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Aug. 23 — Sept. 5, 2013 • VOL. 4 — NO. 17

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Council members question added cost of Georgetown Park

Sport is where ‘the community gathers’ PAGES 18-20

BY JOE EARLE

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Pillow talk

Some members of Dunwoody City Council flashed signs of anger when informed the cost of the Georgetown Park project is running $115,000 more than budgeted. “We are tired of the surprises,” Councilwoman Adrian Bonser said. “It’s a lot of money. ... This is outrageous. It’s outrageous! I can’t approve it.” The city budgeted $1.67 million, plus a $50,000 contingency fund, for the park construction. The parks are part of the $35 million Project Renaissance redevelopment, a partnership between the city and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, and being built on 35 acres in the Georgetown area of the city. Work began on the parks in April, and Parks and Rec-

Her sewing creations soften patients’ visits MAKING A DIFFERENCE 21

She’s a fighter Health issues focus Galloway student on giving back STANDOUT STUDENT 24

SEE COUNCIL MEMBERS, PAGE 4

Charter Commission discusses ways for better communication BY JOE EARLE

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Chloe Fournel, 4, makes friends with two winged creatures at the Dunwoody Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival on Aug. 17. Guests were able to enjoy being close to hundreds of butterflies inside two tents. More photos on page 30.

Members of Dunwoody’s Charter Commission have watched as some of their meetings have turned into public platforms for complaints against the city. On Aug. 14, the commissioners turned their attention to several ways city officials could try to improve communication with residents. “Communications have broken down,” Henly Shelton, one of three candidates who have announced they are running as a slate against incumbent council members, told the commissioners. Shelton proposed the city charter be revised to require Dunwoody City Council to hold quarterly “town hall” SEE CHARTER COMMISSION, PAGE 3

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