Friday, August 27, 2010

Odds & Ends

DeKalb County School System will address the eye-sore of a retention pond it created at Dunwoody High School. DCSS has called a community meeting for 6pm, Tuesday, August 31 at the high school media center to address the issue. The fact that DeKalb has called a meeting tells me that it does plan to, at the very least, landscape the pond in such a way that neighbors won't find it to be so hideous.

Was the pond necessary? I have no idea - I'm not an engineer. However, I did attend at least two meetings in which DeKalb said very clearly that the pond was not part of the high school SPLOST renovation. What changed? We'll find out Tuesday evening.
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Go Ahead, Make My Day!
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It's a line from a Clint Eastwood film (Sudden Impact, in which Eastwood plays tough-guy cop Harry Callahan). But that's what the City of Dunwoody did for me yesterday - it made my day. The city made my day by starting work on Ashford Center Parkway. The road seemingly is one big pothole. Well city contractors were on Ashford Center Parkway on Thursday performing massive (I hope) improvements to the road. I can't wait to drive on the new smooth surfaces. And neither can my tires. Although I'd have to admit, dodging the potholes has probably made me a better driver!


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Belated Congrats
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A belated congratulations to fellow Dunwoody blogger Rick Callihan, the mastermind at Dunwoody Talk. At this past Monday night's Dunwoody City Council meeting, Rick was presented a handsome plaque for taking the “Best Shot” in the Dunwoody parks photo contest! (click here to view winning photo)


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3 comments:

Dunwoody Mom said...
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Anonymous said...

Now that the school system found a surplus of $40 million in construction funds, perhaps they can find the dollars needed to correct the apparent bad design with the Dunwoody HS retention pond.

http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/dekalb-schools-report-40-601080.html

The school construction meeting hasn't been advertised, thus far, except on a couple of blogs, so expect a very small turnout. Then let us hear that almost no one cared enough about the issue to show up.

Anonymous said...

Finally, DHS and PCMS distributed an announcement Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm regarding this Tuesday's meeting. It's definitely not a lot of public notice.

Does anyone know if the neighborhood around DHS received a mailing announcing the meeting? It is labeled as a "Community" meeting, so I'm interested if the "Community" was truly invited.