The August 2013 Issue of the Candler Park Messenger is available now on the website. Take a look - August 2013 Messenger.
The Candler Park Swimming Pool has re-opened. A request for better lighting and cameras has been made to the Atlanta Police Department. Parks employees have no idea how the vandals are gaining access to the pool.
- 322 Clifton Road NE. Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce north side yard setback from required 7’ feet to 5’ feet and reduce south side yard setback from required 7’ feet to 5’ feet for a rear addition.
- Zoning FAQ for publication to the website.
For the second time this summer the pool was vandalized overnight. This time the damage was much worse. The city was notifified and responded almost immediately by sending the person in charge of pools,Eric Ericson, out to inspect the damage. The Pool is closed indefinitely.
The July 26th draft of the Master Plan is now on the Candler Park Master Plan wesite. Please take time to read it before the next membership meeting.
Note: This event has been rescheduled to August 18th from 2-5pm
From Mark Clement:
The two legged Friends of Candler Park in the last few years have done the best we can do in the battle of pesky invasive plants such as Poisson Ivy, Kudzu and Privet. It is now time to bring back the pros.
The furry Friends of Candler Park will have only one task this fall: eat and eliminate invasive plants around the nature path in the ravine (closest to the corner of Mclendon and Callan Cir.). Trees Atlanta’s education and outreach program surrounding the sheep initiative is called “Have Ewe Herd??” Trees Atlanta is often faced with extensive invasive plant removal in the green spaces where it works to preserve existing tree canopy and replant young trees. Typically, the non-profit citizens group uses multiple applications of herbicide to eliminate the pesky plants. Though the chemicals are applied by licensed professionals and used as sparingly as possible, The Friends of Candler Park constantly seeks invasive plant control methods that are more environmentally-friendly.
“Sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on sites that do not contain sensitive or endangered plants, as well as on steeply sloped properties,” said Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams. ” Each sheep can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu per day.”
The sheep in this program, hired from Ewe-niversally Green, are protected by a human shepherd and guard dogs. The sites are surrounded by electrified temporary fencing to keep the sheep safe and on-task while they are working.
Depending on their appetite they will be here by late July. We are planning on a Meet the Shep event held on August 18th. Stay tuned for details. Keep posted for the Sheep in Candler Park and come down and “Meet the Sheep”. For updates visit www.FriendsofCandlerPark.org. Baaaaa!! Baaaaa!!
From Mary Lin Building Committee Co-Chair Tamara Jones:
Renovation update: Click HERE to see the phasing plan with dates, as posted on Dr. Mitchell's blog, including estimated start and end dates for the different phases. There was a meeting [yesterday] morning with the construction team, APS, and the Lin Building Committee.
As soon as construction starts in September we will lose use of the back parking lot. Teachers will then be parking on the streets surrounding the building, so parents accustomed to parking on the street nearby and walking your child into the building will find the situation different for the remainder of the year. Parents will be encouraged to use the carpool drop-off drive during this time.
Submitted by Mary Alice Bray
This piece, posted on the Atlanta Preservation Center's blog, highlights the merits of historical homes in intown Atlanta and our emotional ties to them. With preservation and care, our neighborhoods have grown to be more than just collections of old houses and have become desirable destinations in their own rights.