Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dunwoody Update: Lemonade Days, Sanitation Changes, Voting & Events

1. Lemonade Days … Tomorrow, is the last day for this year’s Lemonade Days at Brook Run Park. The Chaplin has answered our prayers for great weather and everyone is having a fun time. Bring yourself and the entire family over tomorrow for a fun filled day. All proceeds go back into our Parks.

2. Sanitation Pick UP Changes … This Monday, April 28, DeKalb County (DC) starts a trial period for once a week pick up for those in certain designated areas of our County … about 30% of Dunwoody is in the designated trial area including Meredy and I. If you are in the trial area you should have received … a letter from DC, a 65 gallon green container on wheels and a yellow hanging instructional document. If you didn’t receive these items then your trash pick up will be the same as usual. The following info is only for those in the trial area …
Pick up day … Your pick up day will be the same day as your yard waste and recycle pick up is currently.
Method of pick up … There will be three trucks coming by with each truck picking up one of the below items:
You will put you new 65 gal. container out will normal trash (make sure it is in plastic bags within this container as the container is going to be flipped to empty it into the truck with a hydraulic arm … if you have loose items in this container they are going to be scattered all over your area. Place the container with the pull handle facing the curb … the medal bar which the hydraulic arms picks the container up by will be facing the street  … there is also a green arrow on each of the top back of the lid that should be pointing towards the street.
Recyclables will still go out in the blue box and blue bags.
Yard waste will continue to be put in yard waste bags or properly bundled.
Feedback … The DC Sanitation Dept. solicits your comments. Ph # 404-294-2900 or 770-936-5436/5427.

Two other items …
For those citizens that currently have “back door” pick up that will continue as currently done … just use the 65 gal. green container.
In the trial period only 65 gallon containers will be available. If the, one day a week pick up becomes permanent, then DC will investigated the purchase of smaller containers for those physically unable to handle the 65 gallon containers.

3. Voting for the May 20 primary election … Remember in a primary election you must select Republican, Non Partisan or Democrat ballot. Also when voting in person you must have a government issued photo ID.
Early Voting … This is voting in person and the closes locations to Dunwoody are (dates and times are included)…

04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014
       7:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,F
       Memorial Drive Complex, Suite 300
       4380 Memorial Drive
       Decatur, GA  30032
Also Sat 05/10 from 8 AM - 5 PM.

04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014
       7:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,F
       Tucker Recreation Center
       4898 LaVista Road
       Tucker, GA  30084
Also Sat 05/10 from 8 Am - 5 PM.

 05/12/2014 - 05/16/2014
       7:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,F
       Chamblee Civic Center
       3540 Broad Street
       Chamblee, GA  30341.

Absentee Voting … Absentee Voting is now open … To get an absentee ballot application go to the DeKalb County Voter Registration and Election website …. http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/voter/default.html … select Voter Information (number two item on the top left side of the page), then select Absentee Ballot Application (second item from the bottom).  The process is then you can fill out the ballot application on line and email it in, print the application and fax it in or mail it in (see email, fax and mailing address below). Your ballot will be mailed to you (turn around time is usually fairly quick) … Completed application must be received by the VR&E Office no later than 4:00 PM, the Friday prior (May 16 in this case) to any election in order to be processed. When your ballot is received in the mail …  fill out your ballot and mail it back in the envelope provided.

Voter Registration
4380 Memorial Dr, Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30032
PH # 404-298-4020
Fax # 404-298-4038
Email … voterreg@dekalbcountyga.gov

Normal / Regular Voting … This voting is at your regular polling place on May 20 from 7 AM to 7 PM.

MY NOTE … REMEMBER A LOT OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS … AND SOME MAY HAVE BEEN YOUR RELATIVES, FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS …GAVE THEIR LIVES TO SAFE GUARD OUR PRIVILEGE TO VOTE … PLEASE KEEP FAITH WITH THEM BY EXERCISING THIS PRIVILEGE WE HAVE AS AMERICANS.

4. Dunwoody Green Market ... Just a reminder that the Dunwoody Green Market is now open every Wednesday from 8AM to Noon. This year the market new location is at Dunwoody Baptist Church located on Mt Vernon Rd.

5. Coming Events …
APR 28 … City Council Work Session (6PM) and Meeting (7PM)
MAY 10 & 11th … Dunwoody Arts Festival
MAY 10. … Dunwoody’s Stream Clean Up. Volunteers will clean the trash from our streams12. Meet at City Hall at 11 AM in work clothes.
MAY 12 … City Council Meeting
MAY 17 … Grand opening of the Georgetown Park. Times … 11 AM - 3 PM.
MAY 26 … Dunwoody Memorial Day Ceremony. Location-Brook Run Park starting at 10 AM. Ceremony goes rain or shine.
MAY 27 … City Council Meeting. Yes, it is on a Tuesday due to Memorial Day on Monday, MAY 26.
MAY 29 … New Perimeter Area Park Public Meeting … 6 PM at City Hall. I thank those 20 citizens that showed up for the first meeting this last Tuesday.