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City adopts moratorium on new ethics complaints BY JOE EARLE
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Dunwoody City Council has imposed a 90-day moratorium on ethics complaints while oﬃcials rewrite the city’s ethics ordinance. After ethics complaints divided the council last year, council members have decided to take a look at the procedure the city uses to handle ethics complaints. The council on Jan. 14 unanimously approved the moratorium on new complaints while a new process is developed and adopted into law. “The responsible thing to do while going through the process is to put the moratorium in place,” City Manager Warren Hutmacher told council members. City Councilman Denis Shortal said the moratorium on
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Spruill Gallery seeks developer for its acreage BY MELISSA WEINMAN
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Tiffany Robinson, a student at Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody, volunteers during a school-sponsored civic engagement project at the Dunwoody Nature Center on Jan. 21. Students created a new trail, remulched an existing trail and cleared invasive plants. More photos on page 23.
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The property surrounding the Spruill Gallery is back on the market. The nonprofit Spruill Center for the Arts is hoping to attract a developer to build a mixed-use project on the approximately 5 acres fronting Ashford Dunwoody Road. “The Spruill family donated the property to us in 2001 along with the farmhouse that’s now the gallery,” said Bob Kinsey, CEO of the Spruill Center for the Arts. “There are some deed restrictions on how they donated the property. It has to be used for the arts and the farmhouse has to be maintained.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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