Michael Smith wants to see a water leak fixed near the small dog park in Piedmont Park. Photo/Michael Smith.

Take to task for Aug. 28

Fixed!-Atlanta

Two weeks ago, we told you about Mike’s Smith issue with a grate in the middle of Midtown. The issue was at 364 7th St. We are pleased to tell you that we learned from city officials this week the issue had been fixed and the grate was as good as new.

Days on list-15

Who got it fixed: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240, wmjohnson@atlantaga.gov

New item-Atlanta

One of the great jewels located in the heart of the city is Piedmont Park. For generations, city residents have headed to the green oasis in the city’s center for a respite from traffic, and to relax in the great outdoors.

This week, Michael Smith alerted us of a problem in Piedmont Park’s small dog park. He said there is a water leak in the area that he had talked to the Piedmont Park Conservancy about, but was quickly told the city was responsible for fixing the issue.

We sent the issue to the city and will keep you updated.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240, wmjohnson@atlantaga.gov

New item-DeKalb County

One of the most popular items we get complaints about is metal plates that never seem to disappear and develop a long shelf life. This week, we heard about two more problematic metal plates.

“DeKalb County put a black metal plate cover on North Decatur Road in front of McDonald’s where there is a stop light and it has been there for at least two years. This is at Clairmont and North Decatur Road on the right side in front of McDonald’s coming from Emory on North Decatur Road. Everyone would be so happy to finally have that metal plate come up,” wrote Linda Bailey.

She also said Dekalb County put a black metal plate cover on Superior Avenue and Seneca Avenue at least four or five months ago, and it still is there.

We sent the issues to DeKalb County and will keep you updated.

Days on list: 6

Who’s looking into it: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen, acauthen@dekalbcountyga.gov

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