Monday, August 28, 2017

Dunwoody Update: Karen Handel, Paving, Park Master Plan, Recycle Event, Mt Vernon & Chamblee Dunwoody Property, Home Tour, Town Hall


1. United States House Representative Karen Handel … Tonight we will be honored to have our U S House Representative Karen Handel at City Council meeting. Representative Handel will be there at 6 PM to give us a briefing on the latest news from Washington, DC especially the information that effects the citizens of Dunwoody and the entire Georgia 6th District. Request you make every effort to attend and give Rep Handel a warm Dunwoody welcome.

2.Paving … The paving on Ashford Dunwoody Rd is in its final stages of completion. We have experience some warm dry days recently which has aided this process. FYI, when a road is newly paved we have to wait about 30 days until the asphalt has cured before we can put down the finished road striping. This paving crew will be moving over to continue the paving on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd from Cambridge towards the Chamblee Dunwoody Rd / Peeler intersection in a couple of weeks. At this time we are planning to do that paving at night. There is another paving crew that is working on paving residential streets during the day. This crew has finished most of the paving on the east side of the city and is now moving westward across the city. A lady emailed me after my last update and questioned why the speed control items weren’t installed on N Peachtree Rd. As I noted above it takes some time for the new asphalt to completely cured. If we were to bring in the heavy equipment to installed the speed control items prior to the asphalt being completely cured it would cause sever damage to the newly paved road.

3. Park Master Plan … At tonight’s meeting we will be discussing this plan. This plan has goals with “Short Term, 0 - 3 years” - "Medium Term, 4 - 6 years" and “Long Term, 6 + years." There are two major challenges with this plan … (1) funding, as the plan has a cost higher than our financial capability and thus (2) setting priorities within a park and among parks considering the funds available.

4. Recycle Event … The next electronic recycle event will take place on SEP 17, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mt Vernon Rd. Preregistration is required … by NLT SEP 14th. Contact Kevin Turner at … kevin.turner@dunwoodyga.gov.

5. Property on the SE Corner of Mt Vernon Rd and Chamblee Dunwoody Rd … As you have noted construction has stopped on this lot. As we understand it the company that was building there is now in the process of possibly terminating those plans. More information to follow as it becomes available. In the mean time we are working on getting the sidewalk reopened.

6. Dunwoody Woman’s Club (DWC) Home Tour … This popular annual event will be held on OCT 4, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. You can buy tickets from any DWC member. For more information go to … www.dunwoodywomansclub.com.

7. Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting with the Dunwoody HOA and Swim and Tennis Leadership … We had the first of two meetings last Thursday and I thank those who attended. The second meeting will be held on Saturday, SEP 30, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Dunwoody United Methodist Church on Mt Vernon Rd. The purpose of these meeting is to enhance transparency by getting information out to our citizens at the “grass roots” level and for me to receive input back from these local leaders. These meeting are open forum style meetings. To register contact Bob Mullen at  … bob.mullen@dunwoodyga.gov.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Dunwoody Update: Paving, Glass Recycling, Town Hall, Honored Guest, City Boards, School, Request, New City Hall

1. Paving … Repaving the south bound lane of Chamblee Dunwoody Rd that was the subject of poor compaction around the installed new water line from Manjet Way to Cambridge is complete except for stripping. FYI, on asphalt paving it takes about 30 days for it to “cure” before you can paint strip the road. As you all know that project was on last years paving plan. Chamblee Dunwoody Rd from Cambridge south passed Vermack, etc. is on this years paving contract and is a different contractor and will he paved later this month  … that is if it ever stops raining for a few days. As a FYI, you can’t pave a road in the rain, when the pavement is wet or when there is a threat of rain. Concerning the threat of rain … if you ever spray the road with the hot liquid asphalt - which is the adhesive for the asphalt topping - and it rains prior to getting the asphalt topping in place you will have a mess of large proportion.

2. More Paving … The paving on N Peachtree Rd is mostly complete. The paving on Ashford Dunwoody Rd is moving along slowly because of the weather. Over the last three weeks we have only be able to pave six nights due to rain. As you know we are doing this paving at night due to the high traffic volume on this road during the day. The paving is mostly complete from Perimeter Center East/West southbound and the milling and a lot of the deep patching is completed north bound to Mt Vernon Rd. We need about 6 - 7 more good weather days to finish this project.

3. Glass Recycling … As of JUL 17 DC is no longer accepting glass items in our recycle bins. As I understand it was a lack of economical marketability. As an alternative the DC Sanitation has put glass recycling bins around the County. Dunwoody has three locations for you to continue to deposit your glass recyclable items. These locations are … Brook Run Park, DC Fire Station # 12 on Roberts Dr and the Dunwoody Library. This approach will make the recyclable glass items a more marketable and positive cash flow resource for the recycler.

4. Home Owners Association and Swim and Tennis Club Leadership Town Hall Meeting with the Mayor (thats me). … There will be two of these meetings. The first will take place on AUG 24 from 6 - 8 PM at the Congregation Ariel Synagogue located at 5227 Tilly Mill Rd and the second meeting will take place on SEP 30 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM at Dunwoody United Methodist Church at 1548 Mt Vernon Rd. Both of these meeting will be an open forum to discuss items of interest to our HOAs and Swim and Tennis Club leadership. If the head of the organization is unable to attend either session we ask they send their assistant or a representative. To sign up email Bob Mullen at Bobmullen@dunwoodyga.gov.

5. Honored Guest at the Next Two City Council Meetings ...
Next Monday, AUG 14 at 6 PM we will honor Principal Tom McFerrin of DHS with a Proclamation from the City. There are many adjectives to describe Tom … outstanding, superb leadership, etc. … just to name a few for the enhancement he has brought to DHS and thus our entire city. I know we will have a large crowd of thankful students, parents and other citizens present to show Tom our heartfelt thanks! He is a great American!

On Monday AUG 28 at 6 PM we will have the honor of hosting The Honorable Karen Handel, our newly elected U S Representative from our 6th District, at our City Council meeting. Karen is a very personable person so lets all show up to give her a warm and respectful Dunwoody welcome.

6. City Boards and Committee Meeting … We have instituted a once a year meeting for all members on our City Boards and Committees to brief them on the latest procedures as well as rules and regulations that are applicable. The next meeting will be on AUG 24 at 6 PM at the City Hall in the City Council Chambers. If you didn’t make the first meeting I ask everyone to make max effort to attend this meeting. The meeting will last approx. 1 - 1.5 hours.

7. School is Back in Session … Please obey the speed limits and drive extra carefully … those are our children!

8. Request … We all move to Dunwoody because it is a special place. Lets help keep it that way by waiting to take our yard waste and trash out to the curb until the night before our trash pickup and by bringing our containers back off the street the night of our trash pick up … it is the neighborly thing to do!

9. New City Hall … Remodeling of our new city hall building is on schedule.

10. Other Events …
Butterfly Festival at DNC AUG 19 from 10 AM - 4 PM. Advance sign up at … http://dunwoodynature.org/learn/annual-events/butterfly/. Warning this popular event sells out as it is fun for the whole family.
Food Truck Thursday are on going at Brook Run Park starting at 5 PM every Thursday.