COVEReport – April 10, 2014

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Residential Development on Houston Mill









April 9, 2014 – Carl Lange

Per the sign that appeared this morning on Houston Mill, Dunwoody developer Ty White will be constructing four new houses to replace the existing college rental properties, near the intersection of Rainier Falls and Houston Mill. A call has been made to the developer for more details.

The Dunwoody based developer has 20 years of experience in the metro-Atlanta area including homes currently for sale in the Morningside and Chastain neighborhoods. Peachland Homes received a Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association award in 2012.

Example Construction from the Developer’s Website

Sample house






Victoria Estates @ Membership Growing

April 10, 2014 – Carl Lange

Neighbors are continuing to sign onto our new social media site. It’s free, private, and secure. Use it to ask for recommendations on a contractor, borrow an item, discuss a topic, report criminal activity, etc. Everyone in VE who has not already joined will be receiving a postcard with an invitation. Check it out!














Comments on CDC Campus Expansion End Today – April 10

CDC Campus Proposed Expansion








April 10, 2014 – Martha Pacini

Today is the last day to respond to the proposed CDC campus expansion. I submitted my comments on the government website and have already received a reply back from Senator Johnny Isakson.

Link to Cove REPORT Article

Martha’s Comments on CDC Environmental Impact Statement

Community Zoning Meeting – April 15

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At the Community Council meetings, the public has an opportunity to discuss zoning or land use map amendment applications that will eventually be decided upon by the Board of Commissioners.  After the Community Council meetings, the public has opportunities to comment on applications at public hearings that are held by the Planning Commission and by the Board of Commissioners.  Recent reviews by the Council included the proposed Cabana Grill in front of Krogers on LaVista. COVE Board member Carl Lange will be attending.

Mason Mill Center for Seniors & Disabled at 6:30 pm

1340-B McConnell Dr., Decatur 30032

Proposed Cabana Grill on Lavista – Developer Meeting – April 16

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April 9, 2014 – Carl Lange

The developer for the proposed Cabana Grill, to be located on Lavista in front of the Kroger, is providing a neighborhood presentation. This is for the remaining undeveloped green space adjacent to the AAA building.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Intown Community Church (Lavista and Houston Mill Roads) in Room 213.  An attorney representing the developer will be present to explain what is intended for this property. Thanks to John Bugge with Mason Mill Civic Association for the notice.

Two issues associated with this development are street entry and removal of the large oak.

Due to the close proximity of other entries off Lavista, entry to the property should occur from the side (entry to Kroger). In a previous Community Zoning Meeting, development was not recommended as the surrounding property owner, the Shepard family, had not agreed to this easement.

A large oak(s) on the property will also require special approval for removal.

There will be a public hearing for this proposed development on April 22 at the Board of Commissioners meeting.

Cabana Grill Board of Commissioners Item


DeKalb Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 22






Meetings discussing the regular business of the county are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month and begin at 9:00 am in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive unless otherwise noted. All regular Board meetings are open to the public. All regular Board meetings are televised live on Channel 23. Commissioners also hold committee meetings, which are open to the public as well. There are currently five standing committees within the commission.

Cabana Grill Variance Request


Neighborhood Watch Training and Tour of DeKalb’s 911 Center – April 22



Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

5th Floor Conference Room (Fire Building)
1950 West Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084

April 8, 2014 – Erika Birg – COVE Safety Committee

This is a great way to meet our DeKalb police and keep our neighborhood on their radar. Here is the promo:

Neighborhood watch groups are effective because they decrease opportunities for criminals to commit crime. The added bonus is the cohesiveness it provides between members of your community.
This workshop will educate participants on the most effective ways of identifying and reporting suspicious activity and mobilizing your neighborhood watch program: Topics will include why there is a the need for a neighborhood watch program, what is needed to start a neighborhood watch program and a discussion regarding resources to keep you informed and ways to stay connected – ideas, technology and the internet.

COVE Board Member Carl Lange and I attended a previous presentation which has provided us great information on protecting our homes and close contacts with the police department. COVE is scheduling a meeting in VE with the police department for some time in May.

Here is the link to register.


Briarcliff City Initiative Meeting – April 22

Cityhood Recap Meeting
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00pm
Briarcliff United Methodist Church
4105 Briarcliff Rd NE

C.A.N. Candidates Fair and Forum – April 27









Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 1:30 – 5:30pm


April 10, 2014 – Martha Pacini

Election Day is May 20!  Voter turnout for midyear elections is notoriously low, but there is a lot at stake, so we should all exercise our right to vote.

There are more than 40 Elected Positions on the May 20 ballot, with more than 100 Candidates vying for those positions.  Through its Candidates Fair + Forums, CAN—the Civic Association Network—is making it easier for you to get up to speed quickly about the issues and who is running for which positions and what they stand for.  There will be three moderated topic forums, as well as representatives from candidates for elected office.

It’s a one-stop shop for the voter who wants to be informed.

Event: CAN Candidates Fair + Forum

Host: CAN–Civic Association Network

Time: Sunday, April 27, 2014 01:30PM

Location: Hellenic Community Center, Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Address: 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta

Link to forum announcement

COVE is a sponsor of C.A.N. Candidates Fair and Forum. COVE does not endorse, sponsor or donate to any political candidate. 

Campaign Event for Kyle Williams – April 27



Jennifer and Barry Tipping are hosting a meet & greet for Kyle Williams, who is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by Jason Carter.

The event is from 3-5 and kids are welcome.  The link below is just a way to keep track of attendees for light snacks and refreshments.  Please RSVP if you’ll attend.

Jennifer & Barry Tipping

1374 Rainier Falls Dr.

COVE does not endorse, sponsor or donate to any political candidate.


Mason Mill Civic Ass’n, Logan’s Knoll & Victoria Estates Spring Fling Picnic  – April 27



Sunday, April 27, 2014

4:00 – 7:00pm, W. D. Thomson Park Pavilion

After attending the CAN Candidate’s Forum head on over to the Spring Fling Picnic in progress.

MMCA_VE 2014 Spring Picnic flyer


Campaign Event for Elena Parent – April 30



April 9, 2014 – Pat Killingsworth

Scott and I are hosting a campaign event for Elena Parent at our home on Wednesday, April 30, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Elena is a candidate for State Senate District 42, which was recently vacated by Jason Carter.  We hope that you will stop by to meet this Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia Law School graduate who is on track to do great things for our District and this State.  ElenaParentCampaignEvent

Pat Killingsworth, 1364 Rainier Falls Dr.


COVE does not endorse, sponsor or donate to any political candidate.


American Cancer Society Relay for Life – May 16


Adams Stadium (across from the Chick-fil-A at North Druid Hills
Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00PM













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