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October 2005 Meeting Minutes
Oct 2, 2005

1. Zoning/Development:

  • Chris Troxel, Dunwoody Renovations, presented to DHA a check for $1600.00, the money raised from the playhouse raffle at the Fourth of July parade. He plans to repeat the event for the 2006 parade.
  • Old Marimay property – Bill Grossman has been trying to get an update from Dr. Anchors.
  • Mt. Vernon - Ashford-Dunwoody intersection/greenspace - no report from Bill Phillips.
  • BB&T sidewalk update – discussions are continuing.
  • Finger Development, 216 apartment units with 8950 sq. ft. retail; Palisades Development, 390 condo units; and Concourse Development, 650 condo units, all in the Perimeter Center area, will be the last three projects in the Sandy Springs area to go before the Fulton County Board.
  • Change to O&I language that permits construction of apartments without review – Bob Lundsten is continuing to work with Commissioner Boyer for change in the law.

2. Web site/DHA logo - Celeste Webb presented a sample of the DHA Board approved Logo.

3. Light up Dunwoody - Margot Cole reported that all Light up Dunwoody events will be held on Sunday, November 20.

4. President's report:

  • Illegal sign in Dunwoody Village - Regency will have the sign corrected.
  • 2006 DHA Annual Meeting has been changed from Sunday, February 5 (super Bowl Sunday) to January 29th at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

5. Code infractions update - Gerri Penn reported that Officer Wallace is no longer with DeKalb County and his replacement has not been named.

6. Community Affairs:

  • Bill Robinson introduced Pam Tallmadge as July Fourth parade co-chair.
  • Bill Grossman has scheduled a forum for candidates for Sandy Springs Council, District 1 at Brandon Hall on October 16 at 7 PM.
  • DHA will sponsor the Dunwoody Nature Center 2006 Dream Gardens Tour.
  • DeKalb County will conduct a "Train the Trainers" workshop on curbside recycling at Perimeter College November 3 at 7:30 PM.

7. Brook Run update - Nick Nicodemus reported that the opening ceremony for the
Children's Adventure Garden is still scheduled in late October, time and date to be announced. Nick also agreed to find out what specifically the $11 M identified for Brook Run in the upcoming bond vote will be used for.

8. Board discussions and votes - Ken Wright discussed selecting a professional events firm to assist with the July Fourth parade. The firm's primary role will be to identify and acquire sponsors, acquire multiple bands for the parade and advise volunteers on ways to improve the quality of parade entries. It is anticipated that fees paid to the firm will be matched by funds given by new sponsors. The theme and character of the parade will not change. If this association is successful, we will consider adding Light up Dunwoody. The DHA Board approved $5000, to be matched by the Crier Newspapers, to hire Holly Mull and Associates for the 2006 July Fourth parade.