Monday, April 27, 2015

City of Dunwoody Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday featuring Mayor, Mike Davis and City Manager, Eric Linton

Town Hall with Mayor Mike Davis

Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, Georgia
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The City is holding a Town Hall Meeting and we want to hear from you!   Become an active part of your local government and share your thoughts, questions and ideas at the Dunwoody 2015 Town Hall Meeting.
This is a FREE event and open to the public.

The Town Hall will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus Auditorium, 2101 Womack Road.

This is your chance to participate in authentic conversation focused on pertinent community issues and topics selected by you, the participants. Featured speakers include Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis and City Manager, Eric Linton.

Visit ConnectDunwoody.com to let us know what topics and issues you would like to see discussed.

Besides of thinking of questions for the Mayor, the City of Dunwoody would also like your input on the future direction of the city. Your answers to the Shape Dunwoody - Comprehensive Plan Survey will help inform the five-year Comprehensive Plan team. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Thanks

Tap into Georgia Dunwoody Beer Festival - Brook Run Park Saturday June 13th



The Tap into Georgia Beer Festival returns to Brook Run Park on June 13th from 2:00 – 6:00. We’ll feature an exclusive selection of craft beers from Georgia’s finest breweries. Come and jam to the tunes of The Rays and The Bad Neighbors, and bring your chairs, blankets, and lawns games as you join your friends on the great lawn. Who wants to go to a beer festival in a parking lot, when you can hang out in a park?

Last year’s event sold out in advance and this year’s festival will be limited to only 500 tickets so don’t miss out! All proceeds from the festival benefit the Dunwoody Nature Center.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday April 27 - 6 pm

Monday, April 27, 2015
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346

6 pm Agenda - Watch Live at 6:00 p.m. 

Appointment of Member to Serve on the Dunwoody Audit Committee.

SECOND READ: RZ 15-042: Pursuant to the City of Dunwoody Zoning Ordinance, applicant, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, on behalf of owner, Atlanta Office Investments Phase I, L.L.C. c/o KDC Real Estate, seeks permission to rezone property currently zoned Office-Institution (O-I) Conditional District to Local Commercial (C-1) District to allowMARTA to own and operate a new connection to the Dunwoody MARTA station. The subject property is located at 236 Perimeter Center Parkway, Dunwoody, GA, 30346. The tax parcel ID is 18 348 02 015

Resolution Adopting the Winters Chapel Road Area Study.  (large attachment)

Approval of a $2,000,000 Contract with Allied Paving for Asphalt Paving
Large list with over 34 streets named with the latest additions shown below.

KINGS DOWN CT     KINGS DOWN CIR NORTH END
SANTA FE STA      MILE POST DR EAST END
OLD BRANCH CT       TWIN BRANCHES WAY NORTH END
AMBERLY WAY       SUDBURY RD AMBERLY CT N
TOPEKA CT       ATCHESON LN SOUTH END
AMBERLY CT S        SOUTH END AMBERLY WAY
TRAILRIDGE PLACE        TRAILRIDGE DRIVE END
TRAILRIDGE PASS       TRAILRIDGE PLACE TRAILRIDGE LANE
TRAILRIDGE LANE        HIDDEN BRANCHES DR END
WICKLIFFE CT        KINGS POINT DR END
HAVERSTRAW DR       HUNTINGTON CIR BROOKHURST DR
DUNHAVEN CT       DUNHAVEN RD END
DUNHAVEN RD       BROOKHURST DR EAST KINGS PT CIR

SECOND READ: SLUP 15-041: Civic Center Partners, LTD., applicant and owner of 1441 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338, seeks the requirement for a building tocome into full compliance be waived to allow for building renovations in the DunwoodyOverlay District under the approval of a Special Land Use Permit. The tax parcel number is 18 358 06 017.

Updated Website Link Policy

Discussion of Agreement with Doraville to Install a Mid-Block Crosswalk on Tilly Mill Road.
             Stonington / Tilly Mill - Heneghan Request from 2011

Dunwoody Police makes Pedestrian Safety a priority as City Council plans for a new crosswalk on Tilly Mill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRcL984RCg

Discussion of Agreement with Doraville to Install a Mid-Block Crosswalk on Tilly Mill Road.
             Stonington / Tilly Mill - Heneghan Request from 2011

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PEDS and Dunwoody Police Partner for Pedestrian Safety on Tilly Mill Road - Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml8u2uKO-18

Dunwoody Police ticket 19 for crosswalk violation on Tilly Mill at Andover.

The Dunwoody Police Department conducts frequent, multi-faceted safety operations to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities as part of their Pedestrian Safety Initiative.  Today this type of sting will be happening once again.

Crossing Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody is dangerous for pedestrians, as many drivers do not stop for crossing pedestrians and Georgia crosswalk laws are poorly understood. This area is also an active pedestrian corridor and bus route for area neighborhoods. Respectful driving is necessary to ensure the safety of all users of the road. Police will target drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

PEDS supports this operation by providing training in pedestrian safety enforcement to the police. In partnership with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, PEDS also provides educational flyers that drivers receive along with their citations.

 On average, every day 4 pedestrians are hit by drivers in metro Atlanta.
  • On average, every day 4 pedestrians are hit by drivers in metro Atlanta.
  • Georgia law requires drivers to stop (not just yield) for pedestrians in crosswalks, even when the pedestrian is in another lane.
  • Lower speeds greatly reduce the risk that a pedestrian crash will be fatal.
www.peds.org

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Operation "PROM" Night - Please Return On Monday


My sister Kathleen works at the high school she graduated from almost 30 years ago and in preparation for the up coming Prom Season she assisted in putting on "Operation Prom Night" for her students, which is a program about making smart choices during prom season and throughout life.  

The theme was to "Please Return On Monday" and she said it was powerful reminder about how driving under the influence can cause tragedy. The speakers who shared their stories of loss and grief were amazing and she said it was an honor to witness.   The video below is from a similar program and it gives a flavor of the program done by my sisters school.

If you have young adults going to prom, please tell them to have fun but to also be safe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IOBDNHjNOE

  • More than one-third of youth under the age of 21 who are killed in alcohol-related fatalities died during the months of April, May and June - prom season.
  • During the typical prom weekend, 46% of traffic deaths among 15-20 year olds are alcohol-related.
  • Of those alcohol-related fatalities, 69% involve a 15-20 year old driver with alcohol in his/her system.
  • Teens view drinking alcohol - even heavy drinking - as less risky than using other substances

Dunwoody Food Truck Thursday Lineup offers 68 degrees, partly cloudy skys and zero percent chance of rain.



Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays
4.23.15 @ Brook Run Park from 5:00PM till Dark
Sponsor:       Kingsley Racquet and Swim Club http://www.kingsleyclub.org
Musical guest:         The Fletcher Trio
Adult Drinks:          Moondog Growlers   http://www.moondoggrowlers.com/
Dinner Trucks:
On Tapa The World            https://www.facebook.com/OnTapaTheWorld
Genki Noodles and Sushi     https://www.facebook.com/GenkiNoodlesandSushi
MIX’d UP                    https://www.facebook.com/mixdupfoodtruck
Nectar                            https://www.facebook.com/ilovenectar   
Pressed For Time             https://www.facebook.com/pressedfortimetruck
 WOW! Food Truck        https://www.facebook.com/wowfoodtruck
Dessert Vendors:
King of Pops                        https://www.facebook.com/kingofpops 
Chay J's New Orleans Candies     https://www.facebook.com/chayjs1

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dunwoody High students propose Kai's Car Wash to benefit former teacher Jenn Spence Mattison

No baby was ever more loved & wanted than young Kai !

This is Kai Mattison, the son of Brett & Jenn (a local DES, and former Chesnut teacher). He came to them through the miracle of adoption. But unfortunately, sadly, horribly, and unfairly Kai very recently lost his life to a rare, aggressive form of Kidney Cancer. It was the day before his 10 month birthday.

To add insult to injury his parents are left with lots of debt from astronomical medical bills, lost wages due to precious time spent with their son, and burial expenses. We can't take their immense grief away, but we can help lessen the financial stress.

So, we the former students of Jenn Spence Mattison, who are now students at Dunwoody High School, are having a car wash fundraiser to support this wonderful teacher.  It is the very least we can do and please join us in supporting this worthy cause.

WHEN: Sat. April 25th, with a rain delay of Sat. May 2nd
TIME: 10am-4pm
WHERE: Burger King parking lot 4537 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd (Georgetown)
COST: Donation only

For those that can't make it, but would like to help, you can donate to:

www.youcaring.com/kaimattison

We hope to see you there!

The Smiling Students of Dunwoody High invite you to International Night - Fri April 24th


For the past eight years, the language students of Dunwoody High School have hosted a week of cultural activities called International Week. Through food, decorations, and games, students step into the many different cultural footprints found at Dunwoody High School. The students do everything from creating the fun games to contacting speakers to come and talk at the school.

This year’s theme is “Step into Culture”, where we focus on each of our cultural footprints from around the world, and show how these footprints come together to explore the diversity found every day in the halls of Dunwoody High School.

International Week culminates with International Night, which is on Friday, April 24 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Dunwoody High School (5035 Vermack Road) in the cafeteria. Families are invited to come share a potluck dinner featuring performances by students. Tickets are only $6.00 per person.

The unique T-Shirts are designed by the hardworking students of Dunwoody High, and will only be on sale from April 15 through 17, 2015 for $10.00 each. The proceeds will go to the Dunwoody High School language department and clubs, in addition to a local charity. Tickets may be purchased from students at Dunwoody High School who are in World Languages.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to this special event you can also contact us at dunwoodyinternationalweek2015@gmail.com. Don’t miss this opportunity to step into culture! Buy tickets now!