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Vote At These Precincts? Then You'll Be Voting On Cityhood

With cityhood vote only six days away, Patch has a list of the precincts that will be participating in the vote.


Voters in 12 DeKalb precincts will be deciding on the issue of Brookhaven incorporation next Tuesday, July 31.

The precincts are:

  • Ashford Dunwoody (, 3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road)
  • (2968 Cravenridge Drive)
  • Ashford Parkside (Ashford Parkside Senior Residence, 3522 Blair Circle)
  • Briarwood (, 2235 Briarwood Way)
  • Brookhaven (, 1375 Fernwood Circle)
  • (1626 North Druid Hills Road)
  • Montclair Elementary (1680 Clairmont Place)
  • Montgomery Elementary (3995 Ashford Dunwoody Road)
  • Nancy Creek Elementary (1663 East Nancy Creek Drive)
  • Silver Lake (, 4500 Peachtree Road)
  • (3034 Curtis Drive)
  • Skyland (, 1850 Skyland Terrace)

And here's how the ballot will read:

City of Brookhaven Incorporation
(Vote for One)

"Shall the Act incorporating the City of Brookhaven in DeKalb County according to the charter contained in the Act and the homestead exemptions described in the Act be approved?"

Jack of Kings July 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Brookhaven represents 14% of DeKalb’s real estate tax base, but only 8% of the population. CEO Ellis recently sent out a campaign mailer touting “8 new libraries, 8 improved parks, 2 new recreation centers, and a new YMCA.” None of them are in Brookhaven. Dekalb spends $331,040 annually on ALL the parks in Brookhaven. Doesn't quite seem fair, does it?
cmrc July 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM
BrookhavenYes paid fees to DeKalb for use of Ashford Park for the Family Fun Day last Sunday. It was very fun for hundreds of people. Despite three weeks notice of the event, the park grass was not cut for the event. It was mowed the day after Family Fun Day. Apparently DeKalb dispatches mowers in the same manner as they dispatch police - AFTER an incident. DeKalb has very fine police and great parks employees - but they don't spend enough time in Brookhaven. Vote YES for proactive local government!
Amanda Hugginkiss July 24, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I'll be willing to wager that this will be another story that lasts about 2 hours before the usual suspects get on here and b!tc# and complain all day long about the same stuff. How pathetic.
Carol Johnson July 24, 2012 at 01:20 PM
You're probably right. People are fired up about TSPLOST and this is an important vote to either keep what we have with DeKalb or follow others that wish better services. To be truthful, though, "Amanda," you've done you share of b!tc# and complain-ing. Just sayin',
Amanda Hugginkiss July 24, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I sure have "Carol". It's been a tough run for me this year. And to add TSPLOST on top of it all is very emotional for me. I just hope people actually read the article above and use it to go vote their minds and hearts.
Carol Johnson July 24, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Amanda, " " was uncalled for, my bad. A lot of folks have had a rough time, regret that for you. What concerns me about TSPLOST: If we do nothing, nothing happens. If we do TSPLOST, there are SO many problems, doing nothing seems compelling. I know we could bat pro's and con's back and forth, so let's not. Instead, what do you think that lawmakers will do if this fails? Traffic congestion is a driver that has negative regional implications. What if something is done that is even worse? To me, the Brookhaven decision has a similar regional effect because relocating companies avoid controversial places. Do you think that DeKalb governance ought to be changed to a County Manager? Will it ever happen? Atlanta and Fulton County are looking pretty smart right now, irrespective of discussions about a new stadium. City of Atlanta is a net beneficiary of TSPLOST, which is why the Mayor supports it, I guess. I agree people should vote their conscience, hope 2012 ends positive for you
Amanda Hugginkiss July 24, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Thanks Carol. I wasn't trying to be snippy about " " either. Just for the record, Amanda is in fact my first name and it doesn't take a genius to figure out the Hugginkiss is not my real last name. I am so afraid for my safety on this forum as there are those who are simply rabid around here. I don't need my car keyed or bags of trash thrown in my yard as some have experienced. Truly tragic circumstances. My thought on TSPLOST is that the referendum is so broad that it almost leaves one with paralysis by analysis. It would seem to me that it would be more productive to have a concise list of projects with start dates and completion dates - perhaps to make it a more manageable proposition instead of the broad list of projects that are likely to fall off one by one as timelines are missed or delayed - and gunking up the works as a whole. I agree transportation is an issue but until we embrace a better mass transit system - and getting people to use it - we are held a bit hostage. The other issue is that the boom in Atlanta over the years has seen people move further and further out. Understand that bad traffic existed when ones home was selected so I have little sympathy for those who are now living with their choice to move way out. Another issue for me is that government cannot manage in most cases to stick to their word - ala 400 toll - so I fell that once they get the funds, they get reallocated as circumstances shift. Continued.....
Eddie E. July 24, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Yet another sleight to the would be overlords by the 'evil Dekalb empire'! Jeeeeesh!
Amanda Hugginkiss July 24, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Continued... Gotta run kid to doc. TTYL Carol.
Carol Johnson July 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
All good points, Amanda. Atlanta may have hit the upper limits for the Law of Diminishing Returns. While there are not any "mountains or seas to stop our growth," traffic congestion, and the Federal EPA limits it causes, coupled limited drinking water supply may see an end to sprawl. If we look at the history of city growth; it goes out until it starts coming back in. If Hamilton Mill is the NE limit, Canton the NW limit, and Stockbridge the Southern limit, Atlanta will start to backfill upon itself. Studies show the Millennial generation prefers to be 'city mice,' walking, biking, or using transit. Personally, I think we need a Plan B to take advantage of the trends you and I agree upon. Check this, from a moderate Right-of-Center blog: http://www.peachpundit.com/2012/07/23/reluctantly-no-on-t-splost/ Who knew?
Carol Johnson July 25, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Hey Amanda, you awake? Hope all is OK with y'all.
IWillBrookNoBrookhaven July 25, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Simple local transit solution: Work from home. Then ask the Fed to help build your business for you. Problem solved. Next?
Terry July 26, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Brookhaven is scheduled to have a new/expanded library. I read it in the Patch. here's the link: http://brookhaven.patch.com/articles/ideas-discussed-for-new-brookhaven-library
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 05:27 PM
MARTA rail cold carry a 3 times more people. The ARC predicts we will add 3 million people to the 5 million people here with much of that going to the outer outer 10 counties of the 20 county ARC metro region. The TSPLOST for us applies to the 10 inner counties. I've read the same thing about Millennial preferences and I see it in Midtown and I see it daily on my commute on MARTA rail. So the question is 1. do we need to add 3 million people? 2. if we add people how about getting more of them to live near MARTA rail, I use it daily and once people use it, they realize it works and its safe. And since they took the carperts out of the train they took care of the smell problem. 3. Imagine if we doubled MARTA ridership, for little additional cost you double farebox recovery. More people living near the train stations also means more MARTA tax revenues from the 1% tax. 4. Lots of land is still underutilized. Midtown has tons of surface parking lots. Spring Street near the MARTA stations has very little development. There are new hgh rise apartment buildings going up in midtown since that is what the market wants right now with financing so tough to get. Lets get more jobs here. 5. Fort McPhearson on the Southside, it has a MARTA rail station and is up for development now that the military left. Its huge lets use that land instead of developing near Lake Lanier our water supply. TSPLOST supports the same old way, 3 million randomly spread out.
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Oh, another reason Reed is for it is because the city and counties get their share of the 15% or 1.5 billion raised from TSPLOST. If TSPLOST passes but Brookhaven doesn't I'll be disappointed. Dealing with GDOT and DeKalb will not be fun for the line item $5 million dollars for Ashford Dunwoody. Dealing with GDOT and a City of Brookhaven would be much better. I question if DeKalb will spend a fair portion of its share of the 15% in Brookhaven or if they do if they will it be for good projects that we want? If I new Brookhaven would happen I'd feel a little less opposed to this tax that is very regressive and hides the true cost of driving by subsidizing road widening with a tax on groceries (plus the loopholes they put in! Delta Air avoids it on their Jet Fuel but the small airlines or private owner don't, the sale of gas is exempt from it??? the cost of a car over $5,000 is exempt from it .... just to name a few.
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 09:24 PM
DeKalb gets its drinking water from the Chattahooche, that's what those facilities in Dunwoody are. We pull near Holcomb Bridge in Gwinnett. Lanier is the reservoir built to serve much of Metro Atlanta, Chattahoochie comes out of it or goes through it.
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I wasn't saying restrict. There's a difference between mandatory and voluntary. But yes the more they develop around lake lanier and points north around the smaller feeder streams to Lake Lanier the more runoff and non source pollutants you get. Do we filter that stuff out? yea? Heck they are letting Gwinnett dump treated sewage that's as clean as drinking water into Lake Lanier. Guess I'm old school but I worry that the more chemicals, heavy metals or pollutants that get into lake lanier the bigger the risk.
Eric H July 26, 2012 at 11:00 PM
I knew the chemicals we put on our lawn are a big pollutant contributor. I didn't know about the lack of protective clothing, that's a concern. Not to go off on a tangent, I've heard that these "professionals" apply the chemicals in the proper proportions where individuals will often over apply, so I wonder if they are better. Though it seems to me the people who apply all these chemicals to their lawns the most are the one's with these yard services, so maybe they do result in more runoff. Bottom line education is needed, because often its these non point pollutants that hurt water quality the most, more than a pipe from a factory.
don Gabacho July 31, 2012 at 08:52 PM
"BrookhavenYes paid fees to DeKalb for use of Ashford Park for the Family Fun Day last Sunday...Despite three weeks notice of the event, the park grass was not cut for the event. " ---cmrc I walked through the park during the event. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the grass. What was wrong, was a large, portable barbeque unit that had been placed under the free-standing roof over the picnic tables---fire, smoke and all. Obviously, the BYessers must think money grows on trees.

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