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Satellite Cinemas Summer Movie Program 
The Gallery at South DeKalb

Take advantage of  
FREE  admission to kids' movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all summer long! 





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 


 
DATE CHANGE!!!
BOARD OF COMMISSION  AND NIGHT ZONING MEETING TO BE HELD THURSDAY, JULY 27TH 
Due to many commissioners' participation in the National Association of Counties (NACo) conference this and next week, the Board of Commission and night zoning meetings will be held on Thursday, July 27th  in the Maloof Auditorium, located at 1300 Commerce Drive.

The Board of Commission Meeting will be held at 9 AM and the night zoning meeting will be at 6:30 PM.  Please check HERE for a direct link  to the agenda on my website once it's been released. 



DEMA Provides Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses
DeKalb asks citizens to use caution, check on elderly neighbors

As the county experiences a rise in temperatures during the summer, DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) offers advice to stay cool throughout the season.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1999 and 2009, an average of 658 people died each year due to heat in the United States. Older adults, the very young and people with mental illnesses or chronic diseases are at highest risk.
Below are some tips to stay safe in the heat this summer:
  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day. Residents without air conditioning should go to a public place such as a shopping mall or a DeKalb County library to stay cool.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Drink water often; at least four cups every hour if outside. Don’t wait until experiencing thirst.
  • If you must work outdoors, take frequent breaks; at least five minutes for every 15 minutes of work, in the shade or indoors.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.
  • Don’t forget about pets. Bring them inside during the day, or if outside, give them extra water and a shady cool place.
  • Do not leave children or pets in the car. Even with the windows down or cracked, the temperature can increase to more than 110 degrees within 10 minutes.
  • Check neighbors, especially those who live alone or are elderly. Should temperatures stay elevated, DeKalb County will evaluate opening cooling centers. Information will be posted on the county website at www.dekalbcountyga.gov



Decatur Gators Fall Swim League Starts July 24th!

The City of Decatur Active Living Division introduces a NEW Decatur Gators Fall Swim League for children ages 6 and up! on July 24th.

For more information click here:
  http://beactivedecatur.com/2017/07/18/new-decatur-gators-fall-swim-league/ or contact Jabari.Cole@decaturga.com.




Community Health & Resource Fair 
July 24th from 10 AM - 12 PM
4309 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

Take advantage of this opportunity to stay on top of your health! For more information, contact Samia Fields at (404) 294-2082 or 
skfields@dekalbcountyga.gov.






DeKalb Animal Services Grand Opening!
July 26th at 10:30 AM 
3280 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Chamblee, GA 30341

Please join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our animal shelter. A heartfelt thanks all who made this possible and  to the many volunteers who helped market adoption promotions and helped clean and move the animals. 







Amnesty Day at Seminole Landfill
July 29th from 8 AM - 4 PM 
4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294

The Sanitation Division is giving DeKalb residents an opportunity to dispose of items such as furniture, construction, and demolition materials for FREE!

No hazardous waste will be accepted, and proof of DeKalb residency is required to attend. 

For more information, including a list of acceptable items for disposal, contact Pauline A. Andrea at 404-294-2092, paandrea@dekalbcountyga.gov, or visitwww.dekalbsanitation.com.




DeKalb County’s Police Athletic League Plus & Parks & Recreation's 1st Annual Basketball Showcase
July 29th from  1 PM - 6 PM
2230 Tilson Road, Decatur 30034

Break out your basketball gear for a day of fun and also receive FREE school supplies! 










FOG Permitting Program Workshop
August 3rd from 10 AM - 12 PM
4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

IMPORTANT PLEASE SHARE  WITH BUSINESS OWNERS!!! The Department of Watershed Management will host a Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Permitting Program Workshop to educate businesses about the county’s permitting, maintenance and monitoring requirements. 

To attend, please RSVP by sending an email to
 FOG@dekalbcountyga.gov. For more information, contact the FOG program at 404-687-7150.






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

DeKalb County Pools Opened May 27th
Click HERE for a list of locations and times of operation. 


Mosquito Summer Safety
Click HERE for tip on staying safe from mosquitos this summer! 

Operation Clean Sweep Updates 
Click HERE for updates on DeKalb's newest blight reduction initiative, Operation Clean Sweep. 



MARTA's "Live Music Mondays"
Mondays @ MARTA
Do you love jazz music? Every Monday, enjoy MARTA's local talent showcase and hear the smooth sounds of jazz. Stop by the MARTA stations listed below for live music Mondays!
  • Decatur 
  • Lindbergh Station
  • College Park Station 
  • Midtown 

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.

Download the application today!




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WorkSource DeKalb's Mobile Career Center - July 2017 Stops 

Click HERE to view the July schedule for DeKalb's Mobile Career Center. 



DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market 2017 Season 

Click HERE to view the schedule of the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market as they make stops around the county to improve access to fresh and healthy foods! 



DeKalb Offers Tips for Conserving Water While Maintaining a Pool

 The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) is reminding businesses and residents that the county is still under a Level 2 drought status. Under Drought Level 2 Response, pools can remain in use and can be filled as necessary.

DWM recommends the following practices to conserve water while maintaining a pool:

  • Repair any visible leaks immediately.
  • Wash cartridge filters when the pump operating pressure increases by 10 pounds per square inch. Never allow wash water to run off into a storm drain, stream or other natural water body.
  • Maintain 78 degrees Fahrenheit as the ideal recreational pool temperature, since warmer water means higher evaporation rates.
  • Plant trees and shrubs that buffer the pool, but won't shed or drop leaves in the water, since wind exposure can increase evaporation in uncovered pools. Additionally, invest in a pool cover, which will be required if a Level 3 Drought Response is declared.
  • Determine if you have a leak or a high evaporation rate with this four-step bucket test:
    • Turn off the automatic fill valve.
    • Place a bucket on a step where the bucket rim is at least a few inches above the water line.
    • Place a heavy weight in the bucket and add water until the water level inside the bucket is equal with the water level in the pool.
    • Leave the bucket and pool undisturbed for several hot days, then compare the water level in the bucket to the water level in the pool.
    • Contact a pool leak detection specialist if the water level in the bucket is noticeably higher than the water level in the pool. 

The drought conditions in the metropolitan Atlanta area are expected to continue for the next three to five years. Because the metro area’s recent rains have not refilled the area’s water source, Lake Lanier, which feeds the Chattahoochee River, everyone is urged to conserve water.

 

For questions on the drought restrictions, contact DWM at DWM_ECMS@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-414-2355 or the Georgia Environmental Protection Division at 404-463-1511 or epd.drought@dnr.ga.gov.

 

 

 

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