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.