Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The New City is Coming Along

Just a week away from the new city of Dunwoody becoming reality - the wheels are not only in motion, but at warp speed. The city council has reached agreements with private contractors to handle a broad range of services from public works to community development. And all at a price tag that councilman Denis Shortal said is $3 million dollars less than the deal put on the table by the spurned CH2M Hill.
The city is also hoping to get DeKalb County to agree to binding arbitration to continue providing police services until the city's new police department is up-and-running, which will likely be in early Spring. Dunwoody and DeKalb appear to be in agreement on all aspects of a deal except for price, which has long been the sticking point.

City officials are still in search of a police chief after backing away from a deal with Marietta Deputy Chief Billy Grogan. Doraville police chief John King is said to be the favorite, but reportedly may have issues of his own.

The council also reached an agreement with DeKalb County to continue to provide 911 services.

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