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According to the retreat’s agenda, the topics the group will discuss include a review of council priorities for the year, a report on the north end revitalization task force, an update from the Georgia Department of Transportation on its planned managed lanes for Interstate 285.
Source: Neighbor News | Posted: Jan. 18, 2019


Police Chief Ken DeSimone said he visited the scene of a fire on Lake Forrest Drive and nearly touched a live electric fence surrounding the property before being alerted. The fences pose a safety hazard and stall emergency services efforts, the ordinance, which passed unanimously, said.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Jan. 16, 2019


The recommendation was made by a special committee and is seen as a possible way to spur redevelopment in the city’s north end.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Jan. 16, 2019


In growing backlash to the Georgia Department of Transportation’s no-questions, low-detail meeting Jan. 14 about impacts of new toll lanes on I-285 and Ga. 400, some Sandy Springs citizens have revealed that land-buying is already underway with highly detailed plans, and the Dunwoody Homeowners Association is pushing for more information at its own meeting with GDOT on Feb. 10.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Jan. 16, 2019


Sandy Springs’ second major update to the new development code has hit snags, with the Planning Commission balking at some recommendations and the City Council later holding up others.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Jan. 14, 2019


Following the announcement that the state of Georgia has filed suit against the opioid industry for its role in a drug addiction epidemic, the city of Sandy Springs confirmed it also filed a previously discussed lawsuit over the summer last year. The city of Dunwoody says it still considering a possible lawsuit as well.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Jan. 7, 2019


The agreement provides assurances that if an emergency or events exceeds the immediate resources, skill and equipment capacities of the city’s Fire Department, Atlanta will assist.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Jan. 2, 2019


The Georgia Department of Transportation will discuss its controversial plans for adding toll lanes along the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange early next year in meetings at Sandy Springs schools and the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Dec. 27, 2018


Fresh from a court victory for its false alarm ordinance, the Sandy Springs City Council has expanded requirements for an alarm company to notify customers if the company is suspended for non-compliance with city codes, or if an alarm site is suspended for excessive false alarms.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted: Dec. 20, 2018


In a move that surprised the developers and residents at the meeting, the Sandy Spring Planning Commission removed a proposal to build a hotel and office development on Barfield Road at Mount Vernon Highway from the Dec. 19 agenda, ending the meeting. The developers had submitted a change too late, the commission chair said.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Dec. 20, 2018


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