The CID owners’ meeting was well attended on October 3 at Stone Ridge Event Center
. Many esteemed Tucker and DeKalb officials were present for the big name change announcement.
Mayor Frank Auman congratulated the CID on the wonderful job it’s doing and gave a brief update on the City of Tucker.
DeKalb County Police Detective E.G. Perkins and Tim Quinn of Plaza security provided updates on the current low crime rates in the district and gave tips on how to keep the area secure. Detective Pickens expressed the importance of “If you see something, say something,” and how this increases the chance of apprehending criminals in the act. Quinn cautioned the group on “tire dumpers” and to report them immediately. Jack Kaiser of Southern Care Lawn and Landscaping advised everyone to be on the lookout for U-Hauls driving behind businesses to look for dumping grounds.
DeKalb County Fire Marshall Chief Joseph Cox stressed the importance for businesses to install and make use of Knox Boxes. The Knox Box allows emergency workers to enter a locked building without doing any structural damage, while also housing important documents or back-up drives a business would need in case of a fire. Chief Cox encouraged everyone in attendance to visit KnoxBox.com
and register their businesses.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond described how Morsberger was the first leader to encourage him to run for DeKalb CEO. He then gave an update on the DeKalb County sewer situation. He reported witnessing more than 100,000 pounds of debris being removed and while the entire infrastructure is still a work in progress, and he appreciated everyone’s patience and support.
Southern Care Lawn & Landscaping’s Jack Kaiser, CID traffic engineer Larry Kaiser and Tucker’s City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt provided updates to landscaping and curb appeal, transportation improvements and CID street paving, respectively. For a list of completed resurfaced streets and tentative schedule for repair, please visit the SPLOST page on the City of Tucker website
A collection was also taken up during the meeting to benefit “The Giving Closet”
at Tucker High School. For years, high school custodian, Carolyn Collins, has been collecting and distributing food, clothing, shoes, hygiene products and school supplies to students and families in need. A total of $900 was raised at the meeting in support of the school’s charitable efforts.
To learn more about Carolyn Collins and “The Giving Closet,” please read this Washington Post article
Photos by Kelly Jordan and c21 staff.