonderful celebration of the Holiday Season with your family and friends! 


DeKalb County is looking for Firefighters! 
Accepting Applications Now until November 26th 


You can become a proud member of the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department today! DeKalb County Fire and Rescue has openings and here is an opportunity to join the more than 600 men and women as a firefighter serving DeKalb. These men and women devote countless hours to protecting DeKalb citizens, and you could be a part of this amazing team! 

To be a member of the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue Department, click here!



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Adopt a Pet for the Holidays! 
DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Ends November 30th


Find that new best friend for the holidays. Whether it’s a dog or cat, you can make an impact on an animal’s life! During November, there are special discounted prices for dog and cat adoptions! All adoptions include the pet's spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and more! 

 


WorkSource DeKalb Mobile Career Center 
Various Locations 
Full Month of November 

WorkSource DeKalb announces its Mobile Career Center schedule for November. The center will be stationed at locations throughout DeKalb County to help put DeKalb County citizens back to work.

If you, or someone you know is in need of employment, below are the following Super District 6 dates and locations that the Mobile Career Center will be visiting. 


The Mobile Career Center provides access to services like job search assistance, workshops, training and resume writing and interviewing tips. Businesses may also use the mobile unit for interviewing, training, pre-employment screenings or recruiting.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Chamblee Public Library

4115 Clairmont Rd.

Chamblee, GA 30341 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Scott Candler Library

1917 Candler Rd.

Decatur, GA 30032 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Division of Family and Children Services

178 Sams Street

Decatur, GA 30033

 

Friday, Nov. 17, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fort McPherson

1788 Hardee Ave. SW

Atlanta, GA 30330

Monday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Covington Library

3500 Covington Hwy.

Decatur, GA 30032

Monday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Way, The Truth and The Life Christian Center

2255 Miller Rd.

Decatur, GA 30035

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Division of Family and Children Services

178 Sams Street

Decatur, GA 30033 

 


For more information about Work Source DeKalb, including upcoming events, visit www.worksourcedekalb.org or call 404-687-3400.


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