Please watch out for these runners and walkers on
Saturday, December 1
Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson presented a draft of her plan to merge some schools and expand others as part of a new five-year school construction program. ... Another proposal also provoked a strong reaction: Atkinson recommended floating $80 million in bonds — borrowing money — to expedite construction of several schools. Read the whole article @ AJC.Following up with a Fernbank contact and with Mr. McChesney, Tanya reports that "it looks like the new plan would have our neighborhood (most of or perhaps all) redistricted to Fernbank with the enlarged school re-opening to accept 200 additional students in fall of 2014. This proposal returns Laurel Ridge to its original (2011) attendance zone prior to the addition of Medlock students."
|Image from from http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/proposed-organization-facilities-presentation-and-binder-%282012-11-12%29.pdf|
|Overlay of proposal, showing Fernbank Elementary as marker "A" and Laurel Ridge Elementary as marker "B".|
The purple area highlights Fernbank Elementary's proposed reach.
|Image added to highlight overlap between newly proposed attendance lines for Fernbank [purple highlight] vs. City of Decatur's annexation plan [inset]. The overlapping areas appear in blue and green in the City of Decatur map (the magenta area already attends Fernbank Elementary).|
101 Concepts is opening what will be their 5th Meehan's Public House in unincorporated Decatur in the former Maddy's on Scott Boulevard near North Decatur Road. ... read the whole thing @ tonetoatl.comh/t DecaturMetro
|How can one ever look at a pile of mulch the same way again?|
|This is how they put you at ease...|
|Then small sign reads "made with all natural organic poisons. No GMOs."|
How thoughtful! Contact Zoe for the fried maggot recipe...
|Bed of dragons!|
|To the left, ongoing work; to the right, the previous site of activity, now with yellow flags to ensure the power lines aren't accidentally snagged (thanks, guys!). Click to enlarge.|
|Must be one of those old rusty pipes they were talking about.. That, or the Medlock vole problem is officially out of control, and we lost.|
|With a twin support structure ready across the street, this marks the spot where AGL would |
dig under the street without disrupting traffic above.
|1 inch of rain, 1 naughty pine down... May 2012.|
"Although they can become unwilling weapons in severe weather, I think most of us would not want to live without our trees. They give character to our properties, shade in the summer, beautiful leaf colors in the fall, and homes to our wildlife. Most trees were living long before we were and, hopefully, will be living long after we are gone. But inevitably nature will periodically rise up and destroy some."... Read about it in Why Do Trees Topple in a Storm? @ Scientific American.
Peggy Merriss is expected to make a recommendation on annexation at the Dec. 17 City Commission meeting. If the city approves a plan, it then goes to the General Assembly to authorize a voter referendum on the issue.This site reported on these issues earlier this year (here, here and here). The AJC commented on the issue last October. MANA and CHCA representatives have been trying to gather additional information by attending Civic Association Network (CAN) meetings, and contacting our representatives (Commissioners Rader and Gannon; state representative Rahn Mayo). To review documents relating to these ongoing discussions, visit the CAN website at http://www.can-dk.org/file-cabinet/government-municipal. There, you will find several ideas being floated around, from the formation of a City of DeKalb (to include all currently unincorporated land) to a City of North DeKalb. You will also find links to DeKalb County city websites.
"We don't need to know how to [become a city] until we know why to do it," another resident said. . . . . . Read the whole thing @ Patch
|Image courtesy of North DeKalb Mall's Scarecrow Exhibit, |
running through Nov. 5.
|Drummers let the way...|
|And the nations followed.|
|And followed! As the leading edge of the parade reached Medlock Road,|
the rest of the delegation progressed around the front and side of the school.
Click to enlarge.