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Posted on: July 14, 2020

CIty of Avondale Estates Mask Requirement

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The City of Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners voted Monday, July 13 to adopt a resolution mandating the use of protective facial coverings or masks by those inside businesses and those outside who are in areas where social distancing is no...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Annual Labor Day 5K and Fun Run Cancelled

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For more than 40 years the City of Avondale Estates has hosted its annual 5K and Fun Run on Labor Day. The event, which always draws a large crowd, has been cancelled this year due to continued emphasis on public health considerations and social distancin...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Contacting Avondale Estates Police for Dispatch

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To have a police officer or other first responder dispatched to your location, please call 911 for both emergency and non-emergency situations.

To have a first responder dispatched to an Avondale Estates address when you are in a different city, call 678-4...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Statement from the Board of Mayor and Commissioners

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The City of Avondale Estates and its Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager, Chief of Police, entire Avondale Estates Police Department and associates city-wide, are deeply saddened by the tragic events that have recently occurred across the country. The deat...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Statement from Mayor Jonathan Elmore

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In an effort to mitigate the potential exposure of the novel corona virus to residents, staff, visitors, and others, I along with the City Manager have mutually decided to introduce and implement the following policies:

  • Public, in-person attendance at all ...
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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Online Building Permit Portal Now Open

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Those seeking building and component permits in the City of Avondale Estates now have another tool to help through the process. Applications and payments are now able to be completed online, allowing for more streamlined service and faster processing. No ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Avondale Estates Notice of Property Tax Increase

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Avondale Estates Notice of Property Tax Increase

Avondale Estates, Ga. – The Governing Authority of the City of Avondale Estates has tentatively adopted a 2020 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 3.63 percent. From 20...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

City of Avondale Estates Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Avondale Estates by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual report (CAFR). The Certifi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Avondale Estates Welcomes New Assistant City Manager Shannon Powell

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The City of Avondale Estates has welcomed a new face to the senior leadership team with the addition of Shannon Powell as Assistant City Manager – Community and Economic Development. In this role, she is responsible for planning, permitting, pub...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

New Sanitation/Recycling Fees Approved for Residents and Businesses

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The recycling industry has changed significantly in the last few years not just in Avondale Estates, but also around the country. The overseas market is no longer buying most reusable materials and the cost of separating out contaminated goods has risen. ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Shape Avondale Estates Survey Results

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Over a 4-week period between the beginning of November and the beginning of December 2019, 140 individuals took part in an online survey to inform the zoning rewrite efforts currently underway.

Survey results are being used to augment input the staff and c...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

SITE solutions Selected to Design New Park

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      The Town Green Project, also known as the City-Owned 5-acres, now has a designer for the park space. The City of Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners chose Site Solutions of Atlanta to design the entire park. ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

City Adopts Street Grid Plan to Enhance Connectivity in Avondale Estates

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For many years the City of Avondale Estates has discussed and dreamed of a street grid that is both pedestrian-friendly, and prime for future development. Those dreams took another step toward fruition when the Board of Mayor and Commissioners voted at th...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

November 5, 2019 Unofficial Election Results

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The City has received the unofficial results for Mayor and the two expiring Commissioner seats:

 MAYOR ----------- Clai Brown    683               J...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Commissioner Adela Yelton included in Initiative Documenting Latinx Contributions in Politics

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The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (LCDF) announce a statewide initiative to ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2019

Avondale Estates Named a 2019 Live, Work, Play City

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On Jan. 27, nine cities received a 2019 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Avondale Estates Receives CVS Grant for Drug Collection Box

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The Avondale Estates Police Department has received a grant for a drug collection unit as part of CVS’s Health’s Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. The new unit will be located at City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza and ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Local Leadership and Support for Trees Recognized

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Avondale Estates was one of 34 Georgia cities recognized as a Tree City USA during the state Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta, February 15. Tree City USA provides the framework for community forestry management in cities and towns nationwide that me...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Joint Statement from the Board of Mayor and Commissioners and City Manager Clai Brown

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The Board of Mayor and commissioners (BOMC) and City Manager Clai Brown announce that they have reached a mutually acceptable agreement that will allow the parties to move forward in a positive and productive way. Mr. Brown’s last day as City Ma...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Avondale Estates Receives GMA GMEBS Life & Health Insurance Fund Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grant

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The City of Avondale Estates has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Avondale Estates Celebrates the 4th of July

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The City celebrated the 4th with its annual 4th of July parade and fireworks show. This year's parade starred a torrent of talented folks. Seed and Feed Marching Abominable joined the parade this year and The Atlanta Freedom Bands, Clarkston High School M...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

City Seeks Input on Design Ideas for Downtown Development

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Public input is sought for the submitted design ideas of the City-owned four acres (North Avondale Road from Oak Street to Lake Street and north to the mill property). The City received 10 submissions after the Board of Mayor and Commissioners (BOMC) anno...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Avondale Estates Receives National Main Street Accreditation

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The City of Avondale Estates has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting 

 rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordina...

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Posted on: May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

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The City of Avondale Estates wishes the community a wonderful Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect on those serving our Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom. On this day, the American flag is to be flo...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Dartmouth Avenue Temporarily One-Way from Clarendon Place to Kingstone Road

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The segment of Dartmouth Avenue from Clarendon Place to Kingstone Road will turn one-way starting Friday, May 26, and will remain that way through the end of pool season at the Avondale Swim and Tennis Club (ASTC). During this time, only northbound vehicl...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Downtown Development in Avondale Estates: Call for Design Ideas

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If you would like to submit a design idea, you must notify City Manager, Clai Brown, via email (rcbrown@avondaleestates.org) or phone 404-294-5400, of your intent to submit by Friday, May 19, at 3 p.m. At that time, you will be assigned a number, which yo...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Level 2 Drought Warning Issued for DeKalb County

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DeKalb County is one of 52 counties under a Level 2 drought restriction. The county is urging residents to help protect water resources by conserving water.

Under a Level 2 drought, outdoor irrigation for purposes of planting, growing, managing or mai...Read more...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

National Drug Take-Back Day

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On Saturday, April 29, the Avondale Estates Police Department partnered with the DEA for their annual National Drug Take-Back Day. Major Browen coordinated the City's participation with the help of his son, Sam, to collect 98 pounds of unwanted a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Avondale May Ham Fest

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This weekend enjoy the Second Annual Avondale May Ham Fest. 

Beginning on Friday, May 5, at 10 p.m. head over to the Avondale Towne Cinema, 106 North Avondale Road, for the pre-party event. Start the weekend twistin' to a rock 'n...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Avondale Estates Celebrates Georgia Cities Week

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The City will be participating in Georgia Municipal Association's Georgia Cities Week to celebrate the City of Avondale Estates.

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The City is taking "Shop Local" to a whole new level during Georgia Citi...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Light Up the Lake - Avondale Estates Lantern Parade

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The City is excited to announce it will be hosting its first ever Lantern Parade! This event will be hosted by the Avondale Arts Alliance along with the DeKalb School of the Arts (DSA). Celebrate the community and the arts by parading th...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Learn How to Navigate the City's Website

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When: Wednesday, May 10, at 7 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza

The City will hold a day of training classes to educate residents on how to navigate the City's website. Communications Manager Debbie Rev...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Avondale Estates Dog Parade Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for the Annual Dog Parade scheduled for Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. View the information packet and register your furry friend today. 

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Draft City Wish List for Avila Owned Property

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  • Planned Master Development with City owned four (4) acres and Avila’s 13 acres-public/private partnership with either the City, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) or both
  • Architecture: Quality materials, architectural interest-expand on the Avo...
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Posted on: March 2, 2017

South City Partners and the City of Avondale Estates to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony

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The City of Avondale Estates is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to be held on Friday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at the site of the new multi-use development, 2718 East College Avenue, Avondale Estates. South City Partners closed on the multi-use ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation Names Avondale Estates A Tree City USA and Growth Award Winner

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The City of Avondale Estates was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The community also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvements a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

South City Partners Closes on Multi-Use Development In Avondale Estates

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The City of Avondale Estates is pleased to announce award-winning developer, South City Partners, has closed on the 3.17 acre parcel on the north side of East College Avenue between Hillyer Street and Sams Crossing allowing them to begin construction on t...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

City Planner Stevens Graduates from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

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The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces DeKalb County graduates from the 2016 Region 3 Multi-Day Training Program. Congratulations to Avondale Estates City Planner and Community Development Officer, Keri Stevens. Class particip...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Illuminated Avondale

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From the Tudor Village lights to the Lake Avondale Christmas tree, the City is glistening and glowing this holiday season. Happy Holidays from the City of Avondale Estates.

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Posted on: November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

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The City of Avondale Estates wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. In observance of the holiday City Hall will be closed today, Thursday, November 24, and tomorrow, Friday, November 25, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 28.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

City of Avondale Estates Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the City of Avondale Estates by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certi...Read more...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Halloween in Avondale Estates 2016

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Halloween is a fun time in the City of Avondale Estates. Congratulations to this years Halloween Spirit Award winners! View photos of the winners by visiting the Halloween in Avondale Estates page.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Road Paving to Begin Week of October 24

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The City of Avondale Estates hired contractor HEH Paving to pave four roads throughout the City beginning on Monday, October 24. The following roads will be paved during the project: North Clarendon Avenue from North Avondale Road to Old Rockbridge Road; ...Read more...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

City of Avondale Estates Awarded GMA Safety and Liability Management Grant

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The City of Avondale Estates is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Safety and Liability Management Grant in the amount of $4,500. These funds will be used by the City to purchase HR Express and Body Cameras....Read more...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

A.B.C. (Avondale Beautifying Curbs) Day

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Avondale Estates is kicking off a new event in honor of George Willis, founder of Avondale Estates. Willis envisioned the City as a place of beauty, kindness, patriotism, and community involvement.

On Saturday, October 8, residents are encouraged to c...Read more...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

AutumnFest Arts and Music Festival

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The City of Avondale Estates and the Downtown Development Authority are excited to announce AutumnFest's return this Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Franklin Street in downtown Avondale Estates. Enjoy an artist market, live music, free kid...Read more...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

City of Avondale Estates 9-11 Ceremony

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The City will hold a 9-11 ceremony on Friday, September 9, from 8:30-9 a.m. at the Dewey Brown Plaza, across the street from City Hall. City Hall will be temporarily closed starting at 8:30 a.m. and will re-open again at 9 a.m. after the ceremony.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

City Planner Keri Stevens Receives Georgia Downtown Development Professional Designation

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Keri Stevens successfully completed the Georgia Downtown Association’s Professional Development Program level one review, and as a result has received the designation of Georgia Downtown Development Professional.

In order to be eligible for the leve...Read more...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Avondale Estates Receives 2016 National Main Street Accreditation

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The City of Avondale Estates has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partne...Read more...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Proposed Art Lot Project

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The Avondale Arts Alliance in collaboration with artists, local citizens, and businesses are proposing to create a temporary city park in an underutilized space fronting North Avondale Road near the Tudor Village Building.

The concept is taking curren...Read more...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

City of Avondale Estates Draft Residential Tree Ordinance

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Recently, the Board of Mayor and Commissioners asked the Greenspace Ad Hoc Committee to draft a residential tree ordinance. The full draft tree ordinance can be viewed here.Read more...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Survey of Tree Canopy Coverage and Change Detection

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Recently, the Board of Mayor and Commissioners asked the Greenspace Ad Hoc Committee to draft a residential tree ordinance. The committee recommended that a tree canopy survey first be performed to see if the City's canopy had increased, decreased, or sta...Read more...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

City of Avondale Estates Awarded GMA Safety and Liability Management Grant

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The City of Avondale Estates is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Safety and Liability Managment Grant in the amount of $5,224.27. These funds will be used by the City to purchase traffic cones, work zone s...Read more...

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

City of Avondale Estates Deemed One of Atlanta's Healthiest Employers

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The City of Avondale Estates continued its reign as one of the 10 healthiest small employers in Atlanta, as designated by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Out of 30 recognized healthy employers, the City was the only local government honored at a Febru...Read more...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

South City Partners Approaches City with Western Gateway Development Plans

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The City of Avondale Estates strives to promote and implement high quality redevelopment in the Central Business District and Citywide. The Western Gateway area from Maple Street to Sams Crossing was annexed into the City to extend this effort to the logi...Read more...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Avondale Estates Celebrates 32 Years as a Tree City USA Community and Received the Growth Award

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The City of Avondale Estates is proud to celebrate its 32nd year as a Tree City USA Community. The Tree City USA program, administered by the Arbor Day Foundation in Nebraska, provides the framework for community forestry management for cities across Amer...Read more...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Downtown Development Schemes

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Last night's joint work session between the Board of Mayor and Commissioners and the Downtown Development Authority sought public input on the future of land owned by developer Euramex and the City of Avondale Estates. At the request of the Mayor Jonathan...Read more...

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

New Residential Directory

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The process of publishing updated resident directories is underway! Directories include names, addresses and phone numbers of Avondale Estates residents and businesses. Updated directories will be mailed to each household in mid-June 2016.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Winter Weather/Wind Advisory

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The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Ga., issued a winter weather advisory, which includes the City of Avondale Estates and the rest of metro Atlanta from 3 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, January 22, to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, January 23.

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

2016 Community Promotion Program

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The City of Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners approved $15,000 for the 2016 Community Promotion Program (CPP). The program provides funding for events, festivites or other projects which promote the City. In 2015, the program was a great s...Read more...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

23rd Annual Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Market

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The trolleys will be back to transport patrons to six of the City's most interesting homes during the celebrated Annual Avondale Estates Tour of Homes! Plus, enjoy the Holiday Market at the Avondale Community Club from noon to 6 p.m. and "Christmas i...Read more...

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Posted on: December 4, 2015

The Month of Merry in Avondale Estates is here!

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The Month of Merry kicked off after Thanksgiving with American Express' Small Business Saturday campaign.

What is the Month of Merry? A holiday shopping experience throughout the City of Avondale Estates in December.

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Small Business Saturday: Shop Small

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The City of Avondale Estates will be participating in American Express' Small Business Saturday: Shop Small campaign on Saturday, November 28, to support small businesses in Avondale Estates.

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturda...Read more...

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

DeKalb County Fire Station No. 3 and the City of Avondale Estates to Host Community Day

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City of Avondale Estates Government Officials, DeKalb County Fire Rescue Chiefs and the members of Fire Station No. 3 invite all to attend their Community Day, tomorrow, November 14.

Members of the community can enjoy a fun-filled day of activities tha...Read more...

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Posted on: November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day

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The City of Avondale Estates thanks all veterans for their service to our country.

Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Read more...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

Halloween in Avondale Estates

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Halloween is a fun time in the City of Avondale Estates. Congratulations to this years Halloween Spirit Award winners! View photos of the winners by visiting the Halloween in Avondale Estates page.

Halloween Night is a busy time in the City of Avondal...Read more...

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