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Is she going to crush it? Cassidy Pfau, a member of the Orange Crush softball team, unleashes a swing as she and her teammates take on the Rattle Snakes at Murphey Candler Park on March 5. The Orange Crush won, 8-7, in a game featuring two 8U softball teams from the Murphey Candler Girls Softball Association. See addi�ional photos on page 30.

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After tapping the brakes on MARTA’s planned Peachtree Road development, Brookhaven city leaders have begun meeting with transportation officials to try to create a regional plan for handling traffic. Mayor John Ernst said the group sought “a comprehensive approach instead of reinventing the wheel.” Ernst, City Councilman Bates Mattison and other city officials met with representatives of MARTA, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the owners of property near the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA station to discuss the transit agency’s plans for a regional development there. “It was a great mutual meeting that some were saying should have happened years ago,” Ernst said. “All of us weren’t aware of all the [traffic] studies going on … so now we can take a comprehensive approach instead of reinventing the wheel.” Ernst asked for a task force after backlash against the proposed MARTA Transit Oriented Development at Brookhaven/Oglethorpe pushed him to ask MARTA to delay its rezoning request from April until June. Plans are for the regional task force to meet again in May, Ernst said. The city’s Public Works Department is set to put out by next month a bid for a site-specific traffic study for the corridor to complement the comprehensive traffic study conducted when the city incorporated in 2012. MARTA is also conducting a traffic study on how its proposed development would afSee STORY on page 17


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Wanda Pulido recently moved to the Terraces at Brookhaven apartments on Buford Highway with her mother and younger sister. The 16-year-old attended Cross Keys High School her freshDYANA BAGBY man year and half of Wanda Pulido says overcrowding at Cross Keys High her sophomore year School was so bad it was hard to walk in the hallways. and said crowding made it “horrible.” the overcrowding at Sequoyah Middle “It was hard to walk in the hallways. In School and also opposed sending so many some of the classes [teachers] would have Montclair students to Fernbank. “It wasn’t to bring in another desk or chairs because a good option,” she said. there was not enough,” she said. Wanda enrolled at Chamblee Charter On March 7, the DeKalb Board of EdHigh School after the recent move to Terucation unanimously approved a plan to races at Brookhaven and it was a major imtemporarily redistrict the Cross Keys clusprovement over Cross Keys, she said. ter to try to alleviate the overcrowding by But after attending Chamblee for two relocating some 1,700 students in six north months, Wanda had to quit. The school bus DeKalb schools to other schools. The plan doesn’t come to her complex. Her mother, goes into effect this fall and affects mostly who was born in Mexico and doesn’t speak elementary school students. English, cleans houses for a living and the Wanda’s sister, Joselyn, 8, is one of those expense became too much. students. She is being transferred to Fern“It was $15 to go to school and $15 to bank Elementary from Montclair Elemencome back, so like $150 a week,” Wanda tary. “I don’t like that some of the elementasaid. “Now I’m trying to do something onry kids have to go to Fernbank. That’s like line.” 45 minutes away,” Wanda said. Morris worries about disrupting stuJoselyn takes the bus to Montclair now, dents by moving them to other schools. But but it’s also less than a 10-minute walk to there are definite positives as well, Morris the school from their apartment, Wanda said. Cross Keys students attending Chamsaid. Without a car, Wanda’s mom worries blee will have additional chances to take that if there is an emergency at Fernbank advanced placement classes and more opshe will have no way to help her daughter. tions such as drama and theater; access to Due to the redistricting, Wanda said she better technology; and more opportunities and her family will likely move again so Joto learn in less crowded conditions. selyn can stay in a neighborhood school. “I’m proud our district is paying atten“She’s just kind of sad. She feels really, realtion to our voices … and I know the district ly scared,” Wanda said. is reaching out to our community,” Morris Rebekah Morris, a Cross Keys High said. “But there is a lot of uncertainty. As School teacher and mentor to Wanda, said soon as the district can have a long-term she wished the school district addressed solution, that will ease the transition.”

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Brookhaven residents raise concerns of traffic on Colonial Drive where new Walgreens being built BY DYANA BAGBY dyanabagby@reporternewspapers.net

Concerns about a new Walgreens development on Peachtree Road causing more traffic delays for residents living near Colonial Drive were raised at the City Council’s work session March 8. Colonial Drive currently has a dedicated left-turn lane and a shared through-and-right-turn lane. City officials said the shared through-and-rightturn lane acts as a dedicated right-turn lane because few motorists use it to go straight across Peachtree. Residents in the area said they were promised by city officials during the zoning approval process two years ago that a dedicated right-turn lane on Colonial Drive would be put in by the developers – however as construction continues there is no sign of such a lane in sight, they said. “There needs to be sense of urgency demonstrated to the residents to honor the commitment,” Bill Roberts of Brookhaven Heights told the council. Roberts was speaking on behalf of the Brookhaven-Peachtree Community Alliance. But Ben Song, community development director, said that the 2014 agreement with the Walgreens developer made during May and July 2014 Board of Zoning Appeals meetings did not include the promise of constructing a dedicated right-turn lane. Instead, money would be put aside to build one if in the future it was decided such a lane was necessary, depending on future development, he said. “I did review both meetings … and not knowing what private discussions may have been outside City Hall, as staff we are limited to information provided on the record,” he said.

Song explained that part of that official agreement stated that in lieu of a dedicated right-turn lane the company would pay for the design and construction fees when such a lane was deemed absolutely necessary. The developer put up a $131,000 bond that runs every two years, and the city has the option to renew it every two years, he said. The design would be for four lanes. There is also 60 feet of available right of way to use to widen the road to four lanes if necessary, he said. Cooperation from Starbucks and its property owner would also be needed, he said. “At that time the engineer for the applicant said based on their study that no dedicated right-turn lane was necessary,” Song said. “This was based on that time.” Since that time, however, Kroger has mentioned preliminary plans to the city of Brookhaven about installing a new traffic light on Peachtree Road. And uncertainty remains of what will eventually be developed on the Peachtree Road property known as the “Hastings site.”

“The idea was it may be prudent to let some time pass and find out what is contemplated at adjacent developments” before deciding on a final solution for the Colonial Road/Peachtree Road intersection, said Public Works Director Bennett White.

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A new Walgreens is now being built at Colonial Drive and Peachtree Road. Residents from the neighborhood believed a dedicated right-hand lane was part of the rezoning agreement, but city officials say that is not correct.

Song added it would be advisable for the city to “hold off for a short time to come up with an alternative” by re-striping the arrows on Colonial Drive in the near future to make the left lane a shared left and through lane, and the right lane a right-turn-only lane. City Council members agreed this was also the best idea. Councilmember Linley Jones said doing something drastic now would only be a short-term fix.

But Roberts said residents wanted an answer now. “Residents expect improvement right now,” he said. “It’s obvious construction is going on. Why subject residents and the people in cars and pedestrians to a complicated Walgreens project … and then a complicated road project at the back end of another year. Why not do all of it now and everyone’s hassle is minimized.”

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Lee May: Hopes legacy of tenure as DeKalb Interim CEO one of building a strong foundation BY DYANA BAGBY dyanabagby@reporternewspapers.net

DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May wants to be remembered for guiding the county through difficult times to a place of stability and strength, he said during his “State of the County” address March 10. The county has gained a level of stability the citizens want and need, May said, and he hopes people remember his tenure as a time the county was thinking forward, to addressing infrastructure, its finances and looking to ways to extend MARTA. “[T]hat we, not me, built a strong foundation for the county during a tumultuous season,” he said. Lee sat down with WSB-TV anchor Erin Coleman for a question-and-answer session for his final State of the County before hundreds of elected officials and business people gathered for a luncheon at Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center. May took office in July 2013 after being appointed to the post by Gov. Nathan Deal after Deal suspended then-indicted CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis was later sentenced to 18 months in prison for perjury and extortion. He was released last month after serving eight months. May announced last month he would

not run for a full term as DeKelb CEO. Instead, he said he planned to pursue a career as a minister. During the discussion with Coleman, May said the county is set to test a pilot program in the fall for middle school students by partnering with faith-based communities and nonprofits, to be paid for by private and corporate funds. “Middle school students, at that age, are at the most risk, I would say,” May said. “When I was in the eighth grade, I was a hellion. My parents didn’t know what to do with me.” Providing students a place to spend time in a positive environment after school to receive academic help and mentorship adds value to our youth, he said. May also said to remember the number 417. “That’s the number of miles needing repaving in DeKalb. We’re behind 417 miles,” he said. And he is urging DeKalb citizens to vote for the 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum on Nov. 8 that would raise the sales tax rate to 8 percent. “It’s not sexy,” he said. “But after you vote for the president, remember to go all the way to the bottom [of the ballot],” to vote on the SPLOST referendum. Approving the SPLOST would pay for

mer Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers to conduct an investigation of the county and Bowers came back with a scathing report alleging DeKalb County was “rotten to the core.” May said if he had to do it over again, yes, he would still commission an outside investigation. “Would I choose the same individuals? No,” he said. DYANA BAGBY At the time, numerous agenDeKalb Interim CEO Lee May announced at cies, from the FBI to the GBI, were his March 10 “State of the County” address secretly investigating the counthat he plans to introduce a pilot after-school ty, as they should have been, May program for middle school students with the help of faith-based and private partnerships. said. “The county needed a real robust investigation into what was the entire 417 miles of backlogged roads going on … to help us in the day-to-day opneeding to be repaved, he said, as well as erations … and to deal with this head on,” cover costs of heavy infrastructure imhe said. “We went through a rough and big provements and more. storm and got through it.” Local municipalities in DeKalb, includBeautifying DeKalb and maintaining a ing Dunwoody and Brookhaven, would rehigh quality of life is also key to sustaining ceive some of the SPLOST money based on a strong and economically viable county, 2010 Census data. According to the counMay said. He announced 50 new employty, the SPLOST is expected to raise $544 ees are being hired with the sole job of pickmillion for capital projects in its first five ing up trash in public right of ways as part years. Cities would receive approximately of the Keep DeKalb Beautiful movement. $152 million. When asked how he would describe In March 2015, May commissioned forDeKalb County, May said, “strong.” © 2016 The Joint Corp.

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“Cozy room in suburbia!” reads a listing on Airbnb.com, offering travelers a bedroom on a quiet Dunwoody street for $68 a night. The room may be illegal as well as cozy, according to the city of Dunwoody, whose zoning bans lodging in residential areas. It’s among dozens of short-term online housing rentals available along the northern Perimeter, ranging from entire Buckhead mansions to spare bedrooms on Sandy Springs’ cul-de-sacs, that often operate in legal gray areas. City codes vary, and such rentals may evade hotel taxes or flout apartment leases and condo association rules. But that Dunwoody room, like virtually all local listings, gets glowing reviews from its guests. If the private owner or main tenant rents them quietly to keep guests and neighbors happy, it’s unlikely there will be enforcement or even any short-term rental regulations at all. That’s currently the case in Brookhaven and Sandy Springs, city officials say. “If we had [complaints], it would have

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One recent Airbnb listing advertised a $349-a-night “Party House in Buckhead for Events!” on residential Timm Valley Road. “Kegs cost extra…Perfect for events under 40-50 people,” the listing says. The listing dates to 2011, indicating it has operated without serious complaints. And the listing for an entire four-bedroom house for rent off Lake Forrest Drive in Sandy Springs says no parties or events are allowed. “I’m sorry about this, I’ve done it before and it’s caused too many problems…,” the host explained in the listing. Of several local short-term rental hosts contacted for interviews, only one agreed to speak, and only briefly and without publication of his name. The host rents a Perimeter Center condo on three different online services, including Airbnb, and mostly attracts business travelers. “Our condo doesn’t really allow renters,” the host admitted. “I screen [shortterm renters] really hard. I tell them, don’t send mail there.” Airbnb did not respond to questions. But according to press reports, it has beefed up its safety and accountability policies in recent years. Its website features basic city of Atlanta housing regulation information. And according to news reports, Airbnb will soon introduce a new service allowing residents at neighboring properties to file complaints about problem guests directly with the company.

Recent checks of Airbnb and Corporate Housing By Owner, a site focused on monthly, business-oriented rentals, showed plenty of local residents playing host. For the March 18 weekend, Airbnb showed about 25 rentals available in Buckhead; about 22 in Brookhaven; 16 in Dunwoody; and about 30 in Sandy Springs. On the luxury end, $350 a night scored an entire Tudor-style mansion with a saltwater swimming pool, on Buckhead’s Knollwood Drive. Bargain travelers could get a particularly safe room—“I literally live next to the police station!” the listing read—on Sandy Springs’ Spring Creek Lane. Many reviews show guests enthusiastic about local hosts and neighborhoods. “This neighborhood is one of the BEST you will find in Atlanta. It’s safe and in a beautiful historic area,” wrote a guest of a suite for rent on Mabry Road in Brookhaven. Some listings on both sites have hosts who live in other homes or even other cities and states. One CHBO condo listing on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road says the host moved out in 2010. “I have been renting to numerous guests and corporations for over 5 years,” the listing reads. Airbnb listings include some prominent local condo and apartment towers, including in Dunwoody’s Manhattan condos and Sandy Springs’ Park Towers/M789 condos/apartments complex. “If we knew about it, we probably wouldn’t allow it,” said Henry Monje, a leasing consultant at the M789 apartments. But, he said, there’s no easy way to tell apartment tenants’ paying guests from non-paying ones.

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Nationwide, the hotel industry is pushing for uniform regulation of short-term rentals, saying hosts should follow similar regulations and pay the same taxes and fees. In Georgia, a committee in the state House of Representatives last winter recommended against statewide regulation. “I still believe that statewide regulation makes the most sense to provide continuity across the state,” said Jim Sprouse, executive director of the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association. The rules, or lack thereof, governing short-term rentals vary across local municipalities. Atlanta city officials did not respond to questions, but press reports indicate that short-term rentals are prohibited in single-family zoning districts. Dunwoody has similar restrictions, according to city spokesman Bob Mullen. In Brookhaven, where Airbnb founder Joe Gebbia’s father happens to be a member of City Council, “there is currently nothing in our ordinance that addresses them, and they wouldn’t fall under the hotel definition,” said city spokeswoman Ann Marie Quill. “When the business community comes up with a new model, such as Uber or growlers, it takes a little time for municipalities to adapt.”


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A major mixed-use project—featuring a six-story, 236-unit apartment building and a five-story office building—will start going up soon at Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and Roberts Court in Sandy Springs. Despite its size and prominent location on a 10-acre site across PeachtreeDunwoody from the North Springs MARTA station, the project by Trammell Crow Residential has been moving ahead quietly. In part, that’s because it is already allowed under a 2001 rezoning for an even bigger project that triggered a major controversy and legal battle, but never got built. A 2002 legal settlement between the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods and the original developer, Sandy Springs’ Charlie Roberts, has requirements for landscape buffers and screening, including a 2-acre “conservation easement” or private park. Trammell Crow Residential will fulfill those legal obligations, according to developer attorney Chip Collins and Council of Neighborhoods president Trisha Thompson.

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“The Council of Neighborhoods is very excited that this long, 10- or 12-year [project] and rezoning is finally coming to fruition with a use that is less intense than the original rezoning and is more in line with the character of the neighborhood,” said Thompson. The group is also pleased “that a large area will be set aside in a permanent conservation easement for the benefit of the entire neighborhood,” she said. Roberts’ original project was approved by Fulton County before the city of Sandy Springs incorporated. A proposed redevelopment of a site that had only a single house, it featured a 14-story apartment building, a 12-story condominium tower and a 10-story office tower, among

other uses. “What they’re doing is a lot less dense,” Collins said of Trammell Crow Residential. “The condos are gone and the apartments are less in density. The office [space] is less dense.” The office building will have about 125,000 square feet of space, and the apartment building will have some ground-floor retail area, Collins said. The apartments and offices will wrap around a shared parking deck with 643 spots, he added. The developers bought the property late last year and expect to start construction in April, Collins said. He estimated construction will last 18 to 24 months. The legal settlement has several provisions, including a $7,500 allowance to each neighboring resident to install their own landscape screening. But the biggest provision is the conservation easement, a green space with trails that will be overseen by the Sandy Springs Conservancy, according to Thompson. It will be open to abutting residents, but not the general public.

A permanent buffer

The green space will serve as a “as a permanent buffer between the development and the neighborhood,” Collins said. “It will be basically a private park. It’s not a public park.” However, the exact details of the agreement are still being discussed in meetings with the Council of Neighborhoods and area residents. Thompson said there are still some details she questions, such as screening for the parking garage. “This has been a very cooperative undertaking since Trammell Crow [Residential] has gotten involved,” Collins said, adding he does not expect any changes to the proposed agreement. “This is just about working with the neighbors to make sure we’re fulfilling all requirements of the earlier settlement.”

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MARTA is the way, our survey shows. Extending MARTA rail lines offers the best road out of metro Atlanta’s transportation mess, according to more than half the respondents to a recent cellphone-based survey of adults across the communities served by Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta INtown. Although state lawmakers have disagreed on how to pay for new MARTA train lines, 56 percent of the 200 respondents to the survey chose extension of the MARTA rail system as the best way to address local transportation troubles. Respondents who supported extending MARTA train lines mostly were younger than 40 (78.3 percent) and about evenly split between women and men (54 percent to 46 percent). Seven of 10 reported household income higher than $50,000. Two-thirds of the respondents for the second-most-favored option, building new roads, were females, and overall they were slightly older (30 percent were 40+ years old) and reported lower household incomes (30 percent under $50,000). In the exclusive survey, conducted by mobile market research company 1Q for Springs Publishing, parent company of the Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta INtown, just 10 percent of the respondents saw building new roads or widening existing ones as the best cure for metro traffic ills. That’s the same percentage as voted for monorails or gondolas as the best way to get from place to place. The least popular option? More toll roads.

What some respondents had to say More trains. 31-year-old Atlanta man MARTA rail needs to go more places and run more hours. 34-year-old Brookhaven man Make more roadways. 27-year-old Buckhead woman Additional MARTA lines are needed to connect major attractions, like the new baseball stadium. 45-year-old Sandy Springs woman Public transportation is the end game for solving transportation problems. The city needs to have a 20-year view of its future and have the commitment to building extensive public transportation routes and solutions step by step. 39-year-old Buckhead man Gondolas, please. 30-year-old Sandy Springs man

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The city of Brookhaven is holding two open-house-style meetings to discuss the future of the Ashford-Dunwoody Road corridor. The meetings are intended “to present project information and solicit input on issues, opportunities and your vision for how to improve the corridor for all users,” said city spokesperson Ann Marie Quill. The first meeting is set for March 21, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Marist School – Ivy Street Center, 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. The second is scheduled for March 23, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, 3110-A Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

$3.5 M ILLIO N TEM POR A RY LO AN APPR O VED TO C O V ER CO STS W HILE WAITING FO R TAX R EVENU E Brookhaven City Council on March 8 approved taking out a temporary $3.5 million loan, known as a tax anticipation note, to cover current city expenses while waiting for more tax dollars to come in toward the end of the year. Finance Director Carl Stephens explained to council members last month

that the city’s actual fund balance as of Jan. 1 was about $1.3 million while the available fund balance stands at nearly $3.5 million. Cash balance for the city is slightly more than $2.7 million. There should be 120 days in cash for operations but the city does not have enough cash, thereby resulting in the need for a TAN, Stephens said. Cities regularly take out TANs in order to cover costs while waiting for tax revenue to come in. That tax revenue then can be used to expire the debt. In 2013, the city approved a $5.4 million TAN and in 2014 the city also approved a TAN for $4 million.

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sy Eggers of Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc.; Brookhaven City Councilman Joe Gebbia; and Katelyn DiGioia, the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Bikes and Bites includes lunch, snacks and a pre-ride bike check-up. The tour, which runs 8:30 a.m. to noon, is escorted by police for safety. Tickets are $35, and the first 50 registrants will get a copy of We Love BuHi’s new guide to Buford Highway businesses. For more information, see welovebuhi.com. BK


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Candidates filed this month to run in the May 24 Democrat and Republican party primaries. Here, listed by office, are candidates who filed for political posts representing all or part of Brookhaven and who face contested elections

U.S. SENATE Democratic Primary Jim Barksdale Cheryl Copeland John F. Coyne III James Knox Republican Primary Derrick Grayson Johnny Isakson (I) Mary Kay Bacallao

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Residents soon will begin looking at 13 “character areas” outlined in the city’s plan to determine exactly how they want their neighborhood environments to be zoned. Mayor John Ernst announced last month that city officials plan to hold a series of public meetings to rework the city’s two-year-old comprehensive plan, a process that could take at least six months. No dates for these meetings have been set. “People said we did not dive down deeply into these areas. Doing this is allowing protections for neighborhoods,” Ernst said. The city’s zoning code rewrite effort is suspended until completion of the character area study. “The comprehensive plan serves as a vision from which the zoning ordinance rewrite will be developed. The mayor has heard residents’ concerns regarding development, and thus is conducting the character area study as a supplement to the comprehensive plan,” explained Community Development Director Ben Song. Ernst said he envisions a general meetBK

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been asked by a Doraville citizens group for assistance in opening a similar charter school in that city. At a March 3 BIA board meeting, member Edward Lindsey gave a presentation to board members about the potential of a joint venture with Doraville with the “goal … to provide residents of north DeKalb County additional high-quality education options, K-12, through state authorized and state-fund charter schools,” according to minutes posted on the school’s website The joint venture would also include a name change to Georgia Innovation Academy. But that presentation was only a proposal to consider in the future, Mattison said. “There was a discussion of a partnership … but the board said there is no ca-

Brookhaven Innovation Academy announced March 16 it has hired Dr. Laurie Kimbrel as the school’s first head of school. She was selected from more than 60 applicants from around the world. Kimbrel is the former superintendent of the Tamalpais Union High School District in Larkspur, Calif., where she led approximately 435 staff members and 4,200 students. “We’re fortunate to find such an incredible head of school. She’s a perfect fit for our curriculum,” BIA Executive Director Bates Mattison said. “I think she’s found her passion to innovate education.” In a statement, BIA’s board chair Jennifer Langley said the public charter school will benefit from Kimbrel’s vast experience in education. “BIA is fortunate to find someone with Laurie’s vast experience, passion for education, and deep understanding of our blended-learning and STEM-project based learning curriculum. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Dr. Kimbrel,” Langley said. BIA is on target to open in August, but the location could not be revealed by press time March 16 because SPECIAL a lease had not been Dr. Laurie Kimbrel has been named BIA’s head of school. signed. Mattison said the site is a temporary location as the search for a permanent pacity to do this this year. There is a lot of site continues. interest to partner with Doraville, but we The school will open with 420 stuare singularly focused” on BIA this year, dents registered in grades K-6. The 420 he said. students were selected in a random lot“The GIA concept is a down the road tery system after more than 770 stuidea that combines the two entities into dents registered. “The enrollment is a one. The board chose for the time being to great testament to the demand for this assist Doraville in any way with its chartype of school,” Mattison said. ter petition,” Mattison explained. After the lottery was completed, Lindsey added the idea of a GIA is parents were notified by email and something to be placed in the “theoretical will pick up enrollment packets at the future category.” Kroger customer service counter at “Some people have asked us what we 3871 Peachtree Road through March 22. did and how someday we could work BIA is a state-wide public charter closely together. But we are heavily into school approved last year by the Georgia starting our own school,” Lindsey said. Charter Schools Commission with plans “Our exclusive focus and our immediate to open a K-12 campus. The board has concern is getting opened on time.”

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fect the area and GDOT has other studies along the Peachtree corridor to draw from. “We want to look at ways on how we can solve traffic problems on the Peachtree corridor with an eye to development that will more than likely happen in the future,” Ernst said. Getting the major players at the same table to discuss possible solutions and bringing each group’s particular knowledge together means a regional plan can be made for a vital corridor of economic development to metro Atlanta, Mattison said. “[Brookhaven] is the bottleneck,” Mattison said. “We as the city are not the owners of the property or the developers – our only influence is in rezoning. This doesn’t affect just the MARTA development, but the entire corridor.” Councilwoman Linley Jones also agreed taking a step back from the TOD was a good idea to ensure public input. “The initial plans [from MARTA] were not in keeping with what the community hoped for,” she said. “What we have is leverage to influence zoning.” At community meetings, residents told MARTA officials there would be no way the small, two-lane roads leading into the MARTA station site could handle a major increase in traffic. Also, plans to have off-street parking on Apple Valley Road was a mistake because it would lead to people circling neighborhoods while waiting for a space to come open, they said. The Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate at MARTA, Amanda Rhein, said she heard the complaints and worries from community members attending the several public meetings MARTA held to discuss the proposed development. No specific answers on how to deal with traffic could be produced because the project is still in its very early stages, she said. “We intentionally went out early to get feedback on the big picture vision, before everything was set in stone,” she said. “We wanted to take the feedback and incorporate it into the plan.” While a number of people opposing the plan showed up at meetings, MARTA is confident there are many who also support it. “They are not as vocal as the detractors.

That’s a challenge for us,” she said. “We are committed to continuing to have dialogue with the community.” One such supporter is Greg Boyer, 43, who moved to Brookhaven 15 months ago. He works at AT&T in Midtown and takes MARTA to work by catching a bus to the Brookhaven station and riding the subway to the Lindbergh station or by taking a bus directly to Lindbergh. “I moved to Brookhaven since it had a modern townhouse I wanted at an affordable price on Millenium Way,” he said. Brookhaven is an urban area, he said, and residents must come to grips with that. “Buckhead is less than two miles away. This may have been a suburb 30 years ago, but not today,” he said. While Boyer supports the MARTA TOD, he believes MARTA and the development

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Mayor John Ernst is seeking a “comprehensive approach” to MARTA development.

team should be willing to sacrifice buildable land on all four corners of the project to add more traffic lanes. Mattison said 40,000 to 50,000 motorists cut through Brookhaven every day on Peachtree Street; the city only has a population of about 42,000 people. Also, MARTA does not own Peachtree Road – it’s a state-owned road and any changes to it must be made by GDOT. MARTA’s proposed TOD for the 15-acre site includes retail, residential and green space on the property that now is covered by a mostly barren asphalt parking lot surrounded by unsightly fencing. “Mayor Ernst basically requested we postpone submitting to June 1 and we

agreed with him because it’s the right thing to do, but we continue to move forward with our due diligence,” Rhein said. MARTA has six other TOD projects underway as part of a plan to take mostly empty parking lots and underserved areas to create multi-use developments that, according to MARTA, will create revenue for the local communities, put riders in the seats of MARTA, and also contribute to a higher quality of life – while also working to take cars off the already busy roads. “MARTA owns a lot of property in highly desirable communities,” she said. “We recognize the value of having a big team effort and we want to be good partners.”

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ebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ means extra services and extra effort from clergy and church members alike. At St. Philip, 2,500 to 3,000 worAt the Cathedral of St. Philip, Easshipers are expected on Easter, Marsh ter morning starts with a Boy Scout said. Other large churches also expect bonfire. the faithful to flock to church that Members of the big stone Episcopal morning. Peachtree United Methodist church towering above Peachtree Road Church in Buckhead, for instance, exin the heart of pects about Buckhead begin 4,500 to their Easter cele5,000 worbrations around shippers a fire lit long beon Easter – fore dawn and compared tended by scouts to about from Troop 74, 1,700 atwhich is based at tending on a the church. typical SunDuring that day – and first service of has addthe day, clered an exgy, choir memtra service, bers and paa fourth to rishioners light be held that candles from the day, to acfire and carry commodate the flames into the crowds, the dark church. said Senior As they sing and Minister pray and offer Bill Britt. praise, the sun St. Philrises outside and ip adds two shines through extra servicthe Cathedral’s es on Easstained glass ter Day. But PHIL MOSIER windows, colMarsh, who The Rev. C. Wallace Marsh VI, who calls oring the flowcalls himhimself the “offensive coordinator” for the er-filled church Cathedral of St. Philip’s Easter celebrations, self the cawith morning delivers a sermon during a March 13 service. thedral’s light, said Rev. “offensive Wallace Marsh, coordinator” for Easter services, says St. Philip’s canon for worship and parthat’s just the beginning. ish life. Marsh counts Easter services as “It’s beautiful,” Marsh said. the ones staged during Easter week, Other Christian churches, large and which starts the Sunday before, small, also host special Easter servicknown as Palm Sunday, and contines, including ones designed to greet the ues through the five services schedEaster sunrise, the start of the day that uled on Easter Day. During the week, marks the most important moment in the cathedral hosts 22 separate serChristianity. For large churches, the vices, he said, including special ones crowd of worshippers to celReporter Easter 2016.pdf expected 1 2/8/2016 11:45:18 AM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. joeearle@reporternewspapers.net

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“It’s a wonderful week,” he said. “We call it Holy Week. It’s the holiest week of the year.” It’s also one of the busiest. Staging the various services will require contributions from hundreds of volunteers and support staff, who arrange flowers, perform music and polish silver. To keep track of everything that needs to be done, Marsh carries a clipboard, refers to stacks of notes in folders and checks a computer spreadsheet. Easter means “I pull out my clipboard and I go into coach mode,” he said. His fellow canon, Dale Adelmann, has his own spreadsheet. He plans and oversees music for the cathedral’s services. This year marks his seventh Easter, he said. “I look forward to it,” he said. Still, he admits, the demands of the day can be exhausting. The cathedral has three adult choirs and a children’s choir to rehearse. Come Easter morning, the first rehearsal arrives at 5:30 a.m. Still, Patrick Scott, the cathedral’s assistant organist and choirmaster, had no complaints. “It’s kind of what we live for,” he said. “It’s what we went to school for. It’s kind of why we do what we do.” About 80 adults and children will sing in the church’s choirs during Easter services, Adelmann said. During

Holy Week, he said, more than 100 separate pieces of music will be performed at St. Philip. At some services, a brass quintet and a percussion player join the choir. One piece of music Adelmann has scheduled for Easter is a new one making its southeastern U.S. premiere. For many involved in staging the cathedral’s Easter Week services, the work actually begins long before Easter Sunday. Laura Iarocci, co-chair of the flower guild, began ordering flowers weeks in advance of the service. Some flowers will arrive early in Holy Week, she said, and must be tended so they’ll open properly by Easter Sunday. The scouts start preparing the fire pit Friday afternoon, said Wade Hooper, a volunteer who’s worked with them for the past seven years. Come Saturday, the cathedral is alive with volunteers as the church sheds the somber tones of Lent, the period of reflection leading to Good Friday, and is remade with bright colors for Easter. “The vigor and energy of the people preparing on the Saturday before Easter feels just as much like Easter Sunday to me,” the Very Rev. Samuel Candler, dean of the cathedral, said in an email. Scouts chop wood for the bonfire. Continued on page 20

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Preparing for Easter at the Cathedral Continued from page 19 Choirs rehearse. Dozens of members of the flower guild build floral displays. Because choirs are rehearsing at the same time, “we actually cannot talk,” Iarocci said.” We cannot yell across the room or we get the evil eye.” Iarocci is preparing for her 16th Easter. This year, she said, a total of 1,439 flowers will be used to build 48 floral arrangements. A flower-covered cross will be placed on each of the cathedral’s 22 doors, she said. She’s used to coordinating large events, such as weddings, in her floral business, she said. But Easter is a bigger challenge because decorations have to be placed in just a few hours. “This is really amazing that we can

pull this off,” she said. About 5:30 a.m. Easter morning, the scouts arrive. By 6 a.m., the fire is burning, Hooper said, and the first of the day’s services begin. “It is a beautifully surreal experience that evokes the powerful history and tradition of the church,” Hooper said in an email. “You feel you have been transported in time, moved by the historic importance of fire and the symbolism of reincarnation as we exit Lent and celebrate Easter.” Marsh and Adelmann and others on the cathedral staff get to work. “It’s a beautiful day,” Marsh said. And Monday? “You’re not going to find anybody in here on Monday,” Marsh said.

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BLOOD DRIVE Wednesday, March 30, 10 a.m. In response to an ongoing need for donations, Northside Hospital hosts a community blood drive. All donors receive a free T-shirt and free parking. Requirements: healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 17 years or older. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mandy Snavely at 770-667-4010 or via email: mandy.snavely@ northside.com. Doctors’ Centre, 980 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30342.

FUN FOR ALL EGG HUNT Tuesday, March 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Gather around as the Sandy Springs Branch Library holds its annual egg hunt in their reading garden behind the back parking lot. Children should bring a basket or bag to carry their goodies (candy included). Appropriate for ages 2-6. Free. Open to the public. 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Email: leah.germon@fultoncountyga.gov or call 404-303-6130 for details.

FIND THE EGGS! Saturday, March 26, 9:30 a.m. The city of Brookhaven’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts its annual egg hunt. Enjoy light snacks, face painting and a bounce house. Hunt begins at 10 a.m. Free and open to all. Bring your own basket. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. Call 404-637-0512 for more information.

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Sunday, April 3, 9 a.m. Join others at the Daffodil Dash, a 1 mile and 5K run/walk in memory of children who perished in the Holocaust. Also supports children in Darfur, South Sudan and Rwanda. Starts and ends at Brook Run Park. Race followed by guest speakers. Rain or shine. $25; $12 for kids under 10 years old. $30 race day. Register online or learn more: daffodildash.org. 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Questions? Email: Andrea Videlefsky at worldwidedaffodilproject@gmail.com or call 1-855-665-4234.

Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. Join others for a morning of bouncy houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, food and fun at Wieuca Road Baptist Church. Plus, find some eggs for your basket! 3626 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30326. Questions? Visit: wieuca.org or call 404-814-4460.

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RESCUE DOG OLYMPICS Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. These Olympics are a day of silly and competitive games for rescue dogs and their forever families! Check out interactive dog game stations, dog-related vendors, training sessions, food and a beer garden. Dog adoptions on site. All are welcome to enter Olympics. Free. Preregister and see additional details: homelesspets. com. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.


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PURIM CARNIVAL Sunday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom presents an “Out of this World” Purim carnival. Enjoy games, like the “Amazing Race” and “Knock Out Darth,” Queen Esther’s Karaoke Lounge, and other traditional carnival games and prizes! Wristbands: $10 before March 22; $15 after. Includes unlimited games. Lunch available for purchase: $4-$7. 5303 Winters Chapel Rd., Atlanta, 30360. Call 770-399-5300 or go to: bethshalomatlanta.org to find out more.

LET’S LEARN! ODD MATERIALS Monday, March 21, 3:30 p.m. Explore weird materials and learn the science behind their unusual properties. Create luminescent fountains, study superabsorbent diaper powder, or make silly putty and homemade bubble tea balls. Additional sessions at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Limited to 20 participants each. For kids 5-12 and families. Part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Free with advanced registration by calling the Chamblee Library at 770-936-1380 or visiting 4115 Clairmont Rd., Chamblee, 30341. Questions? Go to: atlantasciencefestival.org/events.

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Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m. The Dunwoody Preservation Trust presents speaker Tom Chrisman, who will discuss genealogy: how to get started, where to look and pitfalls to avoid. Free and open to the public. In the Williams Room, Dunwoody Branch Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Email: dunwoodypreservationtrust@gmail. com or call 770-668-0401 to find out more.

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES Thursday, March 24, 1-2 p.m. Do you have an Advance Directive for healthcare? Is it more than seven years old? Having a current AD is one of the most loving things you can do for your family. Learn more at this program presented by the Georgia Chapter of Compassion & Choices. Free. All are welcome. For adults 18 years and older. Dunwoody Branch Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Call 770-512-4640 with questions.

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Above, Orange Crush player Addison George awaits her turn to bat during a game against the Rattle Snakes on March 5 at Murphey Candler Park. The Orange Crush won, 8-7.

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Police Blotter / Brookhaven From police reports dated March 6 through 13 The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police-2-Citizen website and is presumed to be accurate.

On March 8, report of burglary-forced entry-residence.

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March 8, report of burglary-forced entry-residence.

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On March 6, arrest for simple battery.

March 9, report of burglary-forced entry-residence.

 3800 block of Peachtree Road – On

 2100 block of Village Point – On March

March 6, arrest for theft by taking.

10, report of attempted burglary. 1000 block of Barone Avenue – On March 12, report of burglary-no forced entry-residence. 

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On March 6, arrest for soliciting or begging on county/city property. block of North Druid Hills – On March 6, arrest for terroristic threats and acts.

 3200 block of Buford Highway – On March 8, report of theft by conversion.

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block of Peachtree Road – On March 6, arrest for theft by shoplifting. March 8, arrest for burglary.

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March 8, arrest for battery-family violence.  3800 block of Buford Highway – On

March 8, arrest for theft by taking.  3200 block of Buford Highway – On

March 10, six individuals arrested for loitering and prowling.  1300 block N. Cliff Valley Way – On

March 10, report of theft.

On March 6, report of simple battery.  3300 block of Buford Highway – On

March 6, report of battery.

March 6, report of stalking.  2500 block of

On March 7, report of recovered/found drugs.  1000 block of Barone Avenue – On March 7, report of stolen vehicle recovered.

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March 7, report of simple battery.

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March 13, arrest for riding on roadways and bicycle paths.

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March 7, report of simple battery.

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March 6, report of city ordinance violation.

March 7, report of stalking.

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March 6, report of burglary-forced entry-residence.

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March 11, arrest for simple battery. On March 12, arrest for theft by receiving stolen property.

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