Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday October 26, 2020

AGENDA
DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020  6:00 PM

4800 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD
DUNWOODY, GA 30338 and via Zoom

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Webinar ID: 861 5582 2780

Agenda - City Site

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.

Citizens' Police Academy Class XII Graduating Class Brief (Officer Sillah)

Reveal of K9 Names (Chief Billy Grogan)

Proclamation - Dwarfism Awareness Month (Mayor Deutsch)

2021 City Council, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule (Sharon Lowery)

Emergency Ordinance Requiring the Use of Masks or Face Coverings in Public (Mayor Deutsch)

Resolution - Adoption of the DeKalb County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan (Mayor Deutsch)


Second Read: RZ 20-02 Peachland Housing Group Seeks to Rezone the Properties Located at 5308, 5318, and 5328 Roberts Drive From Their Current R-100 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District Zoning Classification to an R-50 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District.

Resolution in Support of the One Million Tree Initiative

Review and Consideration of a Text Amendment Regarding Flood Damage Prevention & Stormwater Runoff (Chapter 16)  (Jeff Mueller)

Documents from the 10/12/20 first read that highlights the 12 affected properties with accusations and threats of future code enforcement prior to Dunwoody jurisdictional authority.

Resolution Adopting the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget (Linda Nabers)

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday October 12, 2020

 DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 12, 2020   6:00 PM

4800 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD
DUNWOODY, GA 30338 and via ZOOM

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Agenda - City Agenda site 

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.

Hearing - Resolution to Adopt Fiscal Year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget

Hearing - First Read: RZ 20-02 Peachland Housing Group Seeks to Rezone the Properties Located at 5308, 5318, and 5328 Roberts Drive From Their Current R-100 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District Zoning Classification to an R-50 (Single-Dwelling Residential) District.

Prior Rezoning application of same property that was withdrawn.

Swancy House - Historical Dunwoody Home from 1889

Approval of a Construction Agreement with the Georgia DOT for the Chamblee Dunwoody-Georgetown Gateway Project

Approval of a Construction Contract for Intersection Improvements at Spalding Drive and Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Contract with Outside Legal Counsel (Eric Linton, City Manager)

Economic Assistance - CARES Act Funding

Review and Consideration of a Text Amendment from FEMA Regarding Flood Damage Prevention (Chapter 16)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Dunwoody City Council to have work session on Dunwoody Village Rezoning & Comprehensive Land Use Plan - Wednesday Oct 7th at 6 pm

DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
OCTOBER 07, 2020 - 6:00 PM 

DUNWOODY CITY HALL
4800 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD
DUNWOODY, GA 30338

Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84278401268

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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.

Discussion only items listed below - no votes will be taken on Wednesday.

Presentation of the Comprehensive Plan Update Draft

Chamblee Dunwoody Road - Dunwoody Village Complete Streets Analysis 

Presentation Dunwoody Village Rezoning Masterplan

Review and Consideration of New Dunwoody Village District Zoning Regulations (Chapter 27)

Resolution to Adopt Updates to the Dunwoody Village Master Plan

RZ 20-01: An Ordinance to Amend the Official City of Dunwoody Zoning Map to Rezone Multiple Parcels Within Dunwoody Village to Create Newly Adopted Dunwoody Village Districts as Contemplated in the New Dunwoody Village Zoning Regulations

DUMC was removed from Village Overlay on June 8, 2009.

 Dunwoody Village Code and Dunwoody Village Master Plan

The Great Dunwoody Pumpkin Patch - All Saint's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, 2443 Mount Vernon Road 30338

 Just a small sample of the pumpkins available at All Saints.


A few weeks ago the Knights of Columbus at All Saints Catholic Church again received a whole bunch pumpkins in a 70 foot trailer that was unloaded by some of the strongest men & women in the city. 

The All Saints pumpkin sale will be going on until October 31st with the hours of operation being flexible, before 6 pm on most nights.   The selection is huge and I know because my boys and unloaded over 1,700 pumpkins from that trailer. Come early as the best carving ones always go fast. 

Please stop by, pick up a pumpkin and support this fine charitable organization where I am proud to call myself a member.  Thanks.

Friday, October 2, 2020

City of Dunwoody to renew mask requirements for another 30 days.

Dunwoody Mask Extension through end of October

In a special called special meeting set for Friday morning at 8 am, the Dunwoody City Council will review (and probably approve) an extension to the mask ordinance requirements setting the end date to the end of October.  There are no changes to the requirements or exemptions except that the expiration date has been modified.

Emergency Ordinance Requiring the Use of Masks or Face Coverings in Public


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dunwoody - Most experts recommend voting yes on ballot referendum questions.

Dunwoody voters will see a number of ballot questions. All of them got strong bipartisan “YES” votes in the state Legislature, but would need the OK from voters to become law. 

There is a good explanation from @maggie_a_lee the political reporter over at the Saporta Report.  Click the link below for the full analysis.

https://saportareport.com/georgias-2020-ballot-questions-explained/

Other analysis on the referendum questions are also available on the following links.

https://ballotpedia.org/Georgia_2020_ballot_measures

https://www.ajc.com/politics/election/voters-to-decide-three-statewide-ballot-measures/L72DS45K2JAVVDGYLBYGSCNTRA/

https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20200924/what-is-georgia-ballot-referendum-about-what-to-know-before-you-vote

https://dekalbcitizens.org/category/2020-ethics-referendum/

Dunwoody Mayor Deutsch's Meetup: A Community Conversation with Police Chief Grogan - Tonight 6 PM at Brook Run Park


Tonight at 6 p.m.on the Great Lawn at Brook Run Park as #Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch hosts Dunwoody Police Department Chief Grogan for her first Mayor's Meetup. In light of the recent death of George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest, Chief Grogan will share information about the Dunwoody Police Department and answer questions from the audience.

If you would like to learn more about the demographics of the department, how use of force investigations are completed, get info about the department's use of force policy, learn about the process for filing a complaint, be educated about how officers are trained, or how they are selected, then this meeting is for you.

Mayor Deutsch and Chief Grogan are looking forward to having this important conversation with the community tomorrow night. Bring folding chairs and/or blankets. You can even bring a picnic dinner. 

On a related note - on June 30, 2020 I posted a police presentation by Chief Grogan on Police Accountability, Use of Force, and the Complaint Process.  Please check out the link below to possibly get a preview of some of the things that Chief Grogan may be covering.

 Link to Blog post on Police Accountability.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Tuesday September 29, 2020 (Updated Comp Plan & proposed Athletic Association Manual)

DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020   6:00 PM
4800 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD
DUNWOODY, GA 30338

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Agenda  - City Agenda Page

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.

Proclamation in Recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month

Presentation of Intersection Improvement Recommendations on Perimeter Center West

Presentation from Stage Door Players (Debbie Fuse) - Current Use Agreement - Letter Sep 20

Presentation of the Comprehensive Plan Update Draft

Resolution Amending the CARES Budget

Public Art Implementation Plan (Michael Starling)

Resolution Appointing Member to Serve on Discover Dunwoody Board - Cher Breslin

Contract with Outside Legal Counsel (Eric Linton, City Manager) - document not yet available.

Discussion of the Athletic Association Manual 

The proposed Athletic Association Manual is being presented to the full City Council (and the public) for the first time on Tuesday for discussion purposes only. I was not on the developing committee, therefore I will need to thoroughly review the pros and cons of the proposed changes and see what benefits it will bring.  As a City we need to review the costs related to using our park facilities, set up a sinking fund to slowly save for the replacement of the turf fields, the financial charges to the organizations using the facilities, the availability of the facilities to organizations or groups that are not part of a use agreement (like Dunwoody High School teams), the allowance of rentals to outside organizations by the various Athletic Associations, the historical agreements that may have been in place for years and how these proposed changes will affect the established users.  One of the possible changes being proposed is allowing the Baseball Fields and Soccer Fields to a wider more diverse group of users who are not currently using the fields.  At the moment those uses are not organized, as the open time on some of the fields does not envision a wider use than what is already there.

Council has received a number of inquiries from Dunwoody Senior Baseball (and the residents who participate in this activity) asking for clarification of the modifications and opposing any change in the current financial agreement between that organization and the city, therefore I am guessing at the Tuesday meeting we will be hearing from that organization and possibly others.

In Feb of 2020, the internal auditor for the City provided a review of the Dunwoody Senior Baseball program which I believe is driving some of these proposed changes especially as it relates to the current use agreement.

Update on CARES Not-for-Profit Efforts

Saturday, September 12, 2020