Welcome

 

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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District 6 Updates


Fine-Free Summer Program
Various DeKalb County Libraries
June 1st thru August 31st


The DeKalb Library Board of Trustees recently announced a “Fine-Free Summer” starting June 1 and ending Aug. 31.  During this time, any materials from the children’s and teen’s collections can be returned late without incurring fines. The program applies to books, audiobooks, music CDs and some DVDs. Library patrons will still be fined for lost or damaged items. 

For more details about the “Fine-Free Summer” program, library branch locations, and hours of operation, visit dekalblibrary.org


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DeKalb Board of Health Mosquito Prevention Tips

We are finally drying out from some much needed rain so we wanted to once again share DeKalb County Board of Health's tips and checklist so you can make sure you are "mosquito prevention" prepared.

For the tips and checklist, click HERE to help reduce breeding sites and to protect yourself and your family. It only takes a bottle cap full of water to breed mosquitoes, so make sure you check weekly for standing water!

Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different viruses and bite at different times of day. DeKalb County Board of Health recommends you eliminate breeding sites and encourage your neighbors to do the same!

So please do a walk-thru to make sure all of your water can garden tools, splash blocks, and planters do not have standing water.



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Voter Registration 

Recently turned 18? Maybe you need to change your voter registration address? Make sure you are eligible to vote in the next primary election! 

Our right to vote gives us power to create real change. Voting gives us the power to hold our elected leaders accountable and to remove those who we feel do not represent our values.


Click HERE to link you to “My Voters Page” for any additional information.



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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.




Download the application today!



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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.

County Events & Meetings

Whats Going on in District 6?



Roll Cart Exchange Event 
Various Dates & Locations Around the County 

Must Trade in Bins and Bags by December 28th! 


Stonecrest City Hall                              Lou Walker Senior Center
3120 Stoncrest Blvd.                                2538 Panola Road
June 16th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m                         June 21st, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


For more information visit www.dekalbsanitation.com or call (404) 294-2900. 
 

 

 


Special Curbside Bulky Items Collection
All Month Long


Do you have unwanted mattresses, broken down appliance, or just unused junk?  Kids are home for the summer and what better way to keep them busy by having them help clean out the garage and basement!  Click here to find a complete list of authorized bulky items we will pick up.

Collection Schedules are as follows:


June 15th & 16th for residents receiving sanitation collection Tuesday 
June 22nd & 23rd for residents receiving sanitation collection Wednesday
June 29th & 30rd for residents receiving sanitation collection Thursdays 

**Residents whose items are not collected, based on the above schedule, should call 404-292-2900 to be placed on the bulky Item collection list 






 

In response to several inquires about crime in Super District 6, I have added a link to CRIMETRAC which is an innovative mapping system designed to give citizens a first-hand look at crime statistics in Unincorporated DeKalb County.

CRIMETRAC:

  • Innovative mapping system for citizens
  • Provides accurate and timely crime data in the form of reports and maps
  • Informs citizens of activities taking place in their own neighborhoods
  • Citizen friendly and easy to use

Using CRIMETRAC is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


1. Search
  • By Address
  • By Crime

2. Focus

  • Number of crimes within radius
  • Number of crimes near specific
    address

3. Obtain Report

  • Data Range
  • Crime Type

Click HERE for access


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Best Practices for Proper Disposal of FOG

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management wants to remind you of the best practices for proper disposal of Fats Oils and Grease (F.O.G.).  Department of Watershed Management needs your help in protecting DeKalb. They have put together this info graphic, Proper Disposal in 3 Steps, so that we can be good stewards of our sewer systems. No F.O.G., No clog, Just let it flow! 

Visit, The Department of Watershed Management, to find more information. 
 

 

 


DeKalb County Animal Shelter Weekend Warrior 
Any Weekend in Any Month


DeKalb County Animal Service and Lifeline Animal Project offer the Weekend Warriors Program, where you can take a sheltered pup for the weekend. There are hundreds of dogs in the care of DeKalb's Animal Shelters that would love to get out of the shelter and crash at your place! 

Want to give a shelter pup a much-needed vacation? Become a Weekend Warrior today!
LifeLineAnimal.org/WeekendWarriors
 





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New Year- New You! Eat right even when money is tight!

Did you know that over 4 million older Americans use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy healthy food? If you apply for SNAP, you’ll get a special debit card that you can use to buy nutritious foods at over 250,000 grocery stores nationwide!


Visit their website today at www.benefitscheckup.org!



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Fresh Neighborhood Markets Around
Super District 6


Here are some local neighborhood markets for fresh produce, cut flowers, homemade goodies, and more!

 

Avondale Farmers Market
22 N. Avondale road
Sundays, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


In the Parking Lot of My "Parents Basement", Avondale Estates has a variety of local, fresh, great vendors selling fruits, veggies, eggs, cheese, meat, baked goods, prepared foods, jam, sweet treats, handmade goods and more! There are more vendors each week just in time for you to stock up for Memorial Day Weekend. Visit Avondale Estates each and every Sunday to buy locally grown produce! 

For more information, visit www.avondaleestatesfarmersmarket.org/

Brookhaven Farmers Market
1375 Fernwood Circle NE
Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 


Open each and every saturday, The Brookhaven Farmers Market mission is to provide healthy, locally-produced food and products to our community; cultivating a sustainable connection between producers and consumers which will support the local economy and enhance the overall health of the local people and their environment. 

For more information, visit www.BrookhavenFarmersMarket.com

Clarkston Farmers Market
3701 College Ave. 
Last Sunday of every Month, from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


The Clarkston Farmers Market builds community by connecting neighbors with locally-grown, nutritious and affordable foods and celebrates our city’s diverse cultural traditions. Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month through October from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.. The market will be held on the activities field behind the Clarkston Community Center at 3701 College Ave in Clarkston, GA. Vendors will include refugee and non-refugee farmers, gardeners and artisans. SNAP benefits (EBT) happily accepted and doubled.

For more information, contact Janice@clarkstoncommunitycenter.org

Decatur Farmers Market
308 Clairemont Ave
Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, from 9-1p.m.


Join Decatur for their Wednesday and Saturday farmers market! We'll have locally and organically grown produce, story time for the children, live music, and more! Now at the Decatur Farmers Market, EBT will be accepted and worth double the value, making $10 worth $20 and etc. 

For more information, visit www.DecaturFarmersMarkets.com

Dunwoody Farmers Market
4770 N. Peachtree Road
Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


This is just the start of growing season and at the Dunwoody Farmers Market, you can get fresh homegrown produce from your local farmers. Every Saturday, through October, you will have the chance to support local farmers and businesses at Brook Run Park and to help provide yourself a healthy lifestyle. This year, more than 40 vendors have signed up making the Dunwoody community a vibrant gathering place. 

For more information and updates visit www.DunwoodyFarmersMkt.com

 


 

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DeKalb County Library has so many opportunities for the youth and adults. Whether its "Building Blocks" with babies or FREE "Yoga Fridays", there are so many options that could be right for you or your family.


Visit DeKalbLibrary.org or your local library to find more events! 


 



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Clarkston Community Center Global Craft Store and World Art
Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave
Open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Clarkston Community Center Global Craft Store and World Art is now open!  You can stop by anytime from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Clarkston Community Center, World Art Market has some one a kind items from all over the world, and are thrilled to share them with you. Stop by to purchase one of these amazing pieces, while also supporting the community. Holiday giving while enjoying holiday shopping.

The World Market international selection includes:
Indigo hand dyed batik pillows, shawls, scarves, wall hangings, silver filigree jewelry from the Miao Tribe in Guizhou China, silk scarves from India and many more! 

To learn more about the World Art Market, visit www.CCCWorldMarket.com.



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WorkSource DeKalb Mobile Career Center 
Various Locations
 


Click the link to the Mobile Career Center’s scheduled locations for June.
WorkSource DeKalb Mobile Career Schedule