Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Recent Burglaries in Dunwoody are under investigation.

This week two Dunwoody North homes were burglarized when the offenders kicked in the door leading into the home from the carport.  These brazen day time attacks happened soon after the resident departed the home, which may mean that the perpetrators were watching the vehicles at home to make sure no one was there during the robbery.  In today's robbery, the resident returned home within 20 minutes and very easily could have easily walked into crime happening, luckily for all involved, that did not happen. 

The Dunwoody Police are well aware of the facts of the case, setting up addional patrols and have posted crime reduction suggestions on Facebook.  They will also be attending a special called meeting of the Dunwoody North Civic Association, Neighborhood Watch to answer questions and share information with the community.  My neighborhood is rather tight-knit, and we are working closely with the police department to help solve these crimes.

The Dunwoody Police has not released any other information publicly on the case and neither will I. 

I do know that a great deal of information has been shared on private facebook groups.  As my information is pushed far beyond closed neighborhood groups, I will defer to the Dunwoody Police Department on what they want to share.

What I can tell you is that internet camera sales will be rocketing in my little community!  There are two versions, the hard wired high definition cameras out side that are meant to see and be seen; then there are the small wi-fi recorded devices.   Both have pros and cons.  I personally use and recommend the low-cost WYZE cameras in my garage and reviewing all external doors but I believe I will be looking into hard wiring a set of external cameras in the near future as the quality is exceptional.

Some of the names of the wi-fi cameras mentioned by neighbors or devices I know in use locally are...





Nest Cams

What security items do you use? 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dunwoody Kid's Bike Rodeo, Pernoshal Park - Saturday June 22nd, 9 a.m. to Noon

Bike Walk Dunwoody with support of the Dunwoody Police Department is proud to present a Children’s Bike Rodeo at Pernoshal Park the morning of Saturday June 22nd.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring the kids for some great fun and learn about safe riding! Kids need to bring their own bikes and helmets. Participants will receive a formal Certificate of Completion signed by city officials. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

The rodeo will consist of several stations:
-Helmet fitting
-Bike inspection
-Obstacles, (safe riding lessons)
-Bike Security
-”Graduation” Bike Ride on the Dunwoody Trailway with Police and Much More!

When: Sat June 22, 9 am-12 pm.
Drop by anytime between 9 am & noon. The course takes about an hour

Where: Pernoshal Park (Parking Lot)
4575 North Shallowford Road

If you’re driving, park your vehicle at the Emory Clinic on Pernoshal Ct – or ride your bikes!

Eventbrite Registration
Facebook event
Care to Volunteer? - people are needed! Signup Genius

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Special Called Dunwoody City Council Meeting to discuss steady 2.74 Millage Rate and DeKalb Transit Plan - Tuesday 8:00 a.m.

June 18, 2019 8:00 AM – DUNWOODY CITY HALL,
Watch Live      Agenda

FIRST READ: Ordinance to Establish the 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rate
      Tax Rate to stay the same - due to slight increase in some development an additional 52K will be collected citywide

DeKalb County Proposed Resolution for DeKalb County Transit Master Plan
     DeKalb County is planning a sales tax increase upto 1% for mass transit.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Savor the Flavor that all Dunwoody Restaurant Week has to offer!

This June, dig into Dunwoody Restaurant Week, an annual celebration of all things delicious! Dunwoody Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to savor something new or revisit an oldie, but goodie. Participating restaurants will showcase their best dishes and desserts at set prices, allowing you to sample food and drink from some of the best restaurants in Atlanta. (Winning!) So from June 8-15, we invite you to bring a buddy (and your appetite), eat & repeat... all week long during Dunwoody Restaurant Week. See below for this year's menus!



Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks - $15 lunch | $20 dinner
Carbonara Trattoria - $40 dinner 
Chuy’s - $25 dinner 
Cinco Mexican Cantina - $15 lunch | $30 dinner
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse - $25 lunch | $45 dinner
E. 48th Street Market - $10 lunch | $20 dinner 
Eclipse di Luna - $15 lunch | $20 dinner 
El Azteca - $10 lunch | $20 dinner 
Empire State Pizza & Growlers - $10 lunch | $20 dinner
Farm Burger - $13 lunch | $13 dinner
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - $30 dinner
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse - $45 dinner
Grecian Gyro - $10 lunch | $20 dinner 
Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern - $15 lunch | $30 dinner
Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria - $10 lunch | $20 dinner
McKendrick’s Steak House - $25 lunch
Mellow Mushroom - $25 lunch | $30 dinner 
Nancy’s Pizza - $10 and/or $20 lunch | $30 dinner 
Novo Cucina - $15 lunch | $30 dinner 
Parkwoods - $45 dinner
Portico Global Cuisine - $25 lunch | $45 dinner
Press Blend Squeeze - $10 lunch 
Seasons 52 - $25 lunch | $30 dinner 
The Capital Grille - dinner
The Viceroy Royal Indian - $10 lunch | $20 dinner
Vino Venue - $30 dinner
Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe - 15% off breakfast & $10 lunch | $20 dinner
Your Pie - $15 lunch | $20 dinner

Decisions are hard, suggestions are helpful! Check out our Foodie's Guide to Dunwoody Restaurant Week as you plan your weeklong culinary tour through Dunwoody.


The Dunwoody Nature CenterSpruill GalleryPainting With A Twist, and Stage Door Players are partnering with Dunwoody Restaurant Week to sweeten the deal! See below for some great opportunities to explore Dunwoody's arts and culture scene while dining around town!

- The Dunwoody Nature Center is offering complimentary entry to their summer concert featuring Acoustical Left occurring on Saturday, June 15, 2019 with proof of receipt from a participating restaurant.

- Spruill Gallery is offering 10% off items in the gallery gift shop with proof of receipt from a participating restaurant. Offer is valid from Saturday, June 8 to Saturday, June 15, 2019.

- Painting With A Twist is offering 10% off painting classes with online code '10OFF'.
- Stage Door Partners - offering buy one get one tickets to “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” from Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, August 4, by calling the box office at 770.396.1726 and mentioning the code ‘RWBOGO’.



Everyone loves a good food pic! Share yours with us on Facebook and Instagram and don't forget to use #DunwoodyRestaurantWeek and #DineInDunwoody!

Congresswoman Lucy McBath is holding a town hall listening session at Dunwoody High School on Saturday June 8th 1:30 p.m.

 Pre-Registration looks to be needed, click the Facebook event link below for more details.


You're invited to join Representative Lucy McBath for a town hall at Dunwoody High School on Saturday, June 8th from 1:30pm-2:30pm. The Congresswoman will provide an update on her recent actions in Congress to protect health care, support veterans, and prevent gun violence. This town hall is an opportunity for residents of Georgia's Sixth District to discuss their priorities and the issues that matter to them.

Dunwoody City Council Meeting for Monday June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Update on the DeKalb Transit Master Plan (Grady Smith, Project Manager, VHB)

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Alcohol License Review Board

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Board of Ethics

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Planning Commission

Resolution Appointing Member to Serve on the Sustainability Committee

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Urban Redevelopment Agency

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Volunteer Coordinating Committee

Funding Authorization for Construction of Turn Lane Improvements on Meadow Lane Road at Ridgeview Road and Ashford Dunwoody Road

SECOND READ: Amendment to Chapter 24 (Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions) to Add Article VIII, Unlawful Discrimination, and Article IX, Hate Crime Training and Documentation

SECOND READ: MA 19-01: Laurel David, Attorney on Behalf of Branch Ashwood Associates, L.P., Owner of 1250 Meadow Lane Road, and 500, 600, and 700 Ashwood Parkway, Seeks a Major Modification to Conditions of Zoning. The Tax Parcel Numbers for the Site are 18-350-02-001, 18-350-02-003, 18-349-01-037, and 18-349-01-046

Resolution Authorizing the Use of Eminent Domain to Obtain Certain Property Interests Located at 4988 Tilly Mill Road for the Public Use and Public Benefit of Constructing a Public Sidewalk

Approval of Purchase of Laptops and 9-1-1 Server (Chief Grogan)

Dunwoody High Basketball Camp for boys ages 6 to 13 starting Monday - spaces are still available.

The Dunwoody Tip Off Club would love to see your young son at camp this summer!

Come train with Dunwoody High School Boys Varsity Basketball players and coaches.

Boys ages 6-13 come train with the Dunwoody High Varsity Basketball players and New Varsity coaches.  The camp will focus on foot work development, shooting techniques, competitive drills, stations, and scrimmages.  Campers will need to bring their own lunch and water bottle.  A concession stand will be open for campers to purchase snacks and pizza for lunch ($2 a slice).  Campers will be divided up by age and ability.

Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Time/Location: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Dunwoody High School Gym
5035 Vermack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Ages: 6-13 years old
Cost: $200 per camper

Spaces are still available so register today.

Registration form at: https://dunwoodybasketball.com/2019-wildcats-summer-camp/

Email above form to:  Dunwoodytipoff@gmail.com

Payments via PayPal:  Dunwoodytipoff@gmail.com

Payments via Venmo:  Dunwoodytipoff

Checks or Money Orders mail to:  Randi Siegel  1674 Manhasset Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338 or drop off at the front office at DHS c/o Coach Braaten.  Makes Checks out to Dunwoody Tip Off Club

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2019 Real Estate Valuations Issued for Dunwoody

City’s millage rate of 2.74 will be considered during three public hearings.

Dunwoody, GA – June 6, 2019 – The City of Dunwoody will consider setting the millage rate for real estate at a maximum of 2.74 mills following the recent revaluation of real property tax assessments, preserving the same millage rate since incorporation in 2008.

The city received notice of its seventh year-over-year increase in the real and personal tax digest for 2019 as a result of the revaluation of real property tax assessments performed by the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s office. Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county.

When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re‐determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment. When a reassessment results in an increase in property values, Georgia law requires the City to advertise a property tax increase even if the millage rate remains the same.

Dunwoody homeowners who filed and qualified for a homestead exemption will pay no more in city taxes than the amount paid in 2009 based on the residential property assessment freeze exemption effective since the city’s inception. This exemption is in addition to the one (1) mill exemption also in place granting homeowners in Dunwoody an effective millage rate of just 1.74 mills. Homeowners in Dunwoody average a 49% exemption in assessed values.

At the anticipated millage rate of 2.74 mills since incorporation, one of the lowest millage rates of any similarly-sized city within the immediate Atlanta metro area, Dunwoody property owners may see an increase or a decrease in their real estate taxes in 2019, depending on whether individual property gained or lost value this year. The City of Dunwoody does not have direct control or influence over the valuations of the tax assessor’s office.

In accordance with state law requirements, the City of Dunwoody will hold three public hearings to receive comment from taxpayers on this subject. The public is invited to attend information meetings at Dunwoody City Hall located at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road Dunwoody, Ga. 30338 on the following days:

June 18, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
July 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The City Council will have a third and final public hearing followed by a vote on a tax rate for the current fiscal year at the City Council meeting on July 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

P.S. - I have posted a number of articles in the past on how to appeal your property value assessement in order to lower you taxes based on the possibly inflated value of your real estate.   Here is the link to several past articles.

Can your family assist, "Friends of the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade" with your personal sponsorship of $50.00