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FEB. 6 — FEB. 19, 2015 • VOL. 6 — NO. 3

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Mayor pours beer

Permit required Changes for personal care homes COMMUNITY 3

A good move? Officials debate county’s future COMMENTARY 6

Ready to fly in the sky?

COMMUNITY 5

Dunwoody still tweaking website, asking for feedback BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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A month after launching the city’s new website, Dunwoody officials realized it still had some kinks to work out. Marketing and Public Relation Director Bob Mullen said the city has recognized some “initial hurdles” with its website. The designer, Jesse James Creative, is working on fixing problems with internal searches, event and calendar functionality, and page rendering on mobile devices and tablets, Mullen said. “We will continue to scan the site daily to determine and pinpoint concerns, and employ advanced web governance software to manage and maintain the website to address attributes such as quality assurance, accessibility, web analytics and search engine optimization,” Mullen said. The city’s new website is generating an increase in traffic to the city’s social media accounts, Mullen said. But one resident criticized the city on Twitter for not using local businesses to build the website. Local website designer Jay Kapp said he knew about the contract and

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Maxime Risch, left, and Antoine Buliard, with Treetop Quest, create the tallest platform needed for the zip line portion of the obstacle course taking shape in Brook Run Park. The company has been asked to design, install and manage the adventure course for the park. Read related story on page 2.

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White gloves no longer part of police gear BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

elleneldridge@reporternewspapers.net

ELLEN ELDRIDGE

Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht uses a thermal printer inside his vehicle.

Dunwoody police officers want you to feel it when they pull you over. New city patrol cars are outfitted with a “rumbler,” a device that emits a low bass sound. So, in addition to hearing a siren, a misbehaving driver will feel the approach of authority, Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht said. “So, even if someone has their windows up and the

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music loud, they’re going to feel the rumble,” he said. “People who weren’t paying attention visually will feel it now.” Technology has changed all industries and made almost everyone’s life easier—at least in terms of access to information. It’s changed police work, too. Less than a decade ago, police officers used “blue out” SEE WHITE GLOVES, PAGE 22

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