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Carey Reynolds Clean-Up Day - February 24, 2018
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February had Several Opportunities for Service in our Community

February was a month that offered residents several opportunities to be of service to our community.
On February 17th, more than 100 people showed up at Halpern park to plant a variety of trees for Georgia’s Arbor Day. This was an event the city coordinated in conjunction with Trees Atlanta. It was a huge success, with more than 81 trees being planted in just a few hours. Enrique Bascuñana, the city's Community Development Director, wants to hear from residents who would like to sponsor tree plantings in their neighborhoods. If you’re interested in this, please send me an email!
On February 24th, Doraville Kiwanis and NANA (the Northwoods Area Neighborhood Association) promoted a “Clean-Up Day” for Carey Reynolds Elementary School. Over 100 folks came out and pitched in to clean trash and brush, as well as work on re-filling some of the rubber that had come out of the playground bed. The next Cary Reynolds Elementary School Campus Beautification day is set for Saturday, April 28. You can learn more about NANA at their website. 

On March 3, I attended (along with the mayor & other members of city council) a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Heights at Carver Hills - a new planned community that is under construction in Doraville.   

The Heights is a Century Communities development and features many amenities - including walking paths, a bike repair station, a resort pool with cabanas, and a dog park! More photos of the event are here. 

Doraville's Financial Report is Available

In Council's work session on March 5th, our auditors will present their financial report for the last fiscal year (that ended in June, 2017). 

The whole report is available for you to read in the work session packet. 
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TAD Advisory Committee Meets about Assembly - Video and Highlights

On Monday, February 2, the TAD Advisory Committee met at Doraville City Hall to receive an update from Integral Group on progress at  Assembly - the development on the site of the former GM plant. 

There were a number of interesting things discussed - including the plans for the covered road that will connect Assembly with Downtown Doraville, the status of the Serta Simmons Bedding Headquarters that is rising in the South part of the development, and some of the green building practices that the developers are implementing as they build out the site's infrastructure. 

The entire video is worth watching if you have the time. It is on the city website. 


Let's Get Dinner & Talk Doraville!

On Thursday, March 15 at 7:30pm, I'd love for you to come out and join me for dinner.

I'd like to catch up, talk about things that are happening the city, as well as things you'd like to see happen in the city. 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at the Facebook link.  You can also send me an email to let me know you want to come. 

Doraville's Council Celebrates Chinese New Year 

February 16 marked the start of year 4715 on the Chinese Calendar - the year of the dog! There were a number of celebrations in our area, and members of Doraville City Council attended a few of them. 

On February 18th, we were invited to the Atlanta Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce's celebration. On February 24th, we attended the Organization of Chinese Americans of Georgia's celebration. 

Both banquets were excellent. The experience was also a fantastic way to connect with other members of city council (both in Doraville and in neighboring cities) as well as members of our Chinese-American community. 

Assembly on the Rise

I recently received a tour of Assembly - the redevelopment project on the grounds of the former GM plant. The scale of this venture is truly amazing - it dwarfs similar projects in Metro Atlanta (Avalon, Tech Square, etc). The impact of this development will be felt not just in Doraville, but throughout the state. 

Serta Simmons Bedding's headquarters will open early next year, with a multi-family housing development (and a park!) to follow shortly after.  This project will transform the city - it's important that we get it right. I am certain we will be hearing more from Assembly as the year progresses. 
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