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.
The Agenda for the August meeting is as follows:
V-14-149 300 Elmira Pl NE
The Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce north side yard setback. Per the Application, there is an existing garage on the property that sits 2 ft. 5 inches from the northern property line. The Applicant intends to attach a 8 ' x 11' 3'' shed to the back of the garage.
Additionally, representatives from MARTA will appear to discuss with the committee and neighborhood the Edgewood/Candler Park TOD project, including discussion on legislation to rezone the south lot of the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station to MRC-3.
For those planning to attend the meeting, please use the front entrance to the left of the Sanctuary entrance.
Rescheduling for 2nd week in August will post updated date and time.
Trying to figure out how to get your sidewalk repaired? You're not alone. Broken sidewalks perennially rank among the top concerns of Candler Park residents, and CPNO members have made it clear that getting the city to fix them should be a major priority.
Toward that end, CPNO Sidewalk Committee Chair Clifton Mack has prepared a useful document — appropriately named "How to Get Your Sidewalk Repaired" _-- to help residents navigate the city's ssidewalk fixing system. Not only that: Cliff's also offered to help CP residents bundle repair requests to save money.
Interested in learning more? Then, you should peruse the document, which is linked here.