Much thanks to these eleven neighbors for their recent work on neighborhood improvements.
- Aja Pascale, Gale Walldorff, and Bob Ballou for their determined pursuit of the East Lake Quiet Zone. The official start date is May 27. Yet, today, May 20, a neighbor reported that two inbound morning trains — the auto-rack and the intermodal — did not blow the horn. Still, it will most likely take some time for all the train engineers to abide by the quiet zone. (The learning curve for the Frazier Rd. quiet zone was close to a year. Note that the horn will continue to blow at DeKalb Ave., while work continues on making that crossing a quiet zone. That could be a while. Also, engineers will always blow the horn if they see something on the line that troubles them — such as a pedestrian crossing when the gates are down.)
- Michael Pascale for taking over the East Lake Road makeover and working hard and tactfully — with DOT, its contractor, and residents — at bringing about the conclusion. The road looks much better, it’s slower, it’s safer.
- Jon Golden for moving the neighborhood website to a new location and for remaining the reliable webmaster. Jon also built the Safer Crossing website (for the quiet zone issue) and the site for DeKalb Citizens for Good Government (a group started by East Lake people). He’s the ultimate webmaster, and he never misses anything.
- Nan Brinson for her timely postings to the neighborhood site. She’s the charming face of the website.
- Becky and Bob Lough for (quietly and dependably) maintaining lovely Azalea Park, at East Lake and Ponce.
- Anne Wallace for being the neighborhood’s redoubtable representative to the civic association and for taking a lead role in figuring out the cityhood issue for Druid Hills.
- Commissioner Jeff Rader and Caroline Enloe, who are not exactly neighbors but who helped inestimably with several issues over the years, including the makeover, the quiet zone, and even Azalea Park. Jeff and his remarkable (and patient) assistant, Caroline, have come through time and again for the neighborhood.