Friday, June 11, 2010

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Monday June 14th.

Monday, June 14th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
7:00 p.m. - Watch Live

Special Called Voting Meeting at 7 pm
Immediately following: regularly scheduled work session.

Special Voting Meeting Agenda

1. Resolution to adopt the proposed City of Dunwoody 2030 Comprehensive Plan for transmittal to the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Department of Community Affairs.
2. SECOND READ - Ordinance to adopt the proposed 2010 Millage Rate.
3. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with GDOT Local Assistance Road Program (LARP) for asphalt resurfacing on Vernon Lake Drive and Vernon North Drive.

Regular Work Session Agenda

1. Introduction of Parks and Recreation Manager.
2. Art Festival Update.
3. FIRST READ: Ordinance Amendment to Chapter 4, Alcohol, for Beer Tasting.
4. Stream Buffer Discussion.
5. Discussion of Ordinance to amend Chapter 21, Signs, and Chapter 27, Zoning, Article III, Overlay District Regulations §3C-13, Regulation.
6. Discussion of 2010 Council Meeting Schedule.
7. Discussion Regarding Setting of June Voting Meeting.
8. FIRST READ - Ordinance to amend Chapter 26 Sidewalk District Requirements.
9. Discussion of Comprehensive Transportation Plan Contract Award.
10. 2010 Road Repaving Bid Results.
11. FIRST READ – Ordinance to amend Assemblages in Public Places in Chapter 26 Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places.
12. Georgetown Master Plan Discussion
13. Initiation of Text Amendments.
a. Outdoor Lighting Efficiency.


Bob said...

How is the council goingto handle the suggested changes to the document at the meeting?
Is each item going to disucssed and and opened to commmunity input.

The plan you are voting on will help determine who we are for the next twenty years. I do not want to see the process rushed through the Council without significant discussion and input.

I have suggested to Bob Dallas that the City Council meet with the Planning Commission and the Comp Plan Committee to fully discuss and understand the reasoning behind some of the recommendations.

As I have said before this is the most important document you have worked on. I see no reason to rush this afeter all the time spent.

I also commmend you on the research that you had staff conduct, prior to your voting on densities in our community...
Good to know what we have on the ground before we vote to regulate it.

Joe Hirsch said...

Ugh, the revisions to the revision’s revision of permitting/restricting “string lights” still doesn’t work: What is the definition of “a holiday season”? Whose “holiday season” would the city be basing this upon and how many seasons are there? Which religions will be included and which will the city decide to exclude? Seriously, we've debated this for a year and this is the best that we could come up with?!?

I am not a fan of mixing religion and politics. Just to set an example, I’m considering hanging string lights all year – to celebrate Hirschivus (which runs Jan-Dec).

Bob said...

Go for it Joe.
This is not an HOA
What if I just like lights on my home?
If you wanted to live in a restricted neighborhoodm you all should have moved into a neighborhood with covenants
Can anyone say Country Club of the South?

That said...

Was the parks and recreation job actually advertised anywhere?

Pattie Baker said...

John: Quick question--I may have missed something, but why doesn't the road repaving plan for 2010 match the streets listed in this: Also, is it possible for you to include the link to the road repaving survey results that gave the street ratings? Thanks.

John Heneghan said...

Thanks Pattie and others for the comments,

Let me start in reverse order.

Pattie, Trowbridge was removed at council request and other poor quality streets were filled in as budget allows. I did note that Dunridge Ct was removed and don't understand why, therefore it will be my first question on the matter.

Below is a link to the street rating.

The parks job was handled by our public works department and our contractor Lowe Engineers, though I don't currently see it on the city website; it should have been there previously.

When the new Parks Director is announced I am sure the person selected will have an extensive background in that arena.

Joe, I agree with you and will be interested in seeing if the sign committee and Council Members working on this issue will address and therefore modify it during the meeting. If not I will ask questions.

Bob, not sure of the flow of the meeting (Ken's discretion) but I am sure that there will be some discussion. Council has received feedback on the Comp Plan from a number of individuals and I am sure there will be more modifications before this goes final. If the item is deferred another week or two, it is fine by me.

John Heneghan said...

Dunwoody – June 14, 2010 – The City of Dunwoody is proud to announce the selection of Brent Walker as the Parks and Recreation Manager for the City. Mr. Walker joins the City with over 15 years of parks experience and previously served as the District Coordinator for Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Mr. Walker officially started on Monday, June 14, 2010.

“I am honored to have been extended the opportunity to join the City of Dunwoody and to have such an integral part in building a top notch parks and recreation program,” said Walker. “I am looking forward to working with the Council, city staff, and the community.”

The new Parks and Recreation Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial and operational aspects of Dunwoody’s Parks and Recreation Department, as well as all capital improvement activities and various community events. Walker will report directly to the Director of Public Works, Michael Smith, and
will work closely with the Department of Public Works in support of parks and recreation programs and services.

"Walker has had a strong record of achievement over the course of his career. He possesses a commitment to not only meet the high expectations of our citizens, but exceed them,” said Warren Hutmacher, City Manager. “We are thrilled to have him join the Dunwoody team and look forward to developing first rate parks and recreation in the coming years.”

Walker holds a bachelors degree from Auburn University and is a member of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). In 2008, he received the NRPA Gold Medal Award.