Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Update from Councilman Shortal

The following update from provided by Councilman Denis Shortal.

My fellow citizens ... the following are some update items of interest ...

1. Project Renaissance (in common terms this is the proposed redevelopment of the 16 acre PVC Farm and the 19 acre old Shallowford Hospital site). As I told you in my last update the bids for our Invitation For Proposal (IFP) were due last Friday at 2 PM. Two bids were received and over the weekend the bids were reviewed by a review team made up of city staff and city council members. I am encouraged about the potential of the bids. At last night city council meeting the council took no action on a resolution that would have "authorize and directed the city manager to terminate the sales contract for the 19 acre Emory Dunwoody Hospital site." Thus at midnight the earnest for the 19 acre site was committed. I can say no more than that at this time. We anticipate releasing full information to you on approx. 4 May 2012.

2. Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Meeting .... There will be a Zoning Ordinance Rewrite meeting to discuss progress and to get input on 26 APR at 7 PM .... location is in the Chapel at Dunwoody Baptist Church. I think this is a very important meeting that you will want to attend.

3. Thanks ... My thanks to everyone for the patience that was displayed concerning the Mt Vernon Road closure on 14 April. As you know, the damaged storm sewer pipe has been replaced. The reason for the urgency was that we want to make sure, to the max extent possible, that the storm sewers on any roads scheduled to repaved are in good condition prior to repaving.

4. Another Thanks ... To all the citizens - planners, workers and attendees - who made Lemonade Days and Monarchs & Margaritas a big success. These are two great events that bring out the best in our City and also provide funds to enhance our city historical and park assets.

5. Events ... Speaking of the great events above there is another outstanding city events on 12 & 13 May. This is the Annual Dunwoody Arts Festival that will be held in Dunwoody Village. I hope to see everyone at this community gathering. Another event is our last "walk to school" day of the year on 2 May. Consult your local school for details. For the Austin School "walkers" we all depart at 7:25 AM from Mellow Mushroom. Remember you don't have to have school children ... it is open to everyone so come join us to promote walking to school.

6. Safety .... The following is a safety message that I forward from our DPD and Community Watch Groups. This is outstanding advise. You may recall that the DPD initiated its LOCK, TAKE and HIDE program about 16 months ago in hopes of reducing the amount of entering auto crimes. Signs were placed in various parking lots that simply state: LOCK your car, TAKE your keys, HIDE your belongings. By following these three simple steps you are removing the “opportunity” part of the equation that the criminals look for. Don’t let yourself become a victim.

7. That is about all for this today. Please pass this on to all your friends, neighbors, members of your HOA or anyone else you think maybe interested. If anyone would like to be added to my email list please let me know and I will make that happen. Thanks for your continued support of our city ... together we are building a great City of which we can all be proud.

Let Us Continue To Build Our City Together

Denny Shortal
Dunwoody City Council, District One, Post-1
Mayor Pro Tem
PH (O) 678-382-6700 (C) 678-246-9006

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