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A study that will guide the creation of walk-able mixed-use centers in the Tucker and Northlake area is planned for the next three months.
The Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District, which is made up of businesses that want to improve economic development, announced Monday it selected the Sizemore Group architecture firm to conduct the master planning study.
The first community meeting about the study is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at 3400 Northlake Parkway NE.
The attached list of offices & candidates was created from the lists web-posted Saturday by the Secretary of State and by DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections. Candidates qualify with one of those two entities; each creates their own list and selects their own format for that list. You get candidates emails and websites from the state but mailing addresses and phone numbers from the county. It includes the NBCA area but also extends beyond it.
On this list, you’ll see a lot of offices where only one candidate qualified but anything highlighted in yellow means there is actually a choice to be made between candidates on May 20, in elections including:
- non-partisan election (judges, board of education). These offices will appear on all ballots.
- special election (sheriff). This office will appear on all ballots.
- party-specific primary elections (major parties choose their candidates for the November ballot). The voter must select which party’s primary election you wish to vote in and will see only the candidates running under that party’s banner.
- If there are Yes/No questions on the May 20th ballot, statewide or countywide issues will be on all ballots, while a cityhood question will only be on the ballots of voters within the drawn boundaries of that particular proposed city.
#s 1 and 2 will be complete after the Primary (and maybe a runoff).
#3 candidates continue on to the November ballot AND 3rd party candidates will be added to the list. Also, there is one non-partisan office that will appear in November as I understand it … a seat on the Soil & Water Commission for DeKalb County.
For the most part, NBCA area voters vote at the Hawthorne or Lakeside precinct, with smaller numbers voting at Henderson Mill and evensmaller numbers (if any) at Briarlake Elem. This chart gives the districts applicable to each of those precincts:
|##||PRECINCT||Congress||GA Senate||GA House||BOC||BOC Super||BOE|
|126||HENDERSON MILL ELEM||06||40||81||01||07||04|
|215||HAWTHORNE ELEM||06||42||82||02||06||01 & 04|
ENTRY BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS
Your NBCA is excited to continue to sponsor a fantastic program for 2014 to keep our neighborhoods blooming! It’s a beautification project, and it’s open to established garden clubs or well-organized ad hoc groups.
Here’s the deal: Apply for one of three matching grants of up to $500 each. These will combine with funds raised by your organization to help pay for ‘entry-area’ landscaping at three sites in our neighborhoods. There are approximately 16 locations that qualify as entry-area (intersecting streets leading into neighborhoods, allowing access into and out of our community. Qualifying side streets feed into Briarcliff or Shallowford Roads.
Details and the application are in the application file linked below. Deadline for submission for 2014 is August 31st.
Applicants are expected to contribute at least the maximum funds of each grant ($500), and must submit a design and plan for review. Get more information by calling Michael Gross at 404-636-7887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Neighbors get together and take leadership roles things start to happen that benefit us all.
Click here to download the NBCA 2014 Entry Landscaping Grant Application