The announcements page features updates and happenings from Dresden Square and surrounding neighborhoods.

Feedback Wanted on Dekalb Sanitation Pilot

posted Sep 11, 2014, 10:23 AM by Dresden Square

Thank you for your interest in DeKalb County Sanitation Pilot. The intent of the Pilot is to find ways to continue providing the same high quality service our customers have come to depend on while identifying ways to improve efficiencies, increase the safety of our employees and to improve the look and feel of neighborhoods through the use of standardized containers. You feedback is welcomed after the completion of this program, to complete this survey click the link below:

DSHA: New Chamblee Home

posted Mar 8, 2014, 7:49 AM by Dresden Square

As a result of recent 2013 elections in DeKalb County, voters determined that Chamblee would be our new home. The City of Chamblee has welcomed our area with open arms and the increased police and code enforcement presence has been obvious. DeKalb County's great sanitation crew will continue to provide sanitation services for the immediate future. Please visit Chamblee's downtown area near the Chamblee MARTA station to get a taste of the great things that happen in our vibrant new community!

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Spring Forward 3/9/2014 @ 2:00 am

posted Aug 9, 2013, 9:09 AM by Dresden Square   [ updated Mar 8, 2014, 7:44 AM ]

Noise Complaint Reporting for PDK Airport

posted Aug 9, 2013, 8:58 AM by Dresden Square   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 7:51 AM ]
The Volunteer Group PDK Watch provides updates and monitoring designed to help the communities surrounding the PDK Airport abreast of happenings. PDK Watch works hard to ensure the right to quiet enjoyment and safety in each home is maintained.
If you have a noise complaint for air traffic patterns at PDK, check out the website then call the PDK Noise Violations hot line or send them an email. Links to both methods for reporting violations display at the bottom of the PDK Watch Website.

DeKalb Code Enforcement 2013

posted May 16, 2013, 11:02 AM by Dresden Square   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 7:48 AM ]

DeKalb County is currently reviewing Code Enforcement Changes to code. The predominance of changes are of concern to many homeowners and residents that have been tracking the proposal. Commentary on the proposals is available below.  8/29/2103

CodeRED Weather Warnings Now Available in DeKalb

posted Feb 6, 2013, 11:00 AM by Dresden Square   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 7:43 AM ]

DeKalb County has purchased the CodeRED Weather Warning system to alert its citizens in the path of severe weather. Triggering telephone warnings just moments after the National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm, flash flood or tornado warnings, your contact info remains private and it takes just minutes to sign up.
Receive alerts for your choice of severe weather warnings, or download the app to your Smartphone at: (scroll down to CodeRED) or call DeKalb Emergency Management for details at 770-270-0413.

AGL Proposed Regulator Site Mtg Wed Mar 20 @ 7:00 Chamblee Library

posted Oct 14, 2012, 9:46 AM by Dresden Square   [ updated Oct 4, 2013, 7:46 AM ]

Join your neighbors and fellow homeowners as we explore the potential issues with a gas site so close to PDK Airport. Please carpool as parking will be tight for this important event.

Recycling Now Free in DeKalb County

posted Oct 14, 2012, 8:30 AM by Dresden Square

Recycling in DeKalb County is easier because now it's free for residents. Recycling bins, stocked with bags and instructions, are available online at


The DeKalb Sanitation Division has a comprehensive waste reduction plan and an aggressive goal to reduce landfill disposal of solid waste, increase recycling and divert tonnage from the Seminole Road Landfill. Through increased education about recycling, the goal is to increase residential recycling from 21 percent today to 40 percent by 2016, or approximately 64,000 residential homes.  


By recycling, residents save energy and natural resources.  For example, recycling one soda can will save enough energy to run a computer for three hours.


For more information on free registration and how to get a free bin, visit or the DeKalb Recycles Facebook page.

DSHA Member Overview of Brookhaven/Chamblee Discussion for Residents and Owners

posted Feb 17, 2012, 3:11 PM by Dresden Square   [ updated Feb 17, 2012, 3:13 PM ]

Hello fellow Dresden Square neighbors, my name is Kyle Eaves and I have lived here for a couple years now and really like our community. As of lately, I have tried to get more involved and keep informed with what is going on in our area. I attend the DECA quarterly meetings, some board meetings, and have been to almost all of the meetings regarding the Brookhaven issue. The Brookhaven city hood process and possible Chamblee annexation are important issues that could have huge effects on each and every one of us. I personally like the direction we (residents of the Dresden East neighborhoods, as a member community of the Dresden East Civic Association, DECA) are now heading.
But there is still a lot left up to how the politics play out to determine whether we remain unincorporated, join Chamblee, or become part of the city of Dekalb.

As far as I know, the Brookhaven movement has agreed to drop Century Center and the southern half of PDK airport from their city boundaries. The last parcel in dispute is Plaza Fiesta. Supposedly they have agreed to drop that if our annexation into Chamblee proceeds. Elena Parent is doing everything she can to get her house bill going and hopefully that will encourage the Brookhaven folks to play nice and do what is best for the entire area.

I know there was a lot of questions about taxes and property values and so on that were raised at the meeting the other night (Wed 2/15). I had to leave early so I didn't catch everything, but from what I can tell from earlier meetings, our taxes would not change drastically if we were annexed into Chamblee based on what their residents pay now. The fact that a large portion of all tax bills go to county anyways, means it is highly dependent on Dekalb County's needs to raise the millage rates for everyone in the county. At least if we were in a city, we would see the effects of our city portions of the taxes making an impact in our community.

In my opinion, Chamblee is 100% our best option, and geographically it makes sense. The city has been around for a long time and they seem to have their stuff together. There would be an adjustment period, but they have annexed neighborhoods before and seem to have a good plan for doing so. If we did see higher taxes, the level of services we would receive would more than make up for it. I also think it would benefit us if ultimately Brookhaven did become a city. I think you would see a lot more people taking pride in their communities in the northern half of Dekalb county and things would get done. I would love to see our area get cleaned up and have our government representatives actually looking out for us and listening to our needs.

But what is best for us, the residents of Chamblee, and those in the proposed city of Brookhaven, will likely have a negative impact on the rest of Dekalb county. They know that, and that is why the city of Dekalb thing has popped up. That seems to be the new big problem we may have. So the more support we can get from our residents at meetings the better. There was a great turnout the other night, so hopefully more will come to future meetings to voice our opinions. Thank you to those that have attended the meetings and taken an active interest in your future, I hope more will do the same. I encourage all Dresden Square and surrounding neighbors to go to any of the future meetings, I would love to have a full table of Dresden Square residents to sit with at the meetings! Let me know if you have any additional questions about this topic, I would love to hear from you.

In good Health,

Kyle Eaves

City of Brookhaven Meeting (Videos) Featuing Mike Jacobs

posted Sep 16, 2011, 5:07 PM by Dresden Square   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 6:06 PM ]

State Rep. Mike Jacobs discusses one option for boundaries of a proposed city of Brookhaven. He states that this is only a beginning for the discussion of what the boundaries should be and which neighborhoods wish to be part of a new City. Video is from an initial meeting regarding the formation of the City of Brookhaven with supporters in the community. Follow up meetings have been scheduled to further discuss this proposal. Please visit the DECA Facebook page for additional information on this topic.

Brookhaven Discussion

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