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...

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.

The ...Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Avondale Estates Awarded $128,000 for the U.S. Highway 278 Redesign Transportation Project

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The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $12 million in transportation funding to 11 communities that have previously implemented completed LCI studies. The LCI program is funded with federal transportation dollars. The grants provide 80 percent ...Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Directory f...Read more...

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.

W...Read more...

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...

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...

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.

Participating businesses throu...Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: October 8, 2015

City of Avondale Estates Unveils New Website

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Site Enhances Citizen and Government Communication

The City of Avondale Estates is pleased to announce that it launched its new website Thursday, October 8.

“The new website serves as a wonderful 24/7 City ambassador. Avondale Estates is a forward-t...Read more...

Posted on: September 28, 2015

City Receives Wellness Program Grant

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For the seventh consecutive year, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) awarded the City of Avondale Estates a grant to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of city associates and family members.

A pool of 153 cities,...Read more...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Carl’s Corner Repairs Completed

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After months of work—but still ahead of schedule—the City of Avondale Estates completed stabilizing and repairing its historic western gateway monument, Carl’s Corner. In March 2014, the City announced it received a $9,270 grant for Carl’s Corner improvem...Read more...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Avondale Estates Celebrates 31 Years as a Tree City USA Community

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City also honored at state celebration

City residents and officials gathered Friday, February 20, for a commemorative planting to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day and Avondale Estates’ 31st year as a Tree City USA community.

At the ceremony, held in fron...Read more...

Posted on: February 16, 2015

For Third Year in a Row, City of Avondale Estates Named one of Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers

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City places fifth among small companies, ranking higher than any other local government

The Atlanta Business Chronicle once again spotlighted the City of Avondale Estates as a top-10 healthiest small employer in the metro area. The City placed fifth in...Read more...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

City of Avondale Estates Receives Prestigious Classic Main Street Designation

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National and statewide program entails various benefits for Downtown

The City of Avondale Estates was recognized at the annual Georgia Main Street luncheon January 26 as one of 17 communities that graduated from the Georgia Main Street Start-up Program...Read more...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Google Fiber Coming to Avondale Estates

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Residents will have access to state-of-the-art gigabit Internet

The City of Avondale Estates announced today that Google Fiber is coming to the City, giving residents access to one of the fastest-ranked Internet options in the country. Google Fiber pro...Read more...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

City Receives Award for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

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

Posted on: September 5, 2014

City Receives Nearly $6,000 Grant for Safety Equipment

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The City of Avondale Estates received a $5,998.67 Safety Grant from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The City will use the funds to purchase safety vests for the Police and Public Works departments. The GMA Safety and Liability Management Grant pr...Read more...

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Avondale Estates Receives Grant for Repair of Gateway Monument Carl’s Corner

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Project expected to be completed by September 2015

The City of Avondale Estates is pleased to announce its historic western gateway monument, Carl’s Corner, will be stabilized and repaired thanks in part to a $9,270 grant from the Historic Preservation...Read more...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

City of Avondale Estates Deemed one of Atlanta’s Healthiest Employers

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Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes City for second consecutive year

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 hea...Read more...

Posted on: February 19, 2014

Avondale Estates on Google Fiber’s Metro-Atlanta Short List

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City to work with web giant to explore bringing residents Internet access up to 100 times faster than basic broadband speeds

Mayor Ed Rieker today announced the City of Avondale Estates is on a short list of nine metro Atlanta cities working with Googl...Read more...