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Notice of Open Meeting-Council Retreat

Clarkston City Council

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Clarkston will hold a  Council Planning Retreat on Thursday, March 22, 2018 starting at 9:00a.m., for the purpose of discussing council business and receiving informational updates from consultants for City Projects.  The Council will hold the meeting at Georgia Municipal Association Building- Conference Room, 201 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. The meeting is open to the Public.

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) urges motorists to use caution when driving on East Ponce de Leon Avenue between I-285 and Market Street as work begins on the final phase of the Clarkston Streetscape Water Main Relocation Project.Water Main Traffic1snip 1

Under construction since August 2017, the Clarkston Streetscape Water Main project is designed to improve water and fire service to the City of Clarkston by replacing nearly 8,000 linear feet of existing water mains that have reached or exceeded their average useful service lives. As part of the project, new ductile iron pipe, water meters, hydrants, backflow preventer devices and service lines to the new mains are being installed along portions of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Market Street, Rowland Street and Norman Road.

DWM reports that project contractor Layne Inliner, Inc., has installed more than 3,000 feet of water pipe and completed service tie-ins on Norman Road, Rowland Street and Market Street. Though delayed due to unforeseen permitting issues, the most impactful water main installation on East Ponce de Leon Avenue is now underway.

Expect an increase in heavy equipment traffic on East Ponce de Leon Avenue between Interstate 285 and Market Street. In addition, there will be temporary one-lane closures along the project route, which may cause traffic delays. Traffic safety and control measures are in effect to assist drivers in moving safely and orderly through the construction zone. Detours and police direction also will be implemented in April and June when work reaches the Mell Avenue and North Indian Creek Drive intersections.

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 Drivers are urged to observe lane restrictions and pay close attention to “caution” signs and traffic control personnel during construction hours. Clarkston residents directly impacted by lane closures or restricted driveway access associated with the work will be notified by letter, door hanger or personal visit at least 72 hours in advance.

Normal work hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, excluding major holidays. However, in some instances, there may be night, weekend or expanded weekday hours associated with this project. Originally scheduled for completion at the end of April 2018, the construction is now expected to last through August 2018, with work on the City of Clarkston’s Streetscape project to continue beyond that date. 


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Kicking off the City of Clarkston City Center Streetscape Project, Clarkston City Manager, Keith Barker and City Project Engineer, Larry Kaiser with Collaborative Infrastructure Services, Inc., brought stakeholders from Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), DeKalb County, AT&T, AGL/Southern Company, Georgia Power, COMCAST and CSX to the table to discuss and detail project requirements, impact and dependencies.

Senior Advisory Committee appAt the March 6th Regular Meeting, the Clarkston City Council formed the Clarkston Senior Resident Advisory Committee. The Council understands the valuable and important role that seniors play in creating a sustainable community.  The mission of the Clarkston Senior Resident Advisory Committee will be to advise the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager regarding issues affecting Clarkston’s senior residents. The CSRA committee shall study, assess and render advice regarding plans and City programs related to seniors, and shall bring forth any issues or concerns to the City’s elected officials in order to better serve senior residents.
The CSRA Committee membership will consist of eight (8) Clarkston resident members (three (3) will be appointed by the Mayor, and five (5) who shall be appointed by a majority vote of the City Council).  Additionally, two City Council member (appointed by a majority vote of the City Council) will serve on the CSRA Committee. 
All members of the CSRA shall be residents of the City of Clarkston.  There is No Age Requirement to serve on the CSRA Committee. 
All appointments to the CSRA shall be for a two (2) year term. Members may be removed or replaced at the discretion of the Mayor or City Council consistent with the original appointing authority. 
The City Council appointees to the Clarkston Senior Resident Advisory Committee shall serve as the primary liaison between the CSRA and the Clarkston City Council and staff. 
City of Clarkston residents wishing to be considered for appointment to the Clarkston Senior Residents Advisory Committee must complete the CSRA application **, along with a letter of interest and resume or statement of qualifications, and submit by mail, or email to Tracy Ashby at tashby@cityofclarkston.com.  Applications will be accepted until the Committee positions are properly filled.  Please check back for the status of the Committee formation.
** Application can be typed in and printed out or saved as a pdf.  Application is not  a direct submit form. 
CLogoPD colorAre you a resident of Clarkston with a desire to have a lasting, positive impact on your community's future?  If so, serving on the City's Planning & Zoning Board may be the perfect opportunity for you!  The Planning and Zoning Board, or "P&Z" for short, is responsible for assisting City Council by making initial recommendations on proposed zoning actions (rezoning, variance, etc.) upon review by City Staff.  Additionally, all requests for permanent signage are brought before P&Z for consideration.  Overall, serving on P&Z is an opportunity to become engaged and to learn about the process behind the development and use of property within the City.  
Currently there is one (1) vacant post on the Planning & Zoning Board.  We are accepting applications from interested individuals.  The candidates must be current residents of the City.  Candidates must be formally nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council at a regular Council Meeting in order to be appointed to the Board.  
If interested, please complete the  Planning & Zoning Committee Application along with a letter of interest and resume or statement of qualifications, via email to Tracy Ashby at tashby@cityofclarkston.com.  These items will be accepted until the vacant position is properly filled.  

The City of Clarkston Police will hold an Active Shooter Awareness Class on March 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Clarkston Library, 951 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021. 

 The Clarkston Police Department is providing this FREE class to increase public awareness of the dramatic rise in annual active shooter incidents in the United States, to assist in public preparedness for an active shooter event and to inform and educate about law enforcement’s active shootings processes and procedures.

Class topics will include Avoid/Deny/Defend (ADD) survival tactics and techniques, local law enforcement preparedness, response and readiness; and U.S. Active Shooter events information and data. 

 This FREE class is open to the public.  Everyone is urged to attend so that they may learn what to do when an Active, Mass Casualty Shooting occurs.

For more information contact: Lt. Harry Hess, City of Clarkston Police Department, 404.292.9465, hhess@cityofclarkston.com

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