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DeKalb County Public Works/Infrastructure group will Hold a Public meeting

DeKalb County Public Works/Infrastructure group will Hold a Public meeting

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by the Tucker Civic Assoc)  Representatives from the DeKalb County Public Works/Infrastructure group will hold a public meeting to discuss upcoming infrastructure capital improvement projects (CIPs).  

County staff is currently assessing the water, sewer and infrastructure needs, and watershed experts have identified critical capital improvement projects that are needed over the next five years to ensure our water supply is adequate and safe for drinking, fire protection, our anticipated growth and development, and that the county is in full compliance with all state and federal regulations.

The meeting will provide an explanation of the repairs and upgrades needed in the water and sewer division, in order to preserve accessibility and maintain quality.

Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30-8:00pm

Dunwoody City Hall 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody

Visit the Green Products EXPO, in conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, on 11/17

Atlanta, GA--  The Green Commission of DeKalb County and Commissioner Kathie Gannon invite all citizens to join them at a Green Products EXPO, in conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, on Saturday, Nov 13, 2010, 9am – 12:00pm, at Georgia Perimeter College – Clarkston campus.

The Green Expo is an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to learn the latest information about environmentally friendly products and services.  Twenty seven local companies and non-profit organizations that help consumers save energy, conserve natural resources and use recycled materials will demonstrate their products and services. There will also be a document shredder on site for the public.

Keep DeKalb Beautiful Places First in Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Program

Atlanta, GA--  Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) brought home two first place awards from the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon for its continuous efforts to provide DeKalb County residents quality programs and environmental stewardship.  The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, through its Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards program, honored KDB with first place awards in the Community Improvement and overall best Affiliate Award categories.

Stonecrest Farmer's Market Opens October 21st

Consistent with their pledge to become the “greenest” county, the Farmers’ Market at Stonecrest serves to honor DeKalb County’s heritage by expanding its market to a seasonal market and include an urban farm at the edge of the mall, by using bike paths to connect it to nearby historical farms.

On October 21st, the Mall at Stonecrest will hold the ribbon cutting celebration for the new Farmers’ Market at Stonecrest at 5:30 p.m.

The Great DeKalb Cleanup

DECATURDeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and Board of Commissioners officially launch the Great DeKalb Cleanup beginning this Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7a.m. at the DeKalb Community Achievement Center, 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy in Decatur. The cleanups will be held every weekend through Oct. 31.

As part of a committed effort to stabilize property values throughout the county, the Great DeKalb Cleanup will address areas of unincorporated DeKalb County that have not been maintained. The clean up is designed to have the maximum level of impact on the worst affected areas by encouraging the involvement and investment of the community in policing and maintaining these areas in the future.

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills and the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 Lavista Road in Tucker).

Vote DeKalb, Encourages Early Voting

In an effort to increase voter turnout in DeKalb County, county officials are launching an early voting campaign—Vote DeKalb—to encourage voters to cast ballots prior to the Nov. 2 General Election.