Shawn

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 4,125
  • 706 W Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur, GA 30030, USA - Decatur
    At Trinity, heading east on Ponce, the left hand red light is out.
  • Clairemont Ave@Michigan Ave Decatur, GA 30030, USA - Decatur

    In the last month or so, the lights here have gone out repeatedly to flashing yellow/red. In each case, there was a storm or power outage that might have caused it, but the frequency seems unusual. For example, they are out now, and we did have a storm yesterday, but it was not especially bad.

    Is there an issue with these lights causing them to go out more often now?

  • 302 Drexel Ave Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    When driving south on Drexel, approaching Devonshire, the stop sign is obscured by trees until you are right up on it. If you don't realize it is coming, you may not be able to stop until you are in the intersection
  • Code Violations Acknowledged
    335 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    County watershed is doing work near this address but appears to have inadequate protection against silt runoff as it is flowing all the way down the hill and into the creek.
  • 506 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    The manhole cover here is ajar. Not sure of the exact addresses, but I *think* this is between 506 and 514.
  • 530 Ponce De Leon Pl Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    This is a picture of my neighbor's recycling can today after it was picked up. I understand that glass is picked up separately and that my neighbor may not realize this, but this does not seem like a logical place to put the glass. It should be placed on the grass or yard instead, laying down, so that it will not roll into the street and break.

    I have seen a number of people post similar things, and I have a few suggestions. First, staff should have a pile of flyers with info on glass collection (could also include info on other issues that happen besides this) and should leave it at any houses where this is done, to ensure that residents understand. Second, if they notice that there is glass in the bin before they tip it, they should not collect the recycling that week - simply leave it, along with the flyer. Third, come up with a policy for what to do when glass is noticed after tipping the bin. If you have flyers, then I dont see any reason why you couldnt just put the glass back into the same bin. The resident will then know why it happened, whereas if you did that today, they'd be more likely to just be confused.

    I really appreciate our city workers and certainly imagine that their job is not always easy, and I think for this issue, the city needs to help come up with a solution to make things better for them and for residents.

  • 189 N Mcdonough St Decatur, GA 30030, USA - Decatur
    the parking meter by the visitor center is not working. I tried 3 times for coin payment, and each time it popped up a message "no payment option available".
  • 189 N Mcdonough St Decatur, GA 30030, USA - Decatur
    the parking meter by the visitor center is not working. I tried 3 times for coin payment, and each time it popped up a message "no payment option available".
  • 603 Church Street Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    Heading east on Commerce, the red light for the right hand lane at the intersection with Church St is out.
  • 1100 Clairemont Avenue Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    On the west side of the road, at the end of the HAWK crosswalk, there is a large puddle from the recent rains. I am not sure if there is a storm drain here that is clogged or if there is just a depression, but the puddle makes it impossible for someone to use the crosswalk or sidewalk without getting very wet. I saw pedestrians climbing the wet hill to get around it, which could also be dangerous if they slipped in the mud.
  • 245 West Ponce De Leon Avenue Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    Red light is out on southbound ponce de leon pl at intersection with Ponce ave.
  • Street Signs Archived
    506 Clairemont Avenue Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    On Ponce de Leon Pl, by the Clairemont intersection, there are 2 street signs that have been bent over. Looks like a car hit them, and one is turned around so it can't be read.
  • Street Maintenance Acknowledged
    614 Clairmont Ave Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    There is a deep depression around the stormwater drain here that presents an unsafe condition for drivers as cars will swerve around it as hitting this at 35mph is not a comfortable thing to do. I would imagine it also presents a danger for cyclists.

    It would be great if the grate could be at the same level as the street.

  • 507 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    The sidewalks here were damaged by the tree limb that came down and/or by the trucks that were used to take down the rest of the limbs from the tree. There are several trip hazards.

    Additionally, there is a storm drain that feeds to a creek running below the road, and it appears there may now be a sinkhole that has formed around the drain and possibly under the sidewalk.

    Thanks!

  • 176 East Ponce De Leon Avenue Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    At the intersection of Church and Ponce Ave, there is a light out for the turn lane for traffic heading south on Church. I think it is the solid green, as opposed to the green arrow.

    I noticed this morning, so apologies if it has since been fixed. Thanks!

  • 536 Ponce De Leon Pl Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    When it rains hard or steady, water from the street flows up the crosswalk on the southwest corner of Plainview and Ponce de Leon Pl and then down the sidewalk in front of 536 and 534. It is impossible to use the sidewalk without getting your shoes completely soaked. Not sure what can be done, but we'd appreciate anything that kept the water in the gutter.

    A picture is attached from today. This is already pretty bad, but it only gets worse with a heavier rain.

  • 507 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    There is a dead rabbit on the road that appears to have been hit several times.

    I am not sure if this is the right place to report this. If not, can you add a comment? Thanks!

  • 534 Ponce De Leon Pl Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    My trash was out since last night and properly bagged, but it was not picked up today. Other neighbors all had their trash collected normally.
  • 110 Plainview Street Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    The street sign at the corner of Wilton and Plainview is down. The pole itself is up - just the signs themselves are down, and near the pole. It looks as if they may have been loose and blown off with the winds.
  • 398 Church Street Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    The pedestrian signal for those crossing Church St, heading west, on the southern crosswalk at this intersection is misaligned. It is not possible to see the signal itself to know when you are supposed to cross.