Chamblee Annexation Meeting on Tuesday

A steering committee regarding Chamblee annexation will hold an informal meeting on the subject at Dresden Elementary.

On the Nov. 6 general election ballot, there will be a referendum about extending the city of Chamblee's borders south to Clairmont Road and I-85. An area steering committee is holding a meeting regarding the referendum at Dresden Elementary School, 7 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The steering committee includes members of the Dresden East Civic Association, but also people from other neighborhoods that are not part of the DECA, and the committee is independent of the DECA itself. Appling Heights, Tanglewood, The Variations, Frontier Woods, Surrey Place, Clairmont Terrace, Wakefield Forest, Whispering Hills and Hill Crest are represented on the steering committee.

The area that would be annexed is designated in dark green on the second page of the attached pdf.

City of Chamblee and DeKalb County officials will be in attendance at the meeting.

With the city of Brookhaven taking shape, the area that could be annexed will be surrounded by cities--Doraville, Chamblee, Brookhaven and I-85--and could be an "unincorporated island" if annexation fails, as this website about the annexation reports.

There is more information about the referendum at this Facebook page. Another informative meeting will be held in October, too.

Enuff Govt Already September 11, 2012 at 09:04 PM
DECA be cautious be very cautious. Chamblee boasted of a tax cut from 7.95 mills to 7.4 mills; the millage in 2004 was only 4.13. The city raised the millage every year as they out spent revenues until they talked Huntley Hills into annexation. Just prior to the annexation vote the city newsletter said they hoped to keep millage at 7.95 but hey needed to rebuild their reserve fund. They also talked of cutting core city services. Two years later they're ready to add 11K to the population. Joining Chamblee will be a tax hike, lower police capabilities and training, sanitation duplication and a less capable public works. On the other hand it would be a faster ride to the gov’t offices for a permit (tax) but I’ve only needed a permit or license a few times in my life and currently most of that is available on-line anyway. On a side note with the restructured millage rates, Brookhaven will probably be interested in DECA in a year or so if you stayed unincorporated.
pat thomas September 14, 2012 at 04:42 AM
We are not interested in Brookhaven.
Jordan Fox October 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Brookhaven is interested only in the commercial area in DECA not the residential area. If we wait, we will lose our opportunity to join Chamblee and Brookhaven or another future city on the other side of 85 will take Century Center leaving us an unincorporated island. Our service levels will drop as the County increases our taxes to cover the budget shortfall.
Eric H October 15, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I don't see the referenced map of the boundary


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