Stone Mountain CID April 2018 Newsletter

The Stone Mountain CID Update

Stone Mountain Community Improvement District April 2018 Newsletter

SMCID News
New Business
A new Speedway gas station is coming to the intersection of E. Ponce De Leon and Mountain Industrial Boulevard! Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2018 with an opening date of late December.

The 4,600 square foot new structure will feature 10 auto dispensers and two commercial fueling lanes — and a beer cave! As an added convenience, the Speedway will include a Speedy Café, a fast, casual restaurant where customers can place orders on a self-serve kiosk. Customers can enjoy freshly prepared foods such as paninis, subs, specialty dogs, customizable pizzas, breakfast sandwiches, numerous sides and a variety of hand-crafted beverages.

Speedway LLC (Speedway), headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with approximately 2,740 stores located in 21 states. For more information about Speedway, visit the company’s website at http://www.speedway.com.

Community
The Tucker Police Department held a ribbon cutting for its new precinct fitness room on April 23. They were extremely grateful for Stone Mountain CID’s recognition, appreciation and generosity with last month’s investment of $2,000!

State of the County Address
On March 28, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond delivered the 2018 State of the County address to more than 500 people at a business luncheon in Stone Mountain, hosted by the Council for Quality Growth and DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

Thurmond’s top priority is fixing the County’s aging sewer and water system and is pleased to be on track with $78 million of work already contracted to make improvements over the next two years.

The passing of a metro-wide transit plan by the Legislature is another positive achievement for the County. Thurmond was excited to report that the master transit plan will explore public transit expansion throughout DeKalb County, thereby driving economic development to the community and helping shopping centers like the Mall at Stonecrest.

After congratulating the County’s first responders for rescuing a baby from a Decatur apartment fire, Thurmond concluded that after replacing 3,000 manhole covers, securing and demolishing more than 70 dilapidated structures, eliminating 51 illegal dump sites, removing 5,600 tons of litter from local streets and having a $75 million annual surplus in the bank, DeKalb County was on the upward climb and will continue to rise.

Stone Mountain CID President Emory Morsberger with DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond and Congressman Hank Johnson, Photos by Shannon B. Dowdell.

Projects and Repairs

In addition to the intersection improvements in the last newsletter, we are patching the following areas:

  • 7 locations on North Royal Atlanta (from US 29 to MIB)
  • On Elmdale at MIB (SAMS Corner)
  • 2 locations on MIB (north of North Royal Atlanta – near the intersection)
  • 5060 North Royal Atlanta & 5203 South Royal Atlanta
  • NE corner of MIB Bridge over Hwy 78

We automatically remove or cover up graffiti on a regular basis. If you spot graffiti anywhere in our CID please contact Emory Morsberger at 770-409-8100 or email emory@stonemountaincid.com.