Thursday, June 4, 2020

Early Voting ends Friday 6 pm at the Dunwoody Library - numerous polling location changes for June 9th - vote early!


Early voting continues Thursday, June 4 & Friday, June 5 from 8 am to 6 PM

Dunwoody Library
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

I also recommend taking advantage of early voting during this election because of COVID-19, there are several polling place changes for Tuesday, June 9th, that were announced by DeKalb County

If you use to vote at Kingswood United Methodist Church - you now vote at Dunwoody High School.

If you use to vote at Dunwoody Pines Retirement - you now vote at Peachtree Middle School.

If you use to vote at St. Lukes Presbyterian Church - you now vote at Dunwoody High School.

If you use to vote at Congregation Beth Shalom - you now vote at Kingsley Elementary School.

The Dunwoody City Council pays for the early voting location for every election to be here in the Dunwoody Library because we see value in you being able to easily choose your elected representatives, please take advantage of it.  With all the changes, I see the possibility of confusion for a large number of Dunwoody residents heading to the polls on June 9th.  

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Social Justice - Required reading in the Heneghan household - "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas


I grew up in blue-collar Chicago, rode public transportation to and from high school every day, but was privileged enough that my father was a painter at a University founded on the morals of social justice and equality for all.  I attended that school, studied Public Administration, became President of the Student Body, was named the first student on the University Board of Trustees. Then many years later, I helped found the City of Dunwoody, was elected to the City Council, and am now the Mayor Pro Tem and the longest-serving member of the Council.

Let me attest that every policy and every decision from the creation of the City until today has passed across my desk, and I can tell you that fairness and love are attempted to be achieved in every decision we make.   We strive to make your city government serve all stakeholders in a transparent manner with resourceful, efficient, progressive, and professional leadership. We expect the same from our police department, and in doing so, we, the Council, strive to ensure that our department is a reflection of the community they serve, are one of the most qualified and best-trained departments in the state.

These are difficult times with huge numbers of people hurting emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually and when injustice happens, we are all affected.  We, as human beings, internalize this injustice and can see ourselves wronged in the process with only the hope that the legal system will right the wrong.

As my three teenage sons have now grown up in a world very different than my own, it is my responsibility to teach social justice and equality for all.   To teach them that just under a small layer of skin, that we are all the same color; therefore, everyone deserves fairness, equity, and respect of your fellow man. Unfortunately, I must also teach my boys that the world isn't always color blind, nor is diversity always celebrated; therefore, many injustices occur because of ignorance, bias, or just plain fear.

As white boys from Dunwoody who are halfway sheltered, I have mandatory movie nights (Schindler's List was this week's movie), and I purchase books to supplement their formal education.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was one of those books, and then after it was completed, we watched the movie.

I highly recommend both the book and the movie because it allows you to walk a mile in the shoes of an African American teenager who is unjustly shot and killed at a traffic stop and the community reaction that followed.

As a Father and City Councilman, I will continue to strive to treat everyone fairly, instituting social justice reforms where possible and continuing my prayers for peace, understanding, and love of my fellow man. 

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Monday June 1st


DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 01, 2020 6:00 PM – VIA ZOOM TELECONFERENCE

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 PUBLIC COMMENT
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Approval of May 11, 2020 City Council Meeting Minutes

Approval of a Construction Contract for Sidewalk and Bike Lanes on Peeler Road from Equestrian Way to Cherring Lane (Todd Meadows)

Award of Municipal Court Probation Services Contract (Norlaundra Huntington)

Amendment to Funding Authorization for Tilly Mill Road Sidewalk Construction (Todd Meadows)

Award of Contract - Athletic Field Lights at Peachtree Charter Middle School (Brent Walker)

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

Text Amendment Regarding Bicycles on Sidewalks (Chapter 30) (Richard McLeod)

PUBLIC COMMENT
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Dunwoody's Memorial Day virtual ceremony 10 a.m.



10 am - click link below.


Dunwoody's Memorial Day virtual ceremony is designed to keep the community safe, while honoring military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Mayor Deutsch shares a special message during the pre-recorded ceremony, which includes an original song composed and performed by Jill Hudson, a former Dunwoody resident. The Pledge of Allegiance is led by City Council Member Joe Seconder, a retired U.S. Army Infantry Major and Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran.

City Council Member Pam Tallmadge introduces a moment of silence, and Rev. Josh Amerson, associate pastor at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, gives the Invocation. The ceremony also includes special music recorded on May 24, 2019, by the Dunwoody Baptist Church Celebration Choir and Orchestra.

Wayne Radloff, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Committee and Dunwoody resident, played an important role in planning the virtual presentation.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Dunwoody athletic fields have a soft opening on Monday & check out the Video tour of Brook Run by Matt Weber of What's Up Dunwoody

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1013445055723915

Matt Weber, a realtor with eXp Realty, founder & co-host of "What's up Dunwoody", the multi-media conglomerate of podcasts and various Facebook groups focused on all things Dunwoody; gave a wonderful tour of the new amenities that are now being finalized in Brook Run Park.  Please check out the video to see the new playing fields, amphitheater, pavilions, and various public spaces, and then follow What's UP to stay in the know.

In other news Mayor Deutsch announced that there is a soft opening plan for Dunwoody amenities as follows...

"On Monday, May 18:  the following amenities will ope; Tennis courts, Park restrooms that do not serve a playground, Athletic fields for unorganized play (no team sports or field lighting; groups must spread out to allow adequate play area and social distancing) and various Indoor facilities will set their own reopening plans with approved COVID-19 safety protocols in place, as defined by the state.

If these openings proceed smoothly, the city will continue to open more areas of the parks, including the playgrounds, basketball courts, skate park and dog park in the coming weeks. Our parks department is working with surrounding municipalities to develop a coordinated approach to reopening. We are also watching the Governor’s executive orders carefully. We will keep you updated as decisions are made, but our current target date is June 1."

Slowly as more aspects of our community are opened, I hope we will continue to be vigilant of social spacing, wearing masks, and applying hand sanitizer as needed.   As a community, I know we all fall on various aspects on the spectrum for the level of protection and buffering that we each believe we need. 

Hopefully, we can all be mindful & respectful of each other's personal space to ensure our collective safety from the virus.  If you fall to one end of the spectrum and see others that are not doing what you believe best, please separate yourself from the situation.  Confrontation is not the answer. so please be kind as we are all dealing with different levels of stress at this time.   Thanks

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday May 11th

DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 11, 2020 6:00 PM

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Agenda

PUBLIC COMMENT
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Bike Month Proclamation

1st. Quarter 2020 Internal Audit Report - Dunwoody Senior Baseball update

Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Update

Resolution to Allow Temporary Outdoor Restaurant Operations

A Resolution Amending The Temporary Moratorium On The Acceptance Of New Applications For Special Use Approval, Permitted Use Approval, Or Building, Land Disturbance, Site Plan And Design Review Or Other Permits For Any Construction In The Dunwoody Village Overlay District 

Review and Approval of Contract with Calfree Zoning for the Rewrite of Municipal Code Chapter 20, Signs

Funding Authorization for 5721 Bend Creek Road Bank Stabilization Project

Funding Authorization for 5207 Redfield Court Stormwater Repairs

Amendment to Funding Authorization for Roberts Drive Corridor Improvements

Amendment to Funding Authorization for Tilly Mill at Andover Crosswalk Improvements

Approval of a Contract Extension with Optech for Stormwater and Road Mainteance 

Resolution in Support of an Application for a Roadside Beautification and Enhancement Grant 

Approval of an Annual Contract for Stormwater and Road Maintenance

Approval of a Design Contract Amendment with Southeastern Engineering, Inc. for Spalding Drive at Chamblee Dunwoody Road Intersection Improvements

Assistant Finance Director Position

SPLOST Update to Council

Bicycle Riding on Sidewalks

PUBLIC COMMENT
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Friday, May 1, 2020

Update on various Dunwoody events


Statewide shelter-in-place order expires for most

Governor Kemp has lifted Georgia’s shelter-in-place order, except for senior citizens and the medically fragile are free to start going out in public again. There are also many different rules that businesses must follow and congregations over 10 people are still not allowed.  Dunwoody Businesses have the tough job of deciding whether or not to open – and how much of their business to open. 

City Hall services are going to continue running on a restricted basis for now, with most items being handled over the web or via email. As we move towards a new normal, the city will continue to evaluate its operations and take any steps necessary to continue to provide services for our residents in the safest manner possible.

Our parks and trails never closed, though certain amenities like the dog park and playgrounds did close. Our parks department is working with surrounding communities and our policies are consistent with cities across the region. We will keep you updated. In the meantime, continue to use the parks for exercise, fresh air, and a change of scenery.


The City of Dunwoody has passed a Vulnerable Road User ordinance requiring three feet of spacing when vehicles pass cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, construction crews, and those not protected.  This ordinance is now in effect and Kudos to Councilman Tom Lambert for pushing this effort forward.

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/new-ordinance-designed-to-keep-roads-safer-for-everyone-goes-into-effect-friday-in-dunwoody

Dunwoody Homeowners Association announced a postponement of the Annual 4th of July Parade just as the Dunwoody Preservation Trust postponed Lemonade Days to a future date to be named.  Today the Peachtree Road Race announced that their race would be postponed until Thanksgiving Day Morning and I understand that various factors caused these postponements. Unsure of the future dates of these events but I am sure both will be announced soon.


Finally, in case you are not aware. The legendary Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will pay tribute to COVID-19 frontline responders Saturday with a flyover of metro Atlanta. The flying aces will start the flyover near Marietta flying south at 1:35 pm and crisscrossing over Pill Hill in Sandy Springs just a few minutes later. It's all part of a national tour the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds are doing to show respect to the frontline COVID-19 responders who have been risking their lives to keep America healthy and running. 

(Anyone recognize the name of this pilot? I know the proud parents and you might too.) 

Billy Joel: Quarantine Edition ("Vienna" Parody) by Patrick Fitzgerald

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvCTrwZYAE4

Quarantining with a bit of free time has really brought out the best in some of us, be it baking, home repair, or penning and performing a parody song with your neighbors.

Patrick Fitzgerald and these wonderful ladies from Dunwoody really put on an entertaining show, and I believe more songs and videos are coming forward soon.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Giving Grace - something we can all do to assist others in need. Kudos to Dunwoody Resident, Christy Carr Betz

https://www.facebook.com/groups/753366974750959/
Please join Giving Grace as an opportunity to directly serve others in their time of need.

This morning a photo of my friend and neighbor Christy Betz jumped into my electronic news feed with an AJC article highlighting the charity she runs assisting those in need. 

After a year of volunteering in Atlanta's Church on the Street, getting to know some of the homeless folks better, Betz realized that some of them were homeless because they could not afford to save for a deposit and first month’s rent while paying for hotels; and that the needs went beyond that. Many of the families she encounters just needed — indeed deserved — a little bit of grace to improve their situations.

On Facebook, she created a private group of mostly affluent residents who lived north of the city of Atlanta called Giving Grace.

With their help, she intended to quickly raise on a case-by-case basis enough funds to help meet the needs of metro Atlantans who were either homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.


Christy's little Facebook fundraising page has 5,649 followers and as Christy is a Dunwoody mom, many of her helpers come from the Dunwoody and surrounding areas.


AJC Article
AJC

Everyone needs a little Grace, the bestowal of blessings, from time to time and when I am able to personally able assist; I too am blessed.  

Please check out and assist the great work of Giving Grace.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Meeting, Monday April 27, 2020 - 6:00 pm

 DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 27, 2020 6:00 PM

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Agenda & City Agenda Notice

PUBLIC COMMENT
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Peeler Road Sidewalk Project Update (Michael Smith)

2020 Budget Update (Jay Vinicki)

Update Regarding State Emergency Regulations (Cecil McLendon, City Attorney)

Brook Run Park Improvements Update (Eric Johnson)

Contract Award for the City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Signage (Brent Walker)

Contract Award for the Demolition of Facilities at 50 Perimeter Center East and 4565 Delrose Court (Brent Walker)

Contract Award for Park Design at Perimeter Center East (Brent Walker)

Approval of Travelers Insurance Invoice (Linda Nabers)

Consideration of Amendment to Purchase and Sale Agreement for 4553 and 4555 North Shallowford Road (Cecil McLendon, City Attorney)
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Budget Committee proposes to reduce the City 2020 budget by 3 million dollars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ9J19zuJZE

The Dunwoody City Council Budget Committee (comprising of Heneghan, Riticher & Tallmadge) reviewed staff proposals for reducing the Dunwoody 2020 Budget.  The committee reviewed three main funds (SPLOST, Hotel/Motel & General Fund), and the committee recommended a reduction of the budget by about 3 Million dollars. The main reductions come from delaying the intersection improvement at Chamblee Dunwoody & Spalding, reducing the scope of the Winters Chapel Multiuse Path, and a small reduction to the proposed road repaving.  On the Hotel/Motel fund, we removed the construction of Perimeter Center East Park (shown on the slide as undesignated) but provided funds needed to prepare that land for park construction in 2021.  We also agreed to move the funding of the PCMS / Brook Run football field lighting from the general fund into the hotel/motel fund.  The movement of those funds allowed the committee to move forward with basic improvements to the new Waterford park property.  The General Operating Fund will be reduced by at least $849K, and the full Council will vote on all these proposed changes at an upcoming City Council meeting.

There were also discussions on the level of minimum fund balance or reserves to always have on hand and there was no movement by the committee to lower or change the conservative stance the city has taken over the last eleven years.  Staff was explaining the possible need for a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) if drastic cash flow issues were experienced by the DeKalb County Tax Collector on the property taxes that are usually paid to the city in August.  The committee understood the issue but reiterated the need to manage cash flow around that anticipated low period of the year to alleviate risk.  I take for granted that this item will be raised again during the full council vote along with better staff feedback, and depending on that feedback, there is a chance that there will be other cuts to the Dunwoody budget.

Please watch the video and follow along on the slides.    Thanks.

http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2020/Apr/COVID-19_Budget_Update_20200421.pdf

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Order on-line today for Dunwoody Farmers Market pickup on Saturday at Dunwoody United Methodist Church

https://www.dunwoodyfarmersmkt.com/covid19

3rd Annual Dunwoody Farmers Market!

Our vibrant farmers market will contribute to the success of local farmers and businesses while serving as a gathering place for the Dunwoody community. With more than 20 vendors signed up for the 2020 season, this is North Atlanta's preeminent market.

PREORDER FROM THESE VENDORS FOR PICKUP ON APRIL 25TH

April 25th - The Dunwoody Farmers Market will be open to pre-orders and pick-ups only. Place your orders directly with the below participating vendors. Pick-up your orders from our market manager on Saturday between 10am and 12pm at the new temporary market location:

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mount Vernon Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
Participating Vendors:
Beech Creek Orchard - order apples & apple cider by Friday at 12pm - https://squareup.com/store/beechcreekorchards
Deb-Bees Honey- check out the website www.deb-Bees.comto see all the local honey and honey products. Then text Deb at 770-241-2853 with your order. 
Ecosystem Collective - Order fresh, local produce by Friday at 12pm - bit.ly/field2yourfork
Great Harvest - Purchase breads & goodies online by 2pm Thursday. At checkout, choose a pick up location of Dunwoody Farmers Market. Ordering link is:  https://www.getfreshbread.com/shop
Grow With The Flow - Local, certified naturally grown produce, including lettuces, spinach, greens, squash, onions, beans, peas, and more...Place your orders by Tuesday at 9pm-  https://www.growwiththeflowllc.com/shop
Nonna’s Family Kitchen- taste some of the freshest most authentic sauces and entrees from Nonna Anna. Bringing the taste of Italy from their table to yours www.nonnasfamilykitchen.com/store
Jason’s Deli - All orders placed online at www.jasonsdeli.com and select pickup as the option. Select Atlanta Perimeter location 4705 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. In pick up notes specify the order will be for Dunwoody Farmers Market. All orders placed online must be paid with credit card when placing order. You may also call 770-671-1555 and place the order using same information. Please specify that the order is for Dunwoody Farmers Market drop off. Deadline for orders is Friday at 12 noon. 
JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting - Place your order online by Friday at noon at https://javagenesiscoffeeroasting.com/ choose ‘pick up your order’ and leave a note in the comments that you will pick up at the Dunwoody market. Call or text 678-773-0932 with any questions. 
Lola’s Sugar Pie Bakery - Order from the website www.lolassugarpiebakery.com by Wednesday. Select the shop tab at the top of the web page to locate the items you would like to order. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have questions, call Lola at: 678-743-1456.
Lalos Sauce- Local sauce producer, using fresh and all natural ingredientsOrder cutoff is Saturday at 6am-  lalossauce.com 
Marlee Street Eatz - Order Chicken Salad (Traditional or Curry), Samosas (Spinach & Feta, Potato, Curry), Jamaican Patties frozen only (Beef, Chicken, Veggie), Potpies ( Chicken, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo), Coconut Rum Cake from Facebook ww.facebook.com/Marleestreeteatz or text Marlene at 954-895-7763
Pastry Shells - Order fresh cookies by Wednesday at Midnight
Pet Wants Sandy Springs- Orders can be placed on the website, email, text or call.  
Cut off for ordering will be the Friday prior to market @ 4pm.  
Tru Blue Pound Cake - Order by Tuesday by going to the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TruBluePoundCakes/ (where the flavor and price list is pinned to the top of the page) and send an email using the  'send email' button OR email directly at trubluepoundcakes@gmail.comYou must specify you are a Dunwoody Farmers Market customer.
Watsonia Organic Farms- Order organic asparagus & strawberries by Friday at 12pm, https://squareup.com/store/watsoniafarms

City of Dunwoody Budget Committee - Tuesday April 21st at 9 am

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Agenda - 2020 Budget Review (Jay Vinicki, Linda Nabers) - no documents to review

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Gov Brian Kemp of Georgia signs executive order allowing gyms, hair & nail salons, as well as other businesses to open as early as Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=227207972035099

Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order on Friday ininiating the first steps in reopening Georgia, allowing certain businesses like gyms, hair salons and massage therapy to resume operations on Friday April 24 by following certain restrictions.  The executive order preempts or ties the hands of local municipalities who might want to put into place or enforce different restrictions.   In a verbal statement, Governor Kemp also said that movie theaters and restaurants, which were previously banned from in-person dining, would be allowed to reopen on Monday, April 27 with certain restrictions to be announced later this week. Bars, nightclubs, and amusement parks would remain closed until further notice, the governor said.

The governor also urged religious institutions to continue to help with social distancing. He asked faith leaders to heed the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and continue drive-in and online services to help with those guidelines.

Kemp said with the reopenings he expected cases of the virus to increase but believed that the state would be able to stay on top of it with increased hospital capacity.

 Executive Order by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Ordered that all gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios permitted pursuant to Code Section 31-40-2, businesses registered pursuant to Code Sections 43-10-11 and 43-10-18, estheticians as defined by Code Section 43-10-1(8), hair designers as defined by Code Section 43-10-1(9), and persons licensed to practice massage therapy pursuant to Code Section 43-24A-8, may begin in-person Minimum Basic Operations on Friday, April 24, 2020. All such businesses shall implement measures that mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19. Such measures shall include:

1. Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness,
such as a fever over 100-4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or
shortness of breath;
2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to
work or to seek medical attention;
3. Enhancing sanitation of the workplace as appropriate;
4. Requiring hand washing or sanitation by workers at
appropriate places within the business location;
5. Providing personal protective equipment as available and
appropriate to the function and location of the worker within
the business location;
6. Prohibiting gatherings of workers during working hours;
7. Permitting workers to take breaks and meals outside, in their
office or personal workspace, or in such other areas where
proper social distancing is attainable;
8. Implementing teleworking for all possible workers;
9. Implementing staggered shifts for all possible workers;
10. Holding all meetings and conferences virtually, wherever
possible;
11. Delivering intangible services remotely wherever possible;
12. Discouraging workers from using other workers' phones,
desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment;
13. Prohibiting handshaking and other unnecessary person-to-person
contact in the workplace;
14. Placing notices that encourage hand hygiene at the entrance
to the workplace and in other workplace areas where they are
likely to be seen;
15. Suspending the use of Personal Identification Number
("PIN") pads, PIN entry devices, electronic signature capture,
and any other credit card receipt signature requirements to
the extent such suspension is permitted by agreements with
credit card companies and credit agencies;
16. Enforcing social distancing of non-cohabitating persons while
present on such entity's leased or owned property;
17. For retailers and service providers, providing for alternative
points of sale outside of buildings, including curbside pickup
or delivery of products and/ or services if an alternative point
of sale is permitted under Georgia law;
18. Increasing physical space between workers and customers;
19. Providing disinfectant and sanitation products for workers to
clean their workspace, equipment, and tools;
20.Increasing physical space between workers' worksites to at
least six (6) feet.

Ordered that pursuant to Executive Order 04.02.20.01 and Code Section 38-3-51, enforcement of any county or municipal ordinance or order that is more or less restrictive than this Order is hereby suspended.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday April 13, 2020 - 6 p.m. via the web.


DUNWOODY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 13, 2020 6:00 PM

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Agenda

Invocation - “At this Council Meeting, help us to make decisions which keep us faithful to our mission and reflect our values. Give us strength to hold to our purpose; wisdom to guide us; and a keen perception to lead us. And above all, keep us charitable as we deliberate.”

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Marina von Behren)

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 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.

CONSENT AGENDA - Approval of minutes of prior emergency meetings.

Resolution to Surplus Items at Perimeter Center East Park Storage Building  (Stained Glass)

Resolution to Surplus Items From the IT Department

Resolution to Amend the 2019 Budget

Resolution to Waive Penalties and Interest for 2020 Occupational Tax Payments Received After April 15, 2020 

Intergovernmental Agreement for the Distribution of EHOST Proceeds

Ratification of IT Purchase

Status Report on North Shallowford Road Property Sale

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 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.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Malachi's Storehouse Food Pantry at Dunwoody's St. Patrick's Episcopal Church is in need of donations.


 Donations needed - food collection Tuesday 4 - 6 PM
MALACHI'S STOREHOUSE
4755 North Peachtree Rd,
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

When you live a block or two away from Brook Run Park, you pass by St. Patrick's Episcopal Church regularly, and on Wednesday's you know that there is something special going on over there.  Malachi's Storehouse is the local food pantry that operates out of St. Patrick's, where they distribute food, dignity, and large heepings of love to anyone who comes through the door.

COVID-19 has caught most of us completely off guard. With the drastic change in the economy, there are so many people out of work, and with the children being home from school where many of the kids are regularly fed, the need for food donations has drastically risen.

Two weeks ago 150 families received assistance, last week, the number shot up to 250 families, and on Wednesday, the guess is that the need will even be higher.  Some Dunwoody families are going through rough times therefore they need a little assistance, and if you can, please do.

Your financial donation will go further than food donations, as they are able to purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank for a much cheaper rate than you can purchase food at a grocery store or on-line. If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can donate via http://malachisstorehouse.org/donate/

If you have gone shopping lately and you would like to make food donation, there will be a team of people collecting food on Tuesday Afternoon from 4 - 6 pm.  You don't even need to get out of the car, just drive around to the South Side of the building a team of people will meet you there to assist.

Donation suggestions:
canned fruits / vegetables / beans
canned tuna/chicken
peanut butter/jelly
pasta
cereal / oatmeal / grits

We as a community are all in this together. Anything helps. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dunwoody Newsletter for April 2, 2020

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City News & Events
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Dunwoody issues
shelter-in-place order

Residents in the City of Dunwoody are under a shelter-in-place order to help protect against COVID-19. It includes exceptions for essential activities listed below. The order will be in effect through April 15, or until it is rescinded or amended by the Dunwoody City Council.

The order requires people to “remain at their place of residence” but allows for outdoor activity, like walking, running and bicycling, as long as they “maintain social distancing of at least six feet” from those outside of their family or household.

Individuals may also leave their residence for the following essential activities:
  • To go to work at any business allowed to remain open.
  • To engage in activities essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members or partners or significant others (including, but not limited to, pets). This includes obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
  • To obtain necessary services, supplies or food for themselves and their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others. This includes groceries, pet supplies, household products and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
  • To care for a family member or pet in another household.

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To help prevent the gathering of groups of 10 people or more, Brook Run Dog Park is temporarily closed. This is another step by the City of Dunwoody to help protect against COVID-19. Please note that the Brook Run trail remains open, but please keep a safe distance from others using the trail.
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At this time, the city is waiving the requirement for a notary on renewal applications for occupational tax and business licenses. Business owners will need to follow up with a notarized application after the emergency has lapsed.

The Dunwoody Police Department wants to share this alert from the FCC:
Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception.The FCC has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers.

From fake testing kits and unproven cures to government imposter scams and work-from-home schemes, robocall scams are being updated to reflect the current crisis. These scams prey on our most vulnerable community members and result in financial loss or worse, the use of potentially dangerous “treatments”.

The FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones. The guide includes scam audio and a sample text hoax that was circulating.
We've developed a list of frequently-asked questions to help you navigate the City of Dunwoody's response to COVID-19. Click here to look through the list.
Dunwoody City Hall (4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road) is closed to the public until April 13, but police and city operations continue. Dunwoody Municipal Court will be closed until April 20. Click here to learn more.
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The  Paycheck Protection Program  prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
Under this program:
  • Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll plus an additional 25% of that amount.
  • Loan payments will be deferred for six months.
  • If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses following loan origination.

Find more information about tax deadlines, Georgia Power grants, and restaurant lists on the City of Dunwoody's Economic Development web page.
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Looking to support Dunwoody businesses during these trying times? The shelter-in-place order does allow for delivery and takeout. Discover Dunwoody is keeping a list of restaurants, retailers and attractions that have modified their operations.
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4 ways to stay connected to COVID-19 news, updates and alerts in Dunwoody

  1. Make sure you’re registered for Dunwoody’s emergency alert system, called NIXLE, using this link.
  2. Subscribe to the City’s e-newsletter database, (D-news): .
  3. Bookmark Dunwoody's COVID-19 page and/or check back regularly.
  4. Download the City of Dunwoody app and *turn on* notifications.
Parks & Art
Community
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The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber presents #BearHuntDunwoody !

Throughout the week, residents and businesses are encouraged to put a teddy bear in your window, on your porch, in a tree, or anywhere for kids to see. Go to the Chamber's Facebook page , and post your street or business after you select "going." Then look for the bears while on a social distancing stroll!
Helping the Hurting

If you need help getting through this uncertain time - or if you're able to support those who do - here are two important resources in our community that are working to address food insecurity. Click below to learn more.
Additional COVID-19 Resources
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The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. Hotline:  (844) 442-2681
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For information on the coronavirus and best practices to limit the spread of germs, please refer to the following sites:  


Here's a link to the Georgia Department of Health’s COVID-19 case count map, which is updated each day at noon: