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Traveling by tiptoe

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Maggie Duncan, 7, left, along with her sister Michelle, 3, right, walk nimbly across stepping stones at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody on June 20. The two, along with other members of their family, were there to enjoy Food Truck Thursdays. The event, held weekly throughout the summer, offers a variety of food options and live entertainment. More photos on page 30.

Pros, cons voiced over public surveillance cameras commentary 8

With a bang Where, when to celebrate July 4 out & about 18

Wonder woman Parade co-chair is like ‘Energizer Bunny’ making a difference 19

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New development, zoning codes considered

Millage stays the same after vote to cut it fails

By Joe Earle

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It’s been 18 months in the making -- so far. And it’s got a least a couple more months to go. But this summer or fall, the city of Dunwoody’s rewrite of its zoning and land development regulations is scheduled to be wrapped up and put into law. The proposed rewrite goes to the city Planning Commission for consideration July 19 and is scheduled to be given to Dunwoody City Council for review in August. “It’s a big document,” said Steve Dush, the city’s community development director, who’s marshalling the rewrite project. “There’s

Dunwoody City Council voted June 25 to keep the city’s tax millage the same, rejecting an effort by half the council to cut the tax rate. The council unanimously approved a proposal to keep the city’s millage at 2.74 mills, the same rate it has levied since 2009. This year, the city’s tax digest – the value of taxable property in the city – has increased for the first time in several years, so the city expects to collect about $70,000 more than it did last year, City Manager Warren Hutmacher told the council. Taxes are calculat-

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06-28-2013 Dunwoody Reporter