Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dunwoody Update: Thanks, Town Hall, State of the City, City Calendar, Trash Pickup & More

1. Thanks … My thanks to all of you who came to the public meeting on the Parks Plan. That was the largest crowd I have seen at a public meeting in a long time. It is also the type of citizen interest and input that builds positive community spirit.

2. Town Hall Meeting … My first Town Hall meeting will be this Thursday, JAN 21, in the social hall (right next to the church) at All Saints Catholic Church from 6 - 8 PM. Everyone is invited and I look forward to seeing you there.

3. Annual State of the City Event … This year’s State of the City event will take place on Thursday, FEB 25, from 6 - 9 PM. The location is the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Ravinia Hotel, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Social hour is from 6 - 7 PM with the program starting at 7 PM. There will be snacks and a cash bar. The Color Guard will be provided by the Dunwoody High School JAFROTC Unit. Go to our city website (dunwoodyga.gov) for more information for this and other events, etc..

4. City Calendar … Some of you have said you have trouble finding he city calendar on the city website. To find the city calendar on the website ... from the Home page select the “For Residents” heading and under this select “Get Started” the “View City Calendar” will be the second item.

5. This Weeks Trash Pick Up … Due to the holiday on Monday all trash pick up this week will be one day later. To view and get a copy of the DeKalb County Holiday Sanitation schedule for 2016 go to the following website …. http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/publicwrks/sanitation/pdf/calendar.pdf

6. City Council Meeting … The next city council meeting will be next Monday, JAN 25, stating at 6 PM.

7. Mt Vernon Road Paving … Due to the late finishing … it is is just now getting finished … of the new water line installation, Mt Vernon Rd will be paved this spring with the coming of warm weather. Until the water line installation is completed it doesn’t make sense to pave the road. The best weather to get a top quality and long lasting paving job is when it is hot and dry. We are working on getting Mt Vernon construction materials cleaned up and sidewalks installed.

8. Chamblee Dunwoody Rd … The contract has been let to installed the new water line and paving work on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd between Womack and Roberts Drive. Water line installation on this project should start next month. Our goal, depending on the completion of water line installation, is to get this portion of Chamblee Dunwoody Rd paved in 2016. Both this project and the above Mt Vernon Rd project are done under an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County (DC). In this IGA we bid the entire water line installation and paving project out and then DC supervises and pays for the water line installation and we are in charge of supervising and paying for the paving.

9. That is all for this morning. Please pass this on to your friends, neighbors and members of your HOAs. Let me know if you want to the added to my email update list. Lets us all work to continue to create an atmosphere of mutual respect the we are desire.

Lets Us Continue to Build Our City Together as We Move Forward Making a Positive Difference!