David Scharer

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 3,455
  • 800 Scott Blvd Decatur, GA, 30030, USA - Decatur
    The school speed sign on the north side of Scott Blvd just before Westchester Elementary School is about to be obscured. The vigorously growing bush right in front of it is already partially hiding the lower flashing lamp. It needs to be trimmed back please.
  • 407 Ponce De Leon Pl Decatur, GA, 30030, USA - Decatur
    4" limb busted by weather or passing vehicle needs to be removed. Laying partly in the street. Just down the hill from #407 Ponce De Leon Place, Decatur.
  • 120 Poplar St Decatur, GA, 30030, USA - Decatur
    Some pedestrian signals at the intersection of East Ponce De Leon Ave and Sycamore Drive were not working a few days back and again at 10:30am today Sunday. Standing on the NW corner, diagonally across from the Marta Station, the Walk and Wait signals were not working to cross either Ponce or Sycamore.
  • 425 Superior Ave Decatur, GA, 30030, USA - Decatur
    The sign for pedestrians crossing Scott Blvd at the crossing from N Superior to Superior never showed a Walk signal on Monday afternoon Jan 28th. It appeared to be stuck on Don’t Walk through several cycles of the light. It was in the same condition several months ago.
  • 800 Commerce Drive Decatur, GA - Decatur
    At 3:30 pm today Sunday Oct 21, the walk signal did not respond to pushing the button to cross Church Street on the North side of Commerce Dr. I have complained about this twice recently (Aug 26 & Sep 16). The common factor in all three complaints is it happened on a SUNDAY. I pressed the button several times and waited through two complete cycles of the traffic lights. It never showed a WALK signal. Please have this checked out and corrected for SUNDAY operation.
  • 800 Commerce Dr Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    Previously reported Aug 27th. Checked out and reported to be OK.
    But, tonight Sunday Sep 16 at 7:15pm the signals on the crosswalk across Church St on the N side of Commerce Dr in both directions are not working. Walking from McDonalds to Little Kroger I repeatedly pressed the button and got no response through two complete cycles. Same result on the way back. When crossing towards the East, the sign was continuously a red WAIT. When crossing towards the West the sign was always unlit.
  • Light Archived
    178 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur Georgia - Decatur
    Right side Red light bulb out traveling south on Ponce De Leon Place at West Ponce De Leon Ave.
  • 800 Commerce Drive Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    The walk signal is not responding to cross Church Street on the north side of Commerce Drive. I tried pushing the buttons at both ends of this cross walk around 7pm yesterday and neither one responded with a Walk signal.
  • 1235 Church St Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    Out of control vines covering retaining wall and partially blocking sidewalk. Will soon completely block it. Same problem as last year. Lack of maintenance by property owner.
  • 506 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, GA - Decatur
    A large tree limb fell evening June 1st attended by CoD Fire Dept who cleared one lane for access. Dangerous limbs were cut down by tree crew Sat 2nd. A week later nothing more has happened. Cut trunks and limbs still block the broken sidewalk on the west side. Piles of tree trash remain in the gutter blocking the storm drain on the East side, see photo. Please can the storm drains and gutters at least be cleared out before the next rain storm
  • Sidewalks Archived
    101-123 West Howard Avenue Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    As shown in photo, small but nasty trip hazard on W Howard, High School side, about 30y W of S McDonough. Jagged remains of sawn off pole. Previously reported on 06-27-2017 as item #3512214. As no action reported again on 10-20-2017 as item #3750606. J. Maximuk responded then "Sorry for delay. This request has been assigned." Reported again here for 3rd time as still no action 9 months later.
  • 640 Clairemont Ave Decatur, GA - Decatur
    Small 3x3” sticker on electric control box on utility pole streetside. The apparently ugly message turns out to be an advertisement for the latest fashion wear. Please remove it.
  • Ponce De Leon Place @Hampton Lane Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    The crepe myrtle bush in the traffic island on Ponce Place before the stop sign for Montgomery St/Hampton Lane has grown out into the street too far & needs to be trimmed back. My photo doesn't do the obstruction justice. The tree is already showing signs of vehicles brushing it as they go by.
  • Sidewalks Archived
    101-123 West Howard Avenue Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    Small but nasty trip hazard on W Howard, High School side, about 30y W of S McDonough. Previously reported on 27-06-2017 as item #3512214. Response then said City would "address" this issue. After 90+ days its still there. Please advise whether City has any intention of fixing this item. If not, at least let me know so I'll know to advocate via another route. Thanks.
  • 526 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, Georgia - Decatur

    A reminder that 8 months after my original report (below) nothing visible has happened. The tree continues to obscure the Stop sign, the Stop line remains 30" long and covered by repair tarmac at both ends, and drivers continue to run the Stop sign …… What's the status?

    Report #3035390 11/1/2016
    The intersection of Ponce De Leon Place and Plainview St sees frequent stop sign runners. Little wonder, coming downhill the stop line is at best only 30" long having been mostly covered by road work patching, and the STOP sign itself is partly covered by tree branches/leaves for those coming down the hill. Can these two issues be addressed please?

    Acknowledgement 5/15/2017
    We are sorry for any incontinence [sic]. We are working to organize the work and get everything scheduled to be completed. we are going through all work orders to prioritize from hazard to general maintenance. And once again we apologize for the inconvenience.

  • 604 Clairemont Ave Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    This issue was first reported as #2912465 on Sept 17, 2016 and acknowledged by CoD with "We will look address this issue". 9 months later no effective action has been taken.
    The Marta/CCTMA bus stop on Clairemont at Wilton is now even more overgrown. It is unusable due to 2+ feet high vegetation between the street and sidewalk. The buses can only stop beyond the line and let passengers on/off via the front door. Please cut this overgrowth down or tell me who to contact to get it done!
  • Trip hazard Acknowledged
    West Howard Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    On the High School side of West Howard, about 30 yards from N McDonough, the remains of an old street sign pole project jaggedly about 1" above the sidewalk. While small, this is a nasty trip hazard. Can it be removed please?
  • Graffiti Archived
    303 Ponce De Leon Place Decatur, GA - Decatur
    Control box on shopping center corner on Ponce Place at Hampton Lane has been graffitied on two sides.
  • Graffiti Archived
    640 Clairemont Decatur, GA - Decatur
    Small control box on utility pole has been tagged. Not offensive but ugly.
  • Sidewalks Acknowledged
    110 E Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur, Georgia - Decatur
    A friend, a sr citizen lady, tripped on this 1" lip in the sidewalk outside Parker's on Ponce at lunchtime on Feb 9th. While it may not appear to be a significant hazard, the result was severe: A bleeding gashed eyebrow, attendance by FD paramedics & 2 lady CoD police officers, then an ambulance, and finally 4 hrs in the DeKalb Medical ER getting treated and checked. Thankfully it appears there will be no long term damage beyond a black & blue face, soreness etc. Thanks too to the able passers by who provided immediate aid.
    City of Decatur, surely this is enough evidence to get this hazard fixed! A police report by the attending officers & case no can be provided if needed.