In late January, the DECA Board passed the resolution linked below expressing community support for trees to be planted in Chamblee, GA to replace the trees recently cut down during PDK airport construction. The resolution has been sent to the Chamblee Mayor and Council, PDK Airport and our DeKalb Commissioners, Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon.
A RESOLUTION, expressing community support for the replacement of trees in Chamblee, Georgia to replace the number of trees cut down during recent construction, including runway and hangar expansion, in 2017 and 2018 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.
WHEREAS, DECA is a non-profit Civic Association created to preserve and enhance eight neighborhoods comprised of approximately 1,200 homes in Chamblee. We are guided in our work by overall community interests dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for residents in the DECA neighborhoods and surrounding areas.
WHEREAS, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport is located in Chamblee adjacent to DECA’s geographical boundaries.
WHEREAS, one of DECA’s objectives in its bylaws is, “to ensure that the area is preserved principally for quality residential use and to oppose the intrusion of elements that adversely affect the quality of our communities in terms of appearance, safety, property value, and overall atmosphere.”
WHEREAS, DECA believes that trees of similar size, type, and number to those lost should be planted in Chamblee to replace the trees removed from airport grounds during recent construction. The construction and expansion, including a new runway and hangars, will lead to increased air traffic. Therefore, air and noise pollution will also increase. As trees and other foliage are a natural counterpoint to these types of pollution, Chamblee needs the replacement of these natural resources to protect the appearance, safety, property value, and overall atmosphere of the city.
THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED that on January 30th, 2018, the DECA Board of Directors voted to support the efforts of the City of Chamblee, Georgia and other interested parties to ensure that the number of trees removed by recent construction and expansion at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport are restored in Chamblee.
DECA Board of Directors
January 30th, 2018