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monthly movement building meeting is quickly approaching. It will be 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 19th
at the Rick McDevitt Youth Center in Peoplestown. This will be a big one. We invite you, yo’ cousin and ya mama too to come out as we strategically align the progressive and revolutionary movement’s efforts. We will be diving into the closure of the Peachtree
and Pine Shelter from all angles (housing, education, access to healthcare, policing for profit). We’ve already confirmed some key players and organizers to give us a full-scale understanding of some very layered issues.
As always bring any printed materials for circulation. Please share
this announcement and the graphic with your network of Ready folks!
Walmart is looking to hire via The Center for Working Families, please share this info with neighbors:
The members of WCAG (Washington Cluster Advocate Group) are looking forward to continuing our monthly education dialogue with our neighbors and stakeholders within the communities served by the Washington Cluster schools. Please plan to join us at 6:30pm this Thursday, July 21st in the new Hollis Innovation Academy (formerly known as Kennedy Middle School) where we plan to share Dr. Carstarphen’s response to WCAG’s effort to ensure equity within in the Washington Cluster and create high quality educational options for ALL children residing within our attendance zone . In an effort to ensure meeting efficiency, we ask that you review WCAG’s position paper and the letter of request forwarded to Dr. Carstarphen and the APS School Board before the meeting. Questions? Contact 678-607-5674 wcagatl@
Attached please find the speed tables installation notifications that has been mailed to impacted property owners along Holderness Street, SW. This notification, which includes the date parking restriction enforcement will take place and its boundaries, will be shared with NPU-T. You are encouraged to share this information with your contacts and constituents. If you have any additional questions regarding this notification, I can be reached through the contacts below.
NOTICE OF SPEED TABLES INSTALLATION
HOLDERNESS STREET, SW
COUNCIL DISTRICT 4, NPU-T
The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce the installation of speed tables, trafficcalming devices, to be installed on
Holderness Street, SW, between Westview Drive and Sells Avenue.
This project will begin in late July and is scheduled to be completed
within thirty-days (30), weather permitting.
Emergency No Parking sign may be placed along the project areas 48-72 hours prior to theinstallation, if necessary. Please move your vehicle to an off-street parking area or a side street
prior to construction activities otherwise it may be subject to being towed.
Fulton County Offers Swimming Pool Precautions as Mid-Summer Heat Continues
Tips to Avoid Injuries, Drownings and Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI)
ATLANTA, GA – As the mid-summer temperatures continue to soar, it is open swim time at more than 1,200 public swimming pools in Fulton County. The Fulton County Health Department warns that accidental drownings among toddlers and youth and recreational water illnesses (RWI) among all swimmers can be avoided by practicing key safety precautions.
Recreational water illnesses are caused by germs and chemicals found in the pool water. The germs are spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or having contact with contaminated water in pools and water parks, etc., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Fulton County’s Environmental Health specialists have been busy inspecting public pools to ensure water clarity and proper chlorine balance. The inspectors also check for the presence of prominently placed safety equipment, including proper gate height, 911 emergency phones and first aid kits.
“Some of the most common pool inspection violations are pools where the chemical readings are too low and where the flow meters are not working properly,” explains Fulton County’s Environmental Health Deputy Director Ellis Jones. Prior to entering a public pool, Jones recommends parents of young swimmers and adult swimmers check the pool’s latest inspection report. Public pool inspection reports are to be placed in a visible location, typically near the pool entrance or in the main swimming area. To report a public pool safety hazard in Fulton County, call 404-613-1303.
The CDC and the American Red Cross recommend these additional safety precautions for swimmers:
FIVE Tips to Prevent Swimming Pool Injuries and Accidental Drownings Before You Enter the Pool
• Check for a lifeguard. If on duty, the lifeguard should be focused on the swimmers.
• If NO lifeguard is on duty, a “NO Lifeguard on Duty” sign should be posted. Swim at your own risk!
• Know where the safety equipment is located.
• Use well-fitting Coast Guard approved life jackets for flotation rather than foam or air-filled toys.
• Don’t swim if pool drain covers are missing or broken, or can’t be clearly seen.
Four Tips to Prevent Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) While in the Pool
• Don’t swim when you have diarrhea or have an open wound on your body.
• Shower before you enter the pool. After leaving the pool, shower again for at least a minute.
• Don’t swallow the water.
• Don’t urinate or defecate in the water.