Free Wi-Fi service now at your library

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has officially launched free wireless Internet access at each of its 34 libraries. Wi-Fi is available to any Atlanta-Fulton Public Library user with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, PDA or Wi-Fi-ready gaming device.

“The new wireless service is another integral way that the library provides ways for our patrons to connect to the online world,” said John F. Szabo, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Director. “By transforming our libraries into Wi-Fi hotspots for the community, we add additional ways for visitors to access the library catalogs and various databases, and it frees up more of our desktop computers for those who do not have laptops.”

“An informed public is an empowered public,” said John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. “Installing WiFi in our libraries will allow people free and easy access to information. This is critical not only for nurturing the minds of our young people and senior citizens, but it has the added effect of growing our economy by aiding in the development of productive citizens who are ready for the jobs of the future.”

“The new wireless network will bring immediate benefits to the library system, while serving as a platform for future applications in the years ahead. The net result is an ultra-modern, affordable wireless network that will serve AFPLS and its patrons for years to come!” said Ryan Fernandes, CIO/Director of Fulton County’s Department of Information Technology.

Wi-Fi allows users to connect to the Internet at no cost to them with their own technology devices, giving patrons the freedom to be comfortable anywhere in their library while reading, perform research or other activities utilizing the web. Wireless is available during each branch’s regular operating hours and will turn off 15 minutes before the branch’s scheduled closing time. For more information, please go to

Fulton County Conducts Scrap Tire Amnesty Days

 May 31-June 28

Information courtesy of NPU-T neighbor Michelle Green

Fulton County residents can dispose of old tires at six collection sites countywide without paying a fee on Scrap Tire Amnesty Day(s), starting on Saturday, May 31 extending through Saturday, June 28 at select locations.

Owners of passenger cars, sports utility vehicles, passenger trucks, and motorcycles can dispose of up to five (5) tires per household between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at roll-off containers strategically located throughout the County. Commercial tires, farm equipment tires, and tires with rims will not be accepted under any circumstance.

The scrap tire collection project is being conducted by the Environmental Health Services Division of the Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness through a grant received from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Old tires are breeding grounds for the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes, which are known to carry the West Nile Virus.

Without the amnesty project, residents could pay as much as $3 per tire to properly dispose of used tires at disposal or recycling centers.

 The Scrap Tire Amnesty Day(s) container locations and dates of operation of are:

 • City of Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta (May 31- June 28.)
North Fulton Recycling Center, 470 Morgan Falls Road, Roswell (May 31 – June 28.)
Adamsville Health Center, 3699 Bakers Ferry Road, Atlanta (May 31.)
Victory Outreach Church, 2175 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta (May 31 – June 28.)
South Fulton Recycling Center, 3225 Merck Road, College Park (May 31- June 28.)
Palmetto Health Center, 507 Park Street, Palmetto (May 30-June1.)

For more information, call the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Environmental Health Services Division at (404) 730-1301 or visit


Property Tax Appeal

 Great info from our new neighbor; Thanks Hans!

The deadline to file a property tax appeal in Fulton County is this
Tuesday, April 1
You have to submit a fairly simple form by that date. (However, the
form does request various legal details about your house.)

Here is the form (front and back page):
http://www.fultonas content/pdffiles /HomesteadFormFr ont.pdf
http://www.fultonas content/pdffiles /HomesteadFormBa ck.pdf

Here is where you can find some of the data on your property (current
appraisal, etc.):
http://www.fultonas Search/GenericSe arch.aspx? mode=ADDRESS
You may also need to look at your deed for the recording information.

The completed form need to be delivered here by Monday, April 1:
Fulton County Board of Assessors
141 Pryor St. SW, Ste. 1047B
Atlanta, GA 30303