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Press Releases

Apr 17
2016

MONDAY: New Garbage and Recycling Container Requirements and Collection Procedures for DeKalb Residents

Only county-provided containers approved for use 

Beginning Monday, April 18, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division is changing garbage and recycling container requirements and collection procedures for residential customers.  Only county-provided green garbage roll carts, blue 65-gallon recycling roll cartsblue 18-gallon recycling bins and blue 40-gallon recycling bags will be approved for garbage and recycling collection service.

Secure, durable plastic bags are approved for use for excess garbage disposal and can be placed next to customers’ garbage roll carts on their scheduled collection day. Customer-provided yard trimmings containers with a 20- to 40-gallon capacity are currently approved for use for yard trimmings collection service and will remain in effect after April 18.

The use of customer-provided garbage or recycling containers will result in a delay in sanitation collection service, and customers will be issued a notice advising of the use of unapproved garbage or recycling containers.

These requirements and procedures are a critical component of the “Rolling Forward to One” sanitation service change program, which was approved by the DeKalb County Governing Authority.   

“The use of county-provided garbage and recycling containers is an integral part of the County’s mission to minimize injuries to field collection service employees and the potential for damage to customer-provided containers,” said Sanitation Division Associate Director, Billy Malone.

For more information on these requirements and procedures, any sanitation-related services, how to obtain a county-provided garbage roll cart or recycling container, or how to subscribe to the residential curbside single-stream recycling program, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, or visit www.dekalbcountyga.govwww.dekalbsanitation.com www.rollingforwardtoone.com or www.keepdekalbbeautiful.org

Apr 05
2016

DeKalb County: Businesses with Complaints Town Hall 

Working to Minimize Businesses with a Negative Impact on Communities

Commissioner Larry Johnson and Commissioner Nancy Jester will co-host a countywide Town Hall for DeKalb County taxpayers to discuss and offer public input on businesses who have repeatedly and willfully ignored code violations and businesses which fail to uphold community standards which can have a negative impact on county property values, can propagate criminal activity and can weaken the County’s overall economic development efforts.

This Town Hall falls under the authority of the Study Group appointed by CEO Lee May to study Businesses Facing Numerous Citizen-Initiated Complaints of which Commissioner Larry Johnson and Commissioner Nancy Jester were appointed to.

DeKalb County CEO Lee May and all members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners are invited to attend.

DeKalb County taxpayers will have the opportunity to share their problems and observations related to this issue and offer recommendations to improve DeKalb County.

DeKalb County: Businesses with Complaints Town Hall

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Maloof Auditorium

1300 Commerce Drive

Decatur

 

Apr 04
2016

Commissioner Nancy Jester: DeKalb County Public Works Town Halls

Countywide Town Halls on Water Billing, Sanitation, and Roads 

Commissioner Nancy Jester will host six countywide Town Halls for DeKalb County taxpayers to discuss and offer public input to public works issues with a focus on water billing, sanitation, and roads.

DeKalb County CEO Lee May and all members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners are invited to attend.

DeKalb County taxpayers will have the opportunity to share their problems with these areas and offer recommendations to improve these services in DeKalb County.

Senior Staff from DeKalb County in each Department associated with public works will be in attendance to meet with taxpayers and facilitate assistance with specific requests for assistance and help.

“Every dollar spent – or not spent – in DeKalb County government comes from, and belongs to, the taxpayers of DeKalb County. It is important to me that DeKalb County taxpayers have the opportunity to tell their elected public servants and the senior staff their problems and to offer input as to ways we can improve these services in DeKalb County,” said Commissioner Nancy Jester.

 Commissioner Nancy Jester DeKalb County 2016 Public Works Town Halls

25 April, 2016

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road

Lithonia

9 May, 2016

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Scott Candler Library

1917 Candler Road

Decatur

16 May, 2016

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Sue Kellogg Library

952 Leon Street

Stone Mountain

23 May, 2016

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Doraville Civic Center

3770 Central Avenue

Doraville

13 June

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Brookhaven City Council Chambers

4362 Peachtree Road

Brookhaven

23 June, 2016

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Maloof Auditorium

1300 Commerce Drive

Decatur 

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Mar 29
2016

DeKalb Announces Changes to Garbage and Recycling Container Requirements and Collection Procedures for Residential Customers

Only county-provided containers approved for use effective April 18

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division announces changes to garbage and recycling container requirements and collection procedures for residential customers.  Effective April 18, 2016, only county-provided green garbage roll carts, blue 65-gallon recycling roll cartsblue 18-gallon recycling bins and blue 40-gallon recycling bags are approved for garbage and recycling collection service.

Secure, durable plastic bags are approved for use for excess garbage disposal and can be placed next to customers’ garbage roll carts on their scheduled collection day. Customer-provided yard trimmings containers with a 20- to 40-gallon capacity are currently approved for use for yard trimmings collection service and will remain in effect after April 18.

The use of customer-provided garbage or recycling containers will result in a delay in sanitation collection service, and customers will be issued a notice advising of the use of unapproved garbage or recycling containers.

These requirements and procedures are a critical component of the “Rolling Forward to One” sanitation service change program, which was approved by the DeKalb County Governing Authority. The use of county-provided garbage and recycling containers is an integral part of the County’s mission to minimize injuries to field collection service employees and the potential for damage to customer-provided containers.

For more information on these requirements and procedures, any sanitation-related services, how to obtain a county-provided garbage roll cart or recycling container, or how to subscribe to the residential curbside single-stream recycling program, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, or visit www.dekalbcountyga.govwww.dekalbsanitation.com www.rollingforwardtoone.com orwww.keepdekalbbeautiful.org

Mar 21
2016
Commissioner Nancy Jester is asking community residents and businesses to show our appreciation for our hard working heroes of the DeKalb County Fire Department at Station 15 by helping to stock the pantry.
The DeKalb County government  does not provide funding for our heroes food - these heroes live at their station for days at a time. 
Station 15 is at PDK Airport and serves both Chamblee and Brookhaven. 
 
Staple food items such as, sugar, salad dressing, seasonings, cereal, pasta, chips, fruit, snacks, and beverages such as, coffee, tea, sodas, and sports drinks are welcomed.
 
Children are invited to come see the trucks and equipment.
The Nancy Jester Community Call  - Support DeKalb County Fire Fighters:
Saturday, 26 March
9:00am - 11:00am
Fire Station 15
2107 Flightway Drive, Chamblee
Mar 09
2016

DeKalb County Fraternal Order of Police

Endorse Nancy Jester 

Ms. Jester,

Thank you for your interest in the Fraternal Order of Police, William E. Peacock, Jr. (DeKalb) Lodge 10.

I appreciate you for taking the time to meet with the membership and asking for our endorsement.

I am excited to announce that the general membership present voted to endorse you in your reelection to the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.  You are authorized to use this endorsement on your campaign literature, website, etc. during this election.

The members of DeKalb FOP Lodge 10 appreciate your demonstrated concern for public safety and the issues that affect us.  We also recognize and applaud your unwavering commitment to ensuring that public safety has the resources needed to serve your district and the rest of the county.

Please accept my best wishes toward a successful conclusion to your campaign.  We look forward to a positive and long-lasting partnership with you.

Best regards, 

Jeff Wiggs

President

DeKalb Lodge 10

Fraternal Order of Police

Mar 07
2016

Reform DeKalb Endorses

Commissioner Nancy Jester

 From Jeff Long

Chair Reform DeKalb 

Corruption is being uncovered and exposed in staggering proportions within DeKalb County. Most of us who have lived here for any extended period of time know that sleaze, fraud, and financial carelessness has become routine in DeKalb, and we are not surprised. But as scandal after scandal is reported either by the media or by the citizenry, and as more sunlight shines on the inner working of our local government, people in DeKalb County are becoming not only aware, but frustrated.

We are frustrated that basic county services cannot be delivered efficiently, that our leaders seems to hold themselves above basic ethical standards, and that DeKalb County has become laughable around the state. Meanwhile police and fire services are in dire need of upgrades and pay raises, a 400 mile backlog of road paving almost seems like a badge of honor among some county employees, and a feckless judicial system takes a blind eye at the massive amount of abuse and misuse of the public’s money and trust.

With that being said, I have never felt more optimistic about the future of DeKalb County. In the past year we have seen the elimination of P-Card abuse, a few prosecutions against government leaders and workers, and a new sense of awareness and transparency within the County government. We are slowly making reforms with a new ethics board and a new audit committee who will soon choose a new county auditor. We were spared a soccer training field that the administration attempted to push through with no public input, we will hopefully see the end to the CEO position, and soon we will hopefully be rid of “the worst neighborhood in America.”

This election year, there are many county wide and district wide races that are essential to ensure that DeKalb County continues going in the right direction. We need Board of Commissioners who are above reproach, responsive to their constituents, and make sound fiducial decisions with our tax dollars. Nancy Jester has proved time and time again, that she cares about these matters. She has been at the front of many of the reforms that we are witnessing in DeKalb. She understands that our county must be viable for both businesses and residents alike and is working to ensure that DeKalb is in position to do so. I have witnessed the long and tireless hours that she puts forth for the citizens of DeKalb. Nancy puts partisanship behind her and will work with any and all of her colleagues on the Board of Commissioners. 

True reform in DeKalb is going to be a heavy lift. But with all of us doing our fair share, we will soon have a county we are proud to live in. We will no longer be laughable to the rest of the state. I am proud of the work Nancy has done for DeKalb, I am proud to call her a friend, and I am proud that Reform DeKalb is endorsing Nancy Jester in her re-election bid for District 1. DeKalb County is turning around and getting better. A vote for Nancy Jester is a vote that ensures we continue on the path of reform.