Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Groundbreaking Ceremony For the New Ballfields at Brook Run Park

This announcement was distributed at about 6 PM today.  I've reproduced it here unedited.

Groundbreaking Ceremony For the New Ballfields at Brook Run Park

Friday September 15, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Southwest Corner of North Peachtree Road and Barclay Drive

The ceremonial groundbreaking event will celebrate the beginning of construction for the new ballfields at Brook Run Park.

Please join City of Dunwoody Council members, city partners, and city staff for the celebratory event.

The two new fields, which will also serve as the new home for Dunwoody Senior Baseball, will have rectangular multi-purpose field overlay/striping complete with a durable all-season synthetic turf. The fields will be set-up for shared use by Peachtree Charter Middle School for the school’s gym and outdoor classes. The facility will also include a new concession building, new bathrooms, a playground, bleacher stands, batting cages, and parking. 

The fields will be located at the corner of North Peachtree Road and Barclay Drive, an eight acre property adjacent to Peachtree Charter Middle School. A new bus turnaround and drop off with ADA access and handicap parking will also be included at the new site.

A lunch will be served for attendees following the groundbreaking celebration.

PARKING: Please park at Brook Run Park by the pavilion (about midway down South Georgia Way in Brook Run Park) and then walk towards the multi-use trail/Barclay Drive where there is a crosswalk which leads to a paved access road/fire lane onto the site.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SDOC recovering from Tropical Storm Irma

Just work-related info for today.

Irma's dirty side came through Metro Atlanta yesterday and power went out in our neighborhood at 2:30.  Power just got back up 90 minutes ago.

SDOC's studio suffered no damage but work scheduled have been shifted due to the outage.  (This is the "Acts of God" clause in your contracts, folks.)  We're getting our home and helping our community get back to normal in time for work and school tomorrow.

I'll be in touch with each of you with specific new ETA's for any scheduled jobs.

Help each other through the storm damage and we'll all be better off, and soon.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Dunwoody Homeowners Association Meeting September 10

What's left of Irma is supposed to come to town Monday afternoon.  We're taking care of business Sunday night.  DHA meetings are open to the public.  Please come be part of the conversation.

Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 7:30 P.M.
North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center, Room 4
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

1. Announcements and introduction of distinguished visitors

2. Approval of minutes for August 6th, 2017 meeting— Adrienne Duncan

3. Brief review of plans for city council candidate forums on October 15 – Robert Wittenstein

4. Update on Shops of Dunwoody items (Doggy day care and covenants) – Robert Wittenstein

5. Review and discuss Adopt-A-Spot at Peeler/Winters Chapel – Robert Wittenstein

6. Review and discuss proposed terms for support of Grubb Properties redevelopment plan for Perimeter Center Parkway East (Set of 3 mid-rise buildings currently housing City Hall) – Exec Committee

7. Request for sponsorship – Run Dunwoody, Rick Woods, Dunwoody Rotary

8. Request for support for Austin Elementary School Dunwoody Dash, Despina Lamas

9. Request for support for Kingsley Elementary School PTO, Erika Harris

10. Request for support for Peachtree Charter Middle School CV Classic, Allegra Johnson and Fran Bartel

11. Request for support for Spalding Garden Club Candlelight Home Tour – Mary Millar Request for support of effort to publish stories of Dunwoody centered around the life of Joyce Amacher, Lynne Byrd

12. Board only session: Votes as needed on any motions including:

Approval to proceed with Adopt-A-Spot plan ($5,000 included in budget)

Approval of sponsorship request, Rotary Run Dunwoody

Austin Elementary School request for funds ($1,000 included in budget)

Kingsley Elementary School request for funds ($1,000 included in budget)

Peachtree Charter Middle School request for funds ($1,000 included in budget)

Request for support of Spalding Garden Club (not budgeted)

Request for support for Joyce Amacher book (not budgeted)

Support or oppose Grubb Properties development of 41, 47 and 53 Perimeter Center East

Next meeting:  Sunday, October 1, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

INTRODUCING: Rebecca King for Atlanta City Council District 7

Another campaign season is upon us and SDOC gets back to its political wheelhouse.

My good friend and Panhellenic colleague, Rebecca King, is running in City of Atlanta's District 7 race.

My job was to get this site up and functional, pronto.  There's only two months in the election season and everything has to work yesterday.

This site is going to evolve over the next couple of months as more information is available and more events are scheduled.

I was provided with a logo and color scheme and the site was built to Rebecca's specifications.

The key item now is the Donations tab.  That required an e-commerce solution to accept donations, a PayPal setup, and an SSL certificate for security.

Social media is alive and kicking too.  You'll see campaign events planned and statements on the local issues as well as endorsements as the campaign goes on.

If/when Rebecca gets elected, the site can easily be converted to an elected official's portal.

Enjoy, and Happy Labor Day!