Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Mon December 12th

Monday, December 12, 2016
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
Watch Live at 6:00 p.m.
6 pm Agenda

Proclamation in Memory of DeKalb County Police Officer Thomas S. Atkisson.

Proclamation Recognizing Ken Anderson.

Proclamation Recognizing Bill Grossman.

Presentation on Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority - is DeKalb next? (Glenn Page, General Manager)

Introduction of Dunwoody High School Mock City Council.

Presentation of PlanFirst Community Award. (Adriane Wood)

City Hall Update. (Fred Sheats)

DeKalb Fire and AMR Service Update - 2013 update. (DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum and Ken Simpson, AMR Regional Director, Georgia.)

Report on 2017 Legislative Issues. (State Representative Tom Taylor)

Update on Peeler/Tilly Mill/North Peachtree Road Project. (Michael Smith)

Presentation on Perimeter Last Mile Connectivity.

Presentation on Artificial Turf vs Natural Turf for Athletic Fields. (Brent Walker)

Approval of RFP 16-06 Professional Construction Manager-at-Risk Services for City Halland Police Headquarters. (Eric Johnson)

Adoption of Updates to the Traffic Calming Policy. (Michael Smith)

Reappointment of the Dunwoody Internal Auditor. (Chris Pike)

Resolution to Amend the Dunwoody Green Streetlight District.

Resolution to Adopt Georgetown/ North Shallowford LCI 5-Year Update.

City of Brookhaven MOU - CAD to CAD Interface. (Chief Grogan)

Update to DeKalb County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. (Chief Grogan)

Approval of a Design Contract for the Westside Connector (Michael Smith)

Resolution Appointing a Member to the Design Review Advisory Committee.

Resolution Appointing Members to the Development Authority.

Resolution to Adopt Updates to the Sustainability Plan - Short Term Work Plan

Contract Award for Fully Adhered Twenty Year Roof System at 4470 North Shallowford Rd.

Resolution to Adopt Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session.

SECOND READ: SLUP 16-101: Crim & Associates, c/o Laurel David, Esq., The GallowayLaw Group, LLC., on Behalf of Petroleum Realty I, LLC, Owner of 5419 ChambleeDunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Seeks the Following Special Land Use Permits from Chapter 27: a.) Section 27(g)(1) to Exceed the Maximum Number of Allowed Parking Spaces in the Dunwoody Village Overlay District; b.) Section 27-97(e)(3)(e) to Construct a Building With a non-90 Degree Corner; c.) Section 27-97(i)(1) to Vary Width of Public Improvements Below the Required Minimum; d.) Section 27-97(e)(3)(c) to Increase the 12 Foot Maximum Floor Height to 14 Feet, for a One-story Retail/Restaurant Building. The Tax Parcel Number is 18 366 05 009.

Contract Award for the Design and Permitting of Baseball Facilities at Peachtree CharterMiddle School. (Brent Walker)

FIRST READ: Ordinance to Convey Real Estate - Dunwoody Park to new Austin.

FIRST READ: Ordinance To Amend Chapter 2 re: Adoption of Fingerprint BackgroundCheck Process.

FIRST READ - Ordinance to Amend Chapter 4 re: Alcohol Special Event Permits.

City of Brookhaven requests to use Dunwoody Cad 2 Cad 911 police dispatch system.

http://www.jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2016/Dec/12122016_Brookhaven_Cad2cad.pdf


The City of Dunwoody worked diligently on this project for more than a year in order to have a state of the art dispatch system for emergency services and the results were worth the work put forward.   Glad that our neighbor the City of Brookhaven will be joining us on the same system as it will be beneficial of both departments.

Dunwoody High to get new artificial turf field & City Council to discuss artificial turf for Peachtree Fields on Monday


On Monday December 5, 2016 the DeKalb County School Board passed the 2017 - 2022 E-Splost List whereby there was a $14 Million line item for upgrades to the high school football fields to artificial turf.

High School Artificial Turf Installation ($14.54 M)
Under this new initiative, artificial turf will be installed on the football/soccer practice field to enhance the athletic programming at each high school. Artificial turf has lower maintenance requirements and provides our schools and communities much greater use of the fields. This is the first step in a long-term strategic improvement initiative to enhance the athletic facilities (e.g., ball fields, tracks, tennis courts, field lighting, etc.) throughout the District.

Artificial turf installation on the football/soccer practice field at Dunwoody High School is budgeted for $790,000.00.


On Monday December 12, 2016 the Dunwoody City Council will be having a discussion on the possibility to put artificial turf on the new baseball fields in the new park land acquired adjacent to Peachtree Middle School as well as on the Peachtree Football field where the City will be installing new lights and a new field to maximize playing time on the 25 year extended lease for use.   The City provided some preliminary talking points regarding initial cost and breakdown on the cost per playable hour.    I am a fan of artificial turf if the budget numbers can work.


A couple of days ago, I sent an email to the Dunwoody Dad's group at Dunwoody High as we have had discussions previously on the subject and most were pushing for the artificial turf but there was that one email that resonates with me that said...  

"John - My concern is for the safety of the kids.  I expect there is a study or two being considered re: the impact on injury rates of artificial turf vs grass for both male and female athletes, and that this is being considered in the decision as well, since the children will be using the fields"

The City memo didn't discuss safety of the product but I did find studies that did state that the materials used were safe and I would have to believe that the flat uniform surface would be safer than heavily used natural field over time.

If you have strong feelings on the subject or want to point out some specific research, please post in the comments.

Thanks.

John

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Every child no matter the challenge deserves to play baseball - Frontier baseball at Murphey Candler Park

https://vimeo.com/185678694


Welcome to Murphey Candler Baseball Frontier Baseball! This Spring will be our 7th season of Frontier Baseball! I still cannot believe how Frontier has grown so fast and now means so much to so many people. Parents, I have seen firsthand how Frontier changes these kids' lives. So many parents have commented to me that they never thought they would see their son or daughter on a baseball team. And then they found Frontier. And the unexpected benefits continue to amaze me, from the pride of being able to wear their own Team Jersey on their school's spirit day, or the increase in self confidence in these kids. It is truly a gift.

We look forward to having you and your family at Frontier Baseball at MCLL, and please email me at frontier.baseball@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
Adam J. Wickley

About
Frontier is a low stress, fun baseball program for kids with ADHD, ADD, Apraxia, Speech Delays, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder and other executive or sensory challenges. Frontier is exclusively a Murphey Candler Baseball program.

Basic Facts:
  • When: Frontier plays each Spring, generally February through May, with time off for spring break.
  • Where: Frontier is played at Murphey Candler Park in Brookhaven, Georgia, located just 1 mile off of I-285 at the Ashford Dunwoody Road (Perimeter Mall) exit.
  • How Often: There is only 1 event (either a game or a practice) per week, either a Saturday or a Sunday. Sunday events are always after 12:00 noon
  • Ages: Frontier has three age groups.
    • Frontier I is for 6 through 9 year olds
    • Frontier II is for 10 through 12 year olds.
    • Frontier III is for 13 through 16 year olds.
  • League Size: There are typically 8 to 12 teams in the Frontier League. Approximately 100 kids play in Frontier each Spring Season.
  • Who Can Play: All areas of Atlanta are welcome! Even if you do not live nearby, the 1 day a week program makes it easy to participate. We have families from Peachtree City to Gainesville that play.
  • Experience: NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!! Even if your son or daughter is older and has never played baseball, they are perfect for Frontier.
  • League Structure: Games and Rules are adapted to the needs of the kids. For instance, we keep innings short to keep their attention, the teams small, and use machine pitch so they have a better chance to hit the ball (Frontier III is coach pitch). Also, all of the coaches are Dads with kids that play in Frontier. So they "get it".
  • Fundamentals: Even with the adaptations, we also strive to make Frontier as close to real baseball as possible, implementing fundamental baseball but without the pressure and stress of competitive little league. Frontier also has the same uniforms as the rest of Murphey Candler Baseball.
Common Questions:
  • My son has never played baseball. Is that ok? Absolutely. Frontier was started to give kids a chance to play baseball that have never been able to play before.
  • I am not sure my son can do this, how do I know? It's a common question. Then you see him at the first practice with his friends from school and it all changes. Trust us.
  • Is Frontier co-ed? YES! Frontier had several girls play last Spring.
  • How do I know if Frontier is a good fit for my son or daughter? Generally, we do our best to fit everyone into Frontier unless there is a safety or significant behavioral concern. See our Eligibility Statement below for reference.
History:
Frontier Baseball is ground breaking and unique to anything else as far as we know. The idea was formed in 2011 when its founder, Adam Wickley, was trying to find a place for his son Jackson to play a sport. Like so many kids similar to him (he has ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder), he wanted to play baseball, but the social component kept him from playing mainstream sports. But he also was not a fit for other "Special Needs" leagues. He was caught in the middle with no place to play. So after unsuccessfully finding a place for Jackson, Mr. Wickley and MCLL decided to create a new League for kids just like him, and an idea was born. Four years later it has taken on a life of its own, providing life changing experiences for both parents and kids.

Eligibility Statement:
Murphey Candler Baseball promotes special needs baseball opportunities through both the Challenger and Frontier Leagues. The Frontier League is specifically designed for certain disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, Apraxia, Dyslexia, Speech Delays, Auditory Processing Disorders and other challenges that would not require the use of a full time "buddy" on the baseball field as does The Challenger League. Frontier is a machine pitch and coach pitch league, and as such, safety on the field is of utmost importance. Therefore, participation in Frontier requires that a player be diagnosed with at least one of the above conditions, be able to play without the use of a full time "Buddy" and not be a threat to the safety of themselves or others. This determination shall be at the discretion of the Program Director, League Director and Murphey Candler Baseball.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Is anyone in the City of Dunwoody interested in running for Congress?


President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga. 6th District) to lead the department of Health and Human Services, therefore a special election to replace him will need to be held. 

Based on speculation on who might run, it could be an interesting election?  Georgiapol.com (a must read Georgia Political Blog) has an extensive article on who might be putting forward their name for consideration and the only two Dunwoody names I see being mentioned are Mr. Bruce LeVell owner of Dunwoody Diamonds who served on the Trump National Campaign as the Director of Diversity Outreach and our new Georgia Attorney General Mr. Chris Carr.

I have no inside information on this except that I do know that as a non-partisan elected official who is currently a Federal Employee working with the Department of Transportation, I am not interested in running in this race but maybe others in the community are?  

Maybe former or current Dunwoody Mayors, City Councilmembers, State Reps or our County Commissioner might be interested?  Who would you support from our community to represent us on a National level?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thank You


As I approach my 50th Thanksgiving spending time with my immediate and extended family, I have a tendency to look back at my life's circumstances and count the many the blessings I have received from the Lord above.   

Like most, I probably don't express my appreciation to those around me who have been integral in making me who I am today. To you reading this, no matter the depth of our relationship be it personal, professional or familial; if you are reading this – you and the community in which we share has molded me into the person I am today and for that I thank you. 

While taking time to examine ones life, I know I still have much to learn and there are many ways I can improve but just remembering the fact that I am extremely privileged reminds me that I also have a great responsibility to give back, support others and to lift my fellow man. 

Happy Thanksgiving from the Heneghan Family

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dunwoody Crier presents Brunch with Santa, Saturday Dec 3rd 11 am at the Westin Perimeter


Bring the kids and grandkids to the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper's 4th Annual Brunch with Santa, Saturday, December 3, 11am, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel ballroom.

Holiday entertainment by the Callanwolde Concert Band, face painting and balloons by Butterfly Brushes. appearance by Bugs Bunny, Sylvester The Cat , Tweety Bird, and Daffy Duck courtesy of Six Flags over Georgia…plus special guest Santa and Mrs.Claus.

The event will be emceed by Jennifer Leslie, 11- Alive reporter and Dunwoody resident.

Proceeds from this event with benefit Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorder Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Members of the US Marine Corps will be on hand to collect for Toys for Tots.

Brunch menu for adults and children, $11.95 per child, 6 years and older, $21.95 for adults, children 5 years and under free. Make your reservations now. Seating is limited.

To purchase tickets: https://dunwoodybrunchwithsanta.eventbrite.com

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Unwrapped Toys being collected by Dunwoody Police at Light Up Dunwoody on Sunday.


The Dunwoody Police Department Christmas for Kids (CFK) program began in 2009 with the goal of bringing our community together to collect new and unwrapped toys and gifts for Dunwoody’s under-privileged children between the ages of newborn to 15 years old.

Our toy drive kicks-off every year with the Light Up Dunwoody event each year and runs through the second week of December.   Light Up Dunwoody is taking place Sunday Nov 20th at the corner of Chamblee Dunwoody & Mount Vernon.

We in Dunwoody have so much to be thankful for, so please take this opportunity to purchase & donate a new toy to make a child's holiday season something to remember.    Dunwoody Police Explorers will be collecting the toys on Sunday so please take this opportunity to make Christmas for Kids a success.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOstovWq3Lw

Friday, November 18, 2016

Light Up Dunwoody is this Sunday at the Famhouse - Santa & his reindeer are available for photos.

It’s that glorious time of the year. And it begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dunwoody Farm House.

The annual Light Up Dunwoody festival will feature dancers, singers and Santa Claus and his reindeer. Santa once again will sit on the Farm House porch to hear the gift wishes of children. Welcoming prayers will be delivered from the Farm House balcony by Pastor David Lower of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Benjamin Friedman of Congregation Ariel. The Christmas tree and Menorah were erected this week in the triangle formed by Mt. Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody roads and Nandina Lane.

Lighting the tree Sunday will be Matthew Desoutter and Nathaniel Lee, Dunwoody High’s two National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. They will represent all of the semi-finalists from the many high schools attended by Dunwoody residents. Their achievements place them in the top 1 percent of the state’s high school seniors.

The roster of performers is growing. Dancers from the Atlanta Jazz Theater Dance Company and Once Upon a ballet will perform on Chamblee Dunwoody, as will the Dunwoody High chorus and the chorus of Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

Don’t forget cameras for those precious memories with Santa and his sleigh and reindeer. Two food trucks will bookend the festival area. Light Up is a presentation of the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association, The Crier and the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. Light Up will run until 6 p.m. or when the great tree is illuminated.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dunwoody Police Bulletin still shows all city police activity, DeKalb OJS shows mug shots and at 17 little Johnny is considered an adult.



From an email received this week.    John, on 11/19/2015 you sent out an email regarding the Police Daily Bulletin and transparency. Is that Bulletin available to the public on an ongoing basis? If so, how do I access it online? Not that I have time to read it regularly, but when we have an incident in the neighborhood, it would be nice to have. Pat



Pat, the blog from that date is still up and the link to the Daily Bulletin hasn't changed and the information is still as described in the post. There is also an accompanying page that lets you search for items and arrests within the last week here. The City of Dunwoody has worked very hard from day one to be transparent in everything we do and that includes telling the community what our police department is doing on a daily basis.

In fact the information I raised in the blog regarding 17 year old offenders has come up twice in the last year where several "hooligans" ages 16 & 17 got busted for doing something stupid. The 17 year old (who just celebrated his birthday the month before) is named publicly, booked in the DeKalb County Jail with a permanent record, mug shot taken and the record is now able to be found forever on the DeKalb Online Judicial System webpage. The 16 year old is basically released to his parents and is very thankful that his 17th birthday is still another couple weeks away.

DeKalb OJS is an interesting tool. After picking a category and logging in, you can either search for people in the system by name but I usually just go directly to the "Jail / Inmate Reports" tab and pull the "DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Arrest Log" for the date of interest and from there you can see all arrest information including the mug shot.

Based on issues I have seen with Dunwoody teenagers being arrested, it may be time to once again ask Mr. J Tom Morgan, the former District Attorney for DeKalb County to speak to the community. 
I believe he last spoke to the community in 2012 and it may be time to revisit the issue.

Below is the book written by Mr. Morgan that I highly recommend for both teenagers and parents.


PS: At one time the book was available at the Dunwoody and Chamblee Libraries but at the moment I can't find them in the system.

Through real-life examples, Ignorance is No Defense explains Georgia laws to teenagers in easy-to-understand language. With a primary focus on criminal laws, Ignorance is No Defense not only describes what the law requires but also teenagers’ rights under the law. Author J. Tom Morgan, a highly respected former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, provides straightforward information and valuable insights to help teenagers avoid violating the law and avoid being victims of crime.

“There are only four states in the country that treat our teenagers as adults when they’re 17, and Georgia’s one of those four states,” said Morgan, who has spoken to many thousands of teenagers, was on the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and chaired Georgia’s Child Abuse Prevention Panel.

“I testified before the Georgia legislature last year about raising that age to 18 to fit with the rest of the country, and I’ll never forget what the legislator said: ‘Oh Mr. Morgan, we can’t do that because we don’t want our constituents in Georgia to think we’re soft on crime.”

Morgan said he represented two girls—one 16, one 17—who together shoplifted less than $100 worth of CDs and DVDs from Target. Because one was lawfully an adult at the time, the crime was on her permanent record, while the 16-year-old didn’t have it on hers.

“You’re criminal history starts on your 17th birthday and stays with you until the day you die,” he said. “Don’t screw it up.” (WestCobb Patch - March 2011)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

High DeKalb County Water Bill? Visit Santa Utility Customer Assurance Team at Perimeter Mall on Dec 1st.


DeKalb County has added several water billing dispute centers throughout for residents wishing to dispute their water bills. Now residents have additional times and locations to begin the dispute process.

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May issued a moratorium in September, that will last until the end of 2016, stopping disconnects of residential water accounts that have been contested through the Utility Customer Operations Center’s Customer Assurance Team.

“By adding these additional sites and times, we are providing convenient locations to accommodate varying schedules to help address customers concerns about their water bills,” Interim CEO May said.

By visit these locations, water customers will be able to speak with county representatives about their bills and place their accounts in dispute. During the dispute period, customers with disputed accounts will be required to pay their average bill based on 12 months or six billing cycles prior to the anomaly bill.

According to the County, there will be no water service disconnections for customers whose accounts are in dispute and who have paid their average bill through the end of 2016.

In addition to notifying the Utility Customer Operations Center at 774 Jordan Lane in Decatur, or calling (404) 371-3000 to speak with a customer service representative, water customers can visit the  locations listed above.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dunwoody City Council approves location of new Austin Elementary School, moves baseball fields to North Peachtree Rd & enters agreement on football field.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOlhMdeqZTw

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQsN3E-NQgQ

Some tidbits on the Austin Elementary / Dunwoody Park Swap

Dunwoody and DeKalb County Board of Education Authorize Purchase, Sale, and Real Estate Exchange Agreement

PS:  In the 2017 City of Dunwoody budget, there are 3.5 Million dollars (over and above the amount for the land swap deal) slated for Park Improvements and as those funds were the proceeds of a lawsuit over a DeKalb County parks bond that promised funds for Brook Run Park, the City Council should be directing those funds back to Brook Run. Based on what I know, the back 30 acres of Brook Run could receive a large chunk of those funds to construct flat, rectangular fields where soccer & lacrosse will be played. Just maybe if that idea pans out in the public process, there will be a lot of recreational fields built in the coming year.

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

City of Dunwoody is currently accepting applications for a Prisoner Transport Officer

Wanted: Prisoner Transport Officer

Dunwoody, Georgia
Begin Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
End Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

The City of Dunwoody Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Prisoner Transport Officer (civilian) position.

This civilian position is responsible for transporting prisoners from the arrest site to the DeKalb County jail and from the DeKalb County jail to the City of Dunwoody Municipal Court and other assigned locations as needed. This position will also provide administrative support to the police department clerical staff as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
• High School graduate or GED and at least 18 years of age at time of hire. Prefer related military or law enforcement/corrections experience.
• Must possess a valid State of Georgia Driver’s License (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
• Ability to pass the Georgia Public Safety Training jailer certification course (80-hour) during the 12-month introductory period.The above requirements are not all-inclusive.

Salary: $27,200 - $40,800

Benefits:
• 100% City-Paid Employee Medical Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Employee Dental Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Employee Life/AD&D Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Employee Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Wellness Program
• Vision Insurance
• Retirement Savings Plans
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
• Education Assistance
• Fitness Center Memberships
• Vacation Leave, Holidays, and Sick Leave

The job application can be found within the job posting on the Jobs/Career Opportunities page of the City of Dunwoody website (www.dunwoodyga.gov).For consideration, please send your completed application to jobs@dunwoodyga.gov or mail it to

City of Dunwoody
Human Resources Department
41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250
Dunwoody, GA 30346

Only candidates that meet all the minimum requirements above will be considered. The City of Dunwoody has been certified as a Drug-Free Workplace by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. All job applicants for the City must undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment.

City of Dunwoody is currently accepting applications for Police Service Representative.

Wanted: Police Service Representative

Dunwoody, Georgia
Begin Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
End Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017

The City of Dunwoody Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Police Service Representative position.

This position performs responsible clerical functions under the direct supervision of the Records Supervisor. The position is responsible for retrieving police reports; processing citations; verifying, retrieving, entering and changing information stored on GCIC; dispersing information to police personnel and citizens; and entering and retrieving information on the in-house computer system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Processes citations, checks computer records, and files records generated by the department
• Teletypes police messages to and from other agencies
• Performs duties at the front desk including operating the telephone switchboard, assisting citizens, and bonding people out of jail
• Assists general public in obtaining reports and information and collects money for various services
• Answers phones and takes messages for officers
• Verifies all information stored on GCIC by monitoring validation reports from GCIC, completes form letters on each entry, and writes supplemental report to upgrade information. Verifies GCIC/NCIC entries.
• Runs suspended and revoked licenses taken by officers through GCIC for status, completes forms and makes copies of reports and licenses, mails original to state and files copies
• Conducts criminal history checks as needed to process case files and other requests
• Monitors internal security system

Minimum Requirements:
• High School graduate or GED
• Minimum of two (2) years experience in an office clerical position preferably in a police environment
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable
• Knowledge of state laws, practices and procedures relating to municipal police departments
• Ability to pass the Georgia Crime Information Center certification test
• Required to work shift work (open 24 hours a day) on a rotating 12-hour schedule

Salary: $30,000 - $45,100

Benefits:
• 100% City-Paid Employee Medical Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Employee Dental Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Employee Life/AD&D Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Employee Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
• 100% City-Paid Wellness Program
• Vision Insurance
• Retirement Savings Plans
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
• Education Assistance
• Fitness Center Memberships
• Vacation Leave, Holidays, and Sick Leave

The job application can be found within the job posting on the Jobs/Career Opportunities page of the City of Dunwoody website (www.dunwoodyga.gov).For consideration, please send your completed application to jobs@dunwoodyga.gov or mail it to:

City of Dunwoody
Human Resources Department
41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250
Dunwoody, GA 30346

Only candidates that meet all the minimum requirements above will be considered. The City of Dunwoody has been certified as a Drug-Free Workplace by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. All job applicants for the City must undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment.

Atlanta Food Swap comes to the Dunwoody Nature Center on Sunday at 3 pm


Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Dr.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
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We're so excited to bring this month's Food & Craft swap to the Dunwoody Nature Center. Come enjoy a beautiful fall day complete with outdoor fireplace, cash bar (beer & wine), and a great Art in the Park exhibit: "Hoos in the Forest" - whimsical sculptures constructed out of natural found objects by artist Salley McInerney. Come explore this fantastic nature escape - complete with trails, creeks, playgrounds, and an Eno hammock garden! So reserve your spot, bring your goodies and get ready for some barter magic!

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Welcome to The Homestead Atlanta's FREE bi-monthly meet up where we can trade homemade, homegrown, or foraged food - and more - with each other. The swap will take place around 4:00, but please show up as close to 3:00 as possible to get set up; sometimes stragglers don't get a chance to swap, and it's a great chance to try some tasty treats and get to know some new folks!

This is a chance for our community to get together and swap homemade goodies. Make things that you enjoy and let's trade them. Think canned tomato sauce, produce or herbs from your garden, fresh read, backyard eggs, soup, granola, popsicles, or pickles. If you're more the artistic type, nobody's going to turn down some craftiness in exchange for food, either. Be creative and have fun!

DeKalb County is looking for members to serve on Audit Oversight Committee



DeKalb County
Begin Date: Friday, November 04, 2016
End Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
 
DeKALB COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Audit Oversight Committee

DeKalb County Government seeks interested County residents to serve as a volunteer on a 5-member Audit Oversight Committee as required by House Bill 599 of the Georgia General Assembly. This individual will replace a member whose 1-year term expires December 31, 2016. Individuals must meet the following requirements:

• Reside in DeKalb
• Possess expertise conducting performance audits
• Minimum five years of experience and certified in one of following - public accountant, internal or performance auditor, management accountant, or ten years other relevant professional experience
• Commit to serve a one-year term

Résumés accepted November 7 – November 18, 2016 at: AOCRecruiting@dekalbcountyga.gov

The DeKalb County Audit Oversight Committee serves to provide a platform for the oversight of the independent internal audit function of DeKalb County as requested by its citizenship and as established by Georgia State Law via House Bill 599. It is essential to the proper administration and operation of the DeKalb County government that public officials, government managers, and private citizens know not only whether government funds are handled properly and in compliance with laws and regulations but also whether public programs are achieving the purposes for which they were authorized and funded, and whether they are doing so efficiently, effectively, and equitably. Accordingly, the Audit Oversight Committee is hereby established to ensure independence and objectivity and to help ensure full transparency and accountability to the public.

(A) One member shall be appointed by the chairperson of the DeKalb County delegation in the Georgia House of Representatives;
(B) One member shall be appointed by the chairperson of the DeKalb County delegation in the Georgia Senate;
(C) One member shall be appointed by the Chief Executive of DeKalb County; and
(D) Two members shall be appointed by the Commission.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Huge Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday Nov 14th - over 700 pages of documents.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
Watch Live at 6:00 p.m.
6 pm Agenda

World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Administration of Oath of Office to Officer Eddie Estes.

Presentation of the 3rd Quarter 2016 Internal Audit Report. - missing

YTD Financial Report for September 30, 2016.

Presentation of Recommendations for the Hammond Drive Corridor.

Overview of Citizens on Patrol Program.

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Approve the Updated Purchasing Policy.

Approval of Agreement with ConnectSouth for Georgia.

Resolution to Establish a Traffic Calming District - North Peachtree Road

City of Brookhaven MOU - CAD to CAD Interface.

Approval of RFQ 16-01 Professional Architectural Services for City of Dunwoody City Hall and Police Headquarters

SECOND READ: SLUP 16-092: Transwestern, Applicant of a Portion of 1134 Hammond Road and 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30346, by Jessica Hill, Attorney for the Applicant, Seeks Special Land Use Permit from Chapter 27, Section 27-73(b)(1) to Increase the Building Height in a C-1 (Commercial) District from 2 Stories/35 Feet to 20 Stories/300 Feet. The Tax Parcel Numbers Are 18 348 01 020 and 18 348 01 006.

Resolution Approving Dunwoody's 2017 Legislative Agenda

SECOND READ: ORDINANCE to Adopt Intergovernmental Agreement Between City of Dunwoody and DeKalb County Board of Education for the Purchase, Sale, and Exchange of Real Estate re: Austin Elementary.

Resolution to Adopt Georgetown & Dunwoody Village Master Plan LCI 5-Year Update.

2017 Paving Plan.

Adoption of Updates to the Traffic Calming Policy.

Alcohol Special Event Permits.  - missing

Dunwoody UMC Holiday Festival – Saturday, November 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church proudly presents its 25th Annual Holiday Festival. The festival is a one-day family-friendly event that features beautiful, handmade arts and crafts items by 125 talented artisans. We also offer a huge Silent Auction, Attic Treasures, Book Nook, Casseroles-to-Go, Breakfast, Luncheon, Children's Activities, Gourmet Shop, Photos with Santa and more.
All proceeds from this event will benefit our Habitat for Humanity Project. Our 2015 festival raised enough funds for members of our church to build our 26th Habitat home.
The pancake breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Shopping and other activities run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It’s free, but there is a fee for some children’s activities.
Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA  30338

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Dunwoody Veterans Day ceremony Friday 10 am at Brook Run Park


Dunwoody’s tribute to our country’s veterans will take place Friday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. (ending at 11:00 a.m.) at the Veterans Memorial at Brook Run Park.

It’s going to be a wonderful event!

Interfaith Family Program Manager needed in Atlanta to support an important segment of the Jewish community.

http://www.interfaithfamily.com/about_us_advocacy/Job_Description_Program_Manager_Atlanta.shtml?rd=2

When my dear college friend Bonnie Cortez from Chicago asks for a favor to help her fill a position available in Atlanta, how could I say no?   To my friends in the Jewish faith, if you know the perfect person to apply for this full-time position, please share this with them.

If you are currently seeking a full-time position, take a look at the link above. InterfaithFamily is a wonderful organization to work for. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. You may apply via the link below. Please mention my name when applying - Bonnie Cortez.

"InterfaithFamily (IFF) is seeking to fill a full-time position as Program Manager for our InterfaithFamily/Atlanta (IFF/Atlanta) program. Responsible for working closely with the Director of IFF/Atlanta, this position will support all activities of IFF/Atlanta, including our directory of local organizations, professionals, and events; connections with interfaith families; inclusivity trainings for Jewish professionals and lay leaders; and Jewish educational experiences for interfaith couples and families. This position is an opportunity to work in a dynamic organization that targets a growing and critically important segment of the Jewish community.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in the Atlanta Jewish community; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfort working with or ability to learn a variety of technical tools; and savvy with social media including Twitter and Facebook. We are seeking someone who is highly organized and collaborative, detail oriented, hands-on and who thrives in a fluid, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment. This position will report to the Director of IFF/Atlanta.

Monday, November 7, 2016

2016 Ballot for DeKalb / Dunwoody area.




Cub Scout Pack 1818 is planning a flag retirement ceremony on Sunday 5:30 at the Dunwoody Nature Center.


Jewish Cub Scout Pack 1818 is sponsoring a service project and a flag retirement ceremony.  We are chartered out of the Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody.

They will be doing a service project and then a flag retirement ceremony and would like to invite the community to join us.

Date: Sunday November 13th, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Dunwoody Nature Center - 5343 Roberts Drive, on the back porch

We are collecting items to create comfort packages for veterans at the VA hospital. 
Afterward we will be retiring a few old flags, which as you know, can be a very powerful moment.

If you would like to bring some donations we are collecting TRAVEL SIZE:
*small brush/combs
*shampoo / conditioners
*small hand sanitizers
*body lotions
*body washes (no bar soaps)
*baby wipes
*toothbrushes
*toothpastes

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Another Eagle Scout making a difference to the Dunwoody Community - thank you Drew Maichle of Troop 266!



Thank you Drew Maichle of Troop 266 based out of Dunwoody United Methodist Church for your Eagle Scout Project of a new shed at the Brook Run Dog Park in Dunwoody.

Navigating the College Search Process by Scott Burke, Director of Admissions - Georgia State

http://www.jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2016/Nov/Navigating%20the%20College%20Search%20Process%20edits%2011%202%2016.pdf


With a child attending Dunwoody High School, I am automatically a member of the Dunwoody Dads Group which meets monthly to discuss informational topics and to support the various needs of the Dunwoody High School community. 

Last week the guest speaker was Mr. Scott Burke the Assistant VP for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia State University to discuss the admissions process and timelines for application.    I missed the meeting but the slides were sent to the group and I thought they were interesting enough to share.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Kenny Loggins kicks off Book Festival of the MJCCA with book signing and performance in Dunwoody, Saturday Night.



Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338 

For 24 successful years, the Book Festival of the MJCCA has provided our community with a literary extravaganza, featuring an exciting lineup of the year's most exceptional authors, celebrities, and influencers. Please join thousands of your fellow book lovers to listen, meet, and interact with your favorite authors in a variety of forums, including author meet-and-greets, book signings, a community read, panel discussions, and much more.


Schedule of Events 
Saturday, November 5

8:15 pm Opening Night
KENNY LOGGINS
Footloose Author Talk + Performance
Sunday, November 6

12:00 pm ROBERT WITTMAN, The Devil's Diary
BRIAN CURTISFields of Battle

3:30 pm Family Reading Festival Presents
HENRY WINKLER + LIN OLIVER, The Soggy, Foggy Campout CANCELLED

7:30 pm Esther G. Levine Community Read
YAEL DAYAN
, Transitions
Monday, November 7

12:00 pm ZOE FISHMAN, Inheriting Edith
JONATHAN RABB, Among the Living

7:30 pm HOWARD BLUM, The Last GoodnightURI BAR-JOSEPH, The Angel
Tuesday, November 8

12:30 pm DR. JOEL M. HOFFMAN, The Bible Doesn't Say That
Wednesday, November 9

12:30 pm ALYSON RICHMAN, The Velvet Hours B.A. SHAPIROThe Muralist

7:00 pm Besser Holocaust Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration

7:30 pm JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER, Here I Am
Thursday, November 10

10:30 am FRIEDA BIRNBAUM, Life Begins at 60MARLENE TRESTMAN, Fair Labor Lawyer

12:30 pm ADAM LEVIN, Swiped

6:00 pm Patron & Sponsor Reception

7:30 pm PETER BERGEN, United States of Jihad
Friday, November 11

12:00 pm ELLEN FELDMAN, Terrible Virtue
JENNIFER S. BROWN
, Modern Girls
Saturday, November 12

6:30 pm "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" Film Screening

8:00 pm SHEP GORDON, They Call Me Supermensch
Sunday, November 13

10:00 am "Breakfast at Ina's" Film Screening

11:30 am INA PINKNEY, Ina's Kitchen

3:00 pm JESSE ITZLER, Living With a Seal

7:30 pm DR. DANIEL GORDIS, Israel
Monday, November 14

12:00 pm VICTORIA KELLY, Mrs. Houdini
THELMA ADAMS, Last Woman Standing

7:30 pm Book Club Night
ALICE HOFFMAN
Faithful
Tuesday, November 15

12:30 pm DR. MACHE SEIBEL, M.D., The Estrogen Window

7:30 pm CARSON KRESSLEYDoes This Book Make My Butt Look Big?
Wednesday, November 16

12:30 pm LLOYD HANDWERKERFamous Nathan
INA YALOF
Food and the City

7:30 pm MEIR SHALEV, Two She-Bears
Thursday, November 17

10:30 am JEFFREY SELMAN, God Sent Me

12:30 pm LIANE KUPFERBERG CARTER, Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable

7:30 pm WILLIAM NOVAK, Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks MICHAEL KRASNY, Let There Be Laughter
Friday, November 18

12:00 pm CHRISTOPHER NOXON, Plus One
Saturday, November 19

8:00 pm JEFFREY TOOBIN, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
Sunday, November 20

12:00 pm JASON GEWIRTZ, Israel's Edge

3:30 pm HARRIET LEVIN MILLAN APPEARING WITH "LOST BOY OF SUDAN" MICHAEL MAJOK KUCH, How Fast Can You Run 
» 7:30 pm Eva & George Stern Lecture
ANDY COHEN
Superficial

Godspell - This Weekend Only - Dunwoody United Methodist Church


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sunday Nov 6th is Dunwoody Day at Caffeine & Octane Car Show - Perimeter Mall 8 to 11 am


Pull into Dunwoody for Caffeine and Octane, the largest monthly car show in the country! Car enthusiasts from everywhere assemble at Perimeter Mall every first Sunday of the month for this family-friendly automotive exhibit. Each show features a new collection of cars and a diverse crowd of car buffs who wake up extra early to see and be seen.

This nationally recognized show regularly draws over 2,500 vintage, muscle, high performance, and exotic cars while also attracting over 10,000 spectators. The people who attend this show are just as interesting as the cars themselves, making this a truly unique social event. The show highlights all makes and models, from the immortalized classics to seductive foreign cars that are almost too pretty to touch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z2MgQgj81Q
 

The best part of Caffeine and Octane? It's all free. Free to attend and free to proudly display your own car. No registration required - just show up early and find a coveted parking space in the mall parking lot. The car show runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., however, the parking lot is known to fill up by 7:30 on most mornings so you'll definitely want to rev up your engine and head to Dunwoody early for this one-of-a-kind event.

DeKalb School Board Member Stan Jester shows addition plans for Dunwoody High School


Dunwoody HS – 600 Seat Addition


DeKalb Schools will bring to the board on Monday a recommendation to construct a 600-seat, 29-classroom, two-story addition to Dunwoody High School. The project will also include
  • Kitchen extension (1,731 sq/ft)
  • Cafeteria extension (485 sq/ft)
  • New media center addition (2,020 sq/ft)
  • New parking – paving over the retention pond (160 spaces)

Click link above for more details.

Chamblee Charter High School – 600 Seat Addition


DeKalb Schools will bring to the board on Monday a recommendation to construct a 600-seat, three-story addition to Chamblee Charter High School. The project will also include
  • 116 space parking lot in front of school fronting Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
  • Kitchen extension (984 sq/ft)
  • Cafeteria extension (1,891 sq/ft)
  • Media center expansion (2,647 sq/ft)
  • 2 story employee parking garage

Click link above for more details.

IrishFest Atlanta this weekend at the Holiday Inn on Chamblee Dunwoody


IrishFest Atlanta


THIS WEEKEND - November 4 & 5, 2016

Holiday Inn Atlanta - Perimeter/Dunwoody
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

Something for All Ages!  Concerts, Workshops, Dancing, Sessions, Céilí Mór...

Visit the IrishFest Marketplace for unique items or bring the kids for free cultural programs and activities.

Evening concerts include: John Doyle, Liz Carroll, The Yanks, & Pride of New York plus dancing by Shannon Dunne.

Visit www.irishfestatlanta.org for full schedule of events and workshops.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dunwoody High School Community Association kicks off Two Million fundraising goal to upgrade athletic facilities.




Dunwoody High School’s academic and athletic programs have enjoyed a rich tradition of success over the years by providing student-athletes with the tools necessary to succeed on and off the field.

The Dunwoody High School building, erected in 1972, was only partially renovated in 2011. However, no significant renovations have been made to our athletic facilities. With each passing year, we watch many schools in metro Atlanta modernize and upgrade their athletic facilities, while ours continue to remain in dire need of improvement.
 

In partnership with Dunwoody High School, the DHS Community Association hired fundraising counsel, Sinclair, Townes & Company, to conduct a feasibility study regarding our athletic facilities. The results indicated we should move forward in our goal to raise $2 million to create an athletic complex to meet the needs and expectations of this generation of students.

With our school and community in mind, we invite you to join us in our campaign to build a state-of-the-art athletic complex on the Dunwoody High School campus. This upgrade will benefit the community and provide excellence in education in and out of the classroom for our present and future students.

We want to grow The Wildcat Way … with Wildcat PRIDE in our school, our students, and our community.

http://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/42DD0-zImom7y_WuAogQYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teu4iPuDsM4