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  Media Contacts:

Terry Sanders, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Clarkston

Keith Barker, City Manager, City of Clarkston



 City of Clarkston Irma Clean Up

Starting Monday, September 18th through Monday, October 8th, the City of Clarkston will pick up residential storm debris including yard trimming such as leaves, twigs branches and limbs. Branches and limbs must be trimmed and cut to a maximum of 4 feet stacked neatly at the curb or placed in an approved receptacle. Trees must be cut as small as possible so that each piece does not exceed a maximum of 50 pounds. Tree limbs that are cut by professional or hired contractors should not be left at the curb for collection by Waste Management or Clarkston Public Works.

All yard trimmings must be properly prepared for collection and placed in approved receptacles. Approved receptacles include durable metal and plastic containers which must have two durable handles and durable biodegradable paper bags. Paper bags should be folded at the top to minimize rain entering the paper bags. Your trimmings placed in plastic bags will not be collected. The normal Waste Management schedule will resume on Monday, October 18th.

Please contact the City of Clarkston at (404) 296-6489 for additional information if needed.

Regrettably, due to the predicted inclement weather in tomorrow’s forecast, the City of Clarkston will postpone the Gateway Beautification Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony that is scheduled for Friday, September, 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
All invitees will be notified of the new date and time as soon as they are determined.


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CLARKSTON, GA – A Public Information Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 to discuss the Georgia Department of Transportation streetscape project for the City of Clarkston, Georgia. The meeting will be held at the Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Avenue, Clarkston, GA. The public is invited to attend any time between 4 and 7 p.m. No formal presentation will be given.
The purpose of this informal open house is to provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the on the conceptual design drawings for the streetscape enhancements along portions of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Market Street, Rowland Avenue and Norman Road. Proposed project improvements include roadway resurfacing, sidewalks, street lighting and furnishings, landscape planting, banners, gateway monuments, railroad crossing improvements and related improvements for the downtown and surrounding areas.
 “The Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Project will transform these streets into a positive and attractive amenity for the community, states City Manager Keith Barker. These improvements are part of a larger effort to fully realize the community’s vision for the City, which is to strengthen the economic vitality of our town center district.”
The City of Clarkston citizens, business owners and property owners interested in learning more are encouraged to attend, view displays, express thoughts and concerns with the City of Clarkston staff, consultants led by AMEC and Georgia DOT representatives, and provide written comments. Interpreters and a court reporter will be on hand to record verbal comments. After this event, meeting handouts will be available online along with comment forms. To access, visit the Clarkston Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Web site at The project plans and other documents from the Public Information Open House may also be viewed until July 19th, 2015 at the City of Clarkston Annex; 1055 Rowland St., Clarkston, GA 30021.
About the Streetscape and Pedestrian Enhancement Project
The City of Clarkston received Federal Highway Administration funding and a State Road & Tollway Authority loan to embark on a streetscape enhancement and pedestrian improvement project. AMEC was selected in 2014 to work with the city to develop engineering and construction plans for various streetscape improvements along 1.5 miles of roadway. The targeted corridors, which includes various segments of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Market Street, Rowland Avenue and Norman Road, will link to neighborhoods and the downtown district while establishing an Interstate Highway gateway to the City. 
Keith Barker, City Manager City of Clarkston 
(404) 296-6489
Contente Terry, Clarkston Streetscape Public Relations Manager: 
(404) 808-9916


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Clarkston City Hall Annex Receives Historic Preservation Award

Clarkston, Ga. – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented 24 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during it’s 37th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Catersville. The Clarkston City Hall Annex was chosen to receive an award for Excellence in Rehabilitaion. “This year’s winners represent a tremendous dedication to restoring and revitalizing Georgia’s historic buidings and communities,” said Mark C. McDonald, president of the The Georgia Trust. “We are proud to honor such deserving projects and individuals.”

The house, previously owned by longtime Clarkston resident Ms. Mary Morris who passed away in late 2011, was built sometime in the 1850’s. The house was purchased by the City in April of 2012 and renovated to provide additional office space. “The City’s intent with this project was to not only provide adequate space for city administrative functions but also preserve the historic character of the property and building,” states Clarkston City Manager Keith Barker. “The City realized the potential for the structure as an important community landmark and tried to maintain as much of the historical architecture as possible.” The project was completed in June, 2013.

For more than 35 years, the Trust has recognized preservation projects and individuals throughout Georgia who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. Awards are presented on the basis of the contributions of the person or project to the community and/or state and on compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.


Contact:   Keith Barker, City Manager
City of Clarkston
(404) 296-6489

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