Council allocates more money for paving

A proposed five-year paving plan strives to sustain the progress made on arterial and collector roads, while increasing the funding for neighborhood streets, city officials say.

Mayor Mike Davis and members of City Council decided to allocate an additional $400,000 to paving in the 2015 budget due in part to a survey showing that the percent of residential streets in poor condition has grown from 15 percent to 45 percent.

The overall pavement rating is 66, up from 69 in 2009, city officials said. They said they hope to reach a score of 50 within five years.

City looks at ways to name new parks

Dunwoody City Councilman Denny Shortal said during the Dec. 8 meeting that he’d like city staff to take a look at how other cities name their new parks.

“I think citizens would like to get involved with this,” Shortal said. He said residents had told him they had no input on naming Georgetown Park. “I’d like staff to look at how other cities do it and have everybody from citizens and staff to c

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