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North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Meeting

posted Feb 3, 2018, 4:44 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 4:50 PM ]

The City of Brookhaven’s Public Works department will host a public meeting on the North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Improvement Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway.  In Spring 2017, Brookhaven City Council approved a study that will identify projects to improve water quality in the North Fork Peachtree Creek. The project will follow the city’s Peachtree Creek Greenway master plan.  PHNA continues to monitor these plans and invites everyone to attend.  We need to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our watershed and involvement in projects that affect our neighborhood.

North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Improvement Plan

Public Meeting

February 7th

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Latin American Association

2750 Buford Highway

Time to Renew!

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:40 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 2:29 PM ]

Renew your Pine Hills Neighborhood Association and Security memberships today.  For a little less that $1/day you can help keep our community safe and strong. 

As the year ends, we would like to thank you for being a member of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association.  Your dedication to our neighborhood is what keeps us such a special community.  It has been a busy year for PHNA with the board working hard to bring value to your membership.  This was a major year for advocacy with on-going zoning and green space initiatives in Atlanta and Brookhaven.  With an increase in mail and package thefts and car break-ins, our membership voted to expand our security program.  This year we will add surveillance cameras, new neighborhood signs, Court Watch, and safety education to our police patrol.  PHNA will also help those who wish to develop a Neighborhood Watch program for their street or cul-de-sac.  Learn more about the expanded program here: Pine Hills Security Program

To renew, you can pay online Online Payment - Quick Link or you download the attached invoice and pay by check.

Neighborhood Security -- Open Meeting

posted Dec 2, 2017, 3:39 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 5:22 PM ]

Please join the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association on Wednesday, December 13th from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Latin American Association for a discussion of neighborhood security. This meeting is open to all neighbors.

PHNA has been working since January on a security plan that addresses crime patterns and vulnerabilities in our neighborhood. The plan has several components including surveillance cameras that would supplement the license plate readers Brookhaven and City of Atlanta maintain, increased off-duty police patrol, neighborhood watch, improved signage, and others.  We have collaborated with police departments in both cities as well as Georgia Power to develop our plan.  Some of the proposed options carry significant costs that we will outline at the meeting. 

PHNA would like your thoughts and suggestions before proceeding with this addition to our security program.Your participation is critical to the safety and security of our neighborhood. We will vote on some options.  Members may bring a written proxy for two member households.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Wednesday, December 13th
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway

Atlanta and Brookhaven Project Updates

posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Pine Hills

Please vote!  BUCKHEAD REdeFINED and the Peachtree Creek Greenway are both moving forward.  Both of these projects depend on council support in our respective cities and it is critical that we have a strong Pine Hills voter turnout to show our elected representatives our power at the polls.  PHNA makes no candidate endorsements – what is important is that you vote and that when we approach our representatives with requests, they know that Pine Hills residents turn out for elections.

City of Atlanta

BUCKHEAD REdeFINED – the final report is complete and available on the web: http://livablebuckhead.org/community/buckhead-redefined/   The report lists GA400 Interchange Improvements as a top priority and highlights a feasibility study of a new interchange at GA400 and East Paces Ferry Road.  We will continue to monitor this and report to the neighborhood.  Any interchange at this location requires Atlanta City Council approval.

Zoning “Quick Fixes” – the Planning Department is holding a series of open houses to get community input on a number of proposed quick fixes to the zoning code.  Their website lists the sessions with the upcoming open houses on November 8th, 9th, and 15th: http://www.where2goatlanta.com/events/10509863-Department-of-City-Planning-Zoning-Re-write-Open-House/

City of Brookhaven

Peachtree Creek Greenway – Pine Hills residents turned out in force for the October public meeting presenting the design of the first section of the Peachtree Creek Greenway.  The first section begins at an entry point off the Salvation Army parking lot and ends near Northeast Plaza on Buford Highway.  Main features include 12 foot concrete pathways narrowing to 10 feet in some areas, open fencing along the paths and bridges, limited parking at defined areas, and integration with play areas and apartments adjacent to the path.  The designers indicated that individual meetings with adjacent residents are part of the implementation plan to determine access and privacy needs. Presenters did not address questions posed about crime prevention, referring concerns to Brookhaven Police and City Manager. Planners also indicated that a path along Buford Highway has become the ‘preferred option’ for Pine Hills instead of the path shown on the master plan (following the creek).  This change is good news and we will continue to follow this closely.

North Fork Peachtree Creek WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT PLAN – Kimberly Shorter, Principal Engineer of Sustainable Water Planning and Engineering (SWP&E) presented a study and recommendations focused on the North Peachtree Creek basin.  Problems include fecal coliform contamination, stream buffer encroachment, invasive species, trash and detritus, downed trees, urban infrastructure, fences and “armoring”, erosion and sedimentation. Ms. Shorter identified approximately 40 projects and the City of Brookhaven will prioritize and fund their implementation.  Citizens are encouraged to contact Kimberly Shorter with questions or concerns at kim@sustainablewaterplanning.com 404-410-1188 (O) 404-482-7460 (M). Bruce Williams, chair of the PHNA Creekwatch Committee will continue to follow the plan and advocate for projects in Pine Hills.

Peachtree Creek Greenway - Public Meetings

posted Oct 15, 2017, 3:49 PM by Pine Hills

We would like to inform you of two public meetings this week concerning the Peachtree Creek Greenway.  These are open to everyone impacted and are opportunities to have your opinions heard.

Public Meeting #1:  Peachtree Creek Greenway

Give your input to the final design plans for Peachtree Creek Greenway at Brookhaven/PATH's Public Meeting about the "Model Mile" to be built near REI.

Monday, October 16th
7:00 PM

Salvation Army Temple Corps
2090 North Druid Hills Road

Public Meeting #2: North Fork Peachtree Creek WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Learn about project, data collected to date, next steps.  Brief presentation and time for discussion. 

Tuesday, October 17th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway

To stay informed about what is happening with the Peachtree Creek Greenway, you can add your email address to the distribution list at:  http://www.peachtreecreek.org/

Neighborhood Safety and Security

posted Sep 3, 2017, 2:03 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

PHNA has been working since January on a security camera plan to supplement surveillance provided by the license plate readers awaiting installation by the Atlanta Police Foundation and the City of Brookhaven.  PHNA cameras will enhance our neighborhood police patrol and safety education efforts.  Total camera costs vary widely based on estimates from different monitoring companies.  Watch for announcements for a neighborhood meeting where we will present and discuss the plan and its cost; we are aiming for early October.

Meanwhile, if you are not yet members please consider joining our subscription police patrol program (https://sites.google.com/site/mypinehills/security-alerts ). Our local  law enforcement leaders and research on crime confirm that the strongest crime prevention is active presence of police patrols.  All of the money from the subscription service goes to Atlanta and Brookhaven officers conducting the patrol so please consider joining and increasing their presence in our neighborhood.  Education efforts through programs like Neighborhood Watch help community members to increase personal and home safety and to alert residents to problems in the neighborhood.  If your street or section of a larger street is considering a watch program, please let us know and we will help you to organize (mypinehillsnh@gmail.com ).  

Dekalb County Sanitation

posted Aug 30, 2017, 8:15 PM by Pine Hills

The Dekalb County Sanitation Division is changing its recycling container options. Effective September 11, 2017, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will no longer offer 18-gallon bins and 40-gallon bags as part of the residential single-stream recycling program. A new standard 35-gallon roll cart will replace the bins and bags. Here are links to information about these changes:

No more bins and bags information sheet: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sites/default/files/No%20more%20bins%20and%20bags%20flyer%20-%20Updated%208.22.17.pdf

 No more bins and bags FAQ: https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sites/default/files/No%20more%20bins%20and%20bags%20flyer%20FAQ%20-%20Updated%208.25.17.pdf

Lenox Road Transportation Plan

posted Aug 30, 2017, 8:11 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 8:12 PM ]

All Buckhead community members are invited to attend a public information meeting about the Lenox Road Scoping Study project. Many Buckhead reDesign ideas, including the East Paces Ferry Interchange, were incorporated into this study. It is critical that our voices are heard and we encourage all Pine Hills neighbors to attend the meeting. 

Wednesday, September 6th

6 - 8 p.m. Buckhead Library

269 Buckhead Ave NE

 Atlanta, GA 30305

There will be a brief presentation and a Q&A session to discuss findings. The study, conducted in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC,) began in October 2016 and aimed to determine the feasibility of various pedestrian, bicycle and roadway improvements to the Lenox Road corridor from the Lenox MARTA station toward Piedmont Road.

2017 Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale - October 21st

posted Aug 30, 2017, 8:03 PM by Pine Hills

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Association is holding its annual neighborhood Yard Sale

Sale day: Saturday, October 21st

Time of sale:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Donation picked up after sale:  Goodwill

Seller registration is now open 

Registration fee: $25 until October 10th and $30 after

To sign up: Contact Deanna Alexander at phnayardsale@gmail.com

Online payment:  Click on Online Payment

Security patrol will be on duty during the yard sale

Lenox Road Interchange – Buckhead reDefined Update

posted Jan 30, 2017, 9:34 AM by Pine Hills

The Pine Hills Neighborhood Association (PHNA) received concept drawings from the engineers working on the Buckhead reDefined project and posted them on our website (www.mypinehills.org ). 

These drawings show the 3 options for a Lenox Road Interchange off GA 400 that were presented at the January 19th community meeting.  Project staff stressed that the drawings were meant to convey the general ideas being proposed and do not indicate exact placement of the interchange or length of ramps. The engineers have agreed to meet with the PHNA leadership to discuss neighborhood concerns about these proposed solutions to Lenox Road traffic. 

We will send a summary of the meeting to the neighborhood with suggested next steps.  Meanwhile, you can review the complete presentation at: https://buckheadredefined.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/2017-01-26_public-meeting.pdf and provide comments at info@buckheadredefined.com.

Plan to attend the next community meeting on February 27th, Atlanta International School (Early Learning Center), 6-8 p.m.   

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