Two Car Break-In at Same House

They’re back!  Our Bronco was broken into this weekend- they took 2 pocket knives and a blue tooth speaker.  Also, the car of our house guest was broken into late Sunday/early Monday.  Both cars were parked in our driveway.

Address:  East Lake Road near Ponce – Elena Braswell

 

 

Unlocked Cars Entered and Searched

Just wanted to let folks know that the car snoopers are back at it.  Our two cars were both rifled through last night/this morning.  We both leave them unlocked and with nothing of value inside, so no damage or loss to report, but we all need reminding from time to time.  I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for suspicious persons.

Thanks, Sarah

(On Ridgecrest Road, SW corner at East Lake)

DHCA Division 2 Fall Meeting Sept. 16

DHCA DIVISION 2 FALL MEETING IS SCHEDULED

 Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Corner Ponce de Leon Ave and E. Lake Road

 

SOME TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:

 Update on E. Lake Road and CSX Makeovers

 Fernbank Forest

 Fernbank Elementary Construction Update

 Cityhood, Incorporation, Annexation Options and Survey

 TreeWatch Program for Division 2 This Fall – Speakers from Arborguard & TreesAtlanta

 

  Anne H. Wallace

 

DHCA Response to Cityhood/Annexation Issues

DHCA Response to Cityhood/Annexation Issues

by dhcacommunications

Dear Neighbor,

Nearly two years ago, the topic of “Cityhood” was first discussed at a Druid Hills Civic Association (DHCA) meeting. The residents of some DeKalb County neighborhoods to our north were forming initiatives to create new cities. We weren’t certain how Druid Hills would be affected but agreed that we should keep an eye on it because part of our neighborhood was included in one of the proposed maps.

I am writing to you now because Cityhood has emerged as the most profound issue our neighborhood has faced since the Presidential Parkway in the 1980s. As new cities form around us, the portion of Druid Hills in unincorporated DeKalb County could become isolated and face higher taxes and a disproportionately lower share of HOST funds because we will be left to fund mandated County services. If the new North DeKalb cities keep tax money for their own local governments, there will be less revenue for the rest of the county.

For those of you not following this serious issue, let me point out that two words – “cityhood” and “municipalization” — are being used to describe local governments created to handle some services now provided and controlled by DeKalb County. Leaders of these initiatives believe that many issues can be better provided at a local level. Our State Constitution mandates that certain services be provided by every county in the state, such as courts, jails, schools, and roads. Even DeKalb County’s Interim CEO Lee May has supported incorporating the entire county as a way to provide better government services. Read more of this post

Missing Water Bills From DeKalb County

 

Several of us on Barton Woods Rd. and at least one household on North Ponce did not get our bill for water due in July and then got a “cut notice” that service would be disconnected if it wasn’t paid by 7/22.  The only way to pay in time was in person or by credit card, the latter with a $4 fee.  We each thought this was our own oversight until we put our heads together.  If you get your water through DeKalb County and this happened to you, please let me know.  I’d like to get a sense of how massive this problem is before going to the county — and maybe the press — to complain.  You might want to do so individually too. And those of us who paid by credit card should get our $4 back. –Noelle McAfee, noelle_mcafee@mac.com