Sunday, October 14, 2018

City of Dunwoody Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Denis Shortal - Tuesday October 16th 7:00 p.m.


The City is holding a Town Hall Meeting and we want to hear from you!

Be an active participant in your local community and share your thoughts, questions and ideas at the City of Dunwoody 2018 Town Hall Meeting. The city is collecting public input on potential topics and issues you'd like to have discussed at the Town hall event. To submit topics and issues of interest, please visit www.connectdunwoody.com and let the city know what you'd like to hear about at the meeting.

This is a FREE event and open to the public. The Town Hall will take place on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall (Dunwoody Hall – First Floor) 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody GA 30338.

This is your chance to participate in authentic conversation focused on pertinent community issues and topics selected by you, the participants. The featured speaker will be Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dunwoody Police / Chatcomm 911 is looking to fill Telecommunicator position in local 911 Center. @IXPCorp


To pre-register and for more information, please email Jill Brown at jbrown@chatcomm.org

This same position also looks to be advertised on the parent company website here.

Telecommunicator
in Sandy Springs, GA

Position Overview
Full-Time / Part-Time - This position is responsible for receiving emergency and non-emergency calls for service over the telephone and by other means, employing appropriate call screening protocols, and responding to those calls by dispatching the appropriate public safety resources.  This position is responsible for interaction with other public safety dispatch centers in the answering and transferring of calls and incident information, and for maintaining communications with field personnel in law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies.  This position is required to respond appropriately to requests for services and information from field personnel. The Telecommunicator will report directly to the Shift Supervisor.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
  • Processes incoming and outgoing emergency and non-emergency telephone calls, ensuring agency policy, procedures and goals are met.
  • Dispatches and communicates with law enforcement, fire and EMS units, ensuring agency policy, procedures and goals are met.
  • Provides Supervisor with input regarding policies and procedures pertaining to the operation of the communications center.
  • Coordinates with Supervisor to implement changes in Center procedures.
  • Speaks English clearly and verbally communicates effectively.
  • Works effectively and calmly in a high stress environment.
  • Maintains familiarity with the general geography of the communities served.
  • Meets all training requirements of the Center.
  • Participates in available professional development for center staff.
  • Communicates in a positive manner with Supervisor and other center staff.
  • Reports commendable performance or deficiencies or liability issues to Supervisor in a timely manner.
Required knowledge/skills
  • Knowledge of accepted call handling practices for public safety call takers with an emphasis on professionalism and high level of customer service.
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of radio communications as well as the proper policies and procedures used in public safety dispatching with an emphasis on professionalism and high level of customer service.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of operations of a public safety communications center.
  • Communication facilities, equipment and management practices as they pertain to the operation of a public safety communications center.
  • Technology systems utilized by a public safety communications center.
  • Operational needs of public safety responders for law enforcement, fire and EMS.
  • Agency’s geographical service areas and relationship/location of public safety responders.
  • Practical working knowledge in public safety communications.
Requirements
  • Successfully complete a myriad of training initiatives and certifications for call receiving and dispatching.
  • Learn to operate a variety of technology including contemporary computer, radio and telephone systems.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work in an environment where multiple activities are routinely underway that influence the performance of the duties assigned.
  • Coordinate multiple priorities and competing demands on time and multi-tasking.
  • Simultaneously process information from multiple sources (verbal, text, and video) and keep information clear.
  • Quickly and accurately recall information, specifically names, numbers and details.
  • Make appropriate decisions based on minimal information.
  • Deal with sensitive information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Follow prescribed rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Recall details and record information/numbers quickly and correctly.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with co-workers and personnel from customer agencies.
  • Be able to work in a shift-work environment with variable hours of work and schedule over the course of typical work year.
  • Present ideas and recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Be reliable, and highly dependable in reporting for work on time and as scheduled, on a consistent basis.
  • Be available for overtime as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent).
  • Two (2) years of proven paid experience in public safety communications (preferred).
  • Three (3) years general work experience.​
Must complete/have completed:
  • Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Terminal Operator Certification
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Certification through the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED).
  • Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) Certification through the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED).
  • Emergency Telecommunicator Certification (ETC) through the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED).
  • General police, fire and EMS operations training.
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Work Environment
  • Shift work environment where hours of work will be driven by the call volume demands of the agency rather than convenience of the staff.
  • Breaks and meals scheduled by Supervisors rather than individual desire.
  • Call back and overtime required.
  • 24/7 operations with work scheduled on days others consider holidays.
  • Work performed at a stationary work station.
  • Occasionally will need to handle hostile or abusive callers in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure and in a stressful environment.
Physical Demands
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate personal computers.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time working at computer keyboards, monitoring a variety of public safety communications systems, completing documentation required of operations.
  • Vision, specifically to include up close, distance, color and peripheral; depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information with emergency callers and public safety personnel.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to ixphr@ixpcorp.com
This position will remain open until filled.

Stage Door Players invites you to celebrate an evening of music with the Tom Woods Jazz Trio featuring vocalist Karen Bryant

To celebrate Arts & Culture Month ……STAGE DOOR PLAYERS PRESENTS

Tom Woods Jazz Trio featuring vocalist Karen Bryant


Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 7 pm social reception to start

Stage Door Players invites you to celebrate Dunwoody Arts & Culture month with an evening of music and mingling, headlined by the Tom Woods Jazz Trio. Jazz Pianist and composer Thomas Woods leads the group on keys, along with Justin Owenhead on acoustic bass, Jared Lanham manning the drums & mandolin, and acclaimed jazz songstress Karen Bryant as guest vocalist.

The $30 ticket price will get you two beverage tickets, light refreshments, and an evening filled with music from jazz standards to pop tunes and everything in between. Doors open at 7pm on Tuesday, October 16th, for an hour of sips and socialization before the show, and the evening will wrap up with additional reception time to bask in the glow of great jazz.

Tickets for the performance are available online at StageDoorPlayers.net or click https://stagedoorplayers.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1097381 or you may call the box office: 770-396-1726 to make a reservation.



Looking for a perfect way to start the evening off, while helping Dunwoody’s own professional theater company? California Pizza Kitchen at Perimeter has partnered with Stage Door Players through their Pizza with a Purpose event - Any item – All Day - October 16th, 20% of your total check will be donated to the theater. Bring this with you or tell your server you are there for the Stage Door Players!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dunwoody Volunteer Day Saturday, October 13th 9:00 am - please join us.


The City of Dunwoody, in cooperation with Trees Atlanta and The Daffodil Project, is hosting a Volunteer Day Saturday, October 13th 9:00 a.m. – noon. Projects include tree plantings at Brook Run Park and Dunwoody Nature Center, daffodil planting at Brook Run Park and along the Dunwoody Trailway, general parks cleanup, and sign cleaning throughout the city.

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.

Dunwoody Village Fest Music In The Meadow then Wine Tasting at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm - Saturday


Village Fest Music in the Meadow

Saturday, October 13th
Donaldson-Bannister Farm
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Enjoy local bands, children's area with petting zoo, food court, Moondog Growlers and DHS Academy of Finance business vendors. Bring your historic family photos for scanning and share a memory on video!

Sunset Serenade

Saturday, October 13th
Donaldson-Bannister Farm
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Classical music (Duo Catanza) and Novo Cucina wine tasting with food pairings at $20 per person. Reservations only at sunsetserenade@novocucina.com or 404-414-7374. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trees Atlanta hosts their annual Tree Sale this Saturday in Brook Run Park


Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Brook Run Park
4770 N Peachtree Rd,  Dunwoody, GA 30338

Trees Atlanta is excited to once again be hosting our annual Tree Sale at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody on October 13. We invite everyone looking to add a little shade to their yards to come out and peruse our selection of native understory and overstory trees, just in time for planting season to begin.

The sale will feature over 1,000 of the best native and exotic plants available – including more than 100 species of trees, shrubs, native perennials, and tree-friendly vines that provide habitats for our furry and feathered friends.

The Trees Atlanta Tree Sale gives shoppers a chance to talk with experts and certified arborist about why each tree is unique, so that making the decision on which tree to buy becomes easier.

All proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s planting and education programs. The trees planted with funds from the annual sale help rejuvenate Atlanta’s tree canopy and contribute to a healthy, diverse forest.

Huge Plant List available for preview.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Dunwoody's Chesnut Elementary walks on Wednesday and then honors Ms. Lee Ann Brunson with letter writing to Military. @TheBertShow

Wednesday is International Walk to School Day



Lee Ann Brunson Day and The Big Thank You

The City of Dunwoody proclaimed October 10th, 2018 as Lee Ann Brunson Day. Our school will recognize Lee Ann Brunson Day with a school-wide letter writing activity honoring service members. The students will write letters to honor service members. The service member letter writing activity was always very important to Ms. Brunson. We will participate in The Big Thank You 2018

Please see the link for details http://thebertshow.com/articles/bigthankyou/.

Dunwoody Planning Commission to discuss 900 condos in Perimeter Center on Tuesday Night


Planning Commission starts at 6 pm, Tuesday Night.

Grubb Properties is seeking to redevelop a largely underutilized and outdated office park into a vibrant mixed use development. As indicated on the submitted site plan, the owner plans to build four residential buildings with a maximum height of 14 stories and eight townhome units. In total, the residential buildings will contain a maximum of 900 new residential units, all of which will be for sale condo units. Two of the existing office buildings (Buildings 41 and 47), will remain. Along the south portion of the site, one five-story, 92,686 square foot office building (Building 53), will be eventually demolished to make way for a new 19-story office tower, containing up to 500,000 square feet of class A office space.

The proposed development will be served by a new east to west primary street connection and a new north to south secondary street connection that will provide internal pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between the office, and residential components. As well, a new secondary street connection is proposed along the northern and eastern side of the lot. The submitted site plan also indicates that the existing streets and frontages along Perimeter Center East will be designed to meet the Perimeter Center Overlay requirements for landscape strips, sidewalks, and street trees.

The development also includes more than 2 acres of park space with amenities. The owner has agreed to construct a pedestrian crossing over Perimeter Center East into a newly constructed 12-foot multi-use path that will bisect the subject property, and longer-term could extend to the Perimeter Mall and MARTA. Parking for the development will be shared amongst three parking decks that will not exceed a maximum of five stories. Also, several onstreet parking spaces will be included into the new street designs. Depending on financing availability for the residential units and market conditions, the project will be developed in phases with project build-out estimated to be achieved in approximately 10 years.

City of Dunwoody needs to ensure we are fostering real estate that allows Aging in Place where possible.

https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/plan/planning/aging-in-place-a-toolkit-for-local-governments-aarp.pdf
DUNWOODY LAND USE VISION STATEMENT

The City of Dunwoody strives to be a dynamic, innovative community where individuals, families, and businesses can thrive through all stages of life and career by encouraging a sustainable mix of land uses, facilities, and services.

One of the hot topics in local real estate discussions is finding ways to allow residents to "age in place", by having a mix of housing with various sizes and designs that would serve a wide variety individuals, be it singles, couples, families, but also housing that serves the needs of seniors and those with mobility issues.   Dunwoody real estate agents will tell you that the lack of masters on the main and senior friendly housing is a documented problem for those looking to down size from the big four bedroom home with numerous stairs and more landscaping than they can handle.

Various housing developments are being proposed but will they hit the mark as being desirable to all walks of life, or will they based on their physical design exclude those who can not handle stairs or long walks to their car? The City recently required a town home developer to offer elevators for those who wanted it because the City wanted to offer a possibility for those buying those units the ability to age in place.

When I think of new housing proposals being offered, I think of my 82 year old parents who's circumstances also mirror many of my neighbors who where the original homeowners of Dunwoody back in the 70's.  How would this proposed residential space and the amenities serve the needs of my aging parents and those like them in Dunwoody?  My Mother uses a walker to walk short distances and even uses a wheel chair for longer distances.  Therefore seeing proposed large scale residential developments, I see my parents, I see my neighbors and ask if this housing product would work for those who want to age in place?  As in the case of the proposed town homes, modifications may need to be suggested to improve the possibilities of seniors living there.

My parents successfully downsized from a four bedroom single family home to a two bedroom / two bath condo, with a nice balcony, in unit laundry, deeded in building parking below the building, in building storage units, prewired for cable and internet, elevators and a beautiful outdoor gathering place to be social.  Luckily, their unit as designed worked well for them without major renovations being needed except we did add in grab bars in the shower and a few other minor modifications. 

I see this type of condo development that my parents moved into as a viable option for those seniors who are looking to stay close to family & friends yet downsize to single level living.

Here is a recognized Aging-In-Place Design Checklist for residential units to keep in mind and as we approve new residential units in Dunwoody we should include the practices of Universal Design to foster aging in place.

Not putting these common sense practices into place would be short sighted and detrimental to the entire community.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

City of Dunwoody Code Enforcement to give an update to the City Council on Monday.

http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2018/Oct/10082018_CodeEnforcement_Presentation.pdf


Report a Code Violation

The Code Compliance Division receives complaints from citizens reporting violations of the noise, zoning, and land development ordinances such as tall grass and residential parking restrictions.

All issues involving criminal activity should be directed to the Police Department , at 678-382-6900. For issues that may result in immediate harm to yourself, others, or property, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.
Please Note: the City of Dunwoody does not oversee sanitation services. Please contact DeKalb County Sanitation Services regarding residential or commercial sanitation services.
To report a code compliance issue, please email compliance@dunwoodyga.gov or call 678-382-6890.
When reporting a concern please have the following information ready:
  • Address or description of the issue location
  • Description of the specific issue
  • Length of time you have been aware of the issue
  • Any information regarding previous compliance actions taken by the city 
Please keep in mind that all complaints are public record and subject to the Georgia Open Records Act . Persons reporting a concern are not required to provide their name or contact information unless they wish to be contacted by our compliance official for follow-up information.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Meet the Dunwoody Police for Coffee at Crema on Wednesday morning.


The first Wednesday of every October is deemed National Coffee with a Cop Day. This is the third annual National Coffee with a Cop Day hosted by police departments in all 50 states.  

Please join your neighbors and Dunwoody Police officers for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Crema Espresso Gourmet. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. 

Crema Espresso Gourmet is located at located at 2458 Mt Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

For more information, please contact Community Outreach Officer Anwar Sillah at 678-382-6933 or anwar.sillah@dunwoodyga.gov.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber to host local candidates Monday night at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter


First Monday Networking & Political Hobnob @ Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter
Join the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 5:30pm to 7pm for a special First Monday Networking event at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter! The Chamber is excited to have the following candidates confirmed to attend so far:
  • Georgia State Senator Fran Millar (R-40)
    • Re-election for Georgia State Senate 
  •  Former City of Dunwoody Mayor Ken Wright (R-79)
    • Candidate for Georgia State House
  • Michael Wilensky (D-79)
    • Candidate for Georgia State House
The following candidates who are unable to attend but have surrogate representatives confirmed to attend:
  • Brian Kemp (R)
    • Candidate for Georgia Governor
    • ​Rep: Martha Zoller, Surrogates Director & Outreach
  • U.S. Representative Karen Handel (R-GA)
    • Current Representative of Georgia's 6th Congressional District
    • Rep: Steve Handel, Husband & #1 Supporter of Karen Handel for Congress
  • Stacey Abrams (D)
    • Candidate for Georgia Governor
    • Rep: Cathy Woolard, Public Affairs Consultant
The following candidates have been invited but not yet confirmed:
  • Lucia "Lucy" McBath (D-GA)
    • Candidate for U.S House of Representative for Georgia's 6th Congressional District
  • Sally Harrell (D-40)
    • Candidate for Georgia State Senate
During this special event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear each candidate or their representative briefly address why they are the best candidate for up for office. Attendees will also get the opportunity to network with the candidates as well as other business leaders throughout the Perimeter Market while enjoying wonderful appetizers and cocktails at one of our member locations, Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter.

*Remember to bring an abundance of business cards & get your social on by using #DPCFirstMonday. 
Date:

October 1, 2018
Time:

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM EDT
Location:

Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center W
Atlanta, GA 30346
Contact:

Britney Hardweare
Email:

Date/Time Details:

October 1, 2018
5:30pm to 7pm
Fees/Admission:

Advance Registrations
  • ​Member: $10.00
  • Prospective-Member: $20.00
  • *Advance Registration will end at 1pm the Friday prior to the event.
All Walk-Ins day of:
  • $25.00

*Registration includes delicious appetizers + one drink ticket (beer or wine); cash bar available.
**Advance registration not required; however, those who register in advance will receive a better rate and be eligible for door prizes.
***No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancelations. 
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please click here for information - additional sponsorship information which may be of use may be found here. You may register for these by clicking the register button on this page. 

Dr. Donnie Davis, Principal of Peachtree Middle School opens opportunity to students for community service at Malachi's Storehouse

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

As a Peachtree Charter Middle School parent, I received an email from Principal Donnie Davis which brought a smile to my face as I love this proposed connection between the school and the community.  Not everything to be learned can be received in a classroom therefore my sons application will be turned in this week.

Greetings Patriot Parents,

Peachtree Charter Middle School would like to invite you to partner with us and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, to emphasize the importance of community service and giving back.

Beginning Wednesday October 10th, 2018 thru March 30th, 2019 7th and 8th grade students have an opportunity to volunteer at Malachi's Storehouse, packing and distributing food and other items to those in need. Students will be allowed to volunteer during their connections classes on Wednesdays. Once a month PCMS will conduct collection drives for toiletries, diapers, hygiene kits, new socks, underwear and clothes which will be donated to Malachi's Storehouse, The City of Refuge and The Atlanta Women's and Children's Shelter.

MJCCA Book Festival brings big names to Dunwoody - tickets are going fast.

Tickets Are Selling Fast. Don’t Miss Out!
PROLOGUE EVENTS:
Mitch Albom
Sat, Oct 13, 8:00 pm
Sally Field
Sun, Oct 21, 7:30 pm 
Ronen Bergman
Mon, Oct 29, 7:30 pm 
FEATURED AUTHORS:
Tom Hanks
Tue, Oct 30, 7:30 pm
Patron Tickets Available
Become a Patron today!
Senator Joe Lieberman
with son Matt Lieberman, author of Lucius
Sat, Nov 3, 8:15 pm 
Mike Luckovich 
Sun, Nov 4, 7:30 pm 
Liane Moriarty
Sat, Nov 10. 8:00 pm 
Anna Quindlen
Sun, Nov 11, 3:30 pm 
Stuart Eizenstat
Sun, Nov 11, 7:30 pm 
Michael J. Coles and
Catherine M. Lewis

Thurs, Nov 15, 7:30 pm 
Jon Meacham
Sat, Nov 17, 8:00 pm 
Peter Sagal
Sun, Nov 18, 7:30 pm 
Plus 35+ more of the year’s most celebrated authors! 
Buy your tickets now.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday Sept 24th

Monday, September 24th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Agenda 6 pm

Introduction of 2018-19 Dunwoody High School Youth City Council

Presentation of 2nd Quarter Internal Audit Report

Administration of Oath of Office to Officer Alexander Pearson

Award of Contract 18-04, North Fork Nancy Creek Trail Construction

      Pedestrian path and bridge connecting Perimeter Center to Georgetown.

Related items from the past.

Memorandum - Approval of Budget Amendment to Dunwoody Nature Center Stormwater Project

Memorandum - Funding Authorization For 4882 Hidden Branches Stormwater Repairs

FIRST READ: Text Amendment to Chapter 16 re: Flood Plain Management

P.S. - there is also a 5 pm Special Called Meeting which lists an Executive Session "for the Purpose of Personnel Discussion" - nothing interesting there.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dunwoody's Pic in the Park Grand Slam Event on Saturday featuring the move "The Sandlot"


Brook Run Park Baseball Fields
4664 Barclay Drive
Dunwoody, Georgia
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Take yourself out to the ball game at Dunwoody’s Pic in the Park Grand Slam Event at the new Brook Run Park baseball fields (4664 Barclay Drive) Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. There will be food and festivities including a ribbon cutting, an inaugural first pitch, beverage and popcorn carts and giveaways! The movie will feature ‘The Sandlot’ (PG) shown on at 40’ screen at dusk, so bring your lawn chairs blankets and don’t strike out on this great event! Unfortunately pets will not be allowed at this event.

Support Dunwoody education facilities - All Fore One Golf & Tennis Tournament is October 1st


All Fore One Golf & Tennis Tournament

Monday, October 1, 2018

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

All Fore One Dunwoody community golf & tennis tournament: benefiting capital improvements and educational enrichment at Dunwoody High School and Peachtree Charter Middle School. This year proceeds will be directed to the high school to assist with their efforts to enhance the high school athletic facilities.


Register Today

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tom Bass has offered Indoor Baseball for 20 years - Registration is now open for Dunwoody High School season

Learn what “The Bases are Juiced” means!
Take part in the fun and productive way of preparing for the upcoming spring season!Get 4 or more at-bats per game, hit home runs, and stay sharp even if it’s snowing outside!

Indoor Baseball Details
  • The season begins Sunday, November 4th and ends Sunday, January 20th
  • All games are played on Sundays.
  • No games will be played during the holidays
  • Games will last one hour and start at either 1:00/2:00/3:00
  • There are no practices so it will not interfere with winter commitments
  • All games will be played in the gym at Dunwoody High School
  • The cost is only $165.00 for the season if registered before October 15th (Price increases to $175.00 after October 15th
If you want to “play like a winner,” Indoor Baseball is the best start!

If you are ages 6-12+, this is your chance to be a part of it. Please ask anyone who ever played indoor!

The league is limited to 72 players; so sign up TODAY!

Dunwoody Police participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27th


Dunwoody Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Stop by Dunwoody Police Department on October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to drop off expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication. We cannot accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide.

Disposing of all expired, unused, and unwanted medications is an important way to keep your family safe. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Community Outreach Officer Anwar Sillah at anwar.sillah@dunwoodyga.gov.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This Yellow Dot available around Dunwoody could save your life.


Give the first responders the information they need to assist in your time of need.

The Dunwoody Police Department is pleased to introduce the Yellow Dot program to our community. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency.

The Yellow Dot program will help first responders understand important information about a patient’s medical history when arriving to an emergency scene. A yellow, peach-shaped decal placed on the driver side rear window of a vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment. The decal can also provide life-saving information to emergency personnel responding to in-home emergencies. At the homes of participants the Yellow Dot will be placed at the entrance. First responders arriving at the scene of an emergency will be alerted by the Yellow Dot decal to look for the medical information card in the glove compartment or on the refrigerator.

Georgia’s Yellow Dot Program can be used by anyone but may be most helpful for:

People with multiple or serious medical conditions
People with severe allergies
Children with special needs
Individuals with dementia who may be prone to driving

Yellow Dot kits will be available during normal business hours at:
The Dunwoody Police Department, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The Phoenix at Dunwoody, 4484 N Shallowford Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The Alzheimer's Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Dunwoody, GA 30346.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

The Yellow Dot program being brought to Dunwoody is the result of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services.

More information regarding the Yellow Dot program is available at https://aging.georgia.gov/yellow-dot-program.

Frequently Asked Questions on Yellow Dot from initial (Laurens County) Program.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Today only - Dunwoody Methodist Church Kids Consignment Sale


Saturday, September 15: Open to the Public 8:00am to 11:30am; Half Price 12:00 to 3:00pm.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA. 30338

City of Dunwoody to build EcoClassroom for the Dunwoody Nature Center


The City of Dunwoody moves forward with EcoClassroom project for the Dunwoody Nature Center.

The Dunwoody Nature Center EcoClassroom will serve the needs of both the Nature Center’s current and future program users while providing additional public gathering space. For the sixth consecutive year, the Nature Center achieved record numbers of park users and program participants in every single documented program area with 17,406 program participants and more than 27,000 facility users. The desired sustainable design of the EcoClassroom will greatly alleviate facility concerns while allowing for simultaneous programming across user groups. It will also serve as an environmentally friendly example of repurposing shipping containers to achieve a desired effect.

A sustainable container building will be used, in keeping with the Nature Center’s mission, and will occupy unprogrammed space adjacent to the front entry/parking lot area just west of the recently created micro pool stormwater system. The building will serve the community by offering meeting space for Boy and Girl Scouts and other civic organizations, as well as programming space for field trips, camps, classes and birthday parties.

The EcoClassoom will utilize a sustainable design featuring two shipping containers that will be built together to create a 450 S.F. enclosed meeting space for these user groups. The quote provided includes the full build out of the EcoClassroom Below are examples of refurbished shipping containers and the desired footprint and location within the park of the containers for this project.

Overnight Paving Operations Scheduled to Begin Sunday on Womack Road (from Tilly Mill Road to Chamblee Dunwoody Road)


Construction crews are scheduled to begin paving operations on Womack Road (from Tilly Mill Road to Chamblee Dunwoody Road) beginning Sunday evening, September 16th.

The paving work will occur overnight between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM Sunday thru Thursday, weather permitting. The overnight paving work and continuous operations allow for expedited project delivery. The expected total duration of the paving project is anticipated to last seven to 10 nights, weather permitting.

During this same timeframe, crews also will be patching a section of roadway on Vermack Road in the area between Parliament Drive and Parliament Way.

Travel delays and lane closures can be expected during the work period and crews will be on hand to ensure safe passage through the construction area. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and select alternate travel routes to avoid these areas during the active overnight paving operations.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Restrooms and other improvements planned for Dunwoody's Windwood Hollow Park


Windwood Hollow Park located just off Peeler Rd near the DeKalb Waterworks is a hidden gem of a park, offering a playground in a wooded setting, tennis courts and pavilion.  The bids for new restrooms are on the street and I anticipate that this new amenity will be built within the next few months.


Upon reviewing the parks amenities with a resident it was pointed out that this park has no dedicated sidewalks into the facility whereby parents are forced to walk in the street with children especially when bicycles and strollers are involved. This morning I pointed out this fact out to the budget committee (Pam Tallmadge, Jim Riticher and myself) and we reallocated funds to correct this this item and/or plan for a large scale trail from Peeler through the park. 

Overall the budget meeting this morning started at 9:30 and ended just before 2 p.m. whereby we went over every line item, asking questions and understanding Dunwoody financial position.  We made a few minor tweaks improving pedestrian safety funding and set the ball into place for major park improvements.  The full budget will be brought in front of the community within the next month and then it will be voted upon by the full council.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Rezoning informational meeting Monday Night for Roberts Drive property across from new Austin Elementary.

http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2018/Sept/R-50_Concept-topo-Rev-3_5318RobertsDrive.pdf


Looks to be requesting ten houses where there are now two and the property is located almost directly across from the new Austin Elementary Bus access lane.

Meeting Monday Sept 10th - 6:30 pm at the upper level of Cecil B. Day Sports Center of Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mount Vernon Rd, 30338.  I also saw that the developer will be visiting the DHA meeting next Sunday to make their pitch to the community.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Tuesday September 11th - Is Dunwoody Senior Baseball getting a sweetheart deal renting our park land?

Tuesday, September 11th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Agenda

Proclamation - "Outstanding Georgia Citizen Dick Williams" (State Representative Tom Taylor)

Proclamation - "Constitution Week" - Daughters of the American Revolution, Roswell King Chapter - Kathy Marsh

Presentation of Oath of Office to Officer Frank Sommo

CVBD 2nd Quarter Financial Report (Katie Williams)

Program Manager Update - Brook Run Park and North Shallowford Annex (Eric Johnson)

2019 Meeting Schedules City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals

Approval of Amendment of City Position Allocation and Compensation Chart (Nicole Stojka)

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Amend the Purchasing Policy

Funding Approval for Stormwater Repairs at 1266 Redfield Ridge & 1811 Vermack Court

Amendment to BM&K Contract for North Shallowford Annex

Presentation and Adoption of PIB Small Area/Market Study (Richard McLeod).

Usage Agreement With Dunwoody Senior Baseball to over schedule excluding local usage?


The City of Dunwoody spent $7 million dollars purchasing land and improving facilities so that local area boys could continue the sport of baseball once they age out of Murphey Candler Little League continuing on  through high school.  This is city property and it should be able to be used by a wider range of Dunwoody residents not just rented out to area baseball programs and weekend tournaments to the highest bidder in order to maximize revenue to the Dunwoody Senior Baseball Program.

Tuesday night City staff is presenting the city council with a use agreement whereby there may be no time available to schedule organized girls softball,  recreational softball leagues, soccer, lacrosse, rugby or just open play.  These are city fields and I want the core function of Dunwoody Senior Baseball allowing teenage boys a place to play to flourish but this should be done in conjunction of a many other uses too.  These are not "Dunwoody Senior Baseball's Fields" they are the "Ballfields at Brook Run Park" therefore I have concerns on the proposal being presented.

New ball fields draw crowds, but can locals play? - Reporter Newspapers

The new baseball fields, located between Peachtree Charter Middle School and Brook Run Park, cost the city about $7 million to build and include artificial turf.  The two fields are busy with league and tournament play, but some City Council members are questioning their openness to general public use.

The ball fields, owned by the city and managed by DSB, opened earlier this year. DSB President Jerry Weiner gave the mayor and City Council an update on the new fields at the Aug. 27 council meeting, saying the fields have attracted national attention from leagues throughout the Southeast.

For example, Perfect Game USA, an amateur baseball league based in Iowa that boasts on its website it is “the world’s largest baseball scouting service” for colleges and Major League Baseball, held tournaments at the fields from June through August, Weiner said. Teams from across the eastern U.S. came to Dunwoody to play with about 300 people per day at the park.

Another baseball league, Triple Crown Sports based in Georgia, brought in 500 people over a weekend in June and will bring in more players and fans in September through November, he said.

“And they used our hotels and restaurants,” Weiner said. “The fields are attracting a lot of attention.”

But Councilmember John Heneghan said it may be time to put a public calendar in place through the Parks and Recreation Department to allow local residents time to use the fields for recreational soccer, softball or kickball leagues.

“We want your program to thrive, but we also want the fields for community uses,” he said. “I see this wonderful play area as a community area, not just for baseball players from all over the Southeast.”