Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341
Friday morning while sitting in an airport in Texas, I received information regarding this incident from a parent and I immediately reached out to Principal Veronica Williams to verify the condition of the child as well as to verify that the Dunwoody Police Department was involved.DUNWOODY, Ga. - Dunwoody Police say they are cracking down to make sure everyone keeps their eyes on the road after a close call with a student. The beginning and end of the school day at Chesnut Charter School is a busy time for crossing guards, but what happened last Friday morning was scary.
After a detailed conversation regarding the incident and knowing that the child was safe, I notified the Dunwoody City Council, Public Works, Chief Grogan, Principal Williams, incoming DeKalb School Board Member Stan Jester and Chair of the Chesnut PTA via email that we have a real problem at Chesnut and that our collective efforts to date have been ineffective.
After talking to numerous involved parties, it was decided that the new cross walk lights that were installed over the summer near the Southern driveway and car pool lane would soon be moved to the main cross walk directly in front of the school. As per our Public Works Director, Mr. Michael Smith, this change will likely take place over the week of Thanksgiving break with a fall back deadline of the semester break in December. Other items being explored are additional street lighting as well as possibly an additional school zone flashing light / sign South Bound on North Peachtree Rd near Peachford warning drivers that there is a second school in the "School Zone".
To all the Dunwoody residents who are reading this, please be very diligent to drive safety and with extra caution when near any location where children are prevalent. Let's set an example for those who may be passing through that we value the safety of our children.
This week I received this letter asking for a community living arrangement from a resident and requested staffs review as well as a possible amendment to what is being proposed if appropriate. Another resident presented a legal challenge to the possible change to section 16-190 Appeals whereby an appeal of the Community Development Director's decision could possibly go to the Zoning Board of Appeals instead of the City Council for the Appellate review and I forwarded that issue to our City Attorney for his legal review & opinion. Based on the various communications I received on this issue I am guessing this will be one of the highlights of Monday's meeting. No matter what the City Council suggests when it is finally voted upon, the issue will be up for discussion with the various city boards (full cycle) weighing in before it being returned in 90 days for a final decision by the City Council. Though I have spoken on this previously, I will hold further comments until Monday.
All Riders MUST have a Bike Helmet!
- Early Registration includes an event T-shirt!
- Early Registration open to the first 500 riders, so get registered early!
- To be guaranteed a T-shirt, you must pre-register by 9/26/2014 and attend the event.
Just $20 (if registered before Sept 5; $25 after this date) for individuals to run/walk, and you'll get the new dry-fit t-shirt that students can wear to school as uniform.
|What?||A 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run. Both are suitable for runners, families and well-behaved pets.|
|When?||Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8:00 AM|
|Where?||Brook Run Park, 4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338|
|Why?||Proceeds to support Happy Tails Pet Therapy, an organization of compassionate volunteers committed to sharing the energy of the human-animal bond to provide comfort, healing and connection. The 300 volunteer members of Happy Tails and their certified therapy pets visit people of all ages with physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs, providing a professional standard of pet therapy at over 80 facilities throughout the metro Atlanta community. Also, to have fun with some great people and their energetic pets.|
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$25 for the 5K, $20 for the 1-Mile Fun Run.
Entry fee includes T-Shirt.