Friday, October 13, 2017

Dunwoody Update: Volunteer Day, Dunwoody Rotary Fun Run, Recycle "Blue Box" Trade In, Paving, City Council Candidate Forum, Election Voting, Harvest Farm Fest, Promotion, City Hall, 2018 City Budget

1. Volunteer Day … The annual Clean, Fix and Shine-Up Dunwoody event is this Saturday, OCT 14. Meet at Brook Run Park at 8:45 AM for a 9 AM start time. Tree planting, park enhancements and street sign cleaning will take place at this annual community spirit building event. Bring your work clothes and be ready to work. If you have street signs in front of your property please be ready to provide water via hose or buckets for our sign cleaners. Go to to sign up. Walk up registration will also be available.

2. Dunwoody Rotary Fun Run … This popular annual family-fun charity event will take place this Sunday, OCT 15 at Perimeter Center Mall for start and finish. Registration starts at 7 AM and the 5 K race starts at 8 AM and the 1 mile run starts at 9 AM.

3. Recycle “Blue Box” Trade In … You can bring you small 18 gallon Blue Box (it will soon be obsolete) for a trade in for a 35 gallon blue recycle bin for free or a 65 gallon blue recycle for $15 to Brook Run Park this Saturday, OCT 14 from 9 AM to 12 PM or to City Hall on OCT 22 from 1 PM to 4 PM. There is paperwork to fill out. Go to DeKalb Sanitation Recycle Bin Trade-In for more information.

4. Paving … Paving, except for some stripping, some calming devices and some streets in Wyntercreek, where new gas lines will be installed starting Monday, OCT 16, for 2017 has been completed.

5. City Council Candidate Forum will be held this Sunday, OCT 15 at Kingsley Swim and Tennis located off N Peachtree Rd … Come hear where the 6 candidates stand on the issues. Times are:
District 3 … 2 - 2:45 PM
District 2 … 3 - 3:45 PM
District 1 … 4 - 4:45 PM

6. November Election Voting … There will be early/advanced voting in Dunwoody at the Dunwoody Library on Saturday, OCT 28 from 9 AM - 4 PM and OCT 30 - NOV 3 from 8 AM - 5 PM. Absentee ballot voting opens today, OCT 13, and the last date to mail an absentee ballot is NOV 3 - my suggestion is to mail your ballot in NLT NOV 1. The ballot has to be at the DC voting office by 7 PM on NOV 7 to be counted. Early/advanced voting Is also available weekdays at the DC Election Office, 4380 Memorial Dr, Suite 300, Decatur, GA 30032 starting OCT 16 - NOV 3 for 8 AM - 5 PM. Election day - NOV 7 - polls will be open 7 AM - 7 PM. For more information on the NOV election voting go to … … you can also call 404-298-4020. FYI, Dunwoody High School is NO longer a polling place and those of you that used to vote there should have rx a letter instructing you where to vote. If you didn’t rx the letter you can go to the website above or call the Ph # above to get your polling place. Who/how you vote for is your business but please exercise your voting privilege as an American citizen.

7. Harvest Farm Fest … This funny-filled day family event sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 477 will be held OCT 21 from 12 Noon - 9 PM at the Donaldson Bannister Farm - 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. The Scouts will take you on a interactive tour back in time to the 20th century and bring history to life through guided time travel. Admission is free and there is a small charge for games and the tour. Bring the family and support our Scouts.

8. Promotion … Officer Blake Yeargin will be promoted the SGT in the DPD this TU, OCT 17 at 3 PM in the Council Chambers in our city hall.

9. New City Hall … I toured our new city hall at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody yesterday. The build out is still on schedule. To answer those that have ask … yes, once we get into the new building and get settled we will have tours of our new city hall for our citizens.

10. 2018 City Budget … The 2018 Dunwoody City Budget is on our website - Please review the budget and let us know your thoughts. The budget will be voted on at the OCT 23 city council meeting.