Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dunwoody City Council Meeting for Tuesday September 15th

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346

6 pm Agenda - Watch Live at 6:00 p.m.

CAD-to-CAD Update.    All went well on the 9th - looking forward to 15th.

Presentation of the 2015 3CMA Savvy Award for the City of Dunwoody "Why I Wear the Badge" Video.

FIRST READ: Amendment to Chapter 27, Section 27-150 re:Telecommunications Towers and Antennas.  (Expect lots of discussion on this issue.)

Approval of Disposition of Excess Property

Approval of funding for Stormwater Pipe Repairs at 2339 Delverton Drive.

Approval of funding for Stormwater Pipe Repairs at 5631 Woodsong Drive.

Approval of Funding for Stormwater Pipe Repairs at 5166 Wyntercreek Circle.

Approval of funding for Stormwater Pipe Repairs at 5250 Wyntercreek Way.

Resolution Approving the Financing by the Public Finance Authority of Wisconsin for a Capital Improvement Project to be Located Partially Within the City of Dunwoody.

SECOND READ: Amendment to Chapter 26 re: Special Event Permit Fee Exceptions.

Update of Film and Video Policy.

Media Production and Photography Permit Fees

On-Street Parking on Vermack Road at Dunwoody High School.


SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions said...

John -
Listening to the video from 9/15, I was struck by the amount and detail of discussion for the cell equipment.
Can you explain why there was so much discussion about this type of infrastructure modification, and absolutely none when Google Fiber was considering installing its infrastructure in Dunwoody? Especially considering installation would be just as intrusive for either company? Why does one company get tons of discussion, and the other none at all, when both would involve intrusive activity to get them installed?

John Heneghan said...

SDOC, I disagree that that both technologies are equally intrusive, we now have black fiber lines strung along the poles throughout some Dunwoody neighborhoods and the small cell towers are completely different animal with silver boxes protruding, antennas streaming data and excessive wiring running up and down the poles. With no city oversight of small cell industry we have seen contractors installing new poles without notifying city and the wires being held up with duct tape.

We pressed hard for Google Fiber as well as Fiber from AT&T and others but Google has made commitments to other cities and will need to serve them first, but I believe they will be making their way though our town as well. We also want to welcome the small cell infrastructure but there needs to be city code in place otherwise there is no oversight on installation practices. I hope that helps?