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Brook Run dog park redesign in the works

The saga of the Brook Run dog park continues. Originally due to be voted on June 24–will it stay or will it go?–the location of the dog park at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody is still under discussion. “We haven’t made any determination of where the park is going to go,” said Brent Walker, parks … Continue reading

Chamblee millage rate remains at 6.4 mills

At a called meeting June 30, the Chamblee City Council unanimously approved a millage rate of 6.4, the same rate as the previous year. Mayor Eric Clarkson said he would have preferred a millage rate decrease, but with the 2013 annexation of Dresden East Civic Association (DECA) neighborhoods, the need for service in that area … Continue reading

Bingo used to deliver elder abuse message

Senior citizens in DeKalb should really only worry about B-I-N-G-O, not A-B-U-S-E. That’s the thinking behind the recent events hosted by DeKalb Solicitor General Sherry Boston. Gathering seniors from the community for bingo, Boston discussed signs of elder abuse. “Unlike other types of crimes, elder abuse is a crime that doesn’t always get reported because, … Continue reading

Downtown Decatur parking meters to get electronic overhaul

  With clouded displays and finicky coin slots, downtown Decatur’s old parking meters could be a pain. Much worse is the scramble to come up with a handful of quarters at the last minute. But starting June 24, downtown parking got a little less frustrating. All of the city’s 300 downtown parking meters were switched … Continue reading

Top of I-285 to get variable speed limit signs

The maximum speed limit on I-285 north of I-20 will increase to 65 beginning Sept. 1, according to a memo from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Sixty-five is only the maximum, though. The memo states GDOT will be implementing variable speed limit (VSL) signs along the “top end” of I-285. This is in an … Continue reading

Brook Run Dog Park location again up for debate

Brook Run Dog Park in Dunwoody is under fire again from park neighbors and city councilmembers who want it moved. Citing environmental damage and noise concerns, those opposed to the current dog park location wish to have it moved to another part of the park. Supporters expressed their love of the community and the dog … Continue reading

Doraville proposed budget includes public safety, library increases

Doraville has big plans for its 2015 budget. Starting with promoting one of its part-time librarians to full-time, adding an part-time librarian and hiring five more police officers, the city is attempting to do it all while still lowering the millage rate. Doraville’s budget was first read June 2, read a second time June 9 … Continue reading

Additional details emerge about proposed park amenities in Dunwoody

At a the District 3 Citizen Connection Meeting May 29, hosted at the Dunwoody North Driving Club, Dunwoody City councilmen Doug Thompson and John Heneghan answered questions about Dunwoody’s future plans. As has been the case lately, many questions were about proposed parks and road improvements in the area.  Pernoshal Park The final park in … Continue reading

Dunwoody City Council Meeting recap

As Dunwoody matures, it’s still living with the growing pains of establishing itself as a new city and all that it brings, including zoning ordinances, a 911 center and private-public partnerships. Here are some of the highlights from the May 12 meeting. • Dunwoody will select the firm to conduct the search for its new … Continue reading

Old Moves, New Politics: County Seeks to Control Schools

A recent bid by the Wake County Commission to take over school site ownership and construction isn’t new. In fact, the Commission has been trying to change the way schools are built since at least 2002. But for the first time in a decade, it appears that the state legislature has the right political makeup … Continue reading

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