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Volume 23, Issue 4 April 2019

COMMUNITY NEWS Councilmembers: Alfred Dixon, Mayor Protem Larry Boak Pat Sebo Bobby Lester Billy Powell Ed Wise Ricky L. Clark, Jr., City Manager Clifford Kelker, Chief of Police David Allen, Community Dev. Director Joe Nettleton, Public Works Director Pat Daniel, Asst. City Clerk Sandra Meyers, Finance Derry Walker, Code Enforcement Steve Fincher, Attorney Keith Wood, Municipal Judge Jerry Patrick, City Solicitor City Hall (770) 478-3800 Jonesboro PD (770) 478-7407 NON-Emergency # (770) 477-3550


GEORGIA CITIES WEEK April 21-27 Special Events April 24: Food Truck Wednesday April 25: Community Day & Spring Fling, Lee Street Elementary April 26-28: Free Garage Sale Days April 27: Amnesty Day, Public Works April 27: Relay for Life, Lee Street Park

is Cleanup

Month in the City

Thanks to our Beautification Committee & other volunteers, our Clean-up Day was a huge success. Let’s follow it up by making April Cleanup Month. What can YOU do? Below is a Spring Checklist that may help. Let’s make our City beautiful! • Pick up all trash in yard/street/surrounding areas once a week. • Clean out carport and front of house. No excess junk, flower pots, etc. Re-

Our first City Concert is on the calendar for May 11, 7:00 pm, at Lee Street Park. move extra items on front porch. Place items behind house or discard. Jazz will be on the musical menu for that • Trim bushes/limbs/cut grass. evening. Come out and enjoy a FREE con• Check for mold or mildew on your house; pressure wash. Wash windows. cert. Bring your chairs and your dancing • Paint mailbox. Make sure house number is on mailbox and house. shoes. No glass bottles. See you there! • Keep trash container behind house. Blow off porch and driveway regular-

ly. • Take oil & paint cans, and other junk to Amnesty Day at Public Works

on April 27. → If you are over the age of 70 or disabled, contact Derry Walker for a visit by the “City Angels” for assistance with the above tasks,

OneJonesboro OneJonesboro is a free mobile app that empowers citizens to report non-emergency issues within the City limits. It also provides on-the-go access to the latest City news and information. The report is automatically submitted to the respective division or department for review. The individual who submitted the service HONOR A VETERAN TODAY request will be notified when the issue has been acknowledged and The City honors deceased veterans with a closed. Citizens will also be able to view, comment, and vote to fix display twice per year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Drop by City Hall today and problems submitted by their neighbors. The OneJonesboro app is available for download on Android and iPhone. Simply complete a form to honor your deceased veteran permanently. We will inscribe the search “OneJonesboro” in the App Store and Google Play. In addition to the mobile apps, citizens can send reports through the City’s website by clicking the OneJonesname and service info, attach a flag, and display two times per year. A one time fee boro app on the homepage. See more at www.jonesboroga.com. (optional) of $20 helps defer initial and Get in touch with us today...keep us informed with the OneJonesboro app! replacement costs. Show your colors!

CITY GARDEN? Are you interested in organizing and participating in a City Garden? You don’t have to be an expert, just an eager participant. Call (770) 478-3800—Maria

“AMNESTY DAY” Jonesboro Public Works 100 Gloria Drive Saturday, April 27: 9:00 am—12:00 pm

Sec. 86-395. - Location of off-street parking. Paint Cans, Oil Cans, Chemicals, Tires (Limit 2 per household), Furniture, Metal Junk → Must show proof of City Residence

JPD STATS February 2019 *Citations

493 *Warnings 208 *Accidents 47 *Arrests 72 *DUI 11 *Warrants 524 *Property Checks 239 *Criminal Investigations (Active): 38 *Training: 147 Hours *Probation: 911 cases *Community Service Performed: 1,435 hrs. Coming in May! FRONT PORCH PLAYERS


May 3-5, 10-12

***Register at City Hall for a FREE Permit 1-2-or 3 day sale

www.thefrontporchplayers.com 770.897.1404


“Welcome to the Jungle” June 3-14, 2019 Visual & Performing Arts

“The Lion King Kids” Kindergarden-5th Grade

Off-street parking for single family and two family dwellings shall not be located between the principal dwelling and the public right-of-way, except on a hard surface driveway using asphalt or concrete pavement, or other hard surface as may be approved by the city manager, or in an enclosed garage.

(Parking on grass is not permitted)

Taste of Thailand has moved to 121 Jonesboro Road (678) 961-5986

City of Jonesboro


“You Can’t Take it With You”


April 26-27-28

#SHOPJONESBORO Dominican & International Foods 8083 Tara Blvd. (470) 422-6016 “Fresh Authentic Dominican” ******

ENA Auto Sales 198 Jonesboro Road, #B8 (404) 984-1157 “Helping buyers find the best vehicle” *****

Kiddie Kottage Learning Academy 106 Gloria Drive (770) 703-1048 *****

Nut Cafe

*Creating African for an exhibit *Performing ‘Lion King Kids’ at Clayton County Performing Arts Center

8025 Tara Boulevard (770) 892-1242 “Exquisite Vegetarian Cuisine”

“Young Panther”

Joy’s Barber Shop

Visual & Performing Arts 6th-8th Grade *Creating futuristic African Arts and the Retelling of Old African Folklore in updated settings with the Musical Theatre Class

Register: www.artsclayton.org (770) 473-5457


198 Jonesboro Road, #A (770) 477-8131 “ A Cut Above” *****

Rocky’s Pizza 8113 Tara Boulevard (770) 478-2620 “Great Pizza & Subs” ****

RELAY FOR LIFE Lee Street Park: Saturday, April 27 4:00-9:00 pm

Yard of the Month (Honorable Mention)

Join a winning team! Help fight Cancer in our Community. Walk to remember those who have fought the fight and survivors! Call Pat Sebo at

(770) 478-3800. APPROVED:

COUNCIL NOTES—March 11, 2019

-Resolution #2019-005 authorizing the submittal of the completed Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) supplemental grant study to the Atlanta Regional Commission -Preliminary Engineering Agreement with Georgia Power Company -Ordinance #2019-006: Art Gallery Alcohol License -Variance, Old Ivey Place, for front entry garages on new townhomes -Text Amendment to the Vacant Property Registry (Ordinance #2019-008) -Text Amendment regarding a proposed revision and update to the Sign Ordinance. (Ordinance # 2019-009) -Text Amendment regarding Street Light Districts. (Ordinance #2019-007) -FY 2019 End of Year Budget Amendments DENIED:

-Rezoning of 299 North Main Street from Office Institutional (O-I) to Single Family Residential (R-4).

Randy & Pat Daniel 114 Chestnut Street

Clean up Day in the ‘Boro

Jonesboro City Hall

Pre-Sorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jonesboro, GA Permit No. 7

124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236

Community Calendar APR 1

Council Work Session, 6 pm,. PD


Hill Family Band, 6 pm, AOH


Design Review Comm., 4:30 pm, CH


Downtown Dev. Authority, 6 pm, PD


City Court, 8 am, PD


Council Meeting, 6 pm, PD

APR 10

Economic Vitality Comm., 4:30 pm, CH

APR 15

Historic Commission, 5:40 pm, CH

APR 11

CRASE Training, 6 pm, PD

APR 22

City Court, 8 am, PD

APR 22

Beautification Comm., 5:30 pm, CH

APR 23

Promotions Committee, 4:30 pm, CH

APR 25

Community Day & Spring Fling, Lee Street Elementary, 5 pm

APR 2627-28

FREE Garage Sale Days, register at City Hall

April 27

“AMNESTY DAY” 9 am-12 pm (Public Works)

APR 27

Relay for Life, 6 pm, LSP

APR 29

City Court, 8 am, PD

Appearing May 4 1-3 pm “Jonesboro’s Own”

Billy James

The Community News Published at Jonesboro City Hall Written & Edited by Mayor Joy B. Day To submit news items, (770) 4783800 or email jday@jonesboroga.com CITY EVENT LOCATIONS LSP=Lee St. Park PD= Police Dept. AOH=127 College St. CH=City Hall

April 3, 10, 17, 24 Wednesdays 11:00 am-2:00 pm Courthouse WayDowntown See you there!

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