Friday, July 9, 2010

Dunwoody City Council - Monday, July 12th (Parks, Business Taxes, Sidewalks, Police, Fire, 911, Zoning, Sirens & Court)

Monday, July 12th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
7:00 p.m. - Watch Live

Work Session Meeting Agenda

1. Dunwoody High School renovations update.

2. Discussion of the occupation tax process.

3. Park Facility Rental Fees.

4. 2010 Sidewalk Construction Capital Project.

5. Parks Master Plan discussion.

6. FIRST READ - Ordinance to amend Chapter 16, Land Development, Article 2, §16-254(4) regarding permissible uses within the City 75-foot Stream Buffer.

7. FIRST READ – Ordinance to amend Chapter 20, Signs, and Chapter 27, Zoning, Article III, Overlay District Regulations, §20-1276, Regulations.

8. H.E.A.T. Grant discussion.

9. Fire Services discussion.

10. E-911 discussion.

11. Roberts Drive Park Donation discussion.

12. Municipal Court Contract discussion.

13. Emergency Sirens discussion.  (fwiw - saw Decatur has these.)


Bob said...

Is the property on Roberts accesible from the street, for public use or is it surrounded by private property?

Tasneem said...

I don't think Dunwoody should charge a $100 rental fee for Windwood Hollow park. What is the justification for this other than to charge exorbitant prices for the privilege of sitting at a picnic table? If Dekalb didn't charge before, there is no reason to start charging now. I also don't understand why these types of "low priority" issues are coming up before the City Council when there are larger issues to be dealt with. Pretty soon, the City Council is going to start charging fees just to walk through a park.

themommy said...

If the fee isn't charged, then reservations aren't guaranteed. I suspect that DeKalb County didn't have a formal process for reserving the Pavilion at Windwood Hollow, so it was first come first served kind of thing.

The City Council needs to decide if they want to change that policy and why there is a need to do so.

I imagine there isn't much demand to be able to book it ahead as it is a very quiet park.

John Heneghan said...

Bob, I have attached two more maps that I had available, a stream goes through and one shows the 25 ft setback and the other the 75 ft setback.

25 ft buffer

75 ft buffer

Tasneem, I believe themommy is correct regarding the situation and I am still reviewing all circumstances and ramifications.


John Heneghan said...

Here is a visual perspective of the property.

Google Earth Map

Bob said...

The Roberts Drive property seems surrounded by private homes and therefore inaccessable to the public
Seems the Church cant build on it and just wants out of the tax due.
City should pass on this one

Chip said...

Then the Church may simply stop paying taxes on it, the property will revert to the City via tax lien, and the City will still own it.

Better to accept it,now, without hassle as it's doubtful that any buyer would acquire it via tax sale.

And, by the way, I agree with Tasneem about how quickly the City can move on trivial usage fees when there are many more significant items that should be occupying their agenda.