The election for the Mayor of Sandy Springs and the District 5 City Council member is Tuesday, November 2nd.
Mayor Rusty Paul is running for a third term and has one competitor, Dontaye Carter. The High Point Civic Association is in the fifth city district and incumbent council member Tibby DeJulio is running for re-election against challenger
Colin Hubbard, both residents of our neighborhood.
The association does not endorse any particular candidate, but association board members are certainly able to do so on their own behalf.
The association encourages you to learn as much about the candidates as possible, and TO VOTE.
CLICK HERE to go to the GA Secretary of State My Voter Page Website to make sure you are registered and that you know where and when you can vote.
CLICK HERE to learn more about elections in Sandy Springs
High Point Civic Association hosted a Candidate Forum for the District 5 City Council office on October 21st.
CLICK HERE to review the recording of the forum. Thank you Colin Hubbard and Tibby DeJulio for answering our questions!
Did You Know?
OurAtlanta Braves team is the only existing major league franchise to have played every season since professional baseball came into existence. They have won three World Series titles (1914, 1957, and 1995) and 18 National League (NL) pennants. CLICK HERE for more facts and
stories about our
National League Champions
Sign up now for the Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) Virtual 10K/5K & Step/Cycling Challenge and you could win a Falcons helmet signed by Matt Ryan!
Sandy Springs Education Force, the city's leading education-centered 501(c)(3), invites you, your family and friends to participate in the 8th Annual Footprints for the Future 10K/5K VIRTUAL Race and step/cycling challenge, from October 30 through November 14th. Proceeds will help fund SSEF's targeted work supporting the academic success of Sandy Springs public school students who face an educational gap due to missing so much in-person instruction during the pandemic.
Race registration includes a long-sleeved, reflectivet-shirt, which will be available to pick up at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, from
9am – noon on October 30th, November 6th and November 13th. Prizes will be awarded to the largest Sandy Springs public school team and the biggest corporate or community team. SSEF will also award multiple individual prizes, including a Falcons helmet signed by Matt Ryan, courtesy of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Other prizes include a $100 Amazon gift card, a Tissot Watch and a Victorinox watch. Everyone who picks up their t-shirts at the Farmers Market will earn extra chances to win these and other prizes.
For details and to register, create or join a team, and/or create a fundraiser, CLICK HERE.
For more information about sponsorship and more ways you can help, visit the SSEF website.
High Point Hats Off To.....
Congratulations to our HPCA Board member, co-founder of the Solidarity Sandy Springs and our neighbor, Jennifer Barnes for being names Volunteer of the Year by the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber! Ms. Barnes along with Erin Olivier and Sonia Simon started the food pantry in March of last year to help feed Sandy Springs families during the pandemic and are still providing for these families today.
We started as an emergency food source to feed food insecure school families during the Covid-19 shutdowns. What we found was that the need was so much greater than was realized. Now we are a community movement, serving the people of Sandy Springs.
Look for Donation Boxes located all around the High Point Area!!
Solidarity's new locations is
5920 Roswell Road, Suite C-212, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Whether helping through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of our supporters.
COME TAKE A TOUR!
Pantry Days are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9-12. Restock days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8-12.
CORE Community Organized Relief Effort is providing free COVID-19 vaccines in select locations throughout Georgia. Vaccines are available to anyone, with or without symptoms. CLICK HERE for more information and locations.
In 2021, Fulton County Schools (FCS) achieved its highest ever graduation rate. According to a report by the Georgia Department of Education, the graduation rate for students in FCS increased 2.2 percent over last year, up to 87.7 percent. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Breaking FCS News
All Fulton County Schools and Administration facilities in Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs will allow masks to be optional starting Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Request a Residential check! It is simple and the services are offered at no charge to Sandy Springs residents.
Residential Checks are provided by specially-trained members of the Citizens On Patrol (COPs) volunteers working in partnership with the police department.
Residential Checks are security checks of your home. Volunteers patrol your home and yard while you are away, paying close attention to any specific details provided by the homeowner.
Anything of a suspicious nature is reported to the police department immediately. If further action is warranted, a police officer is dispatched. You can leave on your vacation with peace of mind that your home is being monitored.
The High Point Civic Association is a non-profit organization of Sandy Springs residents who live south of I-285 and east of Roswell Rd. The Association’s purpose, as set out in the by-laws, is to promote the common good and general welfare of the residents of the High Point neighborhood by working to promote friendship, cooperation and understanding among all residents, to foster civic pride, to enhance, preserve and maintain property values, and to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of interest to the residents of the neighborhood.
Autumn is here and the leaves are falling! Help us keep our drains functioning properly during this time of year. Please do not rake, sweep or blow those fallen leaves into the drainage structures and ditches, or into the street as they will end up clogging the stormwater drains.
CLICK HERE for yard maintenance tips and stormwater damage prevention.
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On November 2nd, citizens throughout Fulton County will have the opportunity to vote on a five-year T-SPLOST referendum to fund transportation projects in municipalities throughout the county. The T-SPLOST referendum would extend the existing 0.75% (3/4 of a cent) sales tax approved by voters in November 2016. If the referendum is approved by voters, the sales tax will not change from its current level. If it is denied by voters, sales tax will be reduced by ¾ of a cent per dollar.
TSPLOST projects have been developed with a tiered revenue structure. Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects will proceed only if TSPLOST revenues exceed revenue projections. Projects pertain to roads, bridges, sidewalks and pathways.
CLICK HERE to go to the website regarding TSPLOST and its identified projects, if approved.
New Land Use Case requests are coming to multiple areas of Sandy Springs.
Will they affect you?
If you are a property owner within 500 feet of property that has an application for a Land Use change, an informational letter will be sent to you. Large informational signs are to be displayed on the subject property.
CLICK HEREto see the Zoning Cases Map and see if any of these requests for changes will affect you!
You may also provide public comment through this link.
The Elegant Elf Marketplace
November 13th & 14th
Established in 2011, the Marketplace is one of the Sandy Springs Society's premier fundraisers and has become an annual Sandy Springs community favorite, a destination event for Atlanta holiday shoppers. This stylish two-day gift market features over 80 carefully selected vendors who offer hand-crafted items, exquisite artistic creations and the latest gourmet delights – all perfect for gift giving, home enhancement or personal enjoyment..
In the past ten years, The Elegant Elf Marketplace has raised more than a half million dollars which has enabled The Sandy Springs Society to provide grants to non-profit organizations working to improve the arts, heritage, education, environment and social services in Sandy Springs.
Concerts by the Springs, City Green Live, the Farmer's Market and more are open with exciting entertainment planned. CLICK HEREto explore.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Mailbox Brigade
Since 1990, Friends volunteers have continued a holiday tradition of decorating mailboxes to benefit patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. For a donation to Children’s, your mailbox is beautifully adorned with fresh holiday greenery and a festive handmade bow. Additionally, for every mailbox purchased, a patient at Children’s receives a “Holiday Hug” sign for their hospital door. Last year, Friends groups decorated almost 5,500 mailboxes with $271,000 donated to Children’s.
Sandy Springs Works is a mobile app you can use to report and track non-emergency issues by simply dropping a marker on the map where you notice a concern and answering a few questions to help us best understand the problem. You can even send a picture to help illustrate. We’ll notify our crews, get to work, and let you know as soon as we’re done.
The mobile app can be used to report issues such as high weeds and graffiti, potholes, broken streetlights, or trash and debris. It can be found in your mobile provider's app store.
Each year, two Riverwood International Charter School graduates are selected by the college counseling team for the HPCA Scholarship Award. The students must be Title 1 eligible and have attended High Point Elementary and/or Ridgeview Charter Middle School, our two neighborhood public schools.
The total accumulated is split evenly between the female and male Riverwood International Charter School graduates and is deposited directly into their college account once they matriculate in the fall. This year we accumulated the highest amount contributed to these students in the four years that we have
provided the scholarship.
Thank you to our generous members for their support!
CLICK HERE to donateto help the next two deserving students go to college in the fall of 2022. Please note that HPCA is not considered a charitable organization and any contribution to the fund is not tax deductible. Thank you!
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, CAC has modified services to focus on serving families and individuals who have been hit the hardest by loss of income. CAC is concentrating efforts on providing food to families that need support and providing financial assistance to make sure that people can stay in their homes. CAC is the first line of response for people who need support to prevent homelessness and hunger in the communities of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and the area of Doraville served by Dunwoody schools.CLICK HEREfor assistance.
Is your favorite restaurant in Sandy Springs open for dine-in service? If you are in the mood for a speakeasy-like atmosphere with plenty of beers to choose from, look no further than Taco Mac at The Prado. The Chapter Room is located in the "basement" of this famous eatery.
Are you interested in communicating with other neighbors in the High Point area? CLICK HERE to join Nextdoor online to have access to
Local community information
about High Point and its surrounding neighborhoods.
The partnership between the City and Trees Atlanta continues to provide front yard trees to homeowners, free of charge, for the fall 2020 – spring 2021 planting season. Oaks, maples and elms are among the species available this year.There are a few requirements to keep in mind: up to three trees per property can be requested, the trees must be planted within 35 feet of the street right-of-way, in the front yard, and only properties along public roads are eligible. Trees Atlanta will plant the trees but homeowners are responsible for the maintenance. For more information and to place a request,CLICK HERE
Are you interested in Sandy Springs City Council Meetings? Or Planning Commission Meetings?CLICK HERE for the City calendar and previous meeting agendas.
The mission is to build partnerships that create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs. The belief is that parks, greenspace, and trails are economic engines that will help transform Sandy Springs from a place to go through to a place to go to. Even as the second largest city in the metro Atlanta area, they want Sandy Springs to continue to offer the natural charm we all enjoy.
The gift of greenspace will enhance our community for generations to come! To donate, volunteer or learn more, CLICK HERE
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