Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Report from Terry Nall Dunwoody City Council (At Large)

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Traffic Alert for Dunwoody Village Area

Dunwoody Arts Festival is this Saturday-Sunday, May 10-11 in Dunwoody Village. Chamblee-Dunwoody Road will be closed to through traffic from Mt. Vernon Road and the area near Publix and Mellow Mushroom.  Through traffic will be diverted onto Dunwoody Village Parkway, which is under construction.  If you're in the area, please drive carefully along Dunwoody Village Parkway or make alternative travel arrangements. 

Summer Paving Approved

City Council approved the initial contract for 2014 paving.  The streets include:

Bourdeau Court from Verdon Drive to End
Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (patching only) from Cotillion Drive to Cambridge Drive
Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (crack sealing as needed) from Roberts Drive to Spalding Drive 
Cherring Drive from Peeler Road to Tilly Mill Road
Cherring Lane from Peeler Road to Cherring Drive
Front Royal Court from Luray Drive to End
Luray Court from Luray Drive to End
Perimeter Center Place from Perimeter Center West to Meadow Lane Road
Tamassee Court from North Peachtree Road to End
Verdon Court from Verdon Drive to End
Vermack Ridge from Vermack Road to End

The above list is only an initial start for paving.  We have other streets scheduled for paving this year, once DeKalb County completes its water pipe replacement.

Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

The Public Works Department recently completed the pedestrian safety study funded by City Council.  The final report has been posted on the city website at: 

The study looked at all of the existing crosswalks in the city that are not already protected by a stop sign or traffic signal and a few potential new locations.  The city also met with "Safe Routes to School" representatives at each elementary school.  The report summarizes the findings and provides a prioritized list of recommendations to improve pedestrian safety at these unprotected crossings. 

Some of the recommendations can be implemented through the city's normal maintenance budget.  For the higher cost improvements, our intent is to seek capital funding and will be discussed at the June 9 City Council meeting. I fully support the pedestrian safety improvements, as public safety (in its many forms) is one of the reasons we exist as a city.
Demolition Underway at Brook Run Park

The demolition of the unused one-story administration building near the front gate of Brook Run Park is currently underway.  The broken tennis courts will also be removed as part of this demolition and the pervious surface will be restored. Please be careful in these areas of Brook Run Park.

Public Meeting for Proposed Perimeter Park @ Dunwoody MARTA Station

The Perimeter Community Improvement District (PCID) is hosting another public information meeting to gather public feedback for its proposed new park in partnership with the city: The Perimeter Park @ Dunwoody MARTA Station.  The meeting is Thursday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall
Town Hall Meeting for District 3

The next Dunwoody Town Hall Meeting is Thursday, May 29 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Dunwoody North Driving Club, 4522 Kingsgate Drive in District 3.  This is your chance to participate in conversation focused on community issues and topics selected by citizens.  Visit  to advise what topics and issues you would like to have discussed. We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming City Council Meetings 

Monday, May 12
Tuesday, May 27 (Tuesday meeting is due to Memorial Day holiday)
Monday, June 9
Tuesday, June 24 (Tuesday meeting is due to key staff and Council members attending training event through Monday)

Work Session begins at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.  Location is the Council Chambers at City Hall:  41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 103.  All meetings are open to the public.  Come see your government in action!

If you have input or suggestions on these or other city topics, please contact me. Also, I am available and delighted to present to organizations, church groups, neighborhood associations, etc. - please never hesitate to contact me to schedule.

Terry Nall
Dunwoody City Council (At Large)

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