Operations Task Force Meeting | 9.17.14, 6PM

Lee May ICEO


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 pm
Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

Task Force Photo

The Operations Task Force, created by DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May through an Executive Order in March, held its first meeting on June 5, 2014. The Operations Task Force is empanelled to explore and study (1) the financial, business, zoning and quality of life impact on residents and government operations caused by the creation of new cities and annexations; (2) the effectiveness of the current governance structure of DeKalb County and ethics and transparency in County operations; (3) the equitable distribution of Homestead Option Sales Tax (HOST) proceeds and legacy pension costs between the DeKalb County and it’s cities; and (4) other related matters.

The Operations Task Force is charged with making recommendations that can be forwarded to the Georgia General Assembly in December 2014.

Please click here to view the full meeting schedule.

Fernbank Construction Update Meeting – Time Changed to 3PM (9/17)


Dekalb County School District staff have requested a change in the time of tomorrow’s scheduled community update meeting on the new building construction, from 6:00 to 3:00, in order to accommodate recently discovered schedule conflicts. The meeting will still be held at the Science Center on Heaton Park Drive. DCSD staff have advised that they regret asking for a time change on the day before the meeting, and offered the following explanation: “The school council meetings for Redan HS and Kingley ES that DCSD must attend tomorrow evening create insurmountable conflicts for the individuals charged with making presentations at all three meetings. DCSD staff will be asking the Redan and Kingsley school councils to make decisions on construction alternatives that will affect the scope of those projects as they move forward, decisions which are crucial to their ability to maintain their planned schedules.”

Under these circumstances, Mr. Marshall and the Fernbank school council agreed that moving the Fernbank Update meeting to an earlier time on the same day, in order to accommodate DCSD staff, was a reasonable request. We apologize for any inconvenience this change causes, but hope that many of you will still be able to attend. A summary of the update meeting will be prepared and sent out via the Flash before the end of the week.

Charles E. Rogers
Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
2700 Marquis One Tower
245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1227
Direct Dial: (404) 582-8032
Fax: (404) 688-0671
Cell: (404) 274-8041
E-mail: cerogers@smithcurrie.com

Used iPhone to Purchase

Looking for a replacement iPhone

Our daughter’s phone was stolen at school last week and we’re looking to replace it with something used.  Anyone got an old iPhone 4 or newer that’s just collecting dust in a drawer? Specifically need one that is AT&T, T-Mobile or Samsung compatible.


Andy Montgomery



Michelle Montgomery



Tree Sale Through Arborguard and Trees Atlanta

“TREE WATCH” program from ARBORGUARD & TREES ATLANTA offered to DHCA Division 2 this Fall Season!!

Come to our Division 2 Fall Meeting Tuesday, 9/16 @ 7:00 pm Epiphany Church, corner Ponce de Leon & East Lake Rd.  You will  have the opportunity to purchase trees for your front yard @ $60 each which includes the tree of your choice, planting, and mulching.  If you are a DHCA Member, the deal is even better because DHCA will pay half ($30) for up to 2 trees per yard and a total limit of $1500 for the project.  We will  hear from representatives from Trees Atlanta and Arborguard and they will answer questions about the project.  There will be signup sheets if you want to participate.  The planting is scheduled for November 22, 2014.

Anne H. Wallace


DHCA Division 2 Fall Meeting

DHCA DIVISION 2 FALL MEETING!  Tuesday, September 16, 7pm-9pm at the Church of the Epiphany.  Updates on: Cityhood, Fernbank Forest, Fernbank Elementary, TreeWatch (opportunity to purchase trees from TreesAtlanta and have them planted by ArborGuard on November 22, 2014), E. Lake Road and CSX RR crossing.

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