Don Boyken, President, welcomed all to the annual meeting and introduced guests—Rep. Fran Millar, Comm. Judy Yates, Bob Dallas, Bob Lundsten, Tom Black, Comm. Elaine Boyer, Dick Williams.
Accomplishments for the past year were noted:
Permits pulled for billboards
Worked with Perimeter CID
Dunkin’ Donuts' return
DeKalb County design of Linear Park
Roberts Properties—negotiated for park
Master plan for Brook Run
Overlay District completed
Fourth of July Parade
Light Up Dunwoody
Density of subdivisions
He recognized the Executive Board, Bill Robinson, Bill Phillips, Rick Jones, Margot Cole, Ken Wright, and then recognized all Board members.
Roy Ashley and Tom Black of DeKalb County gave a presentation on Peeler Road Linear Park. A map of the area was available for viewing.
Yvonne Williams, PCID and Virginia Kennedy gave a multi-media presentation on Perimeter Center Improvement District
Bill Phillips asked for support of the Overlay District and reminded all of upcoming meetings. The final commission vote is on March 26. Bob Begle of Urban Collage presented information on the Overlay and said that a demonstration project would be done at Chamblee Dunwoody and Mt. Vernon Rds.
David Purcell said that the RFQ for Master Plan has gone out to several prospects for bidding, and that they hope to have them returned by March.
Don Boyken reviewed other 2001 issues:
- Playground for Brook Run—Fran Millar is working on getting money for a playground at the park.
- Green space—Should hear this week on the possibility of the county acquiring Blue House on Mt. Vernon for park
- Signage—Overlay Guidelines helped DHA have positive meeting with BP for Amoco station
- Billboard applications have been pulled where they affect Dunwoody.
- Merchants—City Park Grill, Plato’s Closet and Tuxedo Formal Wear have worked positively with DHA – Julian Cleaners has not.
- Homeowner Associations—DHA is trying to get information on all Homeowner Associations in Dunwoody for contact purposes. Homeowner Associations were asked to give information to DHA.
- Membership—the goal is to double the number paying membership dues in 2002. Dues are $35 per year.
- Light Up Dunwoody and Fourth of July parade—wonderful holiday events
- Merchant Award—There were three finalists, Sunshine Car Wash, Bruesters, and Starbucks. Sunshine Car Wash was given the award and Dan Elliot accepted it.
Fourth of July Parade—Bill Robinson asked all to make an effort to attend.
He asked for volunteers to stand along the route.
Election of Executive Board—Bill Robinson nominated Margot Cole and John Sparks for full terms of 3 years and Don Boyken to fill a 2-year term left vacant by the board member who moved from Dunwoody. Motion was made to accept the nominations. It was seconded and motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned.