Stone Mountain Community Improvement District July 2018 Newsletter
Not only is Joe Chapman a top sales person at Air Filter Sales & Service, Inc., but as chairman of Stone Mountain CID, he is a driving force in improving the community. His decision to get involved with SMCID was driven by his desire to help increase property value by having input on landscaping, trash removal, security and economic development while also creating a sense of community within the district.
Joe has formed a strong bond with the other board members and SMCID business owners and feels that, together, they will continue to improve the area with upgrades, and keeping it clean and safe. He is proud to be an advocate for responsible spending, so that tax dollars are being used wisely and CID members are getting the most out of their investment.
Air Filter Sales & Service, Inc., located on Hammermill Road in Tucker, sells HVAC filters, belts and UV light packages which help maintain air conditioning units by keeping the coils mold and mildew free. Air Filter Sales & Services offers also filter delivery to mechanical contractors, manufacturing plants and healthcare facilities.
Joe has been married to his wife, Dee Dee, for 24 years. They have two sons, who both graduated from Lilburn’s Parkview High School and now attend Georgia College in Milledgeville. The family takes pleasure in spending time enjoying baseball activities and deep sea fishing together.
The nonprofits, FODAC and Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, have joined forces to increase their impact in the metro Atlanta area by collecting, repairing and distributing home medical equipment (HME) and assistive technologies. The joint effort is made possible by the 2018 Collaborative Grant by The Home Depot Foundation.
Both organizations provide assistance to people with disabilities and offer resources for independent living and active community engagement. “The partnership is win-win,” says Summer Dunham, Goodwill public relations director. Ten new locations have been established to collect HMEs at Goodwill facilities, which will be transported to FODAC to be processed and repaired as needed.
For more information on the FODAC/Goodwill collaboration or The Home Depot Foundation, visit fodac.org.
DeKalb County is in the process of updating its transit plan for the first time in four years. The plan will address extending public transportation that will allow easy access to work, school, medical offices and entertainment while saving on fuel and reducing congestion.
To download the full DeKalb County Transit Master Plan presentation visit the DeKalb County transportation website.
ITW Pro Brands of LPS Labs, an industrial chemical manufacturer, has commissioned a new key box for the Tucker Fire Department. The lockbox will give the fire department access to a thumb drive with the building’s floor plans, access cards and inventory on hazardous materials should an emergency occur on site that requires fire department personnel entry.
New construction has recently required such precautions for all emergency personnel. Chief Cox, Fire Marshall for Tucker, will connect with CID members to discuss the new protocol at the next Stone Mountain CID meeting on October 3 at Stone Ridge Event Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- A motion to rename and rebrand Stone Mountain CID was presented. The motion was unanimously agreed upon to move forward to develop a name change strategy.
- The board unanimously approved a resolution to expand the boundaries of the CID based upon the certification of the Tax Commissioner date June 6, 2018.
- The board unanimously approved the proposal of Wolverton & Associates to perform additional analysis on the interchange of US 78 and Mountain Industrial Boulevard to improve its operation.
- The board unanimously amended the 2018 budget increase for infrastructure maintenance, landscape maintenance and landscape installations.
- The board unanimously approved the proposal by Eberly & Associates to evaluate sewer basin flow data.
- The board unanimously renewed the 2018 Millage Rate at five mills.
Stone Mountain CID has retained the services of the firm, Eberly & Associates, to advise on current and projected sewer capacity issues. On June 28, the company presented a comprehensive analysis of the existing sewer issues and action plan to the CID members.
In compliance with a 2010 DeKalb County Consent Decree with the U.S. EPA and the Georgia EPD, DeKalb County has issued restrictions for any development that impacts the County’s sewer system. The decree, which includes a five-year, $1.335 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP), requires development projects to provide on-site storage of sanitary sewer flows during rain events. All new projects and those under construction that have not received a Certificate of Occupancy are required to provide for the on-site sewer storage. The impact of this decree could have significant cost and construction implications.
DeKalb County Department of Watershed management will review all Sewer Capacity Evaluation Request and Sewer Action Plan specifics for each new development or redevelopment prior to issuing a Land Disturbance Permit. The Sewer Action Plan (SAP) outlines the department’s requirements for permitting. The plan must include: a plan concept to handle the sanitary sewer storage, storage of sewerage volumes as well as plans for decommissioning of the on-site system once the County has completed their system upgrade.
The Stone Mountain CID will hold an after-hours mixer for CID members at Tucker Brewing from 5 – 7 p.m. on August 16th. Please plan to attend, network with fellow CID members, enjoy a beverage and welcome Tucker Brewing to the community.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Whitman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tucker City Update
For licensing, permits and applications, please contact John McHenry, community and economic development director for Tucker, at 770-530-9998 or email@example.com.
We continue to work hard on behalf of our members. Here are the latest updates:
- DeKalb Watershed began a three-month water pipe replacement project in downtown Tucker. For more information on how this will impact residents, businesses and traffic, please visit the City of Tucker website.
- Stone Mountain CID crime rate remains at an all-time low with zero break-ins in the past four months. Thank you to the Tucker Police Department and the CID security patrols for keeping the community safe.
- DeKalb County passed a $600 million SPLOST last fall which will be paying for all road paving and repairs. See below for repair updates.
Curb radii have been repaired at North Royal at Mountain Industrial Boulevard.
The lighting on the bridge at Stone Mountain Parkway and Mountain Industrial Boulevard have been repaired.
To have your business or event included in our next CID newsletter please contact Emory Morsberger at 770-409-8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.