Monday, November 18, 2013

Dunwoody Update: Park Meeting, DeKalb CEO, Light Up Dunwoody, Recycling Event & More

1. Park Meeting ... There will be a community meeting to discuss all facets of the future 5-acre park at Project Renaissance on the 19 acre plot that used to be the Shallowford Hospital site. The meeting is tomorrow night, NOV 19, at the St Patrick's Episcopal Church starting at 7 PM. There will be a briefing at 7:15 PM prior to the open discussion. St Patrick's Church is located just across from the entrance to Brook Run Park on N. Peachtree Rd. This is everyone's opportunity to review a very basic design and put forth your inputs.  Pls. make max effort to attend. 

2. Meeting with DeKalb County (DC) CEO ... The DC CEO, Lee May, is coming to Dunwoody to meet with the citizens concerning the future of the DC CEO's position as well as other possible forms of government for DC. He usually covers a broad range of subjects that will be of interest to all of us. This is your chance to get the information first hand. The meeting is this Thursday, NOV 21, at Dunwoody High School (DHS) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. It would be great to see the DHS auditorium packed with Dunwoody citizens. 

3. Light Up Dunwoody ... This popular city wide event will happen this Sunday, NOV 24, at it usual location ... the Spruill Farm House ... at the corner of Mt Vernon Rd & Chamblee Dunwoody Rd ... from 3 - 6 PM. There will be events for all ages so bring the whole Family and be prepared to have an enjoyable time. The tree lighting ceremony itself will take place at 5:45PM. See you there.

4. Household Hazards' Waste Recycling Event ... Back by popular demand ... yes we will be bettered prepared than last time ... this event will take place on Saturday, DEC 14, at the Georgia Perimeter College, Parking Lot 11 (the turn in closes to DHS) from 11 AM to 2 PM. Below are some general guidelines for this event:

Items Accepted
      Adhesives, resins, and epoxies
      Mercury debris/articles/devices
      Lawn care products
      Automotive products
      Fluorescent bulbs
      Photo chemicals
      Hobby and artist supplies
      Paints and Paint-related products
      Cleaners and swimming pool chemicals
Items Not Accepted
      Agricultural wastes
      Bio-hazardous/bio-medical waste
      Radioactive materials
      Poisons (rat, rodent, and insect repellents)

Important Additional Information
      Disposal is limited to Dunwoody residents ONLY 
      To be served, please bring your driver’s license or other proof of residency.  Other documents may be accepted at the discretion of on-site City staff
      Acceptance of materials is at the discretion of on-site associates
      Event is rain or shine
      No commercial disposal
      We reserve the right to charge for materials that appear to exceed customary residential quantities, at the discretion of on-site City staff
      Paint disposal is limited to the equivalent of 20 gallons per household

  5. Dunwoody E-news Blast List ... To keep everyone better informed of what is going on in our city we now send out a "city weekly e-news blast." This goes out to all our citizens who are on the city email list. Currently that number is in the thousands. The following is the official information on why the e-news blast and how to sign up… "The City of Dunwoody is committed to encouraging and facilitating active citizen engagement.  To keep up with everything going on in Dunwoody, you can sign up for weekly email updates at
or check our website at"

6. Storm Sewers ... It is the season of the falling of the leaves. We have works hard to get all our storm sewer clean and in good working order .... notice that even with all the heavy rains of this year, we have not had any significant street flooding. To make sure our storm sewers continue in good working order please ensure that none of the leaves or other yard debris goes down storm sewer drains on our streets. Cleaning the storms sewer of yard debris uses our storm sewer dollars that can be put to better use replacing the older storm sewer pipes.  Thanks.

7. Safety Item ... 
            a. We have folks passing our school buses when the buses are loading and unloading our school children and speeding in school zones. Folks these are basic mandatory laws that involves the safety of our schools children. Also, drivers are not always yielding to pedestrian in the crosswalks. These actions are dangerous as hell. We should all expect and ensure that we are in 100% compliance with these critical safety issues. Our children and our pedestrians thank you. 

8. That is all for tonight. I thank all of you for your support in the recent election. I ensure each of you, that regardless of how you voted, I will continue to represent everyone to the upmost of my ability. Meredy and I wish each of you and your Families a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. We all have much to be thankful for. Good night!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thank You Dunwoody

(published in the November 13, 2013 Dunwoody Crier)

Just a note of personal thanks to all the citizens of Dunwoody who exercised their right to vote on Nov. 5 in support of my re-election. I appreciate the confidence that you have placed in me. I take your support seriously.  I look forward to serving you as your councilman in District 1. I will continue to do what I promised during my campaign by providing fiscally conservative, ethical, positive and common sense leadership to ALL the citizens of District 1 as well as ALL the citizens of our great city. It is time we come together in a positive frame of mind to keep moving forward to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens. 

A special thanks to all those that worked on my campaign including my wife, Meredy, campaign manager George Stewart, campaign treasurer and advisor Maria Richmond, the meet and greet hosts, those that allowed me to put a campaign sign in your yard, those that made phone calls and wrote letters in my support, the financial donors, you that gave me words of encouragement and the 17 sign-wavers at the polling places on election day. All of you are the very best and so appreciated.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013