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Press Releases

Jul 10
2016

DEKALB COUNTY GEORGIA
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 12, 2016

 

A.   INSPIRATIONAL
Ms. Peggy Still Johnson, Executive Director
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
District 5

B.   COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

C.   PRESENTATIONS

Nigerian Olympic Soccer Team

D.   10:00 AM PUBLIC HEARING
CEO
D1.   2016 Budget Revision, Ad Valorem Tax Millage Rates (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
Planning & Sustainability – Commission Districts 2 & 6
D2.    Special Land Use Permit, SLUP-15-20036 Tamar Telehun (Deferred from the 5/17/16 BOC Zoning Meeting – for public hearing)
D3.   Special Land Use Permit, SLUP-15-20037 Tamar Telehun (Deferred from the 5/17/16 BOC Zoning Meeting – for public hearing)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: 2 & 6
D4.   Traffic Calming Petition- Rosalind Drive (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: 4 & 6
D5.   Purchase of Property at 3677 Church Street (Parcel ID # 18-066-02-060) (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)

E.   APPEALS
E1.   NONE

F.   APPOINTMENTS
F1.   NONE

G.   CONSENT AGENDA
County Clerk
G1.   Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 14, 2016 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Human Services
G2.   Contract with Women Moving On, Inc. (dba Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence) - Transfer of Funds from the Victim Assistance Fund to the Grant Fund for a State-Certified Victim Assistance Agency (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Public Works – Sanitation
G3.   To Purchase Final Wetlands Credits for the Ward Lake Redevelopment Project (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: 2 & 6
G4.   Acceptance of Transportation Alternatives Program Funding from GDOT for Clifton Corridor Bicycle and Pedestrian Study (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
G5.   Acceptance of Donation for Offsite Improvements Related to Fuqua Ph. 2 Development(Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
G6.   Transfer of Funds to the Coventry Road Quiet Zone Project (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: 2, 4 & 6
G7.   Acceptance of Funding from GDOT for the Upgrade of 40 Traffic Signals in DeKalb County - GDOT PI# 0002669 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
G8.   Acceptance of Transportation Alternatives Program Funding from GDOT for the CR 5160/North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Road (CSX Railroad Bridge), SR 42/Moreland Avenue from SR 54 Connector/Thurmond Drive to CR 5188/Bailey Street, Covington Trails & Kensington Road MARTA Stations Road Diet Study and South River Trail from Entrenchment Creek to Fulton County Line for Scoping Studies (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: 4 & 7
G9.   Acceptance of GDOT Funds for Rockbridge Road Improvements (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)

H.   PRELIMINARY ITEMS
Airport 

H1.   Lease Agreement with Waffle House, Inc. (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Finance
H2.   Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Tax Anticipation Notes for 2016 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Juvenile Court
H3.   Approval to Accept the FY 2016-2017 Criminal Justice Coordinating Council- Juvenile Accountability Court Grant in the Amount of $58,063 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda for reconsideration)
H4.   Approval to Accept the FY 2016-2017 Criminal Justice Coordinating Council- Juvenile Accountability Court Grant in the Amount of $70,310 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda for reconsideration)
Public Works - Transportation - Commission Districts: Countywide
H5.   HOST Funding Transfers (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchasing and Contracting
H6.   Purchases (Low Bidder)
LB1.    Replacement of Chemical Storage Tanks at Pole Bridge Creek Advanced Waste Water Treatment Facility (210 Day Contract): Invitation No. 16-100717 for use by the Department of Watershed Management.  Amount Not to Exceed: $323,450.27 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
LB2.    Truck with 12 Cubic Yard Dump Body, Hoist and Trailer Hitch with Standard Gate: Invitation No. 16-100666 for Public Works - Fleet Management to be used by the Department of Watershed Management.  Total Amount: $1,211,688.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
LB3.    Ductile Iron Water Pipe (Annual Contract with 2 Options to Renew): Invitation No. 15-100655 for use by the Department of Watershed Management (DWM).  Amount Not to Exceed: $1,200,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchases (Renewal)
REN1. Traffic Paint (Annual Contract-1st Renewal of 2 Options to Renew): Contract No. 978848 for use by Public Works – Roads & Drainage.  Amount Not to Exceed: $40,000.00(Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
REN2. Tree Cutting and Removal Service (Annual Contract -1st Renewal of 2 Options to Renew): Contract Nos.: 975615 and 975721 for use by the Department of Watershed Management (DWM), Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs (RPCA) and Public Works- Roads and Drainage (R&D).  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $625,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
REN3. Installation of Bermuda Sod (Annual Contract – 1st Renewal of 2 Options to Renew): Contract Nos.: 973083 and 974549 for use by Public Works – Sanitation.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $400,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
REN4. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), (Annual Contract – 1st Renewal of 2 Options to Renew): Contract Nos.: 980978 and 980980 for use by Public Works - Sanitation.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $300,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
REN5. Temporary Personnel Services (Coop Agreement - 2nd Renewal Option): Contract No. 14-902913 for use by the Finance Department and the Office of the Chief Operating Officer – 311 Citizen Help Center .  Amount Not to Exceed: $1,787,611.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchases (Ratification)
RA1.    PO# 1017439 for Restoration Services at 5251 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Chamblee, GA (Ratification): for use by the Department of Watershed Management.  Amount Not to Exceed: $280,621.66 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchases (Sole Source)
SS1.     Smith & Loveless, Inc. (Sole Source): for use by the Department of Watershed Management (DWM).  Amount Not to Exceed: $600,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
SS2.     Building Automation Controls (Sole Source): for use by the Department of Facilities Management.  Amount Not To Exceed: $150,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchases (Change Order)
CO1.   Change Order No. 1 to Contract Nos.: 949813 and 953092 for Paving Repairs, Asphaltic Concrete (Annual Contract with 2 Options to Renew) for use by the Department of Watershed Management and Public Works – Roads & Drainage.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $1,560,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
CO2.   Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 983554 for Website Redesign and Content Management System (CMS) Update (Multiyear Contract): for use by the Department of Innovation and Technology.  Amount Not to Exceed: $12,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchases (Cooperative Agreement)
CA1.    Office, Computer and Education Furniture for use by the Department of Watershed Management (DWM).  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $791,284.60 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Purchases (Request for Proposal)
RFP1.  Honey Creek Pump Station Force Main and Gravity Sewer Improvement Project: Request for Proposals No. 16-500393 for use by the Department of Watershed Management.  Amount Not to Exceed: $24,423,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)
Watershed Management 
H7.   Water Main Replacement – Chamblee Dunwoody Phase II (Cambridge to Vermack Road)(Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda)

I.   ITEMS FOR DECISION BY THE BOARD
Board of Commissioners

I1.   To Adopt the Attached Amended Allocations for the 2006 Parks Bond (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
Board of Commissioners – District 1
I2.   Expansion of the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
Board of Commissioners – District 2
I3.   To Consider an Alternative Resolution Calling for a SPLOST and E-HOST Referendum on November 8, 2016 (Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting) 
I4.   Resolution to Request Various Development Authorities in DeKalb County to Provide Notice of Tax Abatement Transactions and to Investigate Viability of a Legal Challenge to the Hawks Training Facility Project and the Chamblee/Atlanta Project and to Oppose such Transactions (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Planning & Economic Development Committee; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting; Discussed during the 6/28/16 Planning & Economic Development Committee Meeting –recommended approval with expected substitute language)
Board of Commissioners – District 4
I5.   Across-the Board Pay Increases and Pay and Class Study Implementation (Normal Coursed during the 3/8/16 Regular BOC Meeting; Deferred from the 3/22/16, 4/26/16 & 6/14/16 Regular BOC Meetings)
CEO
I6.   Intergovernmental Agreement with Cities Concerning SPLOST Projects (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/14/16 & 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting )
I7.   To Consider the Proposed Resolution Calling for a SPLOST and E-HOST Referendum on November 8, 2016 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Normal Coursed from the 5/10/16 Regular BOC Meeting; Deferred from the 5/17/16 Regular BOC Meeting; Substitute accepted during the 6/10/16 Committee of the Whole meeting; Substitute Deferred from the 6/14/16 Regular BOC Meeting; No Action Due to Lack of Four Votes during the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I8.   Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Tucker (Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I9.   Moratorium on Zoning and Development Related Matters Regarding Property in the City of Tucker (Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I10.   To Consider Approval of a Resolution Adopting a Title VI Policy and Plan for DeKalb County, Georgia (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
Purchasing and Contracting
I11.   Revision of Local Small Business Enterprise Ordinance (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee – recommended holding in Committee while awaiting additional information;  Deferred from the 7/28/15 & 8/11/15 Regular BOC Meetings; Discussed during the 8/18/15 Finance, Audit & Budget Committee – no official recommendation; Deferred from the 8/25/15 Regular BOC Meeting; Discussed during the 9/1/15 Finance, Audit & Budget Committee – recommended holding in Committee; Deferred from the 9/8/15 & 9/22/15 Regular BOC Meetings; Discussed during the 10/9/15 Finance, Audit & Budget Committee – no official recommendation; to be addressed during the next meeting; Deferred from the 10/13/15 & 10/27/15 Regular BOC Meetings; Assigned to the Planning & Economic Development Committee – recommended holding in Committee and approval during the January 12, 2016 Regular BOC Meeting; Deferred from the 11/17/15, 1/12/16 & 2/25/16 Regular BOC Meetings; Inadvertently omitted from the 3/22/16 Regular BOC Meeting; Deferred from the 4/26/16 Regular BOC Meeting; Assigned to the Planning & Economic Development Committee; Deferred from the 6/14/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I12.   Purchases (Low Bidder)
LB1.    Steel Plates (Annual Contract with 2 Options to Renew): Invitation No. 16-100681 for use by Public Works - Roads and Drainage.  Amount Not to Exceed: $139,788.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/14/16 & 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meetings)
I13.   Purchases (Low Bidder)
LB10.  Water Meter Replacement and Service Upgrades (Annual Contract with 3 Options to Renew): Invitation No. 16-100669 for use by the Department of Watershed Management.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $5,000,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee – recommended approval; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I14.   Purchases (Renewals)
REN1. Keyscan Access Systems Installation, Maintenance and Repair (Annual Contract – 1st Renewal of 2 Options to Renew): Contract No. 977669 for use by the Department of Facilities Management and Police Services.  Amount Not to Exceed: $500,025.60 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/14/16 & 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meetings)
I15.   Purchases (Change Order)
CO1.   Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 12-902541 for Radio Systems Maintenance Services (Sole Source): for use by Police Services.  Amount Not to Exceed: $303,210.55(Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Deferred from the 6/14/16 & 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meetings)
I16.   Purchases (Change Order)
CO2.   Change Order No.: 2 to Contract Nos.: 13-902602, 13-902603 and 13-902633 for Environmental Monitoring and Gas Collection and Control System Operations and Maintenance Services for use by Public Works - Sanitation.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $675,000.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I17.   Purchases (Change Order)
CO3.   Change Order No. 1 to Contract Nos.: 995553, 995560, 995550, 995633 and 995564 for Landscape Maintenance Service (Annual Contract with 2 Options to Renew) for use by Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $142,209.00(Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I18.   Purchases (Change Order)
CO4.   Change Order No. 1 to Contract Nos.: 973431, 973430, 973429 and 973442 for Towing and Wrecker Services for use by Police Services, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Rescue Services and Public Works - Fleet Management.  Total Amount Not to Exceed: $1,190,607.00(Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I19.   Purchases (Change Order)
CO5.   Change Order No. 1 Priority Areas Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program (PASARP) – Sewer Assessment for Sewer Group No. 1, 2 and 3 (730 calendar days): Contract No. 984950 for use by the Department of Watershed Management.  Amount Not to Exceed: $866,202.00 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee – Discussed; No official recommendation; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I20.   Purchases (Additional Purchase)
AP1.    Additional Purchase - Conventional Truck Cab and Chassis with 25 Cubic Yard High Compaction Rear Loader Refuse Collection Body and CNG Engine: Invitation No. 15-100507 for Public Works - Fleet Management to be used by Public Works – Sanitation for residential refuse collections.  Total Amount: $3,144,388.68 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)
I21.   Purchases (Cooperative Agreement)
CA2.   Playground Surfacing and Equipment for Gresham Park for use by Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs.  Amount Not To Exceed: $235,973.62 (Accepted to the Regular BOC Meeting Agenda; Assigned to the Finance, Audit & Budget Committee; Deferred from the 6/28/16 Regular BOC Meeting)

Jul 08
2016

Tomorrow: DeKalb’s Annual Neighborhood Summit

Summit features panel on code enforcement, public safety

DeKalb County’s public safety director will discuss community-oriented policing during a workshop during the seventh annual DeKalb Neighborhood Summit which has a theme of “Working Together for a Cleaner and Safer DeKalb.”

 Dr. Cedric Alexander, DeKalb’s deputy chief operating officer for public safety, will participate in a panel discussion and a workshop during the event on Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Greater Travelers Rest Church—House of Hope, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA 30034. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

 “We are fortunate to have a nationally-recognized law enforcement expert at the helm of our public safety department,” said DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May. “Dr. Alexander’s wisdom has been invaluable as DeKalb County stays ahead of the challenges faced by communities and law enforcement agencies around the country.”

 More than 400 people have already preregistered for during which DeKalb residents can meet various government representatives and learn about services that can improve their neighborhoods and quality of life.

 Interim CEO May will participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the summit’s theme along with Dr. Alexander, Fire Chief Darnell Fullum and code enforcement director Marcus Kellum.

 The summit is for constituents and homeowner associations interested in obtaining details on DeKalb County operations and projects, as well as obtaining direct contacts for various county agencies, departments and resources.

 Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops, visit exhibitor stations, meet with community leaders, exchange ideas and learn how to partner with county departments to better their neighborhoods.

 New this year, the summit will feature a kids’ corner with a bounce house, face painting, giveaways, and popcorn. Additionally, various law enforcement vehicles will be on display for youth.

Jun 29
2016

DeKalb to Hold Seventh Annual Neighborhood Summit

Summit features panel on code enforcement, public safety

Public safety and code enforcement are the focus of an upcoming summit during which DeKalb residents can meet various government representatives and learn about services that can improve their neighborhoods and quality of life.

“Working Together for a Cleaner and Safer DeKalb” is the theme of DeKalb County’s seventh annual neighborhood summit which will be held Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to noon, at Greater Travelers Rest Church—House of Hope, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA 30034.

“This summit will give residents the information they need to partner with their government to improve their neighborhoods,” said DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May. “Neighborhoods are the building blocks of a county, and strong neighborhoods will make DeKalb County an even better place to live, work and play.”

The summit is for constituents and homeowner associations interested in obtaining details on DeKalb County operations and projects, as well as obtaining direct contacts for various county agencies, departments and resources.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops, visit exhibitor stations, meet with community leaders, exchange ideas and learn how to partner with county departments to better their neighborhoods.

New this year, the summit will feature a kids’ corner with a bounce house, face painting, giveaways, and popcorn. Additionally, various law enforcement vehicles will be on display for youth.

Interim CEO May will participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the summit’s theme along with DeKalb County Police James Conroy, Fire Chief Darnell Fullum and code enforcement director Marcus Kellum.

Exhibitors will include representatives from various county departments, divisions and offices such as community development, clerk of Superior Court, fire and police departments, animal control, sanitation, Board of Commissioners, parks and recreation, Keep DeKalb Beautiful, planning and sustainability, traffic engineering, district attorney’s office, solicitor-general’s office, economic development, workforce development, code enforcement, watershed, sheriff’s office and medical examiner’s office.

Workshop topics will include:

  • All Things Code Enforcement
  • Public Safety Hot Topics
  • Reduce, Repurpose, Recycle
  • “Battle the Bug” – Zika Virus Prevention
  • Understanding Your Water Bill
  • Community Capacity Development
  • Foreclosure and Vacant Property
  • Potholes, Roads & Rating
  • Understanding the Language of Today’s Youth

 

For updates and to register for the 2016 DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, visit www.dekalbsummit2016.com. 

Jun 22
2016

The Nigerian Olympic Soccer Team will play Charleston Battery at Silverbacks Park in District 1 DeKalb County on July 16, 2016.

Kickoff starts at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.unitedsoccerafrica.com

Jun 21
2016

2016 MID-YEAR BUDGET MEETING

Tucker Reid H. Cofer Library

5234 Lavista Rd. Tucker, GA 30084

Monday, June 27, 2016 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


A G E N D A


1. 9:30 a.m. FY 2016 Mid-Year Budget Proposal

County Wide Overview

i. Major Changes; ii. Fund Balance; iii. Millage Rate

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch Break


2. 12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Departmental Discussion

i. Development; ii. Administration; iii. Infrastructure; iv. Public Safety; v. Constitutional Officers

Other Matters

Jun 21
2016
CBS 46
 
Brannon Hill Condos Owe DeKalb County 
$1.2 Million for Water Service 
A CBS46 investigation found that the Brannon Hill HOA owes DeKalb County a whopping $1.2 million dollars for water. Plus, they owe an additional $49,704.99 for trash service. Their total bill to the county is $1,284,634.98.


Watch the full report here:
CBS 46: Brannon Hill condos owe $1.2 million for water service
Jun 21
2016

DeKalb County

Countywide PWI Town Hall

 If you are having a problem with your water bill, sanitation, or roads you are invited to attend this countywide Town Hall.

 DeKalb County will have senior staff from each department to help you with your personal issue.  There is also public comment time so your public servants can hear from you about problems and your insights on solutions.

 June 23, 2016

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Maloof Auditorium

1300 Commerce Drive

Decatur