Friday, April 16, 2021

Spruill Spring Art Market and Live Music - this Saturday April 17 from 2 - 8 pm. DeKalb Cultural Center Courtyard 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd @spruillarts @moondoggrowlers

Correction - the Spring Art Market is taking place at the DeKalb Cultural Center (Library) Courtyard on Chamblee Dunwoody while the other art show is happening on Ashford Dunwoody.    There is a chance of Rain Saturday morning but the afternoon looks like it might be a nice, maybe I'll see you there?

Spruill Arts Plaza Courtyard
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

 Saturday, April 17 from 2-8pm

Metal Work by @huedesignsatl
 
Art from Trey Carroll @art.by.treyy 
 
College/Mixed Media from @free.as.a.fox
 
Jewelry by @marieski_jewels
 
Pyrography Art from @creations_by_sv 
 
Leather Jewelry by @rebeccamalcomleatherworks 
 
Handblown Glass from @cavalryglass
 
Greenery and Planters from @green_scences_workshop
 
Home Décor from @crossoverinteriors
 
Paintings by @raegan_fine.art
 
Children’s Book Illustrator Michael P. White
 
Crochet Artist Jillian
 
Doodle Art from Martin
 
Cyclebar Dunwoody @cyclebardunwoody
 
Beer and beverages from @moondoggrowlers
 
Food Vendor @fritakaleo
 
Desserts from  Keefy Kitchen

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Scouting Fun and Adventure for Dunwoody Area Youth - Open House event for Prospective Scouts Saturday from 1:30 to 3 pm at Kingswood Church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpW6I4rueWQ

The isolation of the Pandemic has been especially hard for our youth. Scouts BSA offers an opportunity for Boys and Girls to safely meet new friends, participate in fun activities and go on challenging adventures. Along the way, youth learn life skills, leadership, self-reliance, and are mentored by more experienced Scouts. Scouts learn how to make good decisions based in the ethical and moral practices of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Scouting is fun, like in this Scouts BSA Video, and the health and safety is always a top priority.  All our programs are currently outside and follow Covid safety guidelines. In addition, trained adult leaders make sure that all Youth Protection Guidelines are strictly followed. We also sponsor safety programs including Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Cyber Security, Swimming and First Aid. 

Kingswood Church sponsors both a Boys Troop and a Girls Troop for youth in Middle and High School. We invite any Families with youth currently in 5th grade or older to join us on April 17th from 1:30 to 3:00 at our Scout Area at the Kingswood Church Campus. Troop 1919 and Troop 477 will help your youth join them for some fun games.  There will also be information available for parents.

Directions: 4896 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338 <https://goo.gl/maps/MiAE2hCTnqqHcUeM8>  The Scout Area is adjacent to Tilly Milly Road; when facing the front entrance of the church, head left towards the back of the building.  You will see parking and people before you get to the back.

Kingswood Scouting believes that Scouts BSA should be available to every youth and helps make Scouting affordable, with financial assistance now available. A Family Cub Scout Pack is also available to Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

You may contact our Scoutmasters for more information about their Troop or this Open House:

Girls Troop 1919: Mark Grant at INFO@TROOP1919ATL.com (770-866-5811)

Boys Troop 477: Barry Deutsch at INFO@TROOP477.com (678-427-2977)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A4IkyMJZAo

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dunwoody City Council places $5.67 million dollar contract on 9.29 acres of land for Future Park on Vermack Road

New Vermack Park

Monday night the Dunwoody City Council placed a $5.67 million dollar contract on 9.29 acres of flat, mostly undeveloped land on Vermack Rd for review and possible purchase.  The property is half wooded and half open with an odd 50 ft wide "spite strip" that travels west separating homes in Village Mill and Heritage at Dunwoody.  After the final purchase is complete, there will be a study of the complete property, near by amenities and possible best recreational uses, plus there will be ample engagement with the community as to what is the best recreational uses for this property.  

The new property has a possible road connection that can be made between the two communities by extending Olde Village Run but guessing the traffic flow might be problematic to one or both communities.  This item will also be a topic of public engagement.  That being said, I could easily see a bike / walking path connecting the two communities together (I am told there is already a walkway there) as well as a spur path cutting east through the woods to a loop path whereby it would serve the park visitors but also serve as a bike / walking path to the Vermack Swim Tennis in one direction and Dunwoody High School in the other.  

No fast decisions will be made regarding the use or development of this property as the City already has financial obligations and promises to develop the Austin Elementary park in the the North West corner of the City, the Waterford Park in the North East corner of the City and the Perimeter Center East Park in the PCID.  I and the other members of the City Council are very proud to have been able to preserve this large amount of open space for public use, preserved a stand of old growth trees and have made a long term investment into our community.   John   P.S. here is the Sale Contract & Press Release.

Dunwoody City Council Members unanimously approved the purchase of more than nine acres on Vermack Road for additional park space.

Dunwoody, GA – April 13, 2021 – During a meeting last night, the Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority, made up of members of the Dunwoody City Council, unanimously approved the purchase of two residential parcels on Vermack Road for a future park. The combined size of the parcels, located at 4809 and 4819 Vermack Road, is 9.29 acres and includes an open field and a wooded area.

“When I heard these parcels were available, I saw the opportunity to preserve this greenspace,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “I look forward to working with the community to create something fabulous.”

Following Monday night’s vote, the City begins 60 days of due diligence with the seller before the $5,670,000 purchase becomes final. The process includes an environmental study, appraisal and title research.

“Land of this size doesn’t come available very often in Dunwoody,” said Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton. “This is a generational move by Council Members to support the future park needs of this community.”

The Public Facilities Authority also unanimously approved financing for the purchase using the Georgia Municipal Association’s Bricks and Mortar Installment Sale Agreement Financing Program. This lease-to-purchase financing structure is the same one used for the purchase of Dunwoody City Hall in 2016.

“We’re always looking for opportunities to chip away at Dunwoody’s land deficit for parks,” said Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Director Brent Walker. “There is a lot of potential with this property for nature trails and open play areas.”

Dunwoody’s Parks Master Plan, last updated in 2017, cited the availability of property for new parkland as a need for the city and recommended making land preservation and acquisition a priority for the City. With this acquisition, the City of Dunwoody will have more than 200 acres of park space.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Kim McGrady left this world a hero: Dunwoody man dies after mass rescue in Miramar Beach, Florida

Mr. Kim McGrady, age 55 of Dunwoody, GA died on Thursday, April 8, 2021. While at the beach with his family, Kim heard yelling from the ocean. Many people were caught in a rip tide. Kim was the first one in to try and save as many people as he could. While saving three people, Kim got caught in the rip tide and drowned. Kim was always one to put others before himself. Kim McGrady left this world a hero.

During his life, Kim was humble and truly a man of integrity. He always put his family first and wanted to be the best man he could for them. Even after his death he is helping others by donating his organs. Kim will be missed by all who knew him. 

Celebration of Life Service for Kim McGrady will be held at Perimeter Church’s Outdoor Chapel.

Address:  9500 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, Ga 30097
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00AM- Receiving Line
*Service will start promptly at 11:00AM

Seating is very limited. The chapel seats are reserved for family. Please bring a folding chair  or blanket to sit on on the lawn. Masks optional. Dress is business casual.

Please enter from the Medlock Bridge Rd entrances, where the Chapel is located. Plan to park in the Chapel parking lot or in Lots D, E or C. The parking lot is blocked off between Lots B and C during the week and you will not be able to  access the Chapel parking lots from the Old Alabama Rd entrance. Perimeter School will be in session, so please adhere to parking in these lots only. Once you park, follow the sidewalk down to the Outdoor Chapel by the lake on the far left side of the church building. 

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

City of Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority (City Council as the sole members) have a special called meeting Monday at 4:45 pm to discuss possible real estate acquisition.

DUNWOODY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
APRIL 12, 2021 – 4:45 PM

DUNWOODY CITY HALL

4800 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD
DUNWOODY, GA 30338

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83986490376

Via phone,+13126266799,,83986490376#

Agenda - City Website Agenda

Executive Session - Purpose of Real Estate Discussion

Public Business Item - Approval of Purchase and Sale Agreement, Between the Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority and (Seller), for the Acquisition of Certain Land for Use as Parks and Recreation 

Consideration of Two Financing Options to Finance the Acquisition of Land Pursuant to the Purchase and Sale Agreement Presented for Approval in Agenda Item 1. The Two Financing Options for Consideration are the Following: (1) Issuance of a Revenue Bond by the Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority Secured by an Intergovernmental Contract with the City of Dunwoody, Georgia or (2) the Georgia Municipal Association, Inc. Bricks and Mortar Installment Sale Agreement Financing Program. 

Approval of Bond Resolution Authorizing (1) the Issuance of City of Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority Revenue Bond (City of Dunwoody Project), Series 2021 Within Certain Parameters as Described in Such Bond Resolution and (2) the Entering into of an Intergovernmental Lease Agreement with the City of Dunwoody to Provide the Security for Such Bond.  

BOND RESOLUTION RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF DUNWOODY

PUBLIC FACILITIES
AUTHORITY PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ITS REVENUE BOND (CITY OF DUNWOODY PROJECT), SERIES 2021, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $7,000,000, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO (A) FINANCE THE COST OF ACQUIRING LAND FOR PARKS AND RECREATION FOR THE CITY OF DUNWOODY, AND (B) PAY THE COSTS OF ISSUING THE SERIES 2021 BOND ISSUED HEREUNDER; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF CERTAIN FUNDS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF REMEDIES OF THE HOLDER OF THE BOND ISSUED HEREUNDER; TO AUTHORIZE THE EXECUTION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF
DUNWOODY, GEORGIA; AND FOR OTHER RELATED PURPOSES.

Regular City Council Meeting starts at 6 p.m. or immediately following this meeting if past 6 p.m.

Dunwoody City Council Meeting for Mon April 12 at 6 pm, Fire/EMS Update, Sustainability Award to @pattiebaker, parks bond, Woman's Club donation, Mt. Vernon Rd changes, Georgetown Gateway, fence heights.

DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 12, 2021
6:00 PM – DUNWOODY CITY HALL
4800 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD
DUNWOODY, GA 30338

Zoom    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84187825123

Or join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799   Webinar ID: 841 8782 5123

Agenda - City Site Agenda

PUBLIC COMMENT
To take part in public comment, please send an email to publiccomment@dunwoodyga.gov. Include your name, your email address, and phone number. You will be placed on a first-come, first-served list for public comment. The first public comment section has a 30-minute time limit. Each speaker is allowed up to three minutes. If time runs out, pre-registered speakers will be called on during the second public comment section toward the end of the meeting. If you don't pre-register, you can use the "raise hand" feature on zoom during the meeting to be added to the public comment list.

Administration of Oath of Office to Officers Alec Brown and Matthew Hansen

Sustainability Hero Awards - Pattie Baker & Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

DeKalb County Fire & EMS Update (Chief Fullum)

Presentation of Award in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (Linda Nabers)

FIRST READ: Review and Consideration of a Text Amendment to Amend Standards for the PD, Planned Development, District (Paul Leonhardt)

FIRST READ: Review and Consideration of a Text Amendment to Amend Fence Height Requirements in Single-Family Residential Districts (Paul Leonhardt)

Funding Authorization for Chamblee Dunwoody Bridge Enhancement Design (Michael Smith)

Funding Authorization for 1751 Ball Mill Court Stormwater Repairs (Carl Thomas)

Resolution Appointing Dunwoody High School Student Seamus Stephenson to Serve on the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee

Approval of Contract Amendment with iCare Atlanta

CARES - Small Business Grant Fund (Michael Starling)

Resolution Approving (1) the Form of Bond Resolution Approved by the City of Dunwoody Public Facilities Authorizing the Issuance of the City of Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority Revenue Bond (City of Dunwoody Project), Series 2021 Within Certain Parameters as Described Therein for the Acquisition of Certain Land for Parks and Recreation and (2) the Entering into of an Intergovernmental Lease Agreement with the City of Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority to Provide Security for Such Bond.

Consideration and Acceptance of a One-time Financial Donation From Dunwoody Woman's Club

Approval of a Construction Contract with Lewallen Contracting for the Georgetown Gateway Project

Approval of a Construction Agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Georgetown Gateway Project

Resolution to Surplus Two Vehicles for Public Works and Machinery and Equipment for Information Technology Department

Resolution to Surplus Vehicle and Donate to the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center

Art Easement - 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road (Michael Starling)

Discussion of a Revised Conceptual Design for Mount Vernon Road between Corners Drive and Mount Vernon Place (Michael Smith)

City of Dunwoody Guide for Non-Profit Partners (Brent Walker)

PUBLIC COMMENT
To take part in public comment, please send an email to publiccomment@dunwoodyga.gov. Include your name, your email address, and phone number. You will be placed on a first-come, first-served list for public comment. The first public comment section has a 30-minute time limit. Each speaker is allowed up to three minutes. If time runs out, pre-registered speakers will be called on during the second public comment section toward the end of the meeting. If you don't pre-register, you can use the "raise hand" feature on zoom during the meeting to be added to the public comment list.