Posts tagged with "DeKalb County"

DeKalb commissioner to host meeting to discuss county reforms

Posted by Dena Mellick November 12, 2015

DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon is hosting a townhall meeting to discuss additional county reforms. Blueprint 2 will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the DeKalb South Senior Center on 1931 Candler Rd. A citizens group helped create Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County nearly two years ago. A press release from Gannon said […]

DeKalb County scraps deal for soccer complex

Posted by November 6, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County has decided to end an agreement with Atlanta United FC to build a $30 million soccer practice complex and headquarters in the county. On Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, the county said in a press release that, “Atlanta United and DeKalb County mutually concluded today that they will not proceed with […]

DeKalb County pushes back deadline for compliance for garbage pick up

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 30, 2015

The deadline for complying with the county’s new garbage collection policies has been pushed back to Dec. 31. The announcement follows the completion of garbage can delivery to all residences and the switching of twice a week service of once a week service. “The DeKalb County Sanitation Division announces it will no longer service third-party […]

Embattled DeKalb CEO holding community meetings

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 2015

It’s business as usual for DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May, who is facing increasing pressure to resign after a corruption report accused him of borrowing money from a subordinate. May cancelled a previous Oct. 8 meeting, but Commissioner Nancy Jester hosted the meeting, chiding the CEO in the process. According to The Brookhaven Post, state […]

DeKalb County changes garbage collection policies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 16, 2015

DeKalb County residents sticking their garbage and recycling in containers not approved by the county won’t receive service. The county announced its new collection procedures on Friday, Oct. 16. The announcement follows the completion of garbage can delivery to all residences and the switching of twice a week service of once a week service. “The […]

DeKalb CEO Lee May cancels Thursday talk, but meeting will still go on

Posted by Dena Mellick October 8, 2015

DeKalb County’s Interim CEO Lee May has canceled his appearance at a meeting Thursday night in Decatur. But the show will still go on. DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester said she will host the meeting from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the Maloof Auditorium, and she criticized May for canceling the same day. On Facebook, Jester […]

DeKalb County completes garbage can delivery to single-family homes

Posted by Dena Mellick September 30, 2015

DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division says the delivery of new rolling garbage cans to single-family detached homes is complete as part of the move to once-a-week trash service. The county said in a press release if you have not received your trash can and are a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday customer in a single-family detached home, you should […]

DeKalb County: more than 3,600 potholes fixed this year

Posted by Dena Mellick August 20, 2015

DeKalb County reports its Roads & Drainage Division has repaired more than 3,600 potholes and 13.84 miles of road so far in 2015. The county says the number of potholes fixed has more than doubled since the January through May period in which it reported 1,500 potholes had been repaired. DeKalb County previously reported 700 […]

DeKalb says garbage can delivery completed for some residents

Posted by Dena Mellick August 18, 2015

DeKalb County’s Sanitation Division says residents on the Wednesday schedule are getting their roll cart garbage cans next. DeKalb said in a press release the county finished delivery to Monday/Tuesday schedule customers, and Thursday customers will get their roll out cans next. It’s all part of the end of twice-a-week garbage collection in DeKalb County, a measure taken […]

DeKalb Watershed says USPS glitch caused water bills not to be delivered

Posted by Dena Mellick August 18, 2015

DeKalb County says the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is to blame for a number of residents in north DeKalb who did not receive their water bills. In a press release, DeKalb Watershed said some bills mailed on June 23, 2015, “were marked ‘undeliverable’ by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) due to a glitch in its system […]

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