At last night’s Decatur City Commission meeting, residents from the Decatur Terrace neighborhood submitted a petition to be included in Decatur’s Annexation Master Plan. Currently the neighborhood is part of Avondale’s master plan, but these Decatur Terrace residents have asked to be removed.
According to representative Renee Valdes, 86% of residents of the 110 Decatur Terrace residents who participated in this effort support inclusion in Decatur’s annexation plan.
According to the petitioners, the neighborhood is made up of 147 residential parcels. The neighborhood is bordered by College Ave to the north, Craige Avenue to the South and Arcadia Avenue to the west.
Annexation petitions can be filed with the Decatur City Manager’s Office through this Friday, October 24th. And for all the annexation addicts now craving a Master Plan timeline, here it is through the end of the year.
- September – October 2014: Information and feedback meetings scheduled and background information refined.
- October 24, 2014: Petition Deadline
- November 12, 2014: Joint Work Session between the City Commission and the Decatur Board of Education.
- December 1, 2014: Final Report Released to the Public
- December 9, 2014: Board of Ed considers adoption of Annexation Master Plan
- December 15, 2014: City Commission officially receives the Annexation Master Plan. Considers adoption of an annexation resolution.
Decatur Police released this late yesterday…
On 10/17/14 at approximately 9:09 pm, Decatur Police responded to meet with a parent on Madison Avenue regarding a previous suspicious person incident. The complainant reported his nine-year-old daughter was traveling home from school on her bike at approximately 3:20 pm and noticed an older black male, with a bike, standing on the sidewalk in the area of East Lake Drive and 2nd Avenue. She rode past the male and he then proceeded to ride his bike and travel in the same direction, taking the same three turns as she traveled home. When she turned into her driveway, the male continued on down the street and did not attempt to make contact with her. She informed her parents of the incident later that night.
This incident could have been a simple coincidence or it could have been a situation where a child was intentionally being followed. It can be hard to talk to children about safety and what to do in certain situations when we want to prepare them without scaring them. It is important for parents to have regular, open dialogue about safety issues so that the information is reinforced and the topic is not taboo and scary. For more resources and tips on talking with your children, please visit one of the following websites
Following up with DPD, they informed us that the child’s house was before the last intersection before the street dead-ended.
Guy Wong has been waiting patiently to get access to his new space in Decatur at the former book bindery at 312 Church Street, behind the Avenue Realty office and former Houndstooth Road space. A year-ago in a DM comment, Wong described the space as “a long straight building with arched ceilings.” The city had been utilizing the space up until recently.
Well, we received word over the weekend that Wong has finally gotten the keys to the space and that the restaurant renovation should commence soon.
In that same comment from October 2013, Wong described the venture thusly…
I plan to offer authentic Cantonese recipes from my parents former restaurant Sam’s Gourmet, which was one of the first true authentic restaurants in Atlanta. It was an honor for me to learn these dishes and I can’t wait to share it in BBC.d
We will be offering lunch, dinner, and late night. You can expect live seafood tanks, Chinese BBQ station, and private “your friends basement style” karaoke rooms. Dim Sum is a strong possibility.
Smith Hanes is the designer tasked at creating the space. I would describe as a Chinese cross between Roberta’s and Hotel Delmano in Brooklyn.
Photo courtesy of Google Streetview