Monday, October 24, 2016

North Peachtree Traffic Calming is approved by affected residents - issue now moves to Dunwoody City Council

The North Peachtree Corridor between Davantry Road and Mount Vernon Road has qualified for Traffic Calming improvements per the city's Traffic Calming Policy.   The city received an initial petition with signatures from 20% of the affected residents and conducted a speed study, which showed that the 85th percentile for speed is 36 mph along one segment measured. The city has since selected a consulting firm to facilitate a neighborhood meeting and produce a comprehensive design for the project.

A neighborhood meeting was held on June 7th for affected residents.  The participants were presented with the available traffic calming tools that may be implemented and were able to provide their feedback to city staff and its consultant.

A final design recommendation was developed and distributed to the community in July.  In October, the neighborhood submitted a petition to the city showing that 73% of the affected households were in favor of the proposed traffic calming measures, above the 65% required.  As a result, a Resolution to create a Traffic Calming District will be presented to the City Council on November 14, 2016, for their approval.  If approved, construction for this project is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2017.

For more information on the city's Traffic Calming Policy or to find out how to start the process in your neighborhood, a link to the policy may be found under the "Documents" below.


Traffic Calming Policy
Speed Study Results
Neighborhood Meeting Notes
Final Plan Recommendations

Dunwoody MOMS Club Annual Halloween Parade and Membership Drive - Tuesday - Brook Run 3:30 pm

Tuesday 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Brook Run Playground

Are you a stay at home mom with young kids living in the Dunwoody area? If so, join us for the Dunwoody MOM Club's annual Halloween Parade at Brook Run Park! Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, fun, and best of all our costume parade around the playground. Please bring along your child's costume so he/she can participate in the parade. This is a great way to learn what the Dunwoody MOMS Club is all about and meet other moms in the area. Please bring along your local mom friends and neighbors! *The parade starts at 4:00pm.*

The MOMS Club is an international organization that supports mothers who stay at home. The Dunwoody chapter's activities include monthly club socials, park outings, and Moms' Night Out, as well as weekly same-age playgroups. As a member of our club, your children will benefit from the play opportunities with other kids their age while you are able to socialize with, develop lasting bonds with, and receive support from other stay at home moms in the Dunwoody area.

Please email with any questions about the Membership Drive or the club in general.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Video rendering of new Austin Elementary School in Dunwoody.

Dunwoody City Council Meeting Agenda for Mon October 24

Monday, October 24, 2016
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
Watch Live at 6:00 p.m.
6 pm Agenda

Caffeine and Octane "Dunwoody Day".

Update on AT&T Gigapower Fiber Internet Service by AT&T Regional Director- External Affairs Ms. Delores Crowell
FIRST READ: Ordinance to Adopt IGA for Purchase, Sale and Exchange of Real Estate

Resolution Adopting the 2017 Annual Operating and Capital Budgets.

Approval of Amendment of City Position Allocation and Compensation Chart.

Resolution Authorizing a Merit Increase for the City Clerk, Ms. Sharon Lowery.

Resolution Second Amendment to the City Manager, Eric Linton's Employment Contract.

SECOND READ: Ordinance Authorizing the Granting of an Easement to Atlanta Office Investment for a Crane Swing Easement.

SECOND READ: Ordinance Authorizing the Granting of a Temporary Easement to AtlantaOffice Investment, LLC for Underground Construction.

Award of a Construction Contract for a New Traffic Signal on Meadow Lane Road - Walmart.

Funding Authorization for Redfield Pedestrian Improvements.

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody Proposed 2017 Budget.

FIRST READ: Ordinance to Amend Purchasing Policy.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Kids Halloween events - Sat Oct 22 at Brook Run Park from 3 to 6 & Boy Scouts are at the Donaldson farm, Vermack & Chamblee Dunwoody

Dunwoody High School volleyball team needs your support for Saturday's Big Game

The Dunwoody High School volleyball team defeated Effingham County (3-0) on Thursday night to advance to the state’s Elite Eight of the AAAAAA (6A) Georgia state volleyball tournament.

Dunwoody’s next game is Saturday (10/22) at NOON at Dunwoody High School against region rival Cambridge.  Come support Dunwoody Volleyball as they fight to make the Final Four on their road to the ring.

We want to fill the gym!       Wear PINK.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Boy Scout Troop 477 Haunted Farm Tour - Saturday from 3 to 9 - perfect for the little kids.

Haunted Farm Tour
Donaldson-Bannister Farm (corner of Chamblee-Dunwoody and Vermack Roads)
3:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday, October 22

Find giggles and surprises around every corner as Boy Scout Troop 477 takes you on a guided tour back in time, bringing the history of Dunwoody to life through guided time travel at the Haunted Farm Tour, Saturday, October 22 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm (corner of Chamblee-Dunwoody and Vermack Roads).

You’ll meet Native Americans, Civil War soldiers, settlers and some of Dunwoody's original residents. You can also play games, make crafts and s'mores, hear live music, eat yummy snacks and dinner all afternoon and evening. Don't miss Dunwoody's favorite Halloween tradition.

Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 477, this fun annual event is a fundraiser to help send boys to summer camp, and provide scholarships for boys that can’t afford to participate in scouting.

“Last year we had more than 1,600 people come and enjoy the festivities,” said Barry Deutsch, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 477. “And this year, we are expecting another big crowd, so will have even more food, more games and more fun.”

If a walk back in time isn’t enough, a large field will feature more than 20 games and crafts, along with face painting, pumpkin decorating and “make your own” air rockets. There will also be a campfire for roasting the perfect s’more on a chilly October evening.

An expanded food court, part of the farm’s recent renovation, will feature everything needed to feed hungry ghouls, including burgers, turkey legs, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and fresh baked cookies.

Plenty of free parking is available at Independence Square (corner of Chamblee Dunwoody at Peeler) with regular shuttle bus service. Additional parking will be available just down the street at the Vermack Swim Tennis center.

Boy Scout Troop 477 thanks its sponsors, including Smurti Corp. for supplying the food court.

Volunteers are needed! Middle and High School students are needed to help with games, tours, crafts. Service hours will be awarded. Contact

Sunday, October 16, 2016

City of Dunwoody Public Information Meetings - Mon Oct 17 & Tues Oct 25th

Monday, October 17, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, Georgia

Public Information Meeting - The City of Dunwoody will hold a Public Information Meeting on October 17, 2016, at 6:00 pm to provide residents and community members with an opportunity to learn more about discussions between Dunwoody and DeKalb County Board of Education on the purchase, sale and real estate exchange agreement.

Some tidbits on the Austin Elementary / Dunwoody Park Swap

Dunwoody and DeKalb County Board of Education Authorize Purchase, Sale, and Real Estate Exchange Agreement

PS:  In the 2017 City of Dunwoody budget, there are 3.5 Million dollars (over and above the amount for the land swap deal) slated for Park Improvements and as those funds were the proceeds of a lawsuit over a DeKalb County parks bond that promised funds for Brook Run Park, the City Council should be directing those funds back to Brook Run. Based on what I know, the back 30 acres of Brook Run could receive a large chunk of those funds to construct flat, rectangular fields where soccer & lacrosse will be played. Just maybe if that idea pans out in the public process, there will be a lot of recreational fields built in the coming year.

See page 39 of the document linked below.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Run Dunwoody 5K is this Sunday supporting @dunwoodyrotary

Are you Ready to Run Dunwoody?

Running season is in full swing! Don't forget to add RunDunwoody to your race calendar!
Whether you're a seasoned runner, just starting out, or enjoy a brisk morning walk - RunDunwoody has something to offer for everybody!

Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, the Rundunwoody 5K begins and ends at the Perimeter Mall. The flat, fast course is designed for runners. The race features free parking, free race photos, and a post race celebration with awards, a DJ, Tastes of Dunwoody and a Kids Zone. Technical shirts are included for all participants who sign-up before October 4.
Race proceeds support education, public health and public safety.

When: Sunday October 16, 2016 at 7am
Where: Perimeter Mall (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road)

Why Run?

  • Long sleeve technical shirts for all participants
  • Fast 2017 Peachtree qualifying course
  • 5K, 1 Mile & Tot Trot options
  • Awards ceremony for overall and age-group top 3 winners
  • Post-race party with a DJ, kids zone & tastes of Dunwoody
  • Free, easy parking and a short walk from the Dunwoody Marta station