Sunday, November 30, 2008
Billboards invade Dunwoody hours before Cityhood
On Sunday November 30 at 5:30 p.m., Action Outdoor Advertising of Alpharetta ensured that their construction crew worked through the rainy afternoon erecting a double sided, 50 foot sign on the Chevron Gas Station property at the corner of Chamblee Dunwoody & I-285. When I heard of the sign being erected just hours before the new City of Dunwoody were to begin operations, I ran over and asked for the building permit which I believe should be posted and/or a sign permit.
The construction crew had no paperwork with them (not even the electrical permit as required by the sign permit) but the operator of the Chevron promised me the documents via e-mail. A few hours later I received the sign application and the sign permit but still no building permit was available.
If this sign, which is pointed not to the highway traffic on 285 but instead to the traffic on Chamblee Dunwoody was installed illegally, the cities attorney will be reviewing our options.