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DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - JUNE

FOXHALL DENIED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2019

My Visit to Cuba

I recently stopped in Havana Cuba on a cruise, an experience which proved to be an eye-opener, to say the least.  Although I was taught about the bad points of socialism in high school, my visit exemplified just how negative an effect Socialism (Government run everything) plays on human beings and their quality of life.   You could easily envision what a beautiful city Havana once was, but you would be very sadden to see how many great, magnificent Russian influenced buildings constructed many  years back were actually crumbling and going to seed.  You often saw these once beautiful structures deteriorating at the roof level, while people still lived on the lower floors of the building. Laundry hanging out on the balconies was a common sight, as most people do not own a washer and dryer.  The government buildings were, of course, maintained or under reconstruction, while almost every other building was gray  from lack of paint and lack of the variety of color found in most cities in the Caribbean.    There were very few shops around the pier normally found on a Caribbean island, except for the typical flea market.  I was told that businesses were  government controlled.

 Lines of people stood outside the food markets, as food remains rationed.  Although Cuba has free education, I was told by a Cuban native that the government decides what kind of occupation and how far up the ladder you can go, thereby eliminating your personal potential.  Since the government runs the “free” health care, doctors’ salaries are government controlled and often are below that of a tourist guide, since the guides receive tips from the tourists.   I understand the Cuban government has recently allowed the people to have cell phones with limited coverage.  I pondered over what I saw and wondered if those who tout socialism for America really understand just what they would have to give up to receive “free” stuff.  Hmmmm

2019 Committee Assignments

Benefits Committee:                                        Com. Carthan & Chairman Jones

Finance Committee:                                         Com. Robinson & Chairman Jones      

Programming Committee:                               Com. Mitchell & Com. Carthan

Safety Committee:                                            Commissioner Carthan

Technology Committee:                                  Com. Mitchell & Com. Guider

Pension Advisory Board:                                 Chairman Jones & Com. Carthan

Transportation Committee:                             Com. Robinson & Chairman Jones

FIRE/EMS:                                                         Com. Guider & Com. Carthan

Intergovernmental Committee:                           Chairman Jones

Parks & Recreation Oversight Committee:         Com. Mitchell & Com. Carthan

Public Safety Committee:                                    Com. Guider & Chairman Jones

Stakeholders Committee (Villa Rica):                  Chairman Jones, Com. Guider

Purchasing Oversight Committee:                       Com. Carthan & Com. Robinson

Residential Development:                                    Com. Robinson, Chairman Jones

Tax Abatement Compliance:                                Com. Guider & Com. Carthan

*UNDERLINE INDICATES CHAIRMAN

  ROAD UPDATES

The rain delayed the completion of the 2018 resurfacing program, and the county paver was damaged in a recent fire at the equipment barn.  Please be patient, both the 2018 and the 2019 roads will be resurfaced this year.

INTERSECTIONS:

·         Bright Star @ John West – Turn Lane – Right-of-way acquisition in process – construction this summer.
·         Dorris Road @ Sweetwater/Highpoint – Turn lane -  Right-of-way acquisition in process – construction this summer.
·         Hwy 5 @ Douglas Blvd.  NORTHBOUNDR-Turn lane – in design stage.
·         Hwy 5 @ Douglas Blvd. SOUTHBOUND – Dual L-turn lanes – Construction to begin soon (State project).
·         Stewart Mill @ Reynolds Road – Turn lane -design finishing in next few weeks – construction bid this spring or summer.

POST ROAD BRIDGE – Right-of-way acquisition in process – Construction to begin this summer
WHITESTONE BRIDGE – Construction bid  recently awarded

RAILROAD CROSSING ON CONNORS ROAD

Residents who live in and around Mirror Lake will be happy to know that your City, County, State and railroad officials have found a solution to the Connors Road RR Crossing problem.  Working together, we all have worked out an agreement of placing an early warning sign at the intersection of Connors Road/Mirror Lake Boulevard that will  inform drivers there is a train sitting on the track at the bottom of the hill, and they should use an alternative route to get to downtown Villa Rica.  This has taken a long time, but the contract to install the warning sign has been awarded and the sign should be installed within a couple of months. 

Watch District Dialogue - AJG and the Douglas County Fire Department:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tg1p7Jf_c4&list=PLAgoiG_mt8drICMM-suyGF_uHuuSZkdfp&index=22&t=0s

 

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2019

2019 BUDGET

DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2018

District 4 – TOWN HALL

WHEN:          Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:         Dog River Public Library, 6100 GA-5, Douglasville, Ga
TOPIC:           2019 Budget and Things Happening in District 4 and Douglas County

2019 PROJECTS

ANNUAL RESURFACING District 4:
 

Cheoah Dr
Lauada Dr
Lauada Ct
Summit Dr
Ashwood Way
Orchard Place
Copperridge Dr
Deer Run Trail

SPLOST RESURFACING: 

Dorris Rd
Wenona Street
Tyree Rd

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DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2018

2018 DISTRICT 4 PAVING PROGRAM

 
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HWY 5 round-about concept

STATE DOT CONCEPT FOR HWY 5 ROUND-ABOUT

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DRISTICT 4 NEWSLETTER - HWY 5

HWY 5/DORSETT SHOALS RD/POOL RD/BANKS MILL RD ROUND-ABOUT

We had a great turnout at the Open House on the Hwy 5 Round-about Tuesday.  Although not noted in the newspaper, I WAS at the meeting... I would not invite 1000 people to an important event affecting my District and NOT show up.  However, I did have to leave around 5:30 due to a Planning and Zoning Meeting, at which I had 4 parcels in my district appearing before the Board.  Nevertheless, I had the opportunity to speak to many of you, and I believe the concept presented by the State DOT was well received.  Those unable to come can still share your opinion either by email at https://por.dot.ga.gov/projectInfo/0009836/PDF/0009836_Handout_2017.02.07.pdf (handout/comment)or by mail to...Mr. Eric Duff, GeorgiaDOT, 600 W Peachtree St, NW, 16th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308.  DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS IS FEBRUARY 17, as set by GDOT.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HWY 5 & I-20

  • This project will add an additional exclusive right turn lane onto Hwy. 5 northward to allow for dual flow right turns off the westbound I-20 ramp. This will allow for less congestion and backup on that ramp.
  • Traffic signal upgrades are also included throughout the Hwy 5 corridor to eliminate congestion for left turn lane signals with flashing yellow arrow (FYA) control. 
    This conversion has already been completed and is currently in operation.
  • Construction of an additional southbound SR 5 left turn lane on to Douglas Boulevard eastbound.  This addition of a second left turn lane allowing for dual left turns during each traffic signal cycle will  shorten the entire light cycle allowing faster flow of travel in and around that entire intersection.
  • The left turn auxiliary lane at the entrance to the Wesley Pond Apartments and adjacent commercial properties has been completed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).  This helped to eliminate the U-turns at the W Stewart Mill intersection.
  • Also included in the project is the installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems/Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ITS/ATMS) connectivity and devices for traffic monitoring, incident detection, and system optimization.
WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY NORTHBOUND ON HWY 5 FOR A RIGHT TURN LANE ON TO DOUGLAS BLVD.

 

FEBRUARY 2017 DISTRICT 4 NEWSLETTER

Public Information Open House (PIOH)
REGARDING:    Proposed Round-About – Dorset Shoals/Pool Rd/Banks Mill/Hwy 5
WHEN:               Thursday,  February 7, 2017
 WHERE:            Magnolia Room, Murray EducationalCenterWestAnnex,4841 HWY5
                            Douglasville, GA                   
TIME:                   5 PM – 7 PM
ANNUAL RESURFACING District 4:
   *All Corn Crib Streets
   *Gregory Heights S/D Streets (Deferred from 2016)
   *Richardson Rd from Ephesus Church Rd to Dead End
   *Tyree Rd from SR 166 to W Banks Mill Rd
   *North Creek Ln from SR 166 to DE
   *Goodwyndy Estates Sub-Division Streets
   *Wolf Creek Dr from Post Rd to CDS

 
SPLOST RESURFACING: (2017)
   *High Point Rd from SR 61 to Stockmar Rd
   *High Point Rd from Stockmar Rd to Ragan Rd
   *High Point Rd from Ragan Rd to Brittain Rd
   *Liberty Rd from Poole Rd to Cole Rd
    *Central Church Road from Bright Star to Hwy 5

SPLOST  INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS (2017):

Stewart Mill Rd./Reynolds Rd.– Bids will be sent out April/May 2017
Brightstar Rd./John West Rd.– Add Through traffic lane - RFQ is being developed
Sweetwater Church Rd./Dorris Rd.–With Paulding Co. participation

**West Stewart Mill/Stewart Mill/Yancey Rd intersection is presently being bid out and funded from previous DOT funds - does not effect 2017 budget

 

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