Take to task for May 16

New item-Atlanta

William Carney is appalled at what looks like a temporary fix for a storm sewer in a busy part of the city.

“This is apparently what passes as a ‘repair’ of an open storm sewer with our public servants. This drum doesn’t cover the gaping hole and it’s a danger to unwary pedestrians. It’s been this way for weeks. It is on the east side of Moreland Avenue, between North Avenue and Fairview Road,” he wrote.

We sent the item 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 Richard Mendoza, 404-330-6240, rmendoza@atlantaga.gov.

New item-DeKalb County

A reader is tired of traversing a busy stretch of road filled with potholes.

“Please get the pot holes fixed on Clairmont Circle. They literally exist from one end of the street to the other. This is a major cut through street since it runs from North Decatur Road over to Clairmont Road. The North Decatur end is very bad. I have called numerous times,” the reader said. We will let you know when the road is fixed and rid of the potholes.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: DeKalb County public information officer Shiera Campbell, sdcampbell@dekalbcountyha.gov.

New item-Clairmont Road

John Moore is fed-up with the lack of lighting on Clairmont Road and said it could turn into a dangerous situation very quickly.

“I contacted Commissioner Jeff Rader’s office several times. They in turn made contact with the authorities in DeKalb several times as well as, apparently the state, as Clairmont is officially a state highway. It seems that no one cares about pedestrian safety. The sidewalk is treacherous for walking, especially next to cars going 40-50 mph and the lack of lighting only makes it nearly impossible to navigate at night,” he wrote.

We contacted the DOT since Clairmont Road is a state road, but was informed lighting would have to be dealt with by DeKalb County officials.

Days on list-1

Who’s looking into it: DeKalb County public information officer Shiera Campbell, sdcampbell@dekalbcountyha.gov.