Thursday, January 15, 2009

Green Space graveled over, Retreat Moved, Job Fair, Entertainment, Crime & City Sustainability

Chamblee Middle School's New Back Parking Lot

The Technology High School next to GA Perimeter College which was closed and the land swapped for the location of the new 4th & 5th grade elementary school is now being used by GPC students for parking. The buses that were previously parked at that location needed to find a new home and have been parked in the front and side of the Chamblee Middle School property at the corner of Chamblee Dunwoody & Shallowford. Today the grassy back yard of the school is being filled in with gravel presumably to make a parking lot for the school buses now being parked there. Neighbors are rightfully very upset and the Dunwoody Codes do not apply to school property therefore there is little the city can do directly to alleviate the issue.

Dunwoody Police Job Fair - Saturday January 31

Come ask questions - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Terraces, 115 Perimeter Center Place, Dunwoody, GA 30346.

City Council Training Session - Moved to Dunwoody

The City of Dunwoody’s Retreat, which will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, will now be held at the following location from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30346

Entertainment Center coming to Georgetown

Opening Spring 2009, Zamba Fun Land will be the premier family entertainment center featuring Birthday Party and special event areas; arcade games; inflatables; miniature golf; food and beverage menus; redemption center; parents lounge and toddler play areas among many other things. Zamba Fun Land’s unique combination of activities for children of all ages will provide reasonably priced fun and entertainment for Atlanta’s growing families and will eventually expand to include educational classes and after school programs.

Do not leave purses in shopping carts unattended.

There is a rash of purse and wallet takings in the Supermarkets up and down Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Ashford Dunwoody Road and Jett Ferry Road. An incident occurred at Publix on Chamblee Dunwoody on January 7th and the Kroger on Chamblee Dunwoody on January 9th. The scenario of these incidents along with others that have occurred is that the victims appear to older ladies who are being distracted by a decoy and while she is distracted someone else takes the wallet from the purse that is in the shopping cart.

Sustainable Dunwoody Committee met with City Hall

Today I had the privilege of joining these fine people along with the City Manager of Dunwoody and all the Department Heads to discuss next steps in pursuing the Atlanta Regional Commission, Green Community Certification. Feel free to join or follow along on the groups social networking website at...


Anonymous said...

Thanks Crawford Lewis - what a wonderful gift for our neighborhoods - lots and lots of big yellow buses!!!
Now we know why you did not want to sell that property - you needed it for a bus depot.

Robert said...

I spoke to Jim Redovian this afternoon. Jim is one of our Board of Education elected representatives.

Jim assured me that the DeKalb School System understands the problem and has changed their plan. They will NOT be parking busses in the lower area behind the school. They will use the upper parking area, but will not use the lower area for bus parking. He indicated that the school system will try to put the lower area back to a green state (rather than the new gravel.)

Robert Wittenstein
Dunwoody City Council

Platos Republic said...

My thanks go out to Jim R on this issue.

John Heneghan said...

Cheap Dad Alert - I heard a rumor (unconfirmed) that Zamba Funland is open and Free until June.

John Heneghan said...

Absolute Auction - Everything must go at Zamba Fun Land is closing.

February 13th
Atlanta, Georgia
Live on-site Absolute Auction, all assets of Zamba Fun Land
Date: February 13th *Time to be announced*
Location: 4490 Dunwoody Road, Atlanta GA, 30338
Public Preview: Friday, February 12th 1pm to 7pm
and Saturday, February 13th 8am to 10am
Removal: Immediately following auction until 9pm,
Sunday, February 14th 10am to 6pm,
and Monday February 15th by appointment only