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The DeKalb County House Delegation is hosting a special Legislative Listening Session on Cityhood/Annexation, tomorrow, January 5th.

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DeKalb to Host Public Safety Job Fair on Jan. 5

DeKalb to Host Public Safety Job Fair on Jan. 5

The DeKalb County Office of Public Safety is hosting a job fair on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Rescue headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA.  More than 100 positions are available in various public safety departments including police, fire, E-911 and the sheriff’s office.

“Recruitment is an important and ongoing function that is essential to the success of the county,” said Jack Lumpkin, Director of Public Safety. “While DeKalb has increased public safety staffing levels, the county is still looking for dedicated men and women willing to serve.”

In September, the county announced that public safety staffing levels had increased. The county’s 911 emergency center reached full staff with 126 employees.

The county is currently recruiting for firefighters, police officers, deputy sheriffs, detention officers, security technicians and E-911 communications officers. 

At the job fair, attendees will be able to meet with public safety hiring staff, interview for current openings and learn about salary and benefits. The job fair is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov

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DeKalb Announces Christmas Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

DeKalb Announces Christmas Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule – In observance of Christmas Day on Tuesday, Dec. 25, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be based on a revised collection schedule as follows: Monday, Dec. 24 – Normal collection day. Tuesday, Dec. 25 –Christmas Day observed; no collection service. Wednesday, Dec. 26 –Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Dec. 25, will be serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Thursday, Dec. 27 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Dec. 26, will be serviced on Thursday, Dec. 27. Friday, Dec. 28 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Dec. 27, will be serviced on Friday, Dec. 28.The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, North Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25, and will reopen on Wednesday,Dec. 26, during normal operating hours. For more information on this schedule and any sanitation-related services, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 orsanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit www.dekalbsanitation.com, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.
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Lakeside Construction/Expansion Public Forum, Dec. 10th, 2018

Lakeside Construction/Expansion Public Forum, Dec. 10th

The Lakeside Construction Advisory Committee (CAC) will host three members of DeKalb County School leadership (Richard Boyd, Director of Design and Construction; Dan Drake, Interim COO; and Trenton Arnold, Regional Superintendent) to provide an evening forum for the community to ask questions regarding the proposed 750-seat expansion at Lakeside.

This is your chance to ask questions about the proposed plan, enrollment, potential redistricting, feasibility studies and alternatives, among other things. Please email lakesidecac18@gmail.com to sign up to speak.

ALL members of the community are invited to attend. Please share and spread the word so that we may hear from all constituents.

Mark your calendar for:

Monday, December 10th, 7PM — Lakeside High School Fine Arts Building.

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DeKalb to Host Final Recycling Roll Cart Exchange Event – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m

DeKalb to Host Final Recycling Roll Cart Exchange Event

Mandatory recycling bin trade-in must be completed by Dec. 28

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host its final recycling roll cart exchange event Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033.

Existing recycling subscribers will have an opportunity to complete the mandatory recycling bin trade-in process, by exchanging an 18-gallon recycling bin for a complimentary 35-gallon recycling roll cart, or upgrading to a 65-gallon recycling roll cart for a one-time $15 prepaid fee. New recycling subscriptions can also be processed during the event.

Only 500 roll carts will be available, and requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants unable to obtain a roll cart during the event can submit a completed subscription form onsite. The requested roll cart will be delivered to the service address within 10 business days after the event. All event participants are required to complete a recycling subscription form, which can be obtained by visiting www.dekalbsanitation.com, and will be available at the event.

Roll cart exchange requests can also be submitted by mail; online by visiting www.dekalbsanitation.com; in person at the Sanitation Division’s administration building, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; or by emailing sanitation3720@dekalbcountyga.gov. A recycling subscription form must be completed and is available online. The exchange process must be completed by Dec. 28, 2018.

For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit www.dekalbsanitation.gov, or follow the Sanitation Division on Twitter @DKalbSanitation.

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