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Thank you for visiting my website which I hope will be a good source for information about District 6.  Please visit it often as the News and Calendar change frequently.

 

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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IMPORTANT Super District 6- Please Share

The DeKalb County Board of Commission Planning Meeting-Committee of the Whole is going “on the road.”  Join us for the last planning meeting for 2017, Tuesday, October 17th at 5:30 PM followed by public comments at 6:30PM.  We will be visiting the 5th /7th Districts at the Lou Walker Senior Center located at 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia 30058. 

This evening meeting includes public comment to give citizens, who are not able to attend the day meetings, the opportunity to have their voice heard.  

In addition to standard operation reports, a 311 Update and SPLOST Community Engagement Presentation are included in the agenda. 

 

 


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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?

 

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. 

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Walk/Run

On Saturday, Oct. 21

Northlake Mall

9am – 11 am

 

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month!!!

 

On Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 – 11 a.m. CEO Michael Thurmond, along with Susan G. Komen and Northlake Mall, will be “Uniting DeKalb for a Cure” by hosting the 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/walk. This amazing event will bring breast cancer awareness to our community.

The 5K route will begin and end at Northlake Mall in Tucker, GA and immediately following, there will be a HEALTH FAIR that includes screenings, educational opportunities and other fun activities.

To register and/or to donate, visit UnitingDeKalbforaCure.com!  

 

 

DeKalb County Sanitation Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

Saturday, Oct. 21st

Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur

8 a.m. – noon

 

DeKalb County Sanitation is partnering with MXI Environmental Services, to offer DeKalb County residents an opportunity to dispose of dangerous household chemicals. 

The event is Saturday, October 21st at the Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032. 

Participation is free and only open to residents. Proper identification to prove DeKalb County residency may be requested. 

For more information, contact 404-294-2900.

 


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The Human Library Project

Monday, Oct. 23rd

Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

What if books could talk and tell their own stories. What if they could tell you why they shouldn’t be judged by their covers? 

On Monday, October 23rd, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the DeKalb County Public Library, in partnership with the Emory University IDEAS Program and the DeKalb Library Foundation, will present the Human Library Project.

 This event will provide a safe space for you to “check out” a “living book” and engage in conversations that explore the stereotypes and prejudices that separate us, as well as the similarities that connect us.

 The event will take place at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030

 

 

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Opens Registration

Open Until October 31st

Various Locations within District 6

 

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs youth basketball and cheerleading program registration is open until Oct. 31st.

 

County youth ages 5 to 18 are invited to sign up for instructional or division basketball. The basketball and cheerleading programs begin in November. Practice dates and times for basketball and cheerleading programs will be determined by the recreation center. Visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks to register.

 

 

DeKalb County Animal Services

All Month in October

3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Chamblee GA 30341

 

During the full Month of October, take a chance to “Fall” in love with a new best friend. Here’s an early Trick or Treat for you… DeKalb County will be offering $40 adoptions on all dogs over 25lbs and on all cats!

 

Don’t hesitate to add a furry friend to your “Bucket”!

 

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DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Halloween Festival 
Various Locations within District 6
October 27th - 31st 



Friday, Oct. 27

  • Mason Mill Recreation Center and Friends of the Park, 1340-B McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033, 6 – 8 p.m. Free admission.
  • Midway Recreation Center, 3181 Midway Road, Decatur, GA 30032, 7 – 8 p.m. Free admission.
  • N.H. Scott Recreation Center and Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, 2230 Tilson Road, Decatur, GA 30032, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30034, 6 – 9 p.m. Free admission.
  • Gresham Recreation Center and Booster Club, 3113 Gresham Road, Atlanta, GA 30316, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.
  • Hamilton Recreation Center, 3263 Chapel Street, Scottdale, GA 30079, 6 – 8 p.m. Free admission with individually wrapped bag of candy.
  • Tobie Grant Recreation Center and Remnant Church, 644 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale, GA 30079, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Free admission.

 



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