Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dunwoody Update: City of Dunwoody 10th Anniversary, Elections, Director of Communications, Safety Warning, Sanitation Bulk Item Pick Up, Recycling Containers, Thanksgiving, Walk with a Doc

1. City of Dunwoody 10th Anniversary Celebration … Our 10th Anniversary Celebration will be this Saturday, DEC 1st at Pernoshal Park from 2 - 6 PM. Pernoshal Park is located at 4575 N Shallowford Rd. There will be activities across the spectrum … something for everyone. Even the Coca-Cola Polar Bear will be there. This event will go rain or shine. So come out and celebrate our first decade as the City of Dunwoody.

2. Elections … The Run-off Special election will will be held at your normal polling place on Tuesday, DEC 4, 2018 and the hours are 7 AM - 7 PM. Early voting is available from now through this Friday for 7 AM - 7 PM at the following locations … Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd and DC Election Office, 4380 Memorial Dr, Decatur. Early voting is also available at 2801 Candler Rd, Decatur from 9 AM - 8 PM. You may vote at anyone of these three locations. Absentee voting is also available … for a ballot application go to this website … Click Here for an Absentee Ballot Application. Yes you still have time to absentee vote. There are two positions on the ballot … Secretary of State - Brad Raffensperger-Republican and John Barrow-Democrat and Public Service Commissioner - Chuck Eaton-(Incumbent) Republican and Lindy Miller-Democrat. Remember the only way your vote counts is if you vote!

3. Dunwoody’s New Director of Communications … On DEC 1 we welcome our new Dir of Communications … Jennifer Leslie Boettcher. Her name is familiar to most of us as she has been a reporter for Channel 11 Alive News for 21 years. As an added benefit Jennifer lives in Dunwoody. She brings a unique experience and familiarity level to our city. She is talented but just as important she is a class lady. She will be at our 10th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday so come out and meet her. 

4. Safety Warning … This is the time of the year to be extra vigilant. The “bad folks” do their shopping out of our cars and homes. This is a reminder to … LOCK your car and house doors, TAKE your keys, TAKE / HIDE your belongings, SET your house alarm if you have one, ASK your neighbors to keep a watch on your house, DON’T leave any mail or papers on your driveway/yard (this especially includes packages on your front porch), SET light timers at various times in your house and when you lock your car doors use the auto lock switch on the car door and NOT the one on your car key device. Your car key device give out an electronic signal that can be picked up by the “bad folks” allowing them easy access to your vehicle. 

5. DC Sanitation Bulk Item Pick Up … DC is offering a free “bulk item pick up” that will be servicing the complete daily routes, which will cover all customers. They will be driving by every resident’s home that they drive by on their normal Tuesday and Wednesday Dunwoody routes. You do not have to call in. For Dunwoody residents who have a normal pick up day of Tuesday your bulky items will be collect on Friday,  DEC 7 OR Saturday, DEC 8. For Dunwoody residents who have a normal pick up day of Wednesday your bulky items will be collected on Friday, DEC 14 OR Saturday, DEC 15. They can come anytime on either one of the bulky item pick up days so make sure you have your items at the curb very early on the first day of your two-day bulky item pick up.

6. DC Recycling Containers … Recycling subscribers in DC must trade in their 18 gallon recycling bins for a 35 or 65 gallon roll cart by DEC 28, 2018. There are three ways to do this … 1. In person at the DC Sanitation Office at 3720 Leroy Scott Dr, Decatur;  2. On-line at www.dekalbsanitatioin.com where the exchange information in on the “welcome page.” and the roll cart should be delivered to your house within 10 working days. (A word to the wise on this method … get your request in early.); 3. A roll cart exchange event on Saturday, DEC 8 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the North DeKalb Mall (Macy’s Bldg Parking Lot), 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur. FYI, 35 gal roll carts are free but 65 gal roll cart have a one time cost of $15. 

7. Thanksgiving … My hope is that each of you had a Blessed, Fulfilling and Happy Thanksgiving! It is a great day to reflect just how lucky we are to live in America!

8. Walking with DOC … On Saturday, DEC 8, starting at 9 AM, I will be walking at Brook Run Park with my Cardiologist, Dr Michael Balk of Emory St Joseph’s Hospital. Doc Balk is an outstanding cardiologist so if you have questions/concerns about how your heart is doing I’ll see you there.