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Volume 23, Issue 2

February 2019

COMMUNITY NEWS Joy B. Day Mayor jday@jonesboroga.com 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

A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR… Dear Citizens, What a great year we had in the City in 2018! We were able to sustain our low crime rate, keep the city clean, continue a high level of services for you, our citizens, and maintain financial stability. Just think what Jonesboro could be if YOU become active! Join us as we work toward improving our City. We need people with special interests, talents, and expertise to serve on boards and volunteer. More than that, we need people with a passion for Jonesboro and seeing it shine... I know there is a great deal of untapped genius out there. The amount of commitment would be just a few hours (sometimes 1-2) per month. No involvement is too small...You will meet new friends, contribute to a better community (yours), and learn what makes Jonesboro tick! Information about joining the J-TEAM is contained in this newsletter. Give it a shot...I look forward to seeing you! Joy B. Day, Mayor METRO ATLANTA SPEAKS Survey Reveals Priorities for Planning and Decision-Making

Each year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and its partners conduct the METRO ATLANTA SPEAKS survey of metro Atlanta residents to help guide the region’s planning. The 2018 survey showed the following: •TOP CONCERN: Transportation (28%). Second was Crime (22%) and Public Education (9%) •Nearly half the respondents (48%) said expanding public transit is the best long-term traffic solution., with improving roads and highways (28%) a distant second. •Metro Atlanta’s improving economy was also reflected in this year’s survey. Only 6% said economy is the biggest problem facing the region, compared to 9% last year and 24% in 2013. •Nearly 90% of respondents said they are paying more than they should be for housing. The top reasons given include quality of location, quality of neighborhood, and lack of affordable housing. •Half the respondents said they’d be willing to pay more taxes to expand public transit. For additional information: www.atlantaretgional.org

GOLF CART REGISTRATIONS IN CITY David Allen, Community Development Director

In October 2018, the Mayor and City Council revised registration procedures for golf carts operating in the City. A new $25 annual registration fee was adopted for City residents, and a new application was prepared. Registration decals must be affixed to the sides of golf carts. Golf cart owners need to have their registrations completed by February 15th. Golf carts must be demonstrated to be in good working order, including exhaust systems for gas-powered carts. The Mayor and Council also included a provision in the Cart Ordinance for non-City residents to be able to register their carts for use within the City limits. Questions about cart usage within the City can be answered by calling City Hall at (770) 478-3800.


The new LTI (Low Temp) building located at 1947 Bill Casey Parkway is completed and adds to the beauty of the southside of our city. LTI occupies over 200,000 sq. ft. on 17.5 acres. LTI is one of the country’s leading innovators and manufacturers of custom food service equipment & décor. For more info, see http:lowtempind.com

Ground has recently been broken for the new Tommy Carwash (below) underway at 8140 Tara Boulevard, just south of QT. Lincoln Carwash Systems, LLC are the owners. Tommy is a state of the art carwash, offering complete services to keep your car looking spic and span!

David & Betty Barron

Richard & Elnora Hosely

Williamson Mill Road

Smith Street

64 years

49 Years

Keith & Mali Green North Avenue

18 years

Curtis & B. J. Burrell Church Street

59 Years Pat & Randy Daniel Chestnut Street

39 years

Happy 102nd Birthday to Mrs. Pearl Reynolds King! Pictured at left is Nancy Hutchinson and her mother, Mrs. Pearl Reynolds King, who celebrated her birthday on January 19. She was born in 1917 in Clay County, Alabama. We wish Mrs. King a belated Happy Birthday and a wish for health and happiness!

Good Neighbor Report

#SHOPJONESBORO Stebbins, Garey & Associates 300 North Main Street, 308 “Tax Services, Accounting”

Humane Society News


Tara Financial Group

7810 North McDonough Street (770) 471-9436 www.claytoncountyhumane.org

191 North Main Street (770) 477-1099 “Investments & Insurance”

The Clayton County Humane Society Animal Shelter provides a home for animals who have been abandoned. As animals come to the shelter, they are checked by a veterinarian and given all necessary vaccines and any other treatment that’s needed. At the shelter they are well loved by staff and a great group of volunteers. Dogs are taken outside for playtime and for walks. When you adopt your dog he/she will be well socialized. Cats have visitors who sit in the cat room with them playing with toys or providing a lap to be petted in. It is a very good temporary home for the animals who just want to be loved. Charlemagne is a beautiful cat with distinctive markings! She loves to be around people and wants a special home. All her siblings have left and she needs to be loved. Cordelia is a cute little terrier mix who really wants a home and someone to love just her. She is the perfect size for an apartment. Could you be her forever family?


Hammond & Hammond, P.C. 122 South Main Street (770) 603-6572 “Chapter 13 & 7 Bankruptcy Attorneys” *****

Jonesboro Auto Salvage Pictured above is Chantel Davis of Future Leaders Christian Academy, 354 West Avenue. Ms. Davis was spotted actively cleaning up the corner at West and North Avenues. Thank you for making Jonesboro more beautiful!

222 Turner Road (77) 477-6663 “Full line of used auto parts, used tires, and rebuilt transmissions” *****

Randall Keen, P.C. 23 Lee Street (770) 473-0990 “ Family Law Firm” *****

Jonesboro Dairy Queen Grand Re-Opening


Carlyle Charles, Arnold Place, retired on January 1, 2019 from Delta Airlines after 30 years of dedicated service. We wish Mr. Charles many years of happy retirement. Mr. Charles is married to Arlene Charles.

City Council Votes at January Council Meeting to Approve Launching of Arts & Entertainment District With approval of an Arts & Entertainment District in the central downtown area, the designation will enable the City to expand permitting for businesses or organizations seeking to move into the area, restrict construction of incompatible operations such as gas stations, or auto repair shops, and establish a zone for food trucks in the downtown area to attract diners. Creation of the new district comes as Jonesboro seeks to revive its downtown and provide a walkable community with amenities for its citizens.


Jonesboro City Hall

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

124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236

Community Calendar FEB 1

Arts Clayton Gallery Opening, 5:30 pm


Design Committee, 4:30 pm, CH


Work Session, 6 pm, PD


Hill Family, 6 pm, AOH


Design Review Committee, 4:30 pm, CH


Downtown Dev. Authority, 6 pm, PD

FEB 11

Council Meeting, 6 pm, PD

FEB 13

Economic Restructuring, 4:30 pm, CH

FEB 14

Covered Dish Supper, 6 pm, AOH

FEB 28- Strategic Planning Retreat, Magnolia MAR 1 House, 9 am

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! Saturday, March 15: 5-8 pm St. Patrick’s Day Festival: Downtown Coming in March! FOOD TRUCK WEDNESDAYS 1st Wednesday of month: 11 am-2 pm Downtown Jonesboro near Old Courthouse

CITY EVENT LOCATIONS LSP=Lee Street Park PD= Police Department AOH=Alpha Omega House 127 College St. CH=City Hall

PETS OF THE MONTH Rusty, Molly Lou, Sally Mae, Casey, & Charlie Gardner Owners: Bobby & Rebecca Gardner Sunnybrook

JOIN THE J-TEAM! (See Mayor’s note on Page 1)


Come and join a winning team...get involved in YOUR City to make it the best it can be! If you are interested in serving on a board, committee, or volunteering any time at all, please contact Cable Brooks Jonesboro City Hall (770) 478-3800 Or email cbrooks@jonesboroga.com The Community News Published at Jonesboro City Hall Written & Edited by Mayor Joy B. Day To submit news items, call (770) 478-3800 or email jday@jonesboroga.com .

Janie Mae Alexander

Profile for City of Jonesboro

The Community Newsletter (Volume 23, Issue 2)  

This newsletter is about all of the exciting things going on in our community.

The Community Newsletter (Volume 23, Issue 2)  

This newsletter is about all of the exciting things going on in our community.