Friday, February 13, 2009

VOIP Phones, Ethics Rule Changes, Street Lights, Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Staffing of Code Enforcement, City Update

Special Called Meeting
Dunwoody City Council
Mon February 16, 2009 @ 7 pm
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mount Vernon Road, 30338

Special Meeting Agenda - Voting Item

Discussion and vote on approving a contract for phone internet equipment and services for 41 Perimeter Center East.

Work Session Agenda Items - No Vote

Ordinance for Right-of-Way Exchange - Perimeter Center West/Hammond Drive.

Ordinance Revision – Chapter 23 – Streets and Sidewalks to add authorization for Public Works to establish a Residential Street Light Policy.

Ordinance to amend the Ethics Policy.

Discussion of Ordinance to adopt Chapter 20 (“Public Assemblages”) of the City of the City of Dunwoody Code of Ordinances.

Discussion on establishing a Street Light District on Boxwood Place (Boxwood Subdivision).

Discussion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Georgia Dept. of Transportation for the City to become the sponsor of the Dunwoody Village TE Project.

Contract to retain the services of POND & Company to provide consulting services for the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Discussion of code compliance staffing for Community Development.

Discussion of Ordinance to grant a franchise agreement to Atlanta Gas Light Company (Ordinance 2009-02-12).

Boyken Status Report.

City Manager Update.

EXECUTIVE SESSION for the purposes of legal, real estate, and personnel discussions.


John Heneghan said...

This meeting of the 16th went long, then got much longer whereby by the end of the evening there was only one resident in the room who wasn't getting paid to be there. He knows who he is and was commended publicly on the audio in case your interested.

The meeting audio is up and the two most interesting items to me personally were the proposed change to the Ethics policy and the City Manager Update on the new school.

The change to the ethics policy proposes to allow board members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association to serve on Dunwoody Civic Boards (Planning, Board of Appeals, Community Council), thereby removing the language which made this possible conflict of interest against the original city ethics code.

The second item of interest was the City Manager Update regarding Womack Road and the new school. The conversation was mostly regarding the posted remarks as shown in the post above but the questions from the council to the Public Works Director brought out some interesting operational issues.

The audio is quite long but we did follow the agenda and that should help you find your through the file.


Dunwoody Police Watch Group said...

Wow, I did not see any mention of approving the phone/internet item for 10X what was budgeted! I am surprised you did not link the AJC article from today as you do all others related to Dunwoody. Maybe you thought this one would not sit well?