Take to task for Aug. 1

New item- DeKalb County

Renee Bryant wants something to be done about an unsightly lot on one of the county’s gateway roads. Bryant said the owners of a lot at Idlewood Road and East Ponce DeLeon never maintain their property.

“The small ‘walking area’ and waiting area for MARTA bus riders is always overgrown - some people will try to walk in the street to avoid walking through the tall grass and debris. Tree limbs hang over the street - making it very dangerous for walkers as well as anyone turning right on Ponce from Idlewood Road,” she wrote.

Bryant says when DeKalb County does cut the grass or trim branches, it is does little to help for the grass/weeds because they are not cleared. The debris just goes into the streets or clogs drainage at the intersection.

We sent the item to the county and will keep you updated.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it : DeKalb County press secretary Burke Brennan, bbrennan@dekalbcountyga.gov

New item-Atlanta

E.C. Bresee wants something done about trees in a creek.

“Large trees have fallen into Nancy Creek behind the vacant lot next to 437 Valley Brook Dr. NE and have created a dam which threatens to flood homes in that area. Repeated calls to the city have been met with indifference, even though significant damage will no doubt occur if the stream is not cleared,” said Bresee.

We sent the item to the city and will let you know when it is solved.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza, 404-330-6240, rmendoza@atlantaga.gov.

New item-Ga. Highway 16

A readers happy that a busy state highway between Newnan and Griffin has been paved, but is still waiting for the final product. The project tied up traffic for months, and caused traffic jams between the two southside cities. Now, the paving is complete, but the job is not finished.

The reader wonders when the turn signs are going to be painted on the road.

We sent the item to the DOT and will keep you updated.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: DOT communications officer Annalysce Baker, abaker@dot.ga.gov