Dunwoody Corners, the home of two of the better public schools in DeKalb County, very independant minded homeowners, known for a high turnout on election day. For many years, they all come out in force to watch the Fourth of July parade - way before the city was founded. They don't like taxes, fees, "rounds and abouts", turn lanes, trucks, parking lots, or traffic on Mt. Vernon Road.
They are hard headed but warm hosts. Many lived - and still are - at the same homes - in that area before Dunwoody High School was built.
▲Thomas Veuleman, 30 Years old. a field Engineer, graduated from Georgia State University, works with NOVA engineering. an American engineering firm operates in the south east. " we make sure that cities are getting what they are paying for and work meets requirements of the State of Georgia" He said.
▲Letitia Sledge all geared up to control traffic by Dunwoody High School. The hour is before nine in the morning. Work is expected through the summer.
▲ Dunwoody High School where traffic is known to create a political storm, for years, over a plan by Dunwoody elected officials to add "a -round-a-bound".
Funds were spent for consulting, home owners said no. The demanded " Just fix the potholes". Opponents including "Save Dunwoody," a grass root group, were very loud in numbers.
▲ Further digging is still underway through the summer. Years of neglect by DeKalb County, noting local elections around the corner, years of protests by many homeowners forced elected officials to advance one of the most active community to the list of resurfacing an entire old neighborhood of Dunwoody Corners.
This year, it is a local election year. Historically, many elections were decided by those of Dunwoody Corners. They are not happy about the present government of Dunwoody.
Mike Davis is the Mayor of the city. He likes his job and is seeeking a second term in office. He started sending letters to the voters. He promised the three P's.
One of the three P's according to Mayor Mike Davis is put to work, in the heat of the summer. Paving starts with a "P". First stop was at The Meng House of Dunwoody.
Tony Delmichi lives at that corner house. Contractors started digging out the roads. They are expected to include a dead-end where Jim Redovian lives. Several calls were made this year to see that one "P" is out of the way. Terry Nall, Jim Riticher, Lynn Deautch, Dennis Shortal and Mike Davis perhaps more known for seeking election or re-election. One, perhaps several more, made those calls, four years late. They - Nall, Riticher, Deautch, Shortal, Davis - visited and enjoyed the hospitiality of The Meng House.
▲ Richard Hines, among a crew of fifteen from Allied Paving. Hines , 35 years old, spent hours in the baking temperatures hovering close to 100 degrees. For hours, he and co-workers were observed milling old grounds in preparation for a new surface.
▲ After the fourth of July parade, a notice was left for the home owners in Dunwoody Corners. Forman Dewey Anglin took the lead removing the old serfice, creatign a dusty storm, joined by Zachary Anglin, Coty Beck, Casey Smith, David Prys, Swayne Henderson, Ausin Smith, Nomberto Somillada, Bobby Toole,Shawn Hood and Philip Dunn. The work expected to end around Dunwoody Corners by the end of teh summer.
2015, this summer, is the beginning of the election season. Several seats are up for grab, on Dunwoody City Council including the Mayor's position.
A very neat - white - hanging notice - that kind you may find placed by staff of room services on the doors of a five star hotel. The Dunwoody's city logo. "Smart people - smart city," it said.
The notice advise homeowners of the beginning of resurfacing project on the street. Dunwoody Corners is an old subdivision, developed in the 60's. According to several old-timers, this is the second time such surfacing to their street. A Crew of 15 spent hours doing the work in sunny 98 degrees.
The work is done by Allied Paving Contractors of Pendergrass, Georgia.
▲ Zachary Anglin, 28, Milling Machine operator with Allied Paving.
The City of Dunwoody contracted with Allied. The company is working in the area for ten days according to a notice to homeowners by the City of Dunwoody. The scope is beyond and around Dunwoody High School, according to workers.
▲ After many years of neglect, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Dunwoody is getting a resurfacing, just about the time when candidates for local offices start knocking on doors and seeking election or re-election.
▲Dunwoody City Councilman Jim Riticher made an appearance at Police open house - night out - on Tuesday. Road surfacing is a critical issue after many years on Neglect by DeKalb County. Both Nall and Riticher represent Dunwoody Corners on the City Council.
Dunwoody Corners is known for a high turnout on election day. First stop was at The Meng House of Dunwoody. Terry Nall, Jim Riticher, Lynn Deautch, Dennis Shortal and Mike Davis are seeking election. Nall and Riticher were observed at Police night out or open house this week meeting and greeting their suporters. Both are aware of voters wish list. " fix the potholes.this is what we elected you for" Shouted a home owner at one of the City Council meetings.