Stone Mountain CID August 2018 Newsletter

Stone Mountain Community Improvement District August 2018 Newsletter

Board Member Spotlight
Bill Kaduck

As board member and secretary of Stone Mountain CID, Bill Kaduck puts the “organize” in “organization.” “Without Bill, the CID wouldn’t be what it is today,” says Emory Morsberger, SMCID president. “He keeps the records, keeps tabs on all the details regarding the CID, along with the city of Tucker and makes sure I’ve got all my “t’s” crossed and “i’s” dotted when doing my job.”

Bill has been on the SMCID board since 2016 and is also the Tucker City board representative. He felt that changes in years past were taking on a negative trend, and saw the formation of the CID as a positive toward giving local businesses some control over improvement.

“We’ve seen incredible improvements in security and in the overall appearance of the district,” says Bill. “There’s a much more optimistic vibe in the CID now compared to before the CID was formed. The goal for the future projects is to improve traffic flow through better timed signals and roads with fewer potholes. By engaging our government partners pro-actively, we can make progress.”

Bill is the president of MICRODESIGNS, Inc. which provides the electronic design and development services to industrial customers that manufacture products like thermostats for HVAC systems, refrigeration controls, lighting controls, equipment for handicap vans, athletic scoreboard interfaces and aircraft engine safety devices. The company got its start in Bill’s Decatur garage in 1980 and is now located on South Bibb Drive near the new Tucker Brewing Company.

Bill and his wife have lived in the Smoke Rise community since 1989 where they raised two sons. He is a self-proclaimed “car nut,” but devotes the majority of his attention to running a successful business and making Stone Mountain CID the best place to do business.

Community
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Pictured are participants from last year’s tournament. Photo provided by FODAC.

FODAC’s 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic is being hosted by Stone Mountain Golf Club this year. The golf tournament will be held on Monday, October 1, and funds raised will support FODAC’s mission to supply low- to no-cost home medical equipment to the mobility impaired.

Last year, FODAC was able to donate more than $10 million in equipment to recipients in need. Sponsors for the event include Combined Services, Inc. CDI-World, Emory Alliance Credit Union, Smoke Rise Agents Team, Abatak, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, bullseye Auction and Appraisal and Grub Burger.

For more information on how to sponsor or register for the FODAC Annual Charity Golf Classic, visit fodac.org.

Anue Water Technologies Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Gregory Bock has been appointed the new Vice President of Operations of Anue Water Technologies. The Tucker-headquartered company is the leading supplier of high efficiency, patented systems for municipal and industrial wastewater markets.

Anue Water Technologies was impressed with Greg’s more than 30 years of specialty water experience with Zee Water and GE Water/Betz Dearborn. He was a two-time winner of the Betz-Dearborn Eagle Award, and was also been recognized by Zee Water with the President’s Club and Slayer awards, along with many other performance honors and accolades.

“Greg completes a well-rounded leadership team. His skill set and innovative ideas will strengthen the foundation of Anue and further enable customer satisfaction and growth. We take pride in our outstanding team, its deep industry experience and commitment to the water industry. Greg is a great addition!”

Anue Water Technologies’ sustainable technologies improve the processing and treatment of water and help prevent corrosion, scale, bacteria, odor, fat, oil and grease build up in wastewater. The company is located at 5123 Royal Atlanta Drive in Tucker, Georgia.

Meetings

Tucker City Updates

There will be a City Council Meeting on Monday, August 27 and September 10, and a Community Council Meeting on Wednesday, September 12, at the Tucker City Hall Annex at 7 p.m., respectively.

For licensing, please contact City of Tucker Licensing at licenses@tuckerga.gov, and for permits and applications.  Please contact Janicé Law of the City of Tucker Building Permits and Applications at jlaw@tuckerga.gov or call 678-597-9040 with any questions.

Stone Mountain CID Updates on Improvements and Repairs

During the months of August and September, SMCID streets that rated among the worst conditioned in Tucker will be resurfaced, with the others on the schedule by year’s end.

These projects were made possible last November when voters across DeKalb County overwhelmingly supported the additional penny sales tax for road and drainage improvements, multi-modal transportation initiatives, parks and recreation needs, as well as public safety upgrades. The City of Tucker is projected to receive $32 million over the six-year life of the Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

  • Roadhaven Drive – from E Ponce de Leon Avenue to Greer Circle
  • Auger Drive – from Hammermill Road to the end
  • Mountain Industrial Boulevard – from Lavista Road to I-285 overpass
  • Lewis Road – from Roadhaven Drive to Rock Mountain Boulevard
  • Rock Mountain Boulevard – from E Ponce de Leon Avenue to Lewis Road

For more information on Tucker’s road paving schedule, please read Tucker’s August newsletter.

We continue to work hard on behalf of our members. Here are the latest updates:

  • SMCID is currently pursuing the permitting for the lighting for the new gateway sign  on North Royal Atlanta at US-29 (internal LED lighting of the sign).
  • MARTA is in the process of the installing power at the new bus shelter on Sarr Parkway for lighting the inside of the shelter – this should be completed within 30 days.
  • The CID has formally requested that MARTA install trash containers at a number of bus stop locations.
  • Also the CID will be initiating a kickoff meeting with DeKalb County and City of Tucker Transportation staff and the CID’s consultant Wolverton & Associates to begin to further investigate and analyze the US-78/Mountain Industrial Boulevard interchange to refine the recommendations for interchange modifications that will be sent to GDOT for funding.

To have your business or event included in our next CID newsletter please contact Emory Morsberger at 770-409-8100 or email emory@stonemountaincid.com.