Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting Held in Candler Park

Aug 13 2014
Posted for Russell Miller, Public Safety Officer
The Candler Park Neighborhood Watch had its first organizing meeting Wednesday 8/13. Zone 6 Inspector Crystal Hines and Interim Director Lamar Hester attended the meeting which was held at the pavilion in Candler Park . A solid group of Candler Park residents were in attendance to give their support and volunteer their time to being leaders in this revived effort.  Inspector Hines laid out the steps Candler Park needs to take to become officially recognized by the City of Atlanta as a neighborhood watch, and congratulated us on taking the critical first ones.  Our next actions will be to determine who will be the official Neighborhood Watch coordinators, block/zone captains and all the neighbors who are willing to be a part.  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for the last Wednesday in September location TBD. 

Zaid Duwayri: our new CPNO communications officer

Aug 12 2014
I'm very pleased to announce that Zaid Duwayri has agreed to serve as communications officer, filling a two-month vacancy on CPNO's Board of Directors.
Two years ago, Zaid, his wife Dima, and their boys Farris, 7, and Laith, 3, moved from Winter Park, Fla., to Candler Park — Candler Park Drive to be exact. Farris is a second grader at Mary Lin, and Laith goes to Georgia Tech…. the daycare at Georgia Tech. Dima works in Georgia Tech's College of Engineering.
Zaid has computer programming background and is a consultant by profession, with strong experience in corporate communications. As such, he's very familiar with publishing platforms, social media and analytics — all great qualities for a CPNO communications officer.
Another key quality: Zaid can't say enough times that he loves the neighborhood. We look forward to introducing him at Monday's Members Meeting, and to working with him as we continue to improve the ways that CPNO informs our neighbors and promotes our neighborhood.
Zaid expressed his interest in serving following the July Board Meeting. He then met with CPNO Secretary Bonnie Palter, who led the search for a new communications officer. Monday night, after board members pummeled Zaid with questions and he asked a few of his own, we unanimously voted to appoint him to fill out the term.

Candler Park Conservancy Meeting

  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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:00pm
Radial Cafe

Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting

Aug 8 2014
Greetings fellow CP residents. Next Wednesday 8/13 7:00 PM there will be a Neighborhood Watch organizing meeting in Candler Park at the covered pavillion. Inspector Crystal Hines of Zone 6 APD will attend to share some of her insights on how we can effectively "reboot" our neighborhood watch so that we can assist APD, be ready for emergencies, and look out for our CP neighbors both young and old. We are looking for folks who want to take leadership roles in the form of block captains, communications, events coordinators etc. Pizza and Drinks (and bug spray) will be served so please come down and be a part of the newest team in CP! If you plan to come please email me at

To limit West Nile exposure, follow '5 D's'

Aug 3 2014

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”:

  1. Avoid or limit outdoor activity at Dusk/Dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
  2. Dress in loose-fitting clothing that reduces the amount of exposed skin.
  3. Cover exposed skin with insect repellant containing DEET.
  4. Drain containers holding standing water.
  5. 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.

CP pool goes to shorter hours

Aug 1 2014
Posted on behalf of Amy Erwin
Beginning Monday, Aug 4, the Candler Park goes to shorter hours.
• Monday through Friday: Closed in the morning. Open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free swim.
• Weekends: open 12:30 - 7 PM on weekends. Fees apply.
The last day that the pool will be open this year is Labor Day.
Expanding these hours and extending the pool calendar in future years are among the goals of CPNO volunteers who are working to improve the pool.
NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect a change in the shortened hours. 

August Zoning Committee Meeting

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.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Epworth Methodist Church, located at 1561 Mclendon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307

Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting-CANCELLED


Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00pm
Georgia Equality Mtg Room, Dekalb Avenue (behind Radial Cafe)

CANCELLED: Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting

Rescheduling for 2nd week in August will post updated date and time. 

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00pm

How to get your sidewalk repaired

Jul 26 2014

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.