Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Tuesday June 25th

Tuesday, June 25th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Full Meeting Packet
7:00 p.m. - Full Meeting Packet
Watch 6 pm meeting on City Agenda Page
Watch 7 pm meeting on City Agenda Page


Recognition of Rebecca Keefer for Obtaining her Masters' Degree in City and Regional Planning
from The Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech).

Introduction of New Dunwoody Police Officer Chris Patrick

Discussion of Ethics Complaint Filed by Council Member Adrian Bonser Against Assistant CityAttorney Lenny Felgin.  (6 pm)

Approval of Construction Agreement with Georgia Department of Transportation for Dunwoody Village Parkway

Approval of Streetlight Agreements for Ashford Dunwoody at I-285.

Adoption of Resolution to Amend 2013 Budget.

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Approve the Lease of the Property Located at 4470 Shallowford Road.

PUBLIC HEARING & SECOND READ: Ordinance to Establish the Ad Valorem Tax Rate for 2013.

FIRST READ: RZ 13-051: Pursuant to the City of Dunwoody Zoning Ordinance, Applicant,
HDP Acquisitions, LLC c/o Hotel Development Partners, LLC, Seeks Permission to RezoneProperty Currently Zoned Office-Commercial-Residential Conditional (OCRc) to Office-Commercial-Residential Conditional (OCRc) to Allow For a Change of Previous Conditions.

FIRST READ: SLUP 13-051: Pursuant to the City of Dunwoody Zoning Ordinance, Applicant,
HDP Acquisitions, LLC c/o Hotel Development Partners, LLC, Seeks a Special Land UsePermit For a Change in the Maximum Allowable Building Height of Two-Stories to Six-Stories.

Consideration of Recommendation of Board of Ethics Regarding Ethics Complaint Against Council Member Adrian Bonser.  Hearing officer report - board recommendation.


Joe Hirsch said...

The contract for the Dunwoody Village Parkway is horrible, yet, our Public Works Director Michael Smith is advising you to sign it. The contract says that no one from the city can utter one word about the Village Parkway project unless you get your comment approved IN ADVANCE by the DOT. John, did our legal folks read this? If so, why do we pay them? If not, also, why do we pay them? Why is Smith in favor of silencing you and every rep of our city? You would have to submit your blog comments about the Parkway to the DOT before you can publish them or they can terminate the contract with the city. Yeah, Public Works Director Michael Smith thinks you should sign this contract. What are your thoughts?

John Heneghan said...

Joe, I take for granted that our legal team has reviewed. I searched the web looking to see if it was a standardized term of other DOT contracts and couldn't find a match but that doesn't mean it is not standard language. We will ask.

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Articles, papers, bulletins, data, studies, statistics, interim or final reports, oral transmittals or any other materials reporting the plans, progress, analyses, results, or findings of work conducted under this Agreement shall not be presented publicly or published without prior written approval by the DEPARTMENT.

FYI, there was a last minute addition to the packet regarding campaign disclosures which should be available on the city version of the agenda and also shown below.

John Heneghan said...

Regarding the language in the DOT contract for the Dunwoody Village Parkway mentioned in the comment above; it is standardized contract language which pertains to only official communication from the City of Dunwoody staff – not elected officials right to free and open speech.

Over the last five years I think I have missed fewer than the number of fingers on one hand but I was forced to miss on Tuesday therefore I watched both the 6 pm and 7 pm video streams on the City agenda webpage. The city videos should be up on the agenda pages tomorrow.

All items presented were passed by Council except the ethics complaint against Councilwoman Bonser of uncourteous behavior in an email was dropped / dismissed.

Joe Hirsch said...

Well, ok, per the city's attorney and manager's interpretation, the term "City of Dunwoody" only means the "Public Information Officer of Dunwoody" - with our City Council and Mayor having no standing as representatives of our city. Interesting, odd, but good to know. I learn new definitions every day.