City of South Fulton Community Calendar: Week of May 15

Last week marked the first city council meeting at the South Fulton Service Center Auditorium. If you missed it, you can view the meeting on YouTube and/or review the meeting minutes.

There’s lots to turn your attention to this week. Mark your calendars for these important events and deadlines, and be sure to share this information with your neighbors!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

School Board Community Meeting
Monday, May 15 at 6:00PM
Westlake High School, 2400 Union Road, SW

Linda Bryant hosts her monthly community board meeting. School governance councils have also been invited to convene before the community meeting.

Summer Youth Empowerment Program
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00PM
5530 Old National Hwy., Suite C

District 7 Councilman Mark Baker and FAKS Allied Health Education have partnered to empower the community with information on Summer Training and Employment Assistance for youth ages 17–24. Click here for more information.

District 6 Councilman khalid kamau’s Office Hours
Tuesday, May 16 from 12:00PM — 2:00PM
South Fulton Annex, 5710 Stonewall Tell Road

Councilman khalid will hold office hours every Tuesday. Drop-ins are welcomed. Appointment are encouraged. Click here for more information.

Community Zoning Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30PM
South Fulton Service Center, 5710 Stonewall Tell Road

Residents are asked to attend to share their concerns regarding Walton, LLC’s proposed warehouse development at Campbellton, Riverside and Fulton Industrial.

Fulton County Public Works Public Meeting
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30PM
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, SW

The Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed capital improvement program for 2016–2025 and plans to fund the program through a rate increase for water and sewer.

WABE Education Town Hall
Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00PM
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, SW

WABE 90.1 invites residents to attend a town hall to discuss the First Priority Act, a new law signed by Gov. Nathan Deal. The law is aimed at improving schools and student performance. Click here for more information.

There’s Money on the Beltline
Wednesday, May 17 at 9:00AM
Empire Board of Realtists, Inc., 686 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.

Mayor William “Bill” Edwards Bill and Karen Young, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Grants Specialist will serve as the special guest speakers at “There’s Money on the BeltLine.” Information will be shared on how minority-owned businesses can capitalize on the changing landscape in the Atlanta area. Click here for more information.

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Recess Meeting
Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00AM
Fulton County Government Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street, SW

Click here for more information and the agenda.

Fulton County Schools Annual Parent, Family and Community Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30AM and 6:30PM
McNair Middle School, 2800 Burdett Road, College Park

All parents of students in grades K-12 in Title I schools, as well as concerned citizens are invited to attend. Attendees will review and revise the 2016–17 District Parental Involvement Statement for the 2017–18 school year and jointly develop the revised District Parent, Family and Community Engagement Statement to establish the district’s expectations. For more information, contact the Title I Department at 470–254–0200.

South Fulton CID Multimodal Study Alternative Land Use Workshop
Thursday, May 18 at 4:00PM and 5:00PM
U.S. Foods, 7950 Spence Road

Members, partners and community stakeholders will gather to offer input on current growth plans. Click here for more information.

Aerotropolis Atlanta Board Meeting
Friday, May 19 at 1:00PM
Hartsfield Jackson Technical Support Campus, 1255 Airport Loop Rd.

For more information, click here.

Fulton County Public Health Grand Opening Ceremony
Friday, May 19 at 2:00PM
Fulton Health, 10 Park Place South, SE

Citizens are invited to attend the grand opening of Fulton County’s newest Clinic featuring state-of-the art medical technology, exam rooms, laboratory and pharmacy. Click here for more information.

Atlanta Funk Fest 2017
Friday, May 19 at 7:00PM
Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road, SW

The popular three-day music festival kicks off with a variety of artists including Erykah Badu. Tickets are available via the amphitheater box office and Ticketmaster.com.

16th Annual Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 20 from 9:00AM — 3:00PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Atlanta

State Representative Roger Bruce invites families to bring their fishing gear, and appetite for a fun-filled day of music, games, food and more. Click here for more information, including how to volunteer.

Future of South Fulton Forum
Saturday, May 20 at 10:00AM
South Fulton Library, 4055 Flat Shoals Road

Meet your District 6 & 7 Councilmen. Get the latest news, and all your questions answered, about the transition to cityhood. Hear from community leaders about summer programs for youth and seniors. Click here for more information.

REMINDER: Applications for the Fulton County Youth Commission Program are due by May 19. Click here for more info.

Additionally, all South Fulton high schools will be holding their graduation ceremonies this month. Congratulations to all of our outstanding Seniors! A list of graduation dates can be found by clicking here.

PLAN AHEAD for these important dates:

  • May 23: The city council meeting will be held at the South Fulton Service Center Auditorium at 7:00PM. The work session will take place prior to the meeting at 5:00PM. Arrive early to secure a seat.
  • May 24: South Fulton Food Policy Council will hold an interest meeting. Click here for more information.
  • June 3: District 2 will host their first Community Day from 10:00am — 3:00pm at Believe Ranch on Butner Road. The event will include food trucks, face painting, music and entertainment, bouncy house and more.
  • June 5: The Cliftondale Community Club will hold their monthly meeting.
  • June 5: The ARC Wireside Chat for South Fulton will take place. This is a telephone town hall meeting to give residents a chance to learn more about projects that are part of the upcoming Regional Transportation Referendum.
  • June 15: The Camp Creek Business Association monthly meeting will feature special guests Councilwomen Catherine Foster-Rowell (D1) and Carmalitha Gumbs (D2).
  • June 19: Public hearing for the conditional use permit application for 5025 Old National Hwy.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DEADLINES

  • Registration is now open for Write 2 Rise, a free young writer’s workshop for high school students that kicks off on June 10 at the Wolf Creek Library. Lunch is provided. Click here to register.
  • Junior DA Program (free summer program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders) applications are due by June 1. Call 404–449–6737 or email Shari.Jones@FultonCountyGa.gov for more information.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL REMINDERS…

Please remember to take the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System User Survey and give your feedback on how the library can better serve your needs. If you live in District 2, please take your community survey and share your concerns and recommendations.

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