DeKalb County 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan for HUD Programsto include the 2013 Annual Action PlanGRANT APPLICATION PROCESS FORThe United States Department of Housing and UrbanDevelopment (HUD) 2013 FUNDS
On April 26, 2012, the DeKalb County Human and Community DevelopmentDepartment will begin accepting applications from faith-based organizations,community organizations, municipalities, non-profit agencies and other entitiesinterested in applying for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME funds for the Year 2013. Allapplications or requests are subject to future HUD funding for these programs.CDBG and ESG applications and general information may be obtained beginning April 26, 2012 at the DeKalb County website; www.dekalbcountyga.us.
Application/Information/Technical Assistance Workshop
Thursday, April 26, 201210:30 AM – 12:30 PMWesley Chapel Library2861 Wesley Chapel RoadDecatur, Georgia 30034
This meeting is very important given the funding reductionsin the various programs!
The DeKalb County Human and Community Development Departmentis conducting two Public Hearings.
Date/Time Date/TimeThursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:30 PMCommunity NeedsMaloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GAThe purpose of this public hearing is tosolicit input from the public regardingcommunity needs and priorities. We willdiscuss general information concerningthe 2013 Annual Action Plan submissionprocess as well as HUD updates andchanges.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:30 PMProposed Budget/Annual Action PlanMaloof Auditorium1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA
We will present the proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan, proposed budgetand solicit public questions and/or comments.
See Budget on Page 13A
trucking companies and freestanding businesses, pepperedwith churches and undevel-oped wooded areas. There isno uniformity of landscaping,architectural design, outdoor lighting and furnishing, and business signage.In September 2011, resi-dents of a Bouldercrest Roadsubdivision learned that asmall-box discount retailer would be constructing a storeat the entranceway to thesubdivision.
, president of the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association,reported that 75 to 100 com-munity members attended ameeting at nearby Church of Christ at Bouldercrest. “Everyone of them was against it,”he said. “They are putting ina business that’s out of synchwith our vision for the com-munity.” Because the propertyhad been zoned commercialfor many years, there wasnothing area residents coulddo. The proposed overlaywould empower the commu-nity to assure that new devel-opment “be of a consistentlyhigh design character.”The area also lacks a“senseof place,” accordingto the consultants’ report. Itdoesn’t have an identity or “brand” similar to that of well-dened communitiessuch as Tucker, Brookhaven,East Lake or Oakhurst. Oneresident at the April 5 meet-ing suggested calling the areaSugar Creek, drawing on thename of the golf course. Con-sultants said they expect the process to be completed bythe end of the year.
by Daniel Beauregarddaniel@dekalbchamp.comThe DeKalb County SchoolDistrict has found a way to avoida projected budget shortfall of nearly $40 million for SPLOSTIII and IV construction projects,school ofcials announced at anApril 9 Board of Education meet-ing.Additionally, ofcials saidthe district will be able to fullyfund the Chamblee High Schoolreplacement project, which wasfound to be $10 million over bud-get earlier this year.“March 12 the board approvedmoving SPLOST III projects intoSPLOST IV as allowed by lawin order to enable [the district]to complete all of our projects as promised. I can report that the le-gal counsel has advised us that wemay move forward with [this],”Superintendent
said.Atkinson and ofcials origi-nally proposed a plan halting35 construction projects fromSPLOST III. Ofcials said bymoving some of those 35 projectsonto the SPLOST IV project listand paying for others with cash onhand, the district will be able tocomplete all SPLOST III and IV projects.“We’re going to pay as we go.That will allow us to reallocatethe $11 million we had previouslyscheduled for debt service; we’llmove that money because wewon’t be [taking out] a bond for SPLOST IV,” Chief OperationsOfcer
said.That will be the largest sav-ings measure the district will taketo fund the projects. Others in-clude transferring approximately$20 million from SPLOST III toSPLOST IV, saving $5 million by