Friday, August 24, 2012

Agenda for Monday's Dunwoody City Council Meeting.

Monday, August 27th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Work Session

Presentation of 2012 Curtis McClung/Motorola Award of Excellence Recipient - Dunwoody
Police CAT Program.

Approval of External Auditing Services Contract.

SECOND READ: Adoption of Ordinance to Amend Chapter 26: Streets, Sidewalks, andOther Public Places Regarding Special Event Signage.

Resolution to Approve and Authorize the Acceptance of Department of Natural Resources
Recreational Trails Grant.

Approval of Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Contract Amendment.

ACTION ITEM: Request for City Council to Fund a Hearing Officer for the Board of Ethics.

ACTION ITEM: Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with Georgia Department of Transportation Regarding Dunwoody Village Parkway TE Grant.

Update on CAD-to-CAD Interface Project.


DunwoodyTalk said...


With Brook Run having a locked percentage of non-green space, do you know what percentage of the acreage this concrete trail equals? 1%? .5%?

Joe Seconder said...

Here's a couple of other questions / comments:

1. Since the hospital was closed and several buildings demolished, how much impervious surface has been reduced? Or, to put it another way, how much pervious surface has been created? There's got to be much less runoff since these buildings were demolished.

2. During the hospital's operation, there was significantly more impervious surface than there is today, or that there would be with the 12-ft wide concrete trail. Unlike large surface buildings and parking lots, trails meander and are linear, creating much less impact on rainwater runoff.

3. How much surface does the Dog Park cover (which the consultants and city staff have admitted is causing erosion and tree damage)? How much space will the new dog park cover when it's relocated, resulting in "x" amount or % of increased or decreased area coverage. Will the new location of the dog park be placed outside of the tree cover, thereby not impacting the ecosystem around the trees?

4. The City has a "No Net Loss of Trees" policy. But that only applies to city-owned property. For anyone looking to save our trees throughout the city of Dunwoody, including on private property, please compare & contrast our Tree Ordinance with Roswell's. Then if you want to make a difference, consider lobbying our council to tighten up our ordinance. As it stands today, all a property owner has to do is fill out an application, then they could cut down whatever trees they'd like, just having to keep a "canopy". Think about the 100+ year old specimen trees around our city on private property. Do we completely defer to private property rights above all else, or do we look to something closer to Roswell's model?

Look up on Muni Code:



I offer to those concerned and interested citizens to start up a grassroots Arbor-protecting group, engage the council and seek to strengthen existing code.

jag9244 said...

Dogs do not create erosion.
Gravity and water(rain) cause erosion. Erosion is magnified in areas of tree canopy.

In order to combat erosion, doesn't it make more sense to ban trees, gravity and rain?