More than 200 people turned out Monday at Dunwoody’s City Hall to talk about a growing controversy:  a system of trails to link the city’s park system.

The spine of the greenway system would run along Georgia Power Co.’s power lines at the north end of the city. The power lines run from east to west.

The city held a brief presentation Monday (Feb. 21) in response to an outcry of protest from residents. Residents showed up in droves.

Some protested the trails outright, saying that the city would have to condemn their land to gain easement to the power line.

And some residents thought they may be able to live with a greenway trail, if the city used a small right-of-way and didn’t use much of the power line’s easement.

The city is in the formative stages of building a plan to link the city’s parks. Mayor Ken Wright recently told constituents that the city would likely move forward in November with a ballot initiative to issue bonds to raise money for parks.

Click here for a map of the greenway system

– Jason Massad