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City Council vacancy

Dear Pine Lake Residents,

As many of you know, Greg Creech has recently resigned from his post on City Council, and we thank him for his (continued) service to the City.

His council term ends on December 31, 2011 and it has been decided to fill that position with a qualified candidate. To qualify you must be a resident of the City for twelve months and continue residing within the City throughout the term of office. If you are interested in serving out the term of Council Post 1 and are qualified, please contact the City Clerk’s office at plclerk@bellsouth.com no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, April 25, 2011.

Thanks,
Valerie Caldwell
City Clerk

Town Hall – Sat 2/5 at 11am

Please plan to join city officials and your neighbors at the first Town Hall of 2011.

On the agenda are information and Q/A about the lake dredging, scheduled to start March 1 and Q/A about the Clubhouse renovation project and new rules/reg/rates for the renovated space. As always, the agenda will allow time for other citizen questions or concerns.

Saturday, February 5 at 11am at the Clubhouse, following the continental breakfast to inaugurate the new space!

Look forward to seeing a big crowd!

City Council Org Meeting – Wed 1/19 at 7:30pm

We are catching up on our City Council Meeting this Wednesday, January 19 from the postponed meeting set for January 10. Here is a link to the agenda: http://pinelakega.com/city-government/agenda/. Please pass the word around and plan to attend. We have a resolution honoring Paul Jasionowski at the beginning of the meeting and another recognizing the Neighborhood Watch Committee and the Community Emergency Response Team in Pine Lake as well as other important financial and other business.

Pine Lake Charter Review

The goal is to have one place dedicated to the Pine Lake charter review and only the charter review. Anyone can see it, but only Pine Lake residents will be able to comment. To ensure that, everyone’s first comment will
have to be approved by the moderator/webmaster. Right now, that’s only me. I think I understand how this works (I’ve had some friends test it, up to a point). There is a section called “How to comment” which I think you can’t miss.

http://plcharterreview.wordpress.com/

Don’t forget to come to one of the kick-off meetings:

Saturday August 21 10 am Court House
Thursday August 26 7:15 pm Court House

Millage Rate Hearing – Mon 6/14

On Monday, June 14 at 7pm, Mayor and Council will hold a public meeting in the Court House about the proposed millage rate increase (from 14.3 cents per thousand, to 17.1 cents per thousand, based on
40% of the home’s assessed value).*

Copies of the budget will be available.

A final vote will be taken later that night, during regular Council meeting on Monday, June 14. Citizens comments may also be made at that time. Thanks to the 10 people who attended last night, offering comments and asking questions.

* For a Pine Lake home assessed at $150,000, the increase would be approximately $168 a year, or $14/month; for a $200,000 house it would be a $224 increase, $18.66/month.

Millage Rate Increase Hearing – Thur 6/3

Tonight (Thursday) at 7:30pm, Mayor and Council will hold a public meeting in the Court House about the proposed millage rate increase (from 14.3 cents per thousand, to 17.1 cents per thousand, based on 40% of the home’s assessed value).*

Copies of the budget will be available.

A final vote will be taken at Council meeting on Monday, June 14. Citizens comments may also be made at that time.

* For a Pine Lake home assessed at $150,000, the increase would be approximately $168 a year, or $14/month; for a $200,000 house it would be a $224 increase, $18.66/month.

Memorial Day – Sat 5/29

Pine Lake will celebrate Memorial Day on Saturday, May 29, with its usual festivities. We will honor the sacrifice of U.S. men and women who died while in military service with a parade, a cookout, ice cream social, opening of the beach and dedication of the Eastern Greenspace.

If you are a veteran of our Armed Forces, come join the parade. We would be honored to have you. If you are a kid (or kid-at-heart), decorate your bike, trike, scooter, wheelchair, golf cart or solar-powered skate-board and join the parade. Adults are encouraged to add trucks, cars and other vehicles. The parade will assemble at the Clubhouse at noon and proceed down Spruce to Lakeshore for the official opening of the Beach. There will also be an official ribbon-cutting for the Eastern Greenspace to officially open the wetlands walk.

After Mayor Zarus opens the beach to swimming [pending healthy bacteria report], we’ll have a cookout & potluck (beginning about 12:30pm). The city will provide dogs & burgers (veggie too!), paper goods and beverages. Residents are encouraged (but not required) to bring a side dish to share. (You can drop off your item at the Beach House before the parade if you want! Be sure & label any dishes you want returned.)

We’ll end with PLAIN’s old-fashioned Ice Cream Social at 2pm.

Volunteers needed to cook, setting up at 10:30am. Please contact Kathie deNobriga if you can help for a couple of hours!

Census Information

From the AJC “Missed by the census? More forms on the way”:

Officials with the tiny DeKalb County city of Pine Lake said last week that none of the community’s residents had received a form. Those residents receive mail at post office boxes because there is no residential mail delivery. The census bureau recently decided to send forms to post office boxes after April 12.

http://www.ajc.com/news/missed-by-the-census-440713.html?cxtype=rss_news_128746