Monday, October 16, 2017

5th Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition is THIS SUNDAY, October 22, 2017 at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, GA

Sunday Afternoon
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brook Run Park
4770 North Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Atlanta's PREMIER Kosher BBQ Festival returns for its 5th year BIGGER and BETTER! Join families, BBQ enthusiasts and festival goers for a fun filled day of finger lickin' BBQ, cold refreshments, live music, an energetic Kids' Zone and more! Don’t miss the culinary creations of over 20 BBQ teams competing for the big prize judged by official Kansas City BBQ judges! Come judge for yourself who is serving the BEST Kosher BBQ.

This community festival is presented by the Hebrew Order of David International and features its famous Kansas City Style BBQ Competition (under AKC kosher supervision). This year, various Kosher vendors will sell tasty plates and desserts as well.

The Hebrew Order of David Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that helps serve the community.  Profits from this event support various community entities such as Cobb County K-9 Unit, I Care Atlanta, Jewish Homelife Communities and Weinstein Hospice.

Lots of kids activities at the Sunburst Kids Zone and outstanding music provided by the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival.

• Free Admission;
• 28 BBQ Teams Competing for bragging rights on Best Brisket, Ribs, Chicken & Beans;
• Tastings (for purchase) at Team Booths;
• Free Kids Activities;
• Free Live Music Entertainment;
• Food Demos by The Big Green Egg company;
•• Lots of fun for everyone in the family;
• Local Charities will benefit from event proceeds.

Tasting times for our SMOKIN competition entries:
11:00 – Beans
11:30 –Chicken
12:00 – Ribs
12:30 – Brisket

We will be serving AKC Kosher BBQ Brisket Sandwiches, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs during the entire event as well. The folks from the Big Green Egg will be cooking and selling amazing CHICKEN THIGHS AND ROASTED CORN that will blow you away.

For more information and to purchase discounted tasting tickets visit:

Saturday, October 14, 2017

City of Dunwoody Council Candidate Forum - Sunday 2 pm at Kingsley Racquet & Swim Club

Date: October 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association and The Crier are sponsoring candidate forums for the three Dunwoody city council posts up for election on November 7. The question and answer format will take place Sunday, October 15 at Kingsley Swim/Tennis off North Peachtree Rd.

Kingsley Racquet and Swim Club
2325 N Peachtree Way
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Candidate forum for three "local" city council posts.

Nice article highlighting the candidates is linked below.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

City of Dunwoody & Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital sponsors Walk with a Doc - this Saturday.

Working with program partner Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, the city offers community members a chance to take active steps toward better health through the new Dunwoody Walk with a Doc program.

The next Walk with a Doc event will take place on Saturday, October 14th at Brook Run Park (4770 N. Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody) on the front field, opposite the playground from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – otolaryngologist with ENT of GA will be educating the community on the management of fall allergy symptoms.

Pre-registration is not required and the FREE Walk with a Doc monthly exercise and education initiative is focused on getting participants active in a Dunwoody park while conferring with a healthcare professional host who can provide support to walkers and answer questions during the walk.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

DeKalb County Board of Elections announces that Dunwoody High School is no longer a DeKalb County Polling Place

 No voting at Dunwoody High School on Nov 7th (or anytime in the future).


The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections (R&E Board) hereby gives notice to the voters of DeKalb County of the following proposed polling place changes will be effective for the November 7th Municipal/Special Elections and all subsequent elections.

The polling place for the Dunwoody High precinct will be relocated from Dunwoody High School to Kingswood United Methodist Church, located at 5015 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 30338. This change is proposed because the DeKalb Board of Education has notified the R&E Board that Dunwoody High is no longer available.

The City of Dunwoody has requested that early voting be made available a week prior to all actual elections at the Dunwoody Library (for a small cost to the city) and the DeKalb Board of Elections will be deciding on that request on October 12th. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dunwoody's first mayor Ken Wright announces his bid for State Representative

Ken is "Straight out of Dunwoody"

Having served as my first mayor on the Dunwoody City Council, I have nothing but great admiration and respect for Ken Wright!!

The Dunwoody Crier is reporting that Ken has decided to run for the State Legislature and I know first hand the work he put forward down in the Gold Dome to make the City possible therefore I am very happy to hear the news.

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday Oct 9th

Monday, October 9th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Watch Live


Presentation by Georgia DOT on the I-285 Managed Lane Project.

Update on Vermack/Womack Intersection Improvements.

SECOND READ: SLUP 17-03: Jessica Hill of MMM Law, Attorney for Trammell Crow Company, the Applicant for a Portion of 1134 Hammond Road (Tax Parcel ID 18 348 01 020) and 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30346 (Tax Parcel ID 18 348 01 006), Seeks a Special Land Use Permit per Chapter 27, Section 27-73(b) to Increase the Building Height in a C-1 (Local Commercial) District from 2 Stories/35 Feet to a 16 Story Office Building and 10 Story Hotel.

MA 17-01: Laurel David, Attorney for RB 84 PC, LLC, Owner of 84, 130, and 140 Perimeter Center East, Seeks to Modify Previous Zoning Conditions. The tax parcel IDs are 18 347 01 013, 021, and 028.

Public Hearing and Discussion of the 2018 Annual Operating and Capital Budgets

SECOND READ: Ordinance Amending Chapter 16, Land Development, Regulations, Article II, Environment and Natural Resources, Division 6, Tree Preservation.

Approval of Municipal Pole Attachment Agreement Between the City of Dunwoody and AT&T.

Resolution to Amend the 2017 Operating and Capital Budgets.

GDOT is coming to Dunwoody City Council meeting on Monday to discuss Revive 285 project and possible raised express lanes.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Non-Political Candlelight Vigil for Las Vegas in Dunwoody's Brook Run Park - 8:30 pm

Brook Run Park - 8:30 this evening.

We are all stunned by the horrific tragedy unfolding in Las Vegas last night and today.  In response and solidarity, we have secured a permit to have a candlelight vigil in Brook Run Park (the front field) starting at 8:30 (Tuesday, October 3rd) night.

The vigil will last no more than a half an hour.

There will be no protests, or speakers, just a chance for our community to come together in grief.

Please invite your family, friends and anyone else who wants to feel the warmth of our community at this terrible time. Feel free to share on Social Media!

Candles or flashlights
Weather appropriate clothing
No signs (it will be dark anyway)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuskegee Airmen to be honored during Atlanta Warbird Weekend at PDK Airport on Saturday & Sunday

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) is an annual event dedicated to the remembrance and celebration of the men, women and machines of The Greatest Generation. In metro Atlanta, there are significant historical resources and AWW is the catalyst to bring together the organizations, aircraft and people that keep this history alive and engage families and businesses that want to keep this spirit alive.

EVENT HOURS, SAT & SUN 9:00am-4:00pm

This year, the theme of the 4th Annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Oct. 7-8, 2017,
will honor and salute the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Tuskegee Airmen, the first cadet graduates to earn their wings 75 years ago at Tuskegee-- becoming the first black U. S. Army Air Corps pilots, have a rich history that begins in WWII but reaches far beyond those confines. In conjunction with the celebration of the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, the weekend will also place a focus on the accomplishments of all African-American pilots from WWII to the present.

The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing will assemble at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport all the type of airplanes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. Along with other famous aircraft such as a FG-1D Corsair, SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber, T-6 Texan, C-46, Stearman bi-planes, Douglas DC-3 and after four years a B-17 Flying Fortress will offer rides and cockpit tours.

Meet WWII Veterans and noted authors, attend a WWII 8th Air Force Fighter Mission Briefing, enjoy 1940’s Hollywood entertainers, visit with WWII reenactors, participate in a photography workshop and attend a dinner symposium with the original Tuskegee Airmen at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant on Saturday evening.

Atlanta Warbird Weekend is a two-day WWII Warbird Rides Event. The weekend holds more than just aircraft rides and cockpit tours. Immerse yourself in the WWII era with historical reenactors, military equipment displays, live 1940’s era music, museum collections, bomber turret displays, meet “Pin-up” girls and get your “smooched” calendars, Warbirds in Review – hear how these rare aircraft defended democracy, book authors and meet members of the Greatest Generation – pilots, gunners, crewman and more!

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend IS NOT an Air show.

Warbird rides Sat & Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm - Click HERE to buy your ride!

B-17 rides Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm - Click HERE to buy your ride!

Movie Night on Friday at 6:00pm - Click HERE for more information

Dinner with the Tuskegee Airmen, Saturday 7:00pm - Click HERE to book you ticket!

Sunrise Aviation Photography Session - Click HERE to book you ticket!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

DeKalb Sanitation Recycle Bin Trade-In Events for Dunwoody Residents - Brook Run Oct 14 / City Hall Oct 22

The city has coordinated with DeKalb Sanitation to host two recycle bin trade-in events here in Dunwoody on October 14 and on October 22. DeKalb County Sanitation Division is requiring residents to switch to a new standard 35-gallon recycle roll cart (or an upgraded 65-gallon recycle roll cart) to replace the existing 18-gallon bins and 40-gallon bags as part of the residential single-stream recycling program.

Existing subscribers with 18-gallon bins must trade them in by April 30, 2018, for a complimentary 35-gallon roll cart or, for a $15 fee, subscribers can choose a 65-gallon roll cart. Existing subscribers must trade in/return the 18-gallon recycling bin prior to obtaining the complimentary 35-gallon roll cart or the 65-gallon roll cart.

The City of Dunwoody has coordinated with DeKalb Sanitation to offer two bin trade-in events in Dunwoody.

1. Saturday October 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Brook Run Park (4770 North Peachtree Road, parking lot adjacent to the skate park)

2. Sunday October 22, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall (41 Perimeter Center East, parking lot)

To register for a Dunwoody bin trade-in event please visit the Parks Registration Portal ( ). Select the 'DeKalb Sanitation Recycle Bin Trade-in' event tab and then select the event you would like to attend to make your trade-in. You will need to create an account with the Parks Registration Portal. After “Checkout” is complete please View/Print the residential curbside single-stream recycling subscription form and bring that along with cash or check (if you choose to upgrade to the 65-gallon roll cart it will cost $15) to your selected event and DeKalb County Sanitation will handle the swap.

Participants will need to bring in a completed residential curbside single-stream recycling subscription form. The completed form must be presented along with an existing 18-gallon recycling bin for trade-in. Following the bin trade-ins, subscribers can take home a new roll cart or coordinate a roll cart home delivery with the Sanitation Department (delivery estimated at 10 business days.) Only cash or checks will be accepted at the event for payment of the $15 fee for the 65-gallon roll cart upgrade.

Not able to make the two bin trade-in events in Dunwoody? Not to worry, subscribers can also trade-in existing 18-gallon bins in person at the Sanitation Division’s administrative office, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur GA 30032.

Dunwoody Woman's Club Home Tour - Wednesday, October 4

The 45th Annual Dunwoody Home Tour will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Four outstanding private homes in Dunwoody and nearby Sandy Springs will be open to the public.

Tickets a location of the tour are available now at or from any member of Dunwoody Woman's Club and at the following Dunwoody merchants:  Blooms of Dunwoody, Consigning Women, Face Haven, Harry Norman Realtors, Southern Comfort Consignments, Jilli Boutique, Under the Pecan Tree, Lauderhills Fine Jewelry.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. In addition to the homes, this year’s Dunwoody Home Tour will hold two raffles:  one for a shopping spree at Lauderhills Jewelers and another for a decorative, one-of-a-kind wooden bowl handcrafted by Dunwoody artisan Dr. David Dalrymple. Raffle tickets will be available to tour guests on the day of the tour. All profits of the Home Tour and Raffles are used to implement the club's charitable initiatives.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Caffeine and Octane auto show this Sunday morning at Dunwoody's Perimeter Mall from 8 to 11 am.

Sunday, October 1st (8-11am)
at Perimeter Mall, Dunwoody

Caffeine and Octane is a nationally recognized all makes, all models car show that regularly attracts over 2000 vehicles and 15,000 fans. The event is held (rain or shine) the first Sunday morning of each month from 8AM - 11AM at Perimeter Mall, located on the Northside of Atlanta in Dunwoody GA. The Caffeine & Octane faithful get up very early to watch the parade of hundreds of cars that begin arriving well before sunrise.

European and Japanese cars are well represented, including exotic cars and tuner cars. We also feature cars that defy known automotive niches. If has wheels and a motor, you'll find it at Caffeine & Octane! One thing we guarantee is you'll always see something new at every show.

The Caffeine & Octane TV Series began airing on the Velocity Channel on February 19, 2017. Season One included eight original episodes shown on Sunday mornings at 9 am eastern / 8am central time. The Caffeine & Octane TV Series is now moving to the NBC Sports Network.  Season Two will begin airing during prime time on both coasts in October 2017.  The C&O Car Show is now in its eleventh year.  The Caffeine & Octane Car Show attracts car enthusiasts and vehicles from all over the USA. The C&O Car Show is a family friendly event and free to attend from 8:00am – 11:00am on the first Sunday of every month, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30346

Thursday, September 28, 2017

City of Dunwoody Volunteer Day - Sat Oct 14th at Brook Run to plant Daffodils & Trees

Saturday October 14th 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Brook Run Park (4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody) The City of Dunwoody, in cooperation with Trees Atlanta and The Daffodil Project, is hosting a Volunteer Day. 

This is the community’s chance to clean, shine and fix-up Dunwoody by helping to plant daffodil bulbs along the Dunwoody Trailway. Interested participants will soon be able to register for the event. This volunteer event will help plant thousands of daffodils in Brook Run Park in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today. 

In addition, Trees Atlanta will also host a Dunwoody Tree Sale featuring the best native and exotic plants available – including 200 species of trees, shrubs, native perennials, and tree-friendly vines that provide habitats for our furry and feathered friends. Interested participants can register for selected volunteer activities via the Dunwoody Parks Registration Portal at  -- this event will be held rain or shine.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Peachtree Charter Middle School CV Classic 5K scheduled for Sat Oct 28th - registration prices going up soon.

CV Classic 5K Road Race
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Join Peachtree Charter Middle School for the 8th Annual CV Classic 5K Road Race. The course will start and end on the PCMS track. The 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. (7:45 a.m. kick off).

**Register before Oct. 8th to guarantee a quality athletic, dri-fit shirt.

The early registration fee of $20 per runner has been extended through September 29. Starting September 30, the fee increases to $25 per runner. Online registration closes October 23 at midnight. Race day registration is $30. Registration fee includes a quality athletic, dri-fit shirt. T-shirts are only guaranteed through October 8.

Each student will receive 2 CV passes when they run the entire CV Classic 5K race, only 1 CV pass if they register but do not run.  A CV pass is a pass a student gives their PE coach that allows them to skip CV running on a Monday of their choice and still receive a grade of '100' for the day. 

TO REGISTER MORE THAN 1 RUNNER: When you click "Add to Cart", go to "My Account", and under "Forms" you will see a link for CV Classic registration (the one without a green check mark).  Click on that and then you can add more runners.

For $100, your family can be featured on the PCMS CV Classic t-shirt, which will be worn for years to come! One race entry, one t-shirt and one additional CV pass are included with your Family Sponsorship.

Your business can be featured on the PCMS CV Classic t-shirt and website. Race entries and other benefits included with your Corporate Sponsorship vary depending on the sponsorship level. Read more about Corporate Sponsorship opportunities by clicking the link!

Race Bag Pickup: Race bag pickup, including t-shirts and race numbers, will be on Thursday, October 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the PCMS front lobby. On Saturday, October 28, race bags for pre-registered runners can be picked up starting at 7:00 a.m. 

Parking: Parking will be available at Peachtree Charter Middle School and Brook Run Park. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Click here for Race FAQs

Sunday, September 24, 2017

All Fore One Golf Tournament ​on Monday Oct 2nd - registration closes Wednesday

All Fore One Golf Tournament ​
Monday, October 2, 2017

Dunwoody Country Club ​
1600 Dunwoody Club Drive ​
Dunwoody, GA 30338

All Fore One Dunwoody community golf tournament: benefiting capital improvements and educational enrichment at Dunwoody High School and Peachtree Charter Middle School.
Registration begins at 8:30 am - Shotgun Start at 10:00 am ​ ​ - Awards Ceremony 3:00 pm ​


A big Thank You to the Dunwoody Elementary PTO for assisting us with the registration process! ​ By clicking the 'Register' link above you will be redirected to their PTO site to continue checking out.

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Watch Live


FIRST READ: SLUP 17-03: Jessica Hill of MMM Law, Attorney for Trammell Crow Company, the Applicant for a Portion of 1134 Hammond Road (Tax Parcel ID 18 348 01020) and 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30346 (Tax Parcel ID 18 348 01006), Seeks a Special Land Use Permit per Chapter 27, Section 27-73(b) to Increase the Building Height in a C-1 (Local Commercial) District from 2 Stories/35 Feet to a 16 Story Office Building and 10 Story Hotel.

FIRST READ: Ordinance Amending Chapter 16, Land Development, Regulations, Article II,Environment and Natural Resources, Division 6, Tree Preservation.

Award of RFP 17-07 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Small Area Study - background

Construction Process and Affirmation to Utilize Comprehensive Program Services for Parks Projects.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dunwoody Special called City Council Meeting of Monday Sept 18, 2017

Monday, September 18th
Dunwoody City HallSpecial Called Meeting
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Watch Live


Due to the storm last week, a special called meeting was initiated by Mayor Shortal to take action on a few things that couldn't wait until the next regular meeting.

City Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals 2018 Meeting Schedules.

Approval of Contract Amendment for the Design and Plan Development of Perimeter CenterParkway Access Ramp

Approval of RFQ 17-04 Arts and Culture Master Plan

Resolution Adopting Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update.

Approval of SPLOST Resolution, SPLOST Budget Assignment & Financing Limits, and Authorization for Mayor to Execute SPLOST IGA with DeKalb County.

Six Dunwoody Businesses go in front of Alcohol License Review Board for possible Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License

Agenda and Background Story

Open Public Hearing on Consideration of Suspension or Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License for BP Gas Station, 4485 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Licensee David Y. Kwon, License Number 3677.

Open Public Hearing on Consideration of Suspension or Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License for BP N. Peachtree, 4368 N. Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30338, Licensee Shahin S. Uddin, License Number 3679.

Open Public Hearing on Consideration of Suspension or Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License for Eclipse Di Luna, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30346, Licensee James N. Ehrlich, License Number 3701.

Open Public Hearing on Consideration of Suspension or Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License for Outback Steakhouse, 1220 Ashford Xing, Dunwoody, GA 30346, Licensee Outback Steakhouse of Florida, LLC, License Number 3726.

Open Public Hearing on Consideration of Suspension or Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License for Total Wine & More, 124 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346, Licensee Susan E. Anderson, License Number 3751-RET.

Open Public Hearing on Consideration of Suspension or Revocation of Alcoholic Beverage License for Chuy's Mexican Restaurant, 118 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346, Licensee Chuy's OPCO, Inc., License Number 3866.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dunwoody announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Ballfields at Brook Run Park - Complete set of Construction Drawings

Friday September 15, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Southwest Corner of North Peachtree Road and Barclay Drive

The ceremonial groundbreaking event will celebrate the beginning of construction for the new ballfields at Brook Run Park.

Please join City of Dunwoody Council members, city partners, and city staff for the celebratory event.

The two new fields, which will also serve as the new home for Dunwoody Senior Baseball, will have rectangular multi-purpose field overlay/striping complete with a durable all-season synthetic turf. The fields will be set-up for shared use by Peachtree Charter Middle School for the school’s gym and outdoor classes. The facility will also include a new concession building, new bathrooms, a playground, bleacher stands, batting cages, and parking.

The fields will be located at the corner of North Peachtree Road and Barclay Drive, an eight-acre property adjacent to Peachtree Charter Middle School. A new bus turn around and drop off with ADA access and handicap parking will also be included at the new site.

A lunch will be served for attendees following the groundbreaking celebration.

PARKING: Please park at Brook Run Park by the pavilion (about midway down South Georgia Way in Brook Run Park) and then walk towards the multi-use trail/Barclay Drive where there is a crosswalk which leads to a paved access road/fire lane onto the site.

Attached below are the final set construction drawings for the ballfield facilities which the included numerous cost cutting measures to get the total cost down to the budged $5.6 million.  The City explored doing underground water detention under the new parking lot but it was a $600K price tag and therefore not recommended.

Dunwoody's Mayor Denis Shortal releases proposed 2018 budget for City Council consideration.

City Budget Committee scheduled for Thursday Sept 14th at 9:30 am

FY 2018 Expenditure Highlights

The primary emphasis of the FY 2018 Budget remains consistent with past strategy, concentrating on fundamental infrastructure improvements, paving and parks and is a direct response to community-identified needs and requests. The City has created a FY 2018 Budget list of key expenditures and improvements which focus on taking care of critical community assets and safety essentials as a means of delivering for the future. This commitment can be found within the following overview of project and initiative disbursements:

Paving / Infrastructure
  • 2018 Resurfacing - $3.3 million
  • Citywide Signal Communications/Dunwoody ITS
  • Chamblee Dunwoody Road Peeler to Vermack Improvements
  • Meadow Lane Intersection Improvements
  • Womack Road Sidewalk- Oakhurst Walk to Tilly Mill Road
  • Crosswalk Improvements- Tilly Mill Road at Andover and Chamblee Dunwoody at Georgetown Park (Rapid Flashing Beacons only)
  • Chamblee Dunwoody Road at Womack Road Intersection Improvement
  • Central Parkway Sidewalk
  • Dunwoody Club Drive Sidewalk- Dunwoody Gaps between Whitney Landing and Winters Chapel
Police Department/Public Safety
  • Staffing additions of detective (1), patrol officers (2), and property & evidence technologist (1)
Community Development
  • Legal Review for internally developed Code Updates
  • E-Plan Software
Parks and Recreation
  • Brook Run Playground resurfacing
  • Austin Elementary School Site Master Plan Study
Finance & Administration
  • Debt service, operating expenses and IT equipment upgrades for new City Hall
  • Additional full-time equivalent (FTE) accountant due to higher volume and workload
  •  Increasing post-secondary education reimbursement due to higher demand

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A U.S. Supreme Court Justice, a U.S. Senator, an Atlanta Mayor and the Bush Sisters will all be hanging out in Dunwoody at the Marcus Jewish Community Center this November.

Schedule of Events 
Saturday, November 4
» 8:15 pm Opening Night  JUSTICE STEVEN BREYER, The Court and the World
Sunday, November 5
» 12:00 pm GLENN FRANKEL, High Noon
» 3:00 pm GAIL SALTZThe Power of Different  DYLAN DICKSON, Why Can't I Read?
» 7:30 pm WALTER ISAACSONLeonardo da Vinci
Monday, November 6
» 12:00 pm ADAM PIORE, The Body Builders
» 7:30 pm STEVE DORFF, I Wrote That One, Too: My Life in Songwriting
Tuesday, November 7
» 12:00 pm MARILYN SIMON ROTHSTEIN, Lift and Separate  JAMIE BRENNER, Forever Summer
» 7:30 pm HARRY MAZIAR, Story Selling
Wednesday, November 8
» 12:00 pm LISA LILLIEN, Hungry Girl: Clean & Hungry Obsessed!
» 7:30 pm JEFF ROSSEN, Rossen to the Rescue
Thursday, November 9
» 10:00 am SAM MASSELL & CHARLES McNAIR, Play It Again, Sam
» 12:30 pm PATRICIA BERNSTEIN, Ten Dollars to Hate
» 7:00 pm Kristallnacht at Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden
» 7:30 pm ALEXANDRA ZAPRUDER, Twenty-Six Seconds
Friday, November 10
» 12:00 pm JANE HEALY, The Saturday Evening Girls Club
The Other Einstein
Saturday, November 11
» 8:00 pm REZA ASLAN, God: A Human History 
Sunday, November 12
» 12:00 pm PETER EISNER, MacArthur's Spies
STEVEN J. ROSS, Hitler in Los Angeles
» 3:30 pm MICHAEL BAR-ZOHAR, Phoenix: Shimon Peres and the Secret History of Israel
» 7:30 pm SARGE, Black Boychik 
Monday, November 13
» 12:30 pm PAM JENOFF, The Orphan's Tale
MARK SULLIVAN, Beneath a Scarlet Sky
» 7:30 pm JOY MANGANO, Inventing Joy
Tuesday, November 14
» 12:00 pm NICOLE KRAUSS, Forest Dark
» 7:30 pm Intown Event at the Rich Theatre

Stay Interesting
Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire)
Wednesday, November 15
» 10:00 am Film Screening: Streit's Matzo and the American Dream
» 7:30 pm ANNABELLE GURWITCH, Wherever You Go, There They Are
Thursday, November 16
» 10:00 am DONNIE WINOKUR, Chancer 
» 12:30 pm RACHEL KADISH, The Weight of Ink
LAUREN BELFER, And After the Fire
» 7:30 pm DAVE BARRY, ADAM MANSBACH & ALAN ZWEIBEL, For This We Left Egypt?
Saturday, November 18
Sunday, November 19
» 12:00 pm RAFI KOHAN, Arena
» 3:30 pm SOUAD MEKHENNET, I Was Told to Come Alone
» 7:30 pm DAN RATHER, What Unites Us
Monday, November 20
» 7:30 pm AL FRANKEN, Giant of the Senate

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Georgia Power has been notified of various trees on power lines and City of Dunwoody crews can not work until cleared.

Four trees on Brookhurst down, power on the ground & pole will need to be replaced.

Georgia Power is working their service list based on their various priorities (public safety, granting access for fire trucks to isolated roads with limited access points, number of people affected, etc). Once Georgia Power clears the line out of each work zone, the City of Dunwoody has a crew assigned to follow and clear the street.  Therefore to alleviate any chance of a communication breakdown, if you see Georgia Power truck working a major outage but don't see a City of Dunwoody crew ready to clear the road, the Public Works Director has asked that a call be placed to the Dunwoody Public Works after hours number of 678-382-6700 notifying them of the work being done.

Dunwoody is striving to clear the roads as fast as possible but we are waiting on Georgia Power in a number of locations.    Thanks for your patience.   John
Update to Dunwoody from Georgia Power

After weathering one of the largest storms to hit our state, Georgia Power continued with restoration efforts today. Power outages associated with Hurricane Irma impacted nearly 1 million of our customers all across Georgia. As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, we have restored service to approximately half of those customers. Currently, there are about 470,000 customers without power in Georgia. The Metro Atlanta area has seen similar gains in restoration today, reducing the number of outages to around 200,000 of which ~50,000 are in North Metro Atlanta. We plan to move additional workers into the area tonight and will continue to assess and make repairs based on our assessment tomorrow.

We understand that many of your constituents are frustrated that their power has not yet been restored. The damage and outages to our system are widespread across the state, and in many cases the damage is severe. This is an unprecedented event for our state, and resources are stretched thin as utilities respond to two major storms that not only impacted our state, but also devastated parts of Texas and all of the state of Florida. While our crews are working around the clock to restore service, customers should plan ahead for extended outages that may last for days, and in some cases weeks due to the vast damage from the storm.

Dunwoody Road Update - 3 pm Tuesday (More Georgia Power Trucks enroute)

Please see the updated list below. Officer Parson just spoke with Georgia Power on Tilly Mill Rd and was informed they have more crews just arriving into the area.
1. Tree and wires down on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd at Harris Circle. Currently one lane open. 09/12/17 1345.
2. Wires down on Summerford Drive near Summerford Court. Summerford Drive blocked. 09/12/17 1356.
3. Large tree and wires down on Brookhurst Dr and Dunhaven Rd. 09/12/17 at 1501.
4. Tree and wires down on Brendon Dr near Dartford. Brendon blocked. 09/12/17 at 1523.
5. Wire down on Mount Vernon Rd at Dunwoody Village Pkwy. One lane of Mount Vernon Rd EB coned off. 09/12/17 1408.
6. Wires/tree down at 2338 N Peachtree Way. N Peachtree Way partially blocked. 09/12/17 1509.
7. Wire and pole down on Nerine Cir. Nerine Circle blocked by tree/wires. 09/12/17 1446.
8. Wires down on Mt Vernon Way at Summerset Dr. Mount Vernon Way blocked. 09/12/17 at 1414.
9. Tree and wires down at Vernon Oaks and Tichenor Ct. Road blocked. 09/12/17 at 0626.
10. Tree down 4630 Ellisbury Drive. 09/12/17 0900.
Chamblee Dunwoody Road @ Dunwoody Village Parkway
Chamblee Dunwoody Road @ Nandina Lane
Mount Vernon @ Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Mount Vernon @ Dunwoody Village Parkway
Mount Vernon @ Mount Vernon Way
North Peachtree @ Peeler Rd
Tilly Mill @ Womack Rd

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dunwoody Power Outages and Downed Trees are widespread throughout the City - assist your neighbors if you are able.
Georgia Power Outage Map - Click Map Above

City of Dunwoody Update - 6:00 am Tuesday

The Dunwoody Police Department and Public Works crews have cleared as many locations as possible in the city and are awaiting further assistance and help from Georgia Power to address remaining dangerous power lines and trees.

1. Tree and wires down on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd at Dunwoody Knoll 09/11/17 at 1509 **UPDATE** Chamblee Dunwoody Rd will be blocked on both side from Harris Dr. Anyone on Dunwoody Knoll Dr will have to travel through Roberts Dr.
2. Wires down 1400 Block of Summerford Court. 09/11/17 at 1549.
3. Wires down 5100 Block of Mount Vernon Way. 09/11/17 at 1549.
4. Tree down 5500 Block of Woodsong Trail. 09/11/17 at 1549.
5. Large tree and wires down on Brookhurst Dr and Dunhaven Rd. 09/11/17 at 1620
6. Tree branch on power lines at 2140 Dunwoody Glenn 09/11/17 at 1654
7. Tree and wires down on Brendon Dr near Dartford 09/11/17 at 1715
8. Tree and wires down on Mt. Vernon Rd at Dunwoody Village Pkwy 09/11/17 at 1731 **UPDATE: Cones are in place.**
9. Wires down on N Peachtree Way and N Peachtree Rd 09/11/17 at 1736
10. Tree down on Old Springhouse Ct at 09/11/17 at 1744
11. Wire and pole down at Nerine Cir and Chamblee Dunwoody Rd 09/11/17 at 1811
12. Tree, pole and wires down on Mt Vernon Way at Summerset Dr. 09/11/17 at 1931
13. Tree leaning on power lines on Withmere Way at Barcroft Way. 09/11/17 at 2154

***Traffic Lights Out***
N/ Peachtree @ Tilly mill
Tilly Mill @ Womack
Tilly Mill @ Peeler Mt.
Vernon @ CDR
CDR @ Womack
Mt Vernon @ Dunwoody Village Parkway
Mt. Vernon @ Jett Ferry
N. Peachtree @ Peeler
Mt. Vernon @Mt. Vernon Way
Mt. Vernon @Vermack
CDR @ Old Springhouse
CDR @ Cotillion Dr

Dunwoody Police Department and the City of Dunwoody will continue Emergency Operations Center (EOC) efforts to respond efficiently to all of the weather related events in @DunwoodyGA.

Georgia Power Update from 6 pm Monday

Hurricane Irma continues to impact service to Georgia Power customers across the state. The company is responding to these outages where possible, but in many cases our approximately 5,500 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities must wait for the high winds to subside before they can safely make repairs to our system. As expected, Irma has taken a more westerly track than was predicted on Friday.  All of Georgia, including the Metro Atlanta area, is experiencing high winds and heavy rains.  As of 5 p.m. Monday, there are more than 900,000 customers (almost 50% of our total customers) without power in Georgia and over 7,000 individual cases of damage (including broken poles and lines) the company is working to repair.  The damage and outages are widespread across the state with the hurricane impacting service to customers around Savannah, Columbus, Metro Atlanta and beyond.

Over the last few hours, conditions in the Metro Atlanta area have deteriorated rapidly with steadily increasing wind speeds.  As expected the winds have caused outages in our area to increase significantly.  Currently Hurricane Irma has interrupted service to nearly 400,000 customers in the Metro Atlanta region.  As the higher winds move through the area this evening, we expect these numbers to increase.  As you may recall, we made the decision to hold all Georgia Power resources at our local offices so that we can respond to any damage in metro Atlanta. Once conditions are safe, our crews will begin to assess the damage and begin repair to our system and restore electric service to our customers.

Dunwoody brace yourself for Irma - be prepared for power outages. Check on neighbors who may need assistance.

Due to Hurricane Irma, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for all Georgia counties and closed State offices tomorrow, September 11, 2017. 


Following the guidance within the Governor's declaration, the City of Dunwoody will close City Hall on Monday, September 11, 2017, with the exception of essential law enforcement positions. 
The Dunwoody City Council meeting originally scheduled for Monday September 11, 2017 has been postponed until 6:00 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 due to the impending inclement weather from Hurricane Irma.
The City of Dunwoody, DeKalb County, and the entire metropolitan Atlanta area is under a tropical storm warning.
As Hurricane Irma moves north, the City of Dunwoody is keeping a close eye on reports from the National Weather Service, the National Hurricane Center and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to aid in this effort.
No DeKalb County Sanitation Collection Monday September 11, 2017
DeKalb County Sanitation Department announced there will be no sanitation collection service for commercial and residential customers on Monday, Sept. 11, due to inclement weather. 
Information outlining the collection schedule for the remainder of this week will be provided soon. The Division's administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, reopening during normal business hours on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Placing garbage, recycling or yard trimmings containers at the curb during high winds can be dangerous, so residents are urged not to do so on Monday. Please visit for updates.

DeKalb County School District to close schools and offices on Sept. 11-12, due to potential inclement weather

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of its students and employees, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will close all schools and offices on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, due to potential inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irma.
DCSD will continue to announce updates via its website at and through its mobile app and accounts on Facebook and Twitter

Be Safe, Plan Ahead 

The City of Dunwoody has partnered with CodeRED to send critical communications to you by phone, e-mail, and/or text message. Sign up to be alerted about severe weather warnings, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child alerts. This service is offered at no charge to Dunwoody residents. Click here to register.
Please check the homepage of the City of Dunwoody website for any modification to hours of operation for City Hall at
Before the storm arrives it is important to establish a plan for appropriate disaster preparation. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency website has important information and planning advice. Please visit today to develop a safe plan of action.
When a power outage occurs, please contact Georgia Power at If it is a dangerous condition, including downed power lines, please call 1-888-891-0938. 
In an effort to enhance storm communications to customers, Georgia Power has launched a new service that allows you to Set Outage Alerts. When a power outage occurs, Georgia Power will notify you by text, email or phone call with the cause of the outage and an estimated restoration time.
If you are concerned about the safety of a neighbor or family member who may be in danger, sick, or home-bound, please dial 9-1-1. 
DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Director Chief Sue Loeffler advises that impacts expected from Irma based on the current forecast include:
Damaging winds: Sustained winds of 40 to 60 MPH with gusts of 50 to 80 MPH are likely across much of Georgia from Monday morning to Tuesday morning. Portions of Southwest Georgia could see higher values. This will lead to widespread trees and powerlines down with prolonged power outages expected. In addition, structural damage is possible, particularly from falling trees. Thousands of trees and power lines will be downed, with many likely to fall over roadways, power lines, structures, and vehicles. Travel disruptions and delays due to downed trees may be substantial. Winds of this magnitude will cause impacts comparable to those of Hurricane Opal in 1995 when wind gusts of 50 to 75 MPH occurred in the Atlanta Metro area.
Heavy rainfall and flash flooding: Rainfall amounts in Southeast Georgia of 8 to 12 inches are expected, with 3 to 8 inches forecast for the rest of Georgia. Some areas could see isolated higher amounts. This will create the potential for flash flooding, and a few rivers may reach minor to moderate flood stage.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gov. Deal orders state of emergency for State of Georgia - all Federal, State & Local offices closed on Monday.

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Governor has declared a state of emergency for all Georgia counties, and he has closed State offices tomorrow. The City of Dunwoody will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017, with the exception of essential law enforcement positions. The City Council meeting for Monday has also been canceled and will be rescheduled. A decision about City operations for Tuesday, September 12 will be announced sometime after 3pm on Monday.

The DeKalb and Fulton County School Districts have announced they will close all schools Sept. 11 and 12 due to potentional inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irma.

Monday, September 4, 2017

City of Dunwoody's plans for two new athletic fields moves forward, tree loss unavoidable over Council concerns.

After numerous design modifications and cost saving negotiations with the builders to install two full size, artificial turf baseball fields on the newly acquired park land obtained during a land swap with the DeKalb County School System for Austin Elementary, it has been determined that many, if not all of the trees surrounding the fields at North Peachtree Rd.& Barclay Dr. will need to be removed. I am not happy with the design decision as with every major discussion of this project I have raised the issue of protecting the neighbors who live on either North Peachtree Road or Riverglenn Circle from the illumination of the playing field.

In the latest change, the fields were moved further away from North Peachtree Road in order to not have a huge retaining wall and my hopes for the change included more trees being saved but I was informed this week that unfortunately, it was not the case.  Currently, 296 trees are slated for removal.

Mr. Brent Walker, Parks Director stated that... "Due to the size of the fields and the area we have to work in, we will have to grade the slope along North Peachtree Rd and Barclay Dr. This will require the removal of the trees. We will work with the contractor to minimize the impact as much as possible and through the City's "No Net Loss of Trees Policy" we will replant a one for one ratio for the trees removed. Several on the site. We expect clearing and grading to begin the end of next week or the first part of the week after. I am happy to work with you and your neighbors when we begin to re-landscape the area and try to accommodate any requests you have for tree and shrubbery replacement."

As Mr. Walker stated the City does have a "No Net Loss of Trees Policy" for City projects therefore many of the trees & shrubs will be replanted on site but it will take a few years for the landscaping to get to a size to protect the neighbors across the street.  The landscaping plan is not set in stone therefore once the fields are installed and the lights illuminated, it can be a community discussion as to the scope of landscaping plan.  The plan also includes new sidewalks on Barclay as well as refreshed landscaping in that area of the park.

The city is investing in the latest lighting technology whereby with the use of LED lights there will be little light spill over off the fields therfore the hope is that the lights will be unobtrusive to the neighbors. 

The new field designs were vetted with Principal Heptinstall and the athletic coaches of PCMS, the PCMS Parent Council, Dunwoody Senior Baseball as well as oversight of the City Council attempting to squeeze as many positive features into this $5.6 million dollar project.  The fields will  be laid out for baseball but they will be stripped for multi use including soccer & lacrosse in the outfield as well as have a seperate layover striping for girls softball.  The total cost includes all construction, turf, concession stand, plaza, lighting, batting cages, dugouts, etc and I imagine that this will be a transformational project for our community which will impact Dunwoody middle school students at PCMS & thousands of athletes over the next twenty years.

My guess is that construction will be messy and much like the heartache of cutting the Brook Run Trail through the woods, with a few years of growth it will be a beautiful facility that the entire community can be proud of.