Now Every Thursday 4-8 PM
Posted on behalf of Master Plan Coordinating Committee
Mayor Kasim Reed has announced plans for a $250 million infrastructure bond referendum, likely to be held in March. The timing is good for CP residents because the Master Plan we completed last fall includes ideas to improve our infrastructure, and because last month the neighborhood identified 28 Master Plan recommendations as priorities.
After discussing our ideas with city officials and scrutinizing the criteria for projects to be funded by the bonds, we’d like to enlist your help in communicating nine neighborhood priorities to key city officials. Seven of the items are internal to Candler Park:
Posted for Edi Kelman
Saturday Aug 23: Volunteers Welcome to Cheer on the
9am - noon Replacement of damaged Legacy Markers
at BiRacial History Project Sites 2 & 3;
Rose Hill Community Site 2 @ McLendon Ave at Candler Park Dr
Evening Star Lodge Site 3 @ Candler Park Dr at Miller Ave.
Posted for Edi Kelman
Saturday Aug 23: GIGANTIC Book & Bake Sale at First E Congregation
9am – 2pm 470 Candler Park Dr. NE , ATL 30307
The group will meet the second Thursday of every month. Meeting will be at the Radial Cafe, Dekalb Avenue.
Anyone interest is invited to join.
Posted on behalf of CP resident Chris Timmons
The Fulton County Health Department recently reported mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Old Fourth Ward. Couple that with the DeKalb County Board of Health’s report of positive activity in areas close to us, and it is possible that the West Nile virus has come to Candler Park.
According to the CDC, the good news is “most people (70-80 percent) who become infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms.” The bad news is that a small group of infected people (fewer than 1 percent) “will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis.”
West Nile virus is spread to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes. Thus, the key to reducing West Nile virus exposure is to reduce the number of mosquitoes, as well as to take certain precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
Mosquitoes can breed in standing water in as little as four days. The Georgia Department of Public Health notes that “residents can reduce the number of mosquitoes around their homes by emptying standing water from containers —flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths — anything that holds water and gives mosquitoes a place to thrive.”
Experts also recommend following the “Five D’s”:
- Avoid or limit outdoor activity at Dusk/Dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
- Dress in loose-fitting clothing that reduces the amount of exposed skin.
- Cover exposed skin with insect repellant containing DEET.
- Drain containers holding standing water.
- Make sure Doors, windows and screens fit tightly and are in good repair.
For assistance in identifying mosquito breeding sites and to report mosquito infestations, contact the DeKalb County Board of Health at 404-508-7900.