May 2016 Community Zoning Notice

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Notice of Community Zoning Information Meeting
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Greetings!
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS INFORMATION TO EVERYONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. 
 ALL ZONING CASES AFFECT EVERYONE IN 
THE CITY OF JOHNS CREEK.
The City of Johns Creek Community Development Department is holding a monthly Community Zoning Information Meeting (CZIM) in May to allow the Johns Creek Community at large and JCCA member associations to obtain more information on the zoning cases listed below.  Zoning Cases will have the City’s public hearings in June 2016.
Please note that the Community Development Department is now hosting this meeting.  A JCCA Zoning Committee representative will be present to facilitate any further meetings/discussions between the applicants and Johns Creek citizens. 
Please plan to attend and offer your input. 

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Date:              Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time:              6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
Location:       City Council Chambers
                         12000 Findley Road
   Suite 300
   Johns Creek, GA  30097
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2 Cases to be heard:
SUP-16-003:  9435 Nesbit Ferry Road
AG-1 to R-4A
20 lot single family detached residential development
Links to City documents:
 
 
AMD-16-001:  Text Amendment
Links to City document:

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For additional information, contact the JCCA Zoning Chair at ZoneUs@JCCAHome.org.
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Don’t Get Caught (In the Middle of Rising Waters!)

cropped-jcca_logo_removed_background.pngAs the temperatures in Johns Creek heat up, many of us head outdoors for activities along the Chattahoochee River.

It’s quite easy to get caught off guard by rising waters as the Army Corp of Engineers release waters from Lake Lanier.

So if you are heading to the river, take a moment and check the release schedule before you wade it.  Don’t get caught in the middle of a rising river!

The release schedules can change daily, so be sure that you check it on the day you are headed to waters.

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And parents, if you have teens that might be headed to the river on their own for some river time, please be sure that they are aware of the risks associated with the rising waters, which can occur at any times.  Have them add the phone number to their phones, and encourage them to check before they get their feet wet!

Sources for Information on Buford Dam Water Releases

Online Resource

  1. Click Here for USACE Links to Water Releases

  2. Select:  “Buford Dam/Lake Sidney Lanier” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Then, select the date you want from the second drop-down menu that will appear.

Telephone Resources

  • Toll-free phone number:  855-326-3569
  • Local number:  770-945-1466

 

Join Us For The Launch Of Family Life University

You’re invited to the
Launch of the
Family Life University
Leadership Johns Creek’s “Team Transformers” is pleased to announce the launch of Family Life University, the parent education program of The Hub Family Resource Center!
Team Transformers has worked to secure dates, locations, topics, and a speaker for this launch, which will serve as the pilot program for an ongoing menu of workshops and seminars relevant to today’s parents facilitated by the Hub throughout Johns Creek and North Fulton.
Family Life University is in direct response to a sentiment expressed by school administrators over the past years – the need for parent education, to empowered them in helping their kids navigate our ever complex and media-driven society.
Because of the often devastating effect that social media has on today’s children, Team Transformers chose “They Are Doing What On Their Phones???” as their topic. This is an interactive presentation on Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety presented by Malenka Warner, certified presenter of the GBI Cyber Safety Initiative. It will help parents instill values and safety consciousness in their children for the use of social media, and inform parents of the latest apps our kids are using.
April 19th – 6:30 pm
Johns Creek Arts Center
April 28th – 6:30 pm
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Notice of Community Zoning Information Meeting April 14th, 2016

 

 

 A United Voice

 
 
 
Representing Member Homeowners Associations Since 1982
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Notice of Community Zoning Information Meeting 
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Dear Ernest,
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS INFORMATION TO EVERYONE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. 
 ALL ZONING CASES AFFECT EVERYONE IN 
THE CITY OF JOHNS CREEK.
The City of Johns Creek Community Development Department is holding a monthly Community Zoning Information Meeting (CZIM) in April to allow the Johns Creek Community at large and JCCA member associations to obtain more information on the zoning cases listed below.  Zoning Cases RZ-16-002 and SUP-16-001 will have the City’s public hearings in May 2016.
Please note that the Community Development Department is now hosting this meeting.  A JCCA Zoning Committee representative will be present to facilitate any further meetings/discussions between the applicants and Johns Creek citizens. 
Please plan to attend and offer your input. 

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Date:              Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time:              6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:       City Council Chambers
                         12000 Findley Road
   Suite 300
   Johns Creek, GA  30097
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2 Cases to be heard:
RZ-16-002
C-1 Conditional to C-1
Rezoning to allow 5 story, 100 Room Hotel
 Links to City documents:
SUP-16-001
O-I Conditional to O-I Conditional
Rezoning to allow Telecommunications Facility

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For additional information, contact the JCCA Zoning Chair at ZoneUs@JCCAHome.org.
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JCCA April 2016 Newsletter

2016 JCCA Board of Directors
Meet the 2016 JCCA Board Members: 1st row, l to r -Kathleen Field, Kirk Canaday, Judy LeFave, Michael Pelot-Hobbs; 2nd row, l to r – Chris Coughlin, Scott Sanders, Nancy Chen, John Bradberry.  Not Shown: Ernest Moosa
A new Website for the JCCA is currently under construction.
We have heard our members and are working to make our website easier to access and more informative for everyone.
Our new address is: www.JCCAHome.Net

The Comp Plan is Coming!

The City has begun the process of reviewing four proposals received from various local planning and engineering consultant firms to update the Comprehensive Plan.

 It will take approximately 4 weeks to complete the evaluation review process, which includes scoring each proposal and inviting the proposers in for interviews. Once the Evaluation Committee confirms their top consultant firm, Sharon Ebert, the Community Development Director will present the Committee’s recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

After Council decides to move this process forward, dates will be set up in late May and early June to start the community dialog on ‘Why’ we are updating the Comprehensive Plan and to provide insights on “How” land use decisions impact every resident and business in Johns Creek. Updating the Comprehensive Plan will take some time, anywhere from twelve to fifteen months. During that time, there will be at least 12 times that the City will call for public input with some form of a public meeting, online survey, and/or planning event. This is where you get to step up and offer your comments and input. As these opportunities arise, we will let you know.

Johns Creek City Council Approves 2016 Neighborhood Repaving Plan
The Johns Creek City Council approved the city’s 2016 Neighborhood Repaving Plan on March 14, which calls for resurfacing 26 subdivisions.

The original list of 12 subdivisions to be paved was expanded to 26 after the City Council increased funding for the project from $1.5 million to $5 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. This accelerated approach to neighborhood repaving is projected to reduce the 5-year citywide timeline by a year from 2019 to 2018.

“Quality streets are a basic necessity that a community rightly expects,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “To improve our curb appeal, the City Council made the decision to increase the pace of our repaving plan, which helps to promote higher property values as well as our economic vitality.”

Repaving is expected to begin in April and end in late fall, weather permitting.

The Public Works Department began a concerted effort to upgrade the condition of the City’s subdivision streets last spring.

The priority for neighborhood repaving is determined by an assessment known as the Pavement Quality Index (PQI).  The PQI was developed by the Army Corps of Engineers to measure cracking, potholes, rutting, weathering, and other factors.

Low PQI scores reflect the poorer conditions of the road.  The lower the PQI score for a subdivision, the higher priority it receives for repaving.  PQI scores were determined in 2011 by a consultant who operated a specially equipped vehicle on Johns Creek’s streets to gauge their condition.

For more detailed information regarding the 2016 subdivision repaving list and associated map, please see the Neighborhood Repaving webpage.

Déjà VGB?

By: Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management
If you think you’ve heard this one before, you probably have, but there’s good reason VGB is in the news again in 2016. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (aka the VGB) was enacted in December 2007, and all community pools had to become compliant by December 2008, or Spring opening 2009 for seasonal pools. One of the law’s key requirements is that all commercial (public, community, or institutional) pools must update the grate coverings on their submerged suction outlets with new compliant fittings that will prevent against the 5 main types of entrapment (body, limb, mechanical, evisceration, and hair entanglement).

Why are we revisiting this law in 2016?

Part of the law required manufacturers to put expiration dates on their grates. No longer is it acceptable to wait until the grate breaks to replace it. Different manufacturers labelled their products for different expiration periods. The most common expiration periods are 5 years and7 years.  That means a high percentage of grates expired in 2014, and will expire in 2016.

How do you know if you need to replace your grates in 2016?

Hopefully your association has kept good records and knows the grate manufacturer and when they were last replaced.  For instance, if your pool was resurfaced since 2009, the grates may have been replaced at that time, which starts the clock over. If you’re not sure, it may require a little research on your part, and you may need the assistance of your pool company and property manager to help determine the status of your pool’s suction grates. We strongly encourage you to find out before the season to protect your liability.

You cannot count on health inspectors to cite you for expired grates, because expired grates look the same as compliant grates. They won’t know. If a suction entrapment incident occurs on expired grates, you can count on a plaintiff’s attorney to discover this information and use it against the association.

If you have questions about the VGB or your pool’s compliance status, ask your pool company for help.  For a free expert opinion, you may also contact Sears Pool Management atservice.request@searspool.com or 770.993.7492.

Are You Registered for the April 13th Workshop?
On April 13th, the JCCA will host a workshop which has been designed to focus on tips that all homeowner associations can use in regard to their pool (safety and technical) issues.

The Johns Creek Police Department will also be present to share some of the issues that they deal with each year when the summer swim season begins. RSVP Today!

We want to see you there!
2013 Sponsor - Sears Pool

Board 101 Proposed for Spring 2016 
Does your HOA Board of Directors have new members? If so, we have a class for you! Our legal sponsor, Weissman, Nowack, Curry and Wilco, offer a Board 101 Class that will help you understand your new responsibilities.

As a new member, or returning member of your HOA Board, it is imperative that you take a look at your fiduciary responsibilities to the homeowners in your community. Please contact us at communications@jccahome.orgso that we may set up at time to present this class.

Updates on Old Alabama Road Project
Johns Creek city officials are continuing to coordinate with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), who manages the Old Alabama Road project, as well as other officials to accelerate construction.

GDOT has responded and the contractor, C.W. Matthews, has work crews back on site.  Recent inaccurate reports indicate a completion date of May 2017.  GDOT has now advised that the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, weather permitting.  Read more of the article here.

The Atlanta Athletic Club will host Johns Creek’s 2016 State of the City on April 22nd. Individual tickets are $7 and tickets for an entire table are $70. Please click here to purchase your tickets now!
Spring Park Party on April 16 in Shakerag Park

The city of Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Department invite families and kids of all ages to the city’s newest event the “Spring Park Party” held on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Johns Creek and area residents are invited to Shakerag Park, 10945 Rogers Circle, to enjoy this free, outdoor event featuring games, prizes, food, music, and other free family entertainment.

Interested groups or individuals wanting to perform can inquire about a time slot through March 17.

Email Kirk Franz, Recreation Manager for specific performance opportunities. For more information, contact the Recreation and Parks Department at
678.512.3200.

Farmers Market Vendor Applications Due April 8 
The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division will be accepting applications for vendors for this summer’s Farmers Marketat Newtown Park through April 8.

The 2016 Farmers Market is expected to have 30 or more vendors selling locally grown produce or locally made foods. No re-selling of produce is allowed, and vendors must provide their own liability insurance.

The Farmers Market is in session each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 7 to Sept. 3 at Newtown Park’s Amphitheater.

Download a Vendor Application here. View Farmers Market rules.

Johns Creek Police Patch

The Johns Creek Police Department Wants to Hear From You
The Johns Creek police would like to hear your opinion on their service and commitment to the community. Please click here to complete the brief 2-minute survey.

Fulton County Names New Finalist for Superintendent Post
By: Kristal Dixon, Johns Creek Patch   
A little less than a month after its initial finalist  withdrew his name from consideration, the Fulton County School Board has released a new candidate for the superintendent post.
The school system has revealed Dr. Jeff Rose, current superintendent of the Beaverton School District in Oregon, has been named the finalist for Fulton County schools superintendent position.

Dr. Rose, 43, has led Beaverton’s schools for the past five years and prior to that spent three years heading the Canby School District, also located in Oregon.

“Dr. Rose meets the criteria set forth in our recent community survey that asked parents, staff and other stakeholders what they want in their next superintendent,” said Linda McCain, president of the Fulton County School Board. “This job requires a skillset often found among the top CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and the board has been diligent in making this choice. We are confident we have the right new leader to help us continue to close our achievement gap and build on our current strengths.”

This latest selection comes on the heels of Philip Lanoue of the Clarke County School System withdrawing his name amid controversy surrounding how the district handled allegations that a student was allegedly raped at a high school.

A suburb of Portland, the Beaverton School District has 41,000 students in its 51 schools with similarities to Fulton’s diverse population and student achievement. Beaverton is about half minority with students speaking 94 languages whereas Fulton is about two-thirds minority. Read more of the article here.
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JCCA Board of Directors
Judith LeFave – President
Abbotts Landing
president@jccahome.org

Kirk Canaday – Vice President
Hayden’s Walk
vp@jccahome.org

Kathleen Field – Secretary
Thornhill
secretary@jccahome.org

Michael Pelot Hobbs – Treasurer
Prestwick
treasurer@jccahome.org

Nancy Chen

Prestwick

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Ernest Moosa
Medlock Bridge
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John Bradberry
Kingston Crossing
rep7@jccahome.org
Chris Coughlin
Concord Hall
rep8@jccahome.org
Scott Sanders
Mayfair/St. Clair
rep9@jccahome.org
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