Friday, May 1, 2015

The downsizing of DeKalb County is under way.

http://jkheneghan.com/city/pdf/04-30-15%20Updated%20Organizational%20Efficiency%20Study%20Findings.doc


This report was just released but it suggests recommendations for cost cutting across all operations including Fire Rescue.   Phase 2 of the report which will be released at a later date will focus specifically on impacts of municipal annexations & incorporations but looking at the first report the DeKalb Police Department looks to already be under going a major downsizing.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today’s NFL Draft is very special to me and it is all about the sacrifices made in the Theater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZJXb0yhnaw

Today’s NFL Draft will be taking place at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, a place that is very special to my family and me. My father started as a young apprentice painter at Roosevelt University in the early 1960’s located in the historic Auditorium Building on Michigan Avenue in Chicago which was originally build in 1889 as hotel and theater. My father worked in the theater during the restoration in the mid 60’s and laid much of the gold leaf high on the ceilings. As a kid, my dad would bring the family downtown to see numerous shows and I have many joyous memories of seeing my mom’s favorites performers. Another benefit of being an employee of Roosevelt was that your children received free college tuition therefore my dad stayed on that job for over 35 years in order to allow my siblings and I to take advantage of the free private school education.

During my time at the University I blossomed, I worked in the school library during the days and as it was mostly a night school at the time I filled my time by became active in some of the schools activities. I became a Resident Assistant in the school dorm that was attached to the building and therefore had back door access to balcony’s of the Theater to see any show I wanted to see. I ran and was elected to the Student Senate and the following year I was elected “President of the Student Body”. During my term, a new President of the University was hired and it was on the stage of the Auditorium Theater that I gave the welcome speech from the student body. I made him aware that in the history of the school that there had never been a student serving on the Board of Trustees therefore in 1989, I was selected to be the first student in the history of the University to sit on the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University. The next year I crossed the stage of the Auditorium to pick up my Bachelors and I was working on my Masters when permanent full time employment pulled me away. My brother & sister both crossed that stage to pick up their degrees too.

Today the stage of the Auditorium Theater will be a magical time for a few athletes who hear their name called out so they can put on a baseball cap from the their future employer. That being said, my views of the NFL draft will only remind me of the sacrifices that my father laid down for the betterment of his four children.

Thanks Dad for everything!

Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Jeffords-Music/154334357965810?sk=app_2405167945

4.30.15 @ Brook Run Park from 5:00PM till Dark
 
This Week’s Sponsor: The Dunwoody Crier    
http://www.thecrier.net/

Adult Drinks: Moondog Growlers   http://www.moondoggrowlers.com/

Scheduled Promotion:    Braves batting cage and freebies on the music field

Dinner Trucks:
The Bento Bus         https://www.facebook.com/BentoBus 
Blaxican Food Truck     https://www.facebook.com/BlaxicanFoodTruck
Freckled & Blue       https://www.facebook.com/freckledandblue
Spiedie Zone         https://www.facebook.com/SpiedieZone
Tasting Maine      https://www.facebook.com/tastingmaine
Hail Caesar          https://www.facebook.com/hailcaesaratlanta
Yumbii                  https://www.facebook.com/Yumbii

Dessert Vendors:
King of Pops                   https://www.facebook.com/kingofpops 

Peachtree Corners - Winters Chapel Road Project Wrap-Up Meeting - Tonight


Congregation Beth Shalom
Social Hall
5303 Winters Chapel Rd
Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, April 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Cities of Dunwoody & Peachtree Corners is coordinating a final "wrap-up" community meeting on the Winters Chapel Road study.

Winters Chapel Road serves as the approximate border between the cities of Peachtree Corners and Dunwoody. In 2014, Elected Officials from both cities agreed to jointly fund a Study aimed at improving the stretch of Winters Chapel Road from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Spalding Drive.

The study will explore ways to improve pedestrian safety, increase road safety and enhance the appearance of the 2.5 miles of road that runs from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Spalding Drive.

The study is now complete as both cities approved the plan and on Thursday Pond & Company will present its results of study findings and the action plans moving forward.

Monday, April 27, 2015

City of Dunwoody Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday featuring Mayor, Mike Davis and City Manager, Eric Linton

Town Hall with Mayor Mike Davis

Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, Georgia
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The City is holding a Town Hall Meeting and we want to hear from you!   Become an active part of your local government and share your thoughts, questions and ideas at the Dunwoody 2015 Town Hall Meeting.
This is a FREE event and open to the public.

The Town Hall will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus Auditorium, 2101 Womack Road.

This is your chance to participate in authentic conversation focused on pertinent community issues and topics selected by you, the participants. Featured speakers include Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis and City Manager, Eric Linton.

Visit ConnectDunwoody.com to let us know what topics and issues you would like to see discussed.

Besides of thinking of questions for the Mayor, the City of Dunwoody would also like your input on the future direction of the city. Your answers to the Shape Dunwoody - Comprehensive Plan Survey will help inform the five-year Comprehensive Plan team. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Thanks

Tap into Georgia Dunwoody Beer Festival - Brook Run Park Saturday June 13th



The Tap into Georgia Beer Festival returns to Brook Run Park on June 13th from 2:00 – 6:00. We’ll feature an exclusive selection of craft beers from Georgia’s finest breweries. Come and jam to the tunes of The Rays and The Bad Neighbors, and bring your chairs, blankets, and lawns games as you join your friends on the great lawn. Who wants to go to a beer festival in a parking lot, when you can hang out in a park?

Last year’s event sold out in advance and this year’s festival will be limited to only 500 tickets so don’t miss out! All proceeds from the festival benefit the Dunwoody Nature Center.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday April 27 - 6 pm

Monday, April 27, 2015
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346

6 pm Agenda - Watch Live at 6:00 p.m. 

Appointment of Member to Serve on the Dunwoody Audit Committee.

SECOND READ: RZ 15-042: Pursuant to the City of Dunwoody Zoning Ordinance, applicant, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, on behalf of owner, Atlanta Office Investments Phase I, L.L.C. c/o KDC Real Estate, seeks permission to rezone property currently zoned Office-Institution (O-I) Conditional District to Local Commercial (C-1) District to allowMARTA to own and operate a new connection to the Dunwoody MARTA station. The subject property is located at 236 Perimeter Center Parkway, Dunwoody, GA, 30346. The tax parcel ID is 18 348 02 015

Resolution Adopting the Winters Chapel Road Area Study.  (large attachment)

Approval of a $2,000,000 Contract with Allied Paving for Asphalt Paving
Large list with over 34 streets named with the latest additions shown below.

KINGS DOWN CT     KINGS DOWN CIR NORTH END
SANTA FE STA      MILE POST DR EAST END
OLD BRANCH CT       TWIN BRANCHES WAY NORTH END
AMBERLY WAY       SUDBURY RD AMBERLY CT N
TOPEKA CT       ATCHESON LN SOUTH END
AMBERLY CT S        SOUTH END AMBERLY WAY
TRAILRIDGE PLACE        TRAILRIDGE DRIVE END
TRAILRIDGE PASS       TRAILRIDGE PLACE TRAILRIDGE LANE
TRAILRIDGE LANE        HIDDEN BRANCHES DR END
WICKLIFFE CT        KINGS POINT DR END
HAVERSTRAW DR       HUNTINGTON CIR BROOKHURST DR
DUNHAVEN CT       DUNHAVEN RD END
DUNHAVEN RD       BROOKHURST DR EAST KINGS PT CIR

SECOND READ: SLUP 15-041: Civic Center Partners, LTD., applicant and owner of 1441 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338, seeks the requirement for a building tocome into full compliance be waived to allow for building renovations in the DunwoodyOverlay District under the approval of a Special Land Use Permit. The tax parcel number is 18 358 06 017.

Updated Website Link Policy

Discussion of Agreement with Doraville to Install a Mid-Block Crosswalk on Tilly Mill Road.
             Stonington / Tilly Mill - Heneghan Request from 2011

Dunwoody Police makes Pedestrian Safety a priority as City Council plans for a new crosswalk on Tilly Mill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRcL984RCg

Discussion of Agreement with Doraville to Install a Mid-Block Crosswalk on Tilly Mill Road.
             Stonington / Tilly Mill - Heneghan Request from 2011

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PEDS and Dunwoody Police Partner for Pedestrian Safety on Tilly Mill Road - Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml8u2uKO-18

Dunwoody Police ticket 19 for crosswalk violation on Tilly Mill at Andover.

The Dunwoody Police Department conducts frequent, multi-faceted safety operations to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities as part of their Pedestrian Safety Initiative.  Today this type of sting will be happening once again.

Crossing Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody is dangerous for pedestrians, as many drivers do not stop for crossing pedestrians and Georgia crosswalk laws are poorly understood. This area is also an active pedestrian corridor and bus route for area neighborhoods. Respectful driving is necessary to ensure the safety of all users of the road. Police will target drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

PEDS supports this operation by providing training in pedestrian safety enforcement to the police. In partnership with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, PEDS also provides educational flyers that drivers receive along with their citations.

 On average, every day 4 pedestrians are hit by drivers in metro Atlanta.
  • On average, every day 4 pedestrians are hit by drivers in metro Atlanta.
  • Georgia law requires drivers to stop (not just yield) for pedestrians in crosswalks, even when the pedestrian is in another lane.
  • Lower speeds greatly reduce the risk that a pedestrian crash will be fatal.
www.peds.org