Friday, May 17, 2013

Dunwoody News: Memorial Day Ceremony, Weekend Concerts, Charter Commission, Court Amnesty Program and Construction Update

memorial day 2013

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27

Join us as we hold a special ceremony remembering the armed service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Brook Run Park near the Veterans Memorial.


NEW Dunwoody

Spotlight Video!

Meet Brent Walker, Parks & Recreation Manager for the City of Dunwoody. Learn about the Parks and Recreation Department, what they do, and how you can become more involved.

The Dunwoody Nature Center brings back their popular summer concert series! The first concert features the band, The Bad Neighbors.  Bring a chair, blanket, and picnic dinner and enjoy a night of rockin' tunes in the shade of the newly restored meadow. The show begins at 7 p.m.
Sunday afternoon is a family fun event featuring the songs and stories of Mr. Jason and Mr. Parker. Kids of all ages are welcome and the concert begins at 2 p.m.
As always, ALL Nature Center concerts are FREE to members, $5 for non-members adults and $3 for students.

The Design Review Advisory Committee meeting will begin at 12 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite #250. Click here for meeting agenda.

The Dunwoody Charter Commission meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite #250. Click here for meeting agenda.
The Charter Commission to asking residents of Dunwoody to submit ideas and suggestions as the Commission continues the review of the City Charter. You can submit your suggestions to the Charter Commission by email at

No need to cook. Come out to Brook Run Park to feast on some of the best food truck cuisine in Atlanta.
This foodie event, complete with live music, takes place  from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and features a variety of new and different offerings each week.
For more details contact event manager Bettie Cagle at or (404) 754-3211.

The City of Dunwoody administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. Police, Fire and other services essential for public safety and health will remain open. City offices will resume regular hours Tuesday, May 28.

The City of Dunwoody Municipal Court is holding an Amnesty Program for individuals with past due traffic citations and/or active bench warrants for failing to appear in court.
Amnesty will run during the months of June and July, 2013 at the Dunwoody Municipal Court located at 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 103, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346.  Individuals may walk-in to the Municipal Court on Monday and Wednesday-Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. only, no exceptions

Georgetown Park Construction Update
Construction progress has taken off over the past month for the two sections of the new Georgetown Park. Immediately following the ceremonial groundbreaking the 16-acre area became an active construction site as crews worked on the central park square and the children’s playground.

Georgetown Park’s central park square is taking shape as crews grade and level the space for the expansive lawn and will soon pour the concrete for the foundations of the event pavilion and the bathroom facilities. The square will also house a pair of bocce courts and a custom art installation. Additional central park square construction preparations include pouring the adjoining concrete path eventually connecting to the Brook Run Park multi-use trail to create a 3.3 mile long trailway.

Crews have also graded and leveled the site of the children’s playground at Georgetown Park to make way for three separate play structures. In the coming weeks work will center on cement curbing and foundations for the bathroom facilities adjacent to the playground.

Once complete, both sections of the new park will be available for community-wide use and serve as the anchor public park space portion of the Dunwoody Green planned redevelopment. John Wieland Homes has established a presence on site to market the new home sites for Dunwoody Green, the planned collection of high-quality, owner-occupied new homes and townhomes to be interwoven with future retail development.

Brook Run Park Multi-Use Trail Update
To date, crews have poured approximately 1,900 feet of concrete for the 12-foot wide multi-use trail, signifying completion of more than 50 percent of the trail’s Phase I. Crews have poured concrete for the foundations of the bridge crossings constructed on the trail and plan to assemble the three wooden bridges at the crossings over the next several weeks.

Throughout the trail construction the City has consistently met all EPD requirements regarding erosion and sediment control. These compliance measures strictly adhere to Georgia EPD regulations and follow careful conformity with the approved trail path construction documents.

The City has surveyed the trail route for Phase II, a one mile, 12-foot wide multi-use concrete trail, which will connect with Phase I and complete an approximate 2 mile loop within the park. The next step for Phase II of the trail consists of preliminary design work, which will take place throughout the rest of May and into June.

The City of Dunwoody is committed to encouraging and facilitating active citizen engagement and plans to hold an open house in June to outline plans, answer questions and receive public input for Phase II of the 12-foot wide concrete multi-use trail. The City will advertise the planned open house meeting and notify the public once a date in June is established for the event. Throughout the Phase I & II multi-use trail construction, the City will continue to provide periodic updates to the public.

Sidewalk and Paving Improvement Projects
Work continues on several critical sidewalk projects as part of the City’s sidewalk improvement plan, created to provide an objective process to prioritize the City’s sidewalk projects.

The City has begun constructing the new sidewalk on Womack Road across from Dunwoody Elementary School and is in the process of constructing the retaining wall and remaining concrete sidewalk.

City crews will soon begin work on other planned sidewalk projects on Meadowlake Drive and sections of Valley View and Happy Hollow roads. Project construction work over the next several weeks includes:
• New curb, gutter and stormwater drainage improvements for Happy Hollow Road; This project will result in a continuous sidewalk on one side for the full length of Happy Hollow
• Sidewalk clearing and grading work as well as retaining wall construction on Vermack Road near Mount Vernon
• Initial preparations for new sidewalks along the length of Meadowlake Drive

More sidewalk improvements are on the way as the City Council agreed to fund $300,000 for sidewalks on Hensley Drive and Mount Vernon Way and a future evaluation of pedestrian safety improvements in school zones.

The Council also unanimously approved a contract for paving beginning in June. The City will repave roads according to its long-term paving schedule adopted by Council. You can review the City’s paving plans on our website at:

Since 2009, the City has budgeted more than $1,499,000 in sidewalk improvements and $4,800,000 for repaving roads. To date the City has paved more than 24.1 lane miles of roads, fixed 1,100 potholes on City streets and laid or repaired more than 4.07 miles of City sidewalks all within the 13.2 total square miles of the City’s boundaries. This has been accomplished in a short timeframe with no tax increases.


dpgroupie said...

Memorial Day. Rep. Conyers, MI, paid a wonderful tribute to fallen warriors on CSPAN this morning. While they could have paid no higher price to protect and defend our freedom and safety, I also want to recognize those brave souls who go out there every day, knowing what the risks are. I thank their families and friends as well. To Dunwoody Police, you are everything we wanted and needed you to be, and so much more. To military personnel and LEOs, past-present-and-future, thank you for your courage and sacrifices.

Daughter of the Poet said...


Che son contenti nel fuoco

We are of those that Dante saw
Glad, for love's sake, among the flames of hell,
Outdaring with a kiss all-powerful wrath;
For we have passed athwart a fiercer hell,
Through gloomier, more desperate circles
Than ever Dante dreamed:
And yet love kept us glad.

- Richard Aldington

Rob said...

DOTP-- Have anything with a "Hawk" theme?

How about "Poppyseeds"?