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9/13/2015 – Rosh Hashanah & A Lot of News

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Happy New Year – Rosh Hashanah
l’shanah tovah tikatevu ve techatemu –  לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה תִכָּתֵבוּ וְתֵּחָתֵמוּ
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Greetings for Rosh Hashana.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Greetings for Rosh Hashana.
 
President Rivlin's Rosh Hashanah Greeting
President Rivlin’s Rosh Hashanah Greeting
DeKalb Fire Rescue
“2015 Fighting for a Cure T-Shirts”
 
DeKalb Fire Rescue is doing it again! Show your support by purchasing a 2015 DeKalb Fire Rescue Cancer T-Shirt. During the month of October we’re wearing pink or blue shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention.
The deadline for orders and payment is September 16.
The adult shirts are $20.00 and are available in sizes ranging from small to 4XL.We heard your requests, so this year we’re offering a “Never Too Young to Fight” Youth T-Shirt. These shirts are $13.00 and are available in youth sizes small – XL.
Join us in the fight against cancer and order your shirt today.
Contact Beverly Thompson at 770-414-2123, or email bsthompson@dekalbcountyga.gov.
Proceeds will benefit DeKalb Medical Center’s Cancer Research Foundation. Thanks for your support!
Meetings in DeKalb
The DeKalb County Public Safety and Judicial Facilities Authority will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 in the Finance Department Conference Room, 1300 Commerce Drive, 6th floor, Decatur, GA 30030.   The tentative agenda for the meeting includes:
A BOND RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF DEKALB COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS (PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIAL FACILITY PROJECT), SERIES 2015 IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $45,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING ALL OF THE ISSUER’S OUTSTANDING REVENUE BONDS (PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIAL FACILITY PROJECT), SERIES 2004, IN ORDER TO REFINANCE THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING CERTAIN PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIAL FACILITIES TO BE SOLD TO DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT OF SALE; AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES.
The DeKalb County Building Authority will meet on September 17, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. in the DeKalb County Finance Department Conference Room, 1300 Commerce Drive, 6th floor, Decatur, GA 30030. The agenda for the meeting includes:
A BOND RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF DEKALB COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY REVENUE REFUNDING BOND (JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER FACILITIES PROJECT), SERIES 2015 IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING ALL OF THE ISSUER’S OUTSTANDING REVENUE BONDS (JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER FACILITIES PROJECT), SERIES 2005, IN ORDER TO REFINANCE THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING CERTAIN JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER FACILITIES KNOWN AS THE GREGORY A. ADAMS JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER TO BE SOLD TO DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT OF SALE; AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES.
DeKalb County Launches Sick of Signs Campaign
October is National Code Enforcement Month as designated by the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE).  A “Sick of Signs” sweep will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 19.  DeKalb County will observe the month by launching the third Annual “Sick of Signs” campaign, a national effort against the proliferation of illegal signs that blights communities.
Homeowner organizations, civic, and community groups are invited to participate by partnering with DeKalb County Code Enforcement Division to remove signs along roadways throughout the County. The “Sick of Signs” campaign is just one of many scheduled initiatives and activities to empower and educate residents on the importance of Code Enforcement and County codes in improving quality of life.
DeKalb County Code Enforcement enforces codes and ordinances related to property maintenance, zoning, planning, special land use, signs and permits in a fair, transparent, timely and consistent manner.
For more information, or to register to participate in the “Sick of Signs” campaign, visit http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov or call
404-371-2484.
Sign drop-off locations include:
Wal-Mart Supercenter – Command Post
 5935 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Wal-Mart Supercenter
3580 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Wal-Mart Supercenter
5401 Farrington Road
Lithonia, GA 30038
NorthLake Mall
4800 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30345
Sam’s Club
2994 Turner Hill Road
Lithonia, GA 30052
Wal-Mart Supercenter
2427 Gresham Road
Atlanta, GA 30316
DeKalb Increases Transparency,
Communication with County Residents 
 
DeKalb County announces a new initiative in an effort to enhance the relationship the county has with its residents. DeKalb County is now utilizing OpenGov, a financial analysis platform that provides residents unprecedented access to the county’s finances. In addition to OpenGov, DeKalb County invites the public to receive its press releases – which detail the latest news and updates to local news media – directly.
DeKalb is the first county in the state of Georgia to leverage OpenGov technology. OpenGov currently works with other local governing entities in the metro Atlanta area, including Alpharetta, GA, Dunwoody, GA, and Milton, GA.
With OpenGov, residents have instant access to the county’s budget and historical financial information, dating back to 2012, in a digital format that makes it easy to see how tax funds are collected and spent. Residents can explore revenue and expenditure trends and dive into the data through a variety of graphs and filters, all the way down to specific revenues or expense types. With social sharing features built into the platform, residents can instantly share data on social media or contact the county with additional questions.
DeKalb’s OpenGov profile can be accessed at http://www.dekalbcountyga.opengov.com.
DeKalb Emergency Preparedness Festival
South Bamby Lane Water Main Replacement Chamblee Community Meeting
The Department of  Watershed Management’s CIP Division will host a Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Road, Chamblee, Georgia.
The meeting is being held to provide residents with an update on construction activities related to the South Bamby Lane Waterline Replacement Project.
For information about this project: 1-800-986-1108, or they can email: projectinfo@dekalbcountyga.gov.
Nancy Jester – Listening To DeKalb County
Commissioner Nancy Jester announces her third series of meetings listening to DeKalb County tax payers.
The Nancy Jester Listening to DeKalb County Town Halls are free and open to the public. The format will begin with a brief update from Commissioner Jester followed by discussion and questions from the public.
Tucker: The Orchard Senior Living
September 15, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Doraville: Doraville Civic Center
September 22, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
3770 Central Avenue
Doraville, GA 30340
Chamblee: Chamblee Civic Center
September: 29, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Dunwoody: Dunwoody Library
October 3, 2015: 10:30am -12:00pm
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Brookhaven: Brookhaven City Hall
October 6, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
4362 Peachtree Road NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319
LaVista Hills: Barbara Loar Library
October 13, 2015: 7:00 – 8:30pm
3772 LaVista Road
LaVista Hills, GA 30084
Dunwoody: Dunwoody Library
October 27, 2015: 7:00 -8:30pm
5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
 
Around  DeKalb


Proud to host Rabbi Joshua Heller of Congregation B’nai Torah who gave inspirational to DeKalb County BOC this week.
Thanks to O’Charley’s– General Manager James Slappy – for their generous donation of their famous bread to our DeKalb County police officer hero. I, personally, took these to him at Grady Memorial Hospital – the smile on his face was priceless. Turns out, our hero loves the O’Charley’s bread!
An honor to visit with DeKalb County first responder leaders Chief Susan Loeffler, Chief Darnell Fullum, and Chief Jim Conroy at the DeKalb County 9-11 Ceremony.
Stan Jester and I donated blood in support of the American Red Cross at Grady Memorial Hospital – the next session is in December. I will be promoting that session in advance.
Commissioner Jester toured the Grady Memorial Hospital Neonatal ICU today with Nurse Jacque Jackson. These amazing medical professionals save lives every day.
Commissioner Nancy Jester is always on duty for the taxpayers of DeKalb County – even at the Tucker Waffle House.

With Georgia Jester at the Atlanta Warbird Airshow at PDK – Dekalb Peachtree Airport

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